KELLY’S Rugby Hotel may have shut its doors, but business is still booming for Orange Cellars.
George Eleftheriou remains the manager, now reporting to the O’Hara Group, which purchased the business from the Kelly family.
Mr Eleftheriou has been with the business for 18 years, stepping up to the manager’s role in 2004, and has recently focused on increasing the store’s range.
“It’s different without the regulars coming through the bar on their way out, but the local wines in particular is why a lot of people come here – they like the local stuff,” he said.
“A lot of people seemed to think we were closing down, but we’re here for the long term.”
Mr Eleftheriou said he enjoyed helping customers try different wines and find something they enjoyed.
TOP GONG FOR YOUNG APPRENTICE
SIOHBON Jaeger knows her way around a Mazda.
On Friday, the 24-year-old apprentice at John Davis Motors was named Mazda NSW’s second-year apprentice of the year.
Ms Jaeger said her marks, skills and attitude during the year were assessed at the training centre in Sydney.
“It was pretty exciting,” she said.
“I’ve always been interested in cars so I applied for a position and was offered an apprenticeship.”
Ms Jaeger said she had spent time around cars from a young age and it was an interest she shared with her brother and also her grandfather, the late Trevor Jaeger.
“He had an old Pontiac – it’s always been around since I was little,” she said.
Now in her third year of her apprenticeship, Ms Jaeger said she hoped to complete her masters down the track.
HAVING A CHAT AT BUSINESS YARN UP DAY
BUSINESS of a different kind will be dealt with on Wednesday, with the Central West Aboriginal Cancer Network hosting a Women’s Business Yarn Up Day at Highland Heritage Estate.
The day will educate Aboriginal women about cancer in a warm and welcoming environment, where they can yarn and learn about the importance of regular health screening and living a healthy lifestyle.
Aboriginal hospital liaison officer Cathy Robbins hoped to continue closing the gap.
RSVP to Fiona Markwick by calling 6392 0800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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