A celebration for all micro and small business was held at the Crookwell Memorial Hall on October 11-12.
Over the two days, an estimated 450 visitors were surprised by the creativity, diversity, excellent products and professional services on offer at the Upper Lachlan Small Business Expo.
The expo was officially opened by Mayor John Stafford and Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP.
"(I had) a fantastic morning at the Crookwell Small Business Expo," said Ms Tuckerman. "The NSW Government loves small business - there are 765,000 in NSW employing 1.65 million people - and there are plenty of challenges. That's why we're committed to cutting red tape, complexity and duplication to make it easier to do business in NSW and grow. The range and variety of businesses operating from our villages is impressive."
The theme for the expo was "Buy in Your Backyard". If each of us across the shire purchased a product or service from local providers, employment and our economy will strengthen.
The Upper Lachlan Small Business Association is encouraging all small business operators to join in to extend a united, strong voice, advocacy for business, networking with like-minded professionals and build upon our business skills to ensure that our hard work is directed into areas that will return maximum benefit.
The Upper Lachlan Shire Council supported this event providing the Memorial Hall, assistance from the economic development manager and promotional funds as part of Small Business Month. Cr John Stafford emphasised the importance of small business success across our region and commended the exhibitors and visitors for their support and encouragement.