It was just a suggestion that Orange was a good place for a business that led to Fella Hamilton opening a store in Anson Street.
Mrs Hamilton started creating clothes for women in their 40s because she felt they had few options available.
Her son David Hamilton has since taken over running the business, which now boasts 26 stores since its creation in 1969.
Mr Hamilton said the store had grown organically and was now looking at other regional locations.
“Someone suggested we check our Orange, everyone tells me it’s a good location to have a store,” Mr Hamilton said.
“We design and manufacture for our own stores. They can’t be bought anywhere else other than in our stores or online.
“The majority is Australian made, we have our own factory in Melbourne.”
MBC opens Molong office
MBC celebrated the opening of their new Molong office on Friday night.
The accounting firm is keen to help grow business in Cabonne through assisting farmers and small business reach their potential.
The MBC team met with residents and businesses from the town and the surrounding area.
The Molong office will be staffed by accountant Marisna Tedder, who lives in Manildra. Both of MBC’s directors, Chris Dwyer and Ben Wright, plan to dedicate time each week to the Molong office.
MBC are pleased with how the new office has been received to date and offer accounting, book-keeping and financial planning services.
Shearers support charity
WOOLGROWERS in the Central West are encouraged to donate to Quality Wool’s Ronald McDonald House fundraiser.
More than 5000 kilograms of wool have been donated to Quality Wool’s stores, including Orange, Parkes and Condobolin.
An auction will be held in February 2017 to support Westmead’s Ronald McDonald House.
“There are a few new growers who have donated this year, which is great,’’ NSW operations manager Chris Scott said.
“Growers can donate to any of our stores, or they can ring their local Quality Wool representative and we can come out and pick any wool up.”