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We are pleased to introduce you to our recently appointed Board Member, Clare Adams.

Residing in Sale, Clare brings extensive experience within financial services, banking and employment. 
Clare has considerable experience on boards within education and aged care, including as Chair of finance and audit committees. A previous member of the Regional Victorian Small Business Partnership and Reference Group, Clare is highly involved in her community through volunteer work, and currently acts as a Victorian State Bail Justice.

We warmly welcome Clare to our team.

The annual Lions Club Need for Feed Hay Run was held on Australia Day, assisting farmers in East Gippsland with Fodder, Food Hampers, Pet Food and Fuel Vouchers. 
Our team was on the ground assisting our farming families receive some much needed relief.
We sincerely thank the Lions Group with Aussie Helpers and Drought Angels, as well as all the selfless volunteers for their outstanding efforts to deliver this valued initiative.

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We are currently reviewing our 5 year strategic plan.  To ensure we continue to improve the support we provide to our clients and deliver a valued service to our community - we need your INPUT.

Please contact us on 5662 2566 or and share your valuable insights to enhance our service or deliver other support and programs that may not be readily available for our farming and rural communities. 

Nillumbik, South Gippsland, East Gippsland and Latrobe Shire Councils are offering a number of Small Business Workshops throughout Gippsland.  

Details are on our events page at:

The Small Business Workshops include:

- Building Your Business
- 6 Steps to Success
- Financing Business & Cash Flow
- Commercialising New Ideas
- Small Business Mentoring
See More Events in March
Held February 13-15 in Melbourne, attended by approximately 450 farmers and industry providers, the conference showcased international futurists, innovators, and forward thinkers presenting intriguing views around a theme of change in the dairy industry.  

Highlighting challenges and opportunities that dairy farming is, and may be in the future, international speakers addressed preconceptions about our farming systems, customer demand and the speed of technology change that is re-shaping the world. 

Lino Saputo Jnr., the third generation managing one of the world's largest dairy processors, addressed the changing nature of Australian dairy processing.  Young dairy scientists gave presentations for the Young Dairy Scientists Award highlighting Australia's talent and cutting edge research.

Other segments covered farming in NZ, dairy business governance, five different approaches to dairy pathways, Dominos pizza's view of dairy as an ingredient, the industries advocacy review, and much more.

Gippsland farmers were on show with engaging tours of Ellinbank's Vic. Gov. research facility, Tarago River Cheese, as well as farms in Willow Grove, Won Wron and Fish Creek.

A highly recommended programme, the next conference will be held in Canberra.
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There is a way to gain some control or increase your resilience to potential problems through Risk Identification and Management activities.

3 key risks facing our farmers today are:
- Climate Variability
- Commodity Pricing
- Family Breakdowns
We can help.  Our team of experienced Financial Counsellors can assist you to identify your risks and develop actions to help mitigate or plan for change. 
Whether it be business diversification, operational changes, cash flow management, financial planning, asset management, or planning for succession and mediation...
we can support you directly, or refer professional support.
Make an appointment today
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