ORANGE residents will soon be able to get fit and have fun at the new indoor trampoline centre Flipout Orange.
The Edward Street facility is set to open opposite the Electrolux building in mid to late November.
Franchisees David Levick and Maurice Salib decided Orange would be a good location for their business after learning many Orange residents frequently travel to Flipout Penrith.
Mr Levick said he expected residents from Orange and the surrounding area to embrace the new facility.
“Orange is a large regional centre with a sizeable population and we think that demand will be here,” he said.
“It made sense to open one here.”
Mr Levick said the pair would open an adult arena first with plans to open a junior arena down the track, although people of all ages will be welcome to use the adult arena.
Flipout Orange’s opening hours will be 10am until 10pm on Sunday till Thursday and 10am till midnight on Friday and Saturday.
An on-site cafe and extensive parking will be provided at the back of the building.
COLLINS Booksellers Orange was named the national franchisee of the year (marketing) at the Collins Booksellers’ franchisee awards in Melbourne on October 6.
Franchisees Phillip and Margaret Schwebel were commended for their store’s “inspired window displays”.
The couple were also praised for their many successful events including the work they did to promote Taste Orange’s Banjo Paterson Festival.
They were also recognised for their promotion of local authors and illustrators and for being a hub for book lovers in the Orange region.
Mr Schwebel said the store had experienced a 30 per cent increase in sales during the 2014 financial year and he planned to expand the business in the coming months.
Mr Schwebel was delighted to receive the award and “looking forward to continue to serve the Orange region”.
THE latest funding round of the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Program opened on October 15.
Federal member for Orange John Cobb said the ASBAS program was designed to help small businesses, including new start-up businesses and home-based businesses, build productivity and growth via low-cost business advisory services.
“The government will make available $18 million over three years for chambers of commerce, business enterprise centres and industry groups to deliver advice and information services to small businesses and start-ups,” Mr Cobb said.
“Small businesses in Calare are an economic powerhouse.
“They make a vital contribution to not only our economy but the Australian economy and are an important driver of employment and innovation.”
Mr Cobb said small businesses would be given assistance finding funding and financial analysis, building their business, making the most of their team, improving their management and digital implementation.
Small businesses seeking assistance should visit www.business.gov.au.
THE Orange Business Chamber held welcome drinks for its new and existing members at the Parkview Hotel on Thursday night.
Attendees were given the opportunity to meet the chamber’s board members and the NSW Business Chamber regional manager Vicki Seccombe, along with other members of the Orange business community.
The chamber executive also took the opportunity to hand out its 2014/2015 member packs.