Latrobe City Council yesterday launched its Small Business Festival, with special guest Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Lynda McAlary-Smith in attendance.
Council says the festival celebrates the important role small business plays, not only in the local economy but in the community.
Latrobe City has more than 7,500 small businesses, all of which are the heartbeat of Latrobe City’s economy, said Mayor, Kellie O’Callaghan.
The Mayor said that as the region transitions, small businesses will support the growth of new business and industry.
“This sector is the lifeblood of our local economy, and it is events like this that help us celebrate the contributions businesses make to our community,” she said.
“As part of Council’s Our Transition Plan, Council is committed to working with local businesses and industries, along with education and training providers to create a skill base that aligns with current and future business needs.”
The Small Business Festival will deliver a series of events and workshops featuring thought leaders from around Australia encouraging upskilling, knowledge sharing and networking.
Special guest presenters include award-winning speaker and marketing maven, Katrina McCarter; customer experience mogul, Amanda Stevens, and demographic and global trends expert, Simon Kuestenmacher.
The festival program includes various workshops and keynote presentations that are all free to attend. The Small Business Festival is delivered by Council to show support for local businesses and provide them with the resources they need to grow and succeed.
To find more information about the festival program and register for the free events, visit: https://latrobecity.com.au/work/smallbusinessfestival/.