July 2018

Welcome to Business Talk

Welcome to the July edition of Business Talk. Business success is essential to the future of the City of Marion as a place to live, learn, work, invest and do business. 

Did you know that local businesses, corporate bodies, landlords and lessees can play a part in shaping the future of Marion by voting in this November's council election?

Eligible businesses must enrol by 10 August, even if they have voted before, they will need to re-enrol.

 For more information please see our website.  

Exciting Development Opportunities Available Now
Invitations for expressions of interest are currently open for:  

HCBA Business Awards - Nominations OPEN
Nominations for Hallett Cove Business Association's 2018 Local Business Awards have now opened.  
Nominations will be in presented six different categories: Retail (includes online), Trade and Services, Hospitality, Health, Beauty and Wellbeing, Professional and Business Services and Outstanding Customer Service.   
Nominate your favourite business by Sunday 12 August.

Winners will be announced at a cocktail event on Wednesday 29 August at Cove Civic Centre. Cast your vote now.

Does your business have any skill gaps?
What skills will your employees need to future-proof your business? The Industry Priority Qualifications survey will help shape skills and investment in the future. Have your say now.

Discovery Session - Developing Value Propositions and Customer Insights

Presented by the Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service, this workshop will assist you to look at what is important to the customer and how to build your value proposition based on what the customer expects.

When: Tuesday 7 August @ 10.00am
Where: Cove Civic Centre
To book your free one-on-one information session, contact RansGroup on 7228 6208 or via email businessadvisor@ransgroup.com.au.
Business SA Membership Offer   

This partnership enables all businesses located within the City of Marion access a range of services, products, programs and support tools offered through Business SA for 12 months at a discounted rate of $99. This offer is for new members only.

This offer compliments the services provided by Marion's two business associations, Southern Business Connections and Hallett Cove Business Association. Register now to take up this one time offer.

What's Happening at Tonsley?

SA's first driverless shuttle

A driverless electric shuttle has started transporting Flinders University students and the public around Tonsley Innovation District as part of a five-year trial.

Within a year, the shuttle will run to the Flinders Medical Centre and University's Bedford Park Campus before using main arterial roads around the entire Bedford Park Precinct. Book your ride today.

New Boiler House Brewhouse to tap into Tonsley's heritage

The iconic Boiler house at Tonsley Innovation District is set to brew up a unique hospitality offering for the district and southern Adelaide. This new brewhouse will be operated by Kidd Retail Group (KRG) and offer craft beers brewed on site under the Lady Burra labels, with meals, coffee and drinks throughout the day and entertainment in the evenings. It will employ 75 staff once operation commences next year.  
To keep up with what is happening at Tonsley,  subscribe here.
City Activation: Space Available

There is an opportunity to join the City of Marion business community with vacant shops 4 and 5, 1520 Main South Road. Interested in leasing the space? Contact Commercial Real Estate .

Turn a great idea into a great company
Applications are now open for Innovyz's advanced manufacturing program. Ten innovations will be accepted into this nine-month program, where these innovations will be prepared for rapid commericalistation and investment. 

If you are aware of any innovations within your network that could benefit from this program, visit the Innovyz website now.

Find Your Next Big Project: ICN Gateway

You can register your Australian company on ICN Gateway for FREE. This means you can express interest in work, receive notifications and your company may be recommended to project owners when appropriate. Register your business today.

Event Calendar - What's coming up?
We have some great events coming up in the City of Marion including:

Monday 13 August @ 9.30am, The Tonsley Pod.

Sell Your Craft to the World - How to Sell on ETSY
Saturday 18 August  @ 2.00pm, Cove Civic Centre.
View our full Calendar of Events to see what's to come.

Do you have any suggestions for what you would like to see or learn in 2018? We would love to hear from you. Email Marissa Lindsay, Economic Development Coordinator. 
In this Issue

Manager City Activation
T:  08 7420 6525

Unit Manager - Economic Development
T:  08 8375 6897

Economic Development Coordinator
T:  08 8375 6765

Graduate Economic Development Officer