MIND YOUR BUSINESS: MSM Milling has the good oil on China trade opportunities

FINALIST: MSM Milling director Bob Mac Smith.

FINALIST: MSM Milling director Bob Mac Smith.

MSM Milling is a finalist in two categories at the 23rd annual Australia-China Business Awards to be held in Shanghai this week.

The AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards recognise Australian companies creating strong ties with China and showcase success stories in eight categories celebrating business excellence.

MSM Milling is a finalist in the Agriculture, Food and Beverage category, and Sustainability and Social impact category.

“MSM Milling invests in the world’s best technology to ensure we play a valuable role in the global oilseed industry and continue to provide quality non GM products to Australian and International markets,” MSM Milling director Bob Mac Smith said.

He said the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement presented exciting export prospects for all Australian companies, including MSM Milling.

Mr Mac Smith and MSM Milling communications manager Genya Miller will attend the ceremony in Shanghai during Australia Week from April 11 to 15.

New lease of life for pre-loved wares

A NEW BOWER BIRD: Annette Agius invites everyone to call in and browse the collection of timeless decor and furniture items in her new BowerBird shop in Peisley Street. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0408bowerbird2

A NEW BOWER BIRD: Annette Agius invites everyone to call in and browse the collection of timeless decor and furniture items in her new BowerBird shop in Peisley Street. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0408bowerbird2

ORANGE’S newest pre-loved furniture and decor store is BowerBird, located in Peisley Street opposite the railway station.

The shop has been redecorated with a fresh coat of paint and new signage.

Owner Annette Agius said by opening the shop she was fulfilling a desire she had held for several years.

“There certainly is a real mix, from furniture, including Australian cedar, to antiques, glassware and decor items,” she said.

The shop is open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

 Central Square shopping centre is giving Orange schools the chance to win cash prizes, with up to $4500 to be won.

Cash for classrooms

CASH FOR SCHOOLS: Blooms the Chemist pharmacist and owner Melanie Moses is one of the business owners participating in the Central Square shopping centre Cash for Schools campaign. Photo: JUDE KEOGH         0410orgcentral1

CASH FOR SCHOOLS: Blooms the Chemist pharmacist and owner Melanie Moses is one of the business owners participating in the Central Square shopping centre Cash for Schools campaign. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0410orgcentral1

THE Cash for Classrooms campaign aims to provide Orange schools with much-needed funding for equipment and educational resources, upgrades to facilities, excursions and much more.

Seven primary schools are participating: Orange Public School, Catherine McAuley  Catholic Primary School, Orange East Primary School, Bletchington Public School and Orange Christian School.

To earn points for their chosen school, shoppers will earn one point for every dollar spent in the centre.

At the end of the campaign period, the three schools with the highest number of points will be awarded $2000, $1500 and $1000 respectively.

The campaign runs until May 8.

Senior Marketing Manager of Orange Central Square Danielle Whilby said the centre is delighted to offer the opportunity to local schools.

janice.harris@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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