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Confident Comeback at TBDC

IT SPEAKS OF THE RESILIENCE REQUIRED BY TOWNSVILLE BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS TO NAVIGATE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES; THE ABILITY OF A TEAM TO PULL TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS QUICKLY AND INSPIRE CONFIDENCE THAT IF THE TOWNSVILLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (TBDC) CAN TURN THINGS AROUND IN THE FACE OF IMMINENT COLLAPSE, SO TOO CAN YOUR BUSINESS. […]

New Turf Club CEO A Good Bet

THERE WERE NO BLINKERS ON WHEN MINDY POWELL-HODGES ACCEPTED THE ROLE AS CEO FOR THE FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED TOWNSVILLE TURF CLUB. Just a few months into the role, new Turf Club CEO, Mindy Powell-Hodges, is already implementing her bold vision to revitalise the Club and return it to its glory days as a community centrepiece. Aware of […]

Just The Ticket

BANKS REJECTED KRISTEN GOLDUP’S BUSINESS PROPOSITION 10 YEARS AGO AS “TOO HIGH RISK”, BUT LOCAL TICKETS HAS GROWN FROM AN ANNUAL TURNOVER OF A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS TO MILLIONS PER YEAR. Trading locally as Townsville Tickets, the Local Tickets company now covers every Australian town and is expanding its international licensing opportunities. “I saw the […]

A Business on the Move: Feel Good Foodie

EVERYONE LIKES FOOD. WE NEED TO EAT TO LIVE. BUT HOW MANY OF US LIVE TO EAT? MEET SALLY VUJICA, WHO IS POSSIBLY TOWNSVILLE’S MOST PASSIONATE FOODIE. Sally is the owner-operator of The Feel Good Foodie, a globally-inspired local food truck serving gluten-free morsels of healthy and delicious street food. Townsville born and bred, Sally […]

Strong voice for women a hit

THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF WOMEN INFLUENCING OUR NATIONAL AIRWAVES, CONTRIBUTING TO CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OUR AUSTRALIAN RADIO INDUSTRY. The gender imbalance on our nation’s airwaves is still prevalent however, with a report indicating that 3 times more men than women are waking up our nation presenting breakfast shows across the country. Mumbrella […]

The Unconventional Author: Taryn Claire Le Nu

TWO YEARS FOLLOWING HER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS, TARYN CLAIRE LE NU HAS EMBARKED ON A NEW, AND UNCONVENTIONAL, PATH AS AN AUTHOR. “Often after a cancer diagnosis, people lose their sense of identity,” Taryn says. “So, I’ve created a new one. Each day you step up and make a choice, and I have taken the […]

The Asia Algorithm

Leading Australian Economist, Carey Ramm, isn’t the first business leader to highlight lost opportunity in Townsville’s reluctance to embrace ASIAPac market opportunities. “What Townsville has to recognise is that it’s future lies outside the national boundaries. We’re closer to Asia than we are to Melbourne and therefore, we should be looking North for growth, not south.” […]

A Natural Investment

Our unparalleled biodiversity and abundance of creepy crawlies makes North Queensland the perfect backdrop for the first regional biotech startup out of James Cook University to hook into their groundbreaking research program targeting autoimmune diseases. Introducing a bloodsucking organism into our body to combat an attack on our immune system. Sounds like the plot of […]

The Future is Female

How many times do we see or hear that sentiment? How many of us actually believe it? One local woman who believes it and celebrates this sentiment daily is Kylie Bartlett, founder of Women of Achievement – a collaborative community for women to inspire, connect, share, empower and elevate. Women of Achievement (WOA) is a […]

After the Smoke Clears

When an arsonist burned Anna Ravizza’s beauty salon to the ground in January, she realised there were a lot of things she needed to learn to move forward in her business and personal life. Housed in a quaint Queenslander on Boundary Street, Anna’s Skin and Beauty had a loyal clientele and Anna was working six […]