June 21, 2024 4:14 AM

Scone Small Business Expo a hit


Working together to help the community was the aim of the Scone Small Business Expo last week.

The Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Upper Hunter Shire Council both received funding for a Small Business Month activity and they decided to team up according to Chamber vice president Racheal McGuirk.

“We decided to collaborate and put on the Small Business Expo to bring some of those services into town that you would normally have to leave town to speak to,” she said.

“We just thought if we could have something that was really community focused and providing something to the local businesses who have been affected by the drought, then the bypass and Covid

“Covid And the bypass both happened at the same time, there are business we are not sure if they were affected by the bypass or were they affected by covid, or both.

“We can’t judge those things because they didn’t happen separately, but it is something Chamber and the Council wanted to show their support for Scone, for Scone businesses and bring all these services together to help people perhaps move their business forward.”

Attendance was free and guests had the opportunity to chat with Service NSW, Training NSW, Why Leave Town, TAFE, The Hub and Upper Hunter Community Services.

There were guest speakers who Rachael said were motivational and inspirational for local business people.

“That is what it is all about, being able to spark something in someone to be able to say I can do that, she said.

“I would think that if we can get some forward momentum out of it I definitely think if we put it on next year.”