AUSSIES SPENDING UP ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS

AUSSIES SPENDING UP ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS

CONSUMER spending on household goods is booming, signalling positive conditions for large format retail according to research by Colliers International. The household goods sector saw the most growth of all retail categories, with an eight per cent lift in the twelve months to March this year. Sales volume growth also increased by 11....

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SOFTWARE HOLDING BUSINESSES TO RANSOM

SOFTWARE HOLDING BUSINESSES TO RANSOM

SMALL business owners are being urged to think twice before opening emails that could contain 'ransomware' after the latest Targeting Scams Report revealed that almost $1 million was lost to these scams last year. This Fraud Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is making business owners aware of the malware tha...

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KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

AUSTRALIANS have a lot to learn about 'fun runs' according to this Asian superbrand, who this weekend will be showing Brisbane residents just what they have been missing. Infinitus Productions, known for the Illumi Run brand in Malaysia, China and Singapore, has set up base in Australia, choosing Brisbane as its national head offi...

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ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

FEW Australian designers can lay claim to the eloquence and endurance of fashion powerhouse Carla Zampatti. The Italian-born designer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her eponymous label at Sydney Opera House last month, recreating an earlier runway show while the iconic structure was still being built. From a single store in Surry ...

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A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

BACK for its third year is the VIP Lounge, the exclusive, fully catered five-star lounge aptly titled 'Top Deck' which is presented by Club InterContinental. Whether you are a true high-flyer or someone who likes to spoil themselves once in a while, the VIP Lounge offers a luxurious and private retreat overlooking the Marina, wher...

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NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

THE breathtaking Roma St Parkland views set the scene for your next event at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, and the new conference centre will inspire limitless possibilities to make it unique. Natural light beams through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing you to absorb the spectacular views of Roma St Parklands. Spanning over...

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TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

BUSINESSES underestimate the value of a professional-looking workspace as a reflection of employees and operations as a whole, according to Officeworks. According to a survey conducted by the office supplies chain, 87 per cent of small to medium businesses believe that a tidy and inspiring location can boost positivity. Employers shou...

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THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

TUCKED away on the lobby level at Jupiters Hotel and Casino is a portal to a culinary journey the Gold Coast rarely enjoys. The last time I can remember dining in that space the plaque at the door welcomed us to Charters Tower, Jupiters' signature restaurant for many years. There were fond memories there, including a marriage proposal...

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BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE Lynton Land Rover is accelerating its success, after being named 2014 Land Rover Metropolitan Dealer of the Year. The award recognises a standout dealership from across the country, based on sales performance, product knowledge and customer service. Dealer principal Beric Lynton (pictured) says it is a milestone achievement for ...

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NEW FLIGHTS TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

NEW FLIGHTS TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

QUEENSLAND'S tourism industry is set to receive a healthy boost, after Qantas announced it will launch direct flights between Brisbane and Tokyo. The direct service to Narita Airport will operate four times a week from August next year, in addition to daily flights from Sydney to Haneda Airport. Qantas is expected to capitalise on...

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FERRARI ZOOMS INTO BRISBANE

FERRARI ZOOMS INTO BRISBANE

FERRARI Brisbane has been named as the exclusive dealer for Queensland, becoming the only official sales and service dealership in the state. Existing customers and future Ferrari owners will be able to visit the pop-up showroom at Space Furniture in Fortitude Valley. Dealer principal Martin Roller and business partner Marvin Burke wi...

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SUPERIOR PLANS TO DAZZLE PARTY CROWD IN MONACO

SUPERIOR PLANS TO DAZZLE PARTY CROWD IN MONACO

GOLD Coast marina and jetty developer Superior is heading for Monaco to launch its latest product, a unique party platform that is likely to have even the rich and famous climbing aboard to dazzle their friends. Waterscape is essentially and anchored floating platform designed to take waterfront activities to a new level, and Superior CEO...

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ESCAPE TO EMPORIUM

ESCAPE TO EMPORIUM

BEAT the winter blues and treat yourself to a weekend of luxury at Emporium Hotel in Brisbane.

The multi award-winning boutique hotel is a leading fixture on Brisbane’s luxury circuit, fixed in the heart of Fortitude Valley, and set atop of the city’s best retail and dining precinct home to both the high-end and cutting-edge.

W...

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

THE rise of wearable technology is set to change how the business community operates and Google Glass is among those leading the charge. The futuristic glasses allow users to answer text messages, emails, browse the web and take photos without the touch of a button. Instead it uses voice activation, gestures and movement – provi...

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LOOK BEYOND LOCAL GROWTH

LOOK BEYOND LOCAL GROWTH

AUSTRALIAN businesses are growing domestically as opposed to heading overseas to try out their luck, according to recent Regus research.

In light of the research, Regus Australia and New Zealand CEO Paul Migliorini cautioned that businesses should ensure flexibility and consider all potential avenues for growth.

“While it is encourag...

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BRISBANE RIVERSIDE SET FOR NEW FINE DINING EXPERIENCE

BRISBANE RIVERSIDE SET FOR NEW FINE DINING EXPERIENCE

TWO restaurateur brothers are taking the leap from casual bistro into the world of fine dining, with Asian-inspired Madame Wu set to open early June at Riparian Plaza. Adrian and Nick Rosato, directors of RawGROUP, have 20 years experience in hospitality as the owners of the Beach House Bar and Grill franchise and other offerings. Adrian (p...

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GOOD COMMUNICATION TOPS THE LIST FOR IDEAL BOSS

GOOD COMMUNICATION TOPS THE LIST FOR IDEAL BOSS

 EMPLOYEES rate good communication skills as the most desired attribute in a boss, according to recruiter Clarius Group. The survey shows that almost 70 per cent of people think their employer has good communication skills, while half believe they’re not receiving sufficient guidance to do their job well. Chief executive officer Kym Q...

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CEOS MUST PRIORITISE PERSONAL GOALS

CEOS MUST PRIORITISE PERSONAL GOALS

 BUSINESS leaders should remember to focus on personal goals, as well as organisational, for a balanced lifestyle, says The Executive Connection chair Harvey Martin. “Personal goals provide some balance of life and purpose for enduring the rigours of the role of CEO,” he says. “Most executives are too busy establishing the...

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LOVE OF FOOD SHINES THROUGH

LOVE OF FOOD SHINES THROUGH

Consistency of product has ensured Glass Dining and Lounge Bar’s strong performance in the past year, says co-owner Shanan Harmelin.

“We have had the same head chef for years which has enabled us to maintain a high level of consistency in our food,” says Hamelin.

“We have a fantastic location, a beautiful restaurant, a lo...

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FEMALE SURF CHAMPION’S GETAWAY REVEALED

FEMALE SURF CHAMPION’S GETAWAY REVEALED

A SURF champion reveals she enjoys taking a break from the limelight at secluded Phillip Island. Layne Beachley loves her fans but, every now and then, the seven-time world surf champion from Sydney needs to take a break from the public eye. She says the Ramada Resort Phillip Island is one of her favourite retreats for its seclusion, comfortable...

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