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If you are a business already operating in the region you know you are in good company and if you are not already here or doing business with us – we invite you to get to know our businesses, meet our business people and find yourself – in good company.

People talk about ‘fabric of society’, in the Northern Rivers this fabric is interwoven with business people who have an innovative and entrepreneurial drive, a heart and soul for their community and a mindfulness and respect for sustainability, the traditional custodians and shared values to continue to enrich the land together.

As you delve into the northern rivers business stories you will come to understand more and more what we mean. We believe that sharing these stories and showcasing our region will bring us even closer and new relationships will develop and opportunities will arise to do more business together.

Featured Story

spirit of the rainforest

Cape Byron Distillery

Business Stories

 

Intro text to business stories. We’ve spoken to 40 awesome Northern Rivers businesses to find out how the succeeded in business in the region and the advantages they found from being based here. These stories have been published together in a printed book to coincide with the Commonwealth games 2018, and are archived here on the website.

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1920 781 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

back to the future with new inspiration

Bennett Construction
It would be fair to say that Bennett Construction and Ballina High School have come full circle with each other. It sounds like a back to the future…

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Northern Co-operative Meat Company
1600 1066 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

collaboration and cooperative capital

Northern Cooperative Meat Company
It comes as little surprise that one of the largest employers on the Northern Rivers is a co-operative, and with Casino being the beef capital of…

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2048 1366 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Farmers in the fields

Norco Primex
Bruce Wright has made his career by bringing together and supporting many of the region’s farmers and primary producers.

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Passion, patience and protein

Hemp Foods Australia
When Hemp Foods Australia founder, Paul Benhaim, discovered hemp as a food choice in the early 90s during his global travels, he had his own preconceived ideas.

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870 652 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Delivering top service, come hospital or high water

McLeans Freight Service
When Leisa Blok’s father, Laurie McLean, began running urgent nighttime blood deliveries from Lismore airport in 1992, he mightn’t have expected the one-man gig to expand into a 50-vehicle courier fleet, delivering across the entire northern NSW region.

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1947 2560 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Feeding Pets with a Passion for Purpose

Frontier Pets
Diana Scott was more than a bit annoyed at being unable to find a premium quality food for her dogs that was also ethically produced, so she did what all great entrepreneurs do – she created it.

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We’re helping business’s develop their social media skills

Take the Pledge

 

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Business Stories

 

Intro text to business stories. We’ve spoken to 40 awesome Northern Rivers businesses to find out how the succeeded in business in the region and the advantages they found from being based here. These stories have been published together in a printed book to coincide with the Commonwealth games 2018, and are archived here on the website.

2560 2553 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Alternative. Accessible. Affordable.

Nimbin Apothecary
Nimbin Apothecary is a herbal medicine dispensary providing acute over-the-counter consulting for herbal medicine prescriptions.

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1440 1080 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Talking together for 50 years

Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre
The early childhood sector has played a vital role in supporting communities and families in the Northern Rivers amid the onslaught of challenges in the last three years.

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1920 1182 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

‘can do’ marine

Harwood Marine
About half way between Yamba and Maclean is the tiny village of Harwood, which sits on the peaceful banks of the Clarence River with its population…

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Art of Glass

Tweed Coast Glass
Anyone who lives between the Gold Coast and Ballina with even a passing involvement in the building trade will be familiar with Tweed Coast Glass.

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Looking to relocate your business to Northern Rivers? Contact us to learn how we can help?

The Project

This is collaborative partnership project aimed at supporting business recovery and sustainability in response to the March 2017 weather event
The first step to recovery is rebuilding confidence.
The ‘in good company’ project is an initiative developed to bring back confidence to the businesses in the region by reminding them they are in good company – and that together we can recover, thrive and prosper.
The ‘in good company’ project is has two parts (in the initial project implementation) – an external multifaceted marketing campaign and an internal marketing support program. In combination, this approach will ensure the Region and our businesses have the best chance of a sustainable recovery and will ensure value for money for the marketing efforts undertaken.
Showcasing the strengths, resiliency and vibrancy of the Northern Rivers region’s businesses, towns and villages, people and natural assets through the telling of personal business stories, connected to the lifestyle, people, access and landscape of the region ‘in good company’ will highlight and showcase the full picture of the Northern Rivers for visitors and local/regional stakeholders alike.
For more information about the project call Jane Laverty, Regional Manager, NSW Business Chamber on 0419 260 220

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