November 2020
We are Open for Business
It’s November 2020 and we are gearing ourselves up for 2021. 

The last couple of months we have been focusing on automation and reviewing our customer experiences to ensure that we deliver great programs for 2021.

We have also started shaping our business support programs too. We have a couple of themes in mind – Digital Literacy, Leadership and Networking. We are looking forward to connecting with you under this umbrella. 

If you have ideas or want to run a workshop, please get in touch.

Keep safe and well,
Donna, Kate, Marissa and Lisa
Economic Development Team
Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Precinct
Let the Greening Begin
The City of Marion, supported by the Department for Environment and Water and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure through the Greener Neighbourhoods Grants program, is changing the appearance of Edwardstown.
The project seeks to cool streets, provide shade, remove harmful air pollution, improve walkability and provide habitat and food supply for local wildlife.
We have installed 75 inlets to feed rainwater to trees and are currently planting more than 175 trees as part of the next stage of works to "green" the suburb.
The final stage will include the installation of information signs to inform the community of the benefits of greening.
We have been successful in obtaining further funding through the Greener Neighbourhoods Grant to plant an additional 150 trees in 2021. Council will fund 50 per cent of the $120,000 project. 
Faces of Edwardstown - Ten22
TEN22 is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 2014. Husband and wife duo, Nat and Dave Lands, saw a need in the Adelaide market for an industrial, urban event space that was closely situated to all the best photo spots that Adelaide has to offer

TEN22 Boutique have converted a traditional industrial warehouse into a stylish event space that is perfect for those who want a contemporary alternative to the customary event space. The restored space has retained a link to its past as a wrought iron manufacturing site, with the original front iron gates still very much admired
Cove Business Hub
Marketing Sweet Spot
A lot of business owners try to do too much. It's just not possible to do everything. If you don’t have a plan and if you don’t have a strategy, you’re likely to end up doing a lot of stuff badly.

This seminar presents you with a super easy formula and some key tricks 'n tips to get you promoting your business effectively. It will help you decide which three key marketing activities are the best ones for your business.

Workshop followed by networking.

When: 18 November 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Cove Business Hub
Cost: $10
Stone & Chalk Presents - The Future of Loyalty
Loyalty programs, when designed and executed correctly, can work to generate increased visits, spend, brand affinity, advocacy, retention, and market share. For this reason, they will continue to attract large amounts of investment and innovation globally to increase their impact and cost-effectiveness

When: 11 November 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Online Only, FREE
Southern Business Mentoring Program
Prepare Your Business For 2021
Looking to set your business up for success for 2021?

Book a business health check or start your business planning for 2021 with one of our General Business Advisors.

You will walk away with a better understanding of how your business is tracking, achievable goals for 2021 and fresh eyes and ideas to kick off the new year.
Networking Evening with the Southern Business Mentoring Program
The Southern Business Mentoring Program has helped more than 400 businesses of all sizes to overcome a range of challenges, pivot their business and enter new markets. 

This networking event will provide with opportunity to connect with our mentors and learn how they can assist you. Attending this event will also help you to create stronger networks and meet other Southern Adelaide businesses.

Monday 30 November at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kauri Sports and Community Club

Please register your attendance by COB Wednesday 25 November. This event will comply with COVID-19 requirements. As a consequence, registration is required. Numbers are strictly limited. 
Business Association Update
Twilight Markets at Cove
Hallett Cove Business Association and Local is the New Black have their hugely successful Twilight Market coming up!

There will be food, music and plenty of local businesses with all sorts of stalls. A great opportunity on a warm (almost summer's) evening to meet a friend or make a start on some of your Christmas shopping!

Friday 13 November from 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cove Civic Centre
Business Support Services and News
Do you know someone who makes our community a better place?
Nominations have opened for the City of Marion Australia Day Awards.
Nominations are being sought in the categories of:
·      Citizen of the Year
·      Young Citizen of the Year
·      Community Event of the Year
·      Sports Person/ Team of the Year
Nominations must be submitted by Friday 11 December.
The awards will be presented at a special community event on 26 January 2021.
The new spot of South Australian entrepreneurs
South Australian entrepreneurs and innovators asked for an online space where they could find each other and investors. Now they have one.
Stage one of the FIXE online experience is a BETA site for two directories, with a new website currently in development.

In South Australian startups and innovators can connect online to find opportunities, improve capabilities and grow capital. It’s also a great spot to be seen. You can be one of the first to showcase yourself and your business, with a listing on the FIXE Directory.
Budget 2020-21
The 2020-21 Budget includes a range of programs to help businesses recover from the impact of the recent environment and boost business confidence.

As part of the Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, in this year’s Budget the Australian Government has committed to:
  • reopen and strengthen the economy
  • create jobs
  • pave a clear road ahead for the nation

Read more for an overview of what it means to Australian businesses.

The State Government have also released their 2021 budget including a second round of $10,000 cash grants. Visit the SA State Budget 2020-21 for more information.
Tonsley Innovation District
Hi-Tech Sector Plan 2020
The Hi-Tech Sector Plan 2030 was officially launched on Monday 2 November at the Tonsley Innovation District by the Minister for Innovation and Skills Hon David Pisoni MP.

The Plan, part of the South Australian Government’s Growth State agenda, supports a new era in innovation, productivity and growth to see our state become a globally recognised destination for the Hi-Tech sector by 2030.
Tonsley Walking Tours are back
The City of Marion’s free walking tours of the Tonsley Innovation District are back up and running. Meet one of our volunteer guides for a walking tour of Tonsley and its mixed use design, supporting businesses wanting to innovate, grow, go global and move up the value chain. Learn about how Tonsley Innovation District is bringing together Australia’s smartest businesses with residential and community living.
City of Marion Library News
Last chance to enter the Marion Gardening Showcase
Residents, businesses and local groups are invited to share photographs and stories about their gardens for a chance to win one of three $100 gift vouchers. Marion’s first gardening showcase will celebrate the green-thumbed community by shining the spotlight on veggie patches, flower beds, plants and trees.

Entries close on Friday 13 November.
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