Business Far West officially opened

Michael McIvor, Commissionor for Small Buisness Eleni Petinos and Karen Howell. PICTURE: EVE-LYN KENNEDY

Small Business Minister, Eleni Pettinos, opened the new Business Far West in Broken Hill last night.

“I am pleased to be here tonight to open the Business Far West. Business Far West is the first chamber I’ve been present to open and coming from a family in small business I know how important the organisation can be,” she said.

NSW Government is committed to supporting and celebrating small businesses in regional communities she explained.

“Advancing the cause of small businesses is important, if you advance small business, you advance the economy,” she said

The Minister pointed out a small business is integral to the community; she told the audience “you are the hub of the community”.

Ms Pettinos added “COVID business support package launched in June has expanded small business fees and charges rebates from $2000 to $3000 and you can also be reimbursed for 50 per cent of your Rapid Antigen Tests if your company uses them.”

“Broken Hill has been through a lot in the past two years – not only the pandemic but the drought before that.

The NSW Government is committed to supporting small businesses right across the state, including in regional areas and is pushing the many rebates and grants now available to help Rebuild, Recharge, Renew the State’s Business Month Commitment.

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