Inspire - Business and Industry
Why Local Entrepreneurs?
Entrepreneurs are the future of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Community. They have built most of our long term assets, created many of our jobs, supported community institutions and they will continue to be the foundation stone upon which we anchor the Port Macquarie-Hastings Economy.
The Lounge - celebrating entrepreneurial success stories
Entrepreneurs chat to us about their journey so far.
|Narelle Hudson is the owner/operator of Soul Healing. A healing centre in Port Macquarie NSW, offering natural healing treatments for the mind, body and soul. After studying Reiki for many years, and offering treatments and courses, Soul Healing has now evolved to providing Crystal Healing, Bach Flower Remedy consultations, Tarot Readings, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Ka Huna Massage treatments. Click here to view Narelle's Journey|
|Sandie Bennett Sports Therapy has been operating for 5 years in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. With a personal passion for health and fitness, Sandie was then inspired to start her own business providing professional expertise in sports training, personal training and massage therapy. Click here to view Sandie's Journey|
Let's talk shop!
Local businesses give us an insight to their experiences and provide valuable advice to others.
|The Animal Doctors is a Port Macquarie business still relatively in its infancy. Operating from its Lake Road premises, the business has flourished under the positive leadership of its owners and a 'team' environment that nurtures compassion, honesty, consistency and knowledge throughout all facets of the operation. Business Journey - Animal Doctors (342KB)|
|Beantree Café is bringing fresh local fare to a new generation of foodies at a location that has for almost two decades been a private natural sanctuary nestled right in the heart of Port Macquarie's CDB. Sue Bulmer embraced the eat fresh, eat local philosophy when she purchased the business, sourcing almost all of her ingredients from local and regional suppliers to develop a modern Australian menu themed on satisfaction with simplicity. Business Journey - Beantree Cafe (1.85MB)|
|Terry White Chemists Port Macquarie has been lauded as one of the national franchise's flagship stores successfully operating for the past 13 years under a philosophy of 'The People Make The Difference'. Owned by local pharmacist Trevor Coles, the Terry White Chemists brand made its mark in Port Macquarie in November 1995 as a part of the opening of Port Central shopping precinct. Business Journey - Terry White (304KB)|
|Holiday Coast Credit Union started with 'the people' in 1967 and four decades on has become the Mid North Coast's leading community banking institutions with 32,000 members and branches between Rutherford and Coffs Harbour. With 25 founding members, the Hastings Rural Credit Union was born and so heralded the beginning of what has now become a 42-year commitment and investment in the local community. Business Journey - HCCU (278KB)|