Country clothing retailer RB Sellars has opened in Orange.
Head of sales Andrew Symon said the decision to open a shop in Orange was made early in the new year but COVID meant it has taken longer than anticipated to open.
"It's a family held brand, it's been very successful through Victoria, NSW and now into Queensland as well," he said.
"Orange and that region is a very strong area for us."
He said the clothing includes workwear, including Rossi boots and Driza-Bone, as well as day wear.
"It takes you from the paddock to the town," he said.
Former Dubbo store employee Jess Hammonds has relocated to Orange and will manage the shop.
Passion for nails
Duyen Fam, known by most of her clients and friends in Orange as Cindy, has opened 8 Ramsay Nails and Beauty at her home in Orange.
Mrs Fam opened the business as soon as the lockdown ended.
"We were about to open before the lockdown, then the lockdown happened," she said.
Mrs Fam will continue to work at restaurants Lolli Redini and Birdie Noshery & Drinking Est but said she wanted to open a home business for about a year before renting a retail space.
She said she learnt to do nails during an 800 hour course while she also studied an associate degree in business in the USA in 2006-07.
"My passion is doing extension nails, ombre and chrome nails, I also do pedicures and extension lashes. I'm passionate about doing longer nails, all the trendy nails."
She also hopes to offer work placement for people undertaking training courses.
To book an appointment phone or contact Mrs Fam through Facebook.
Not-for-profit health fund Westfund Insurance is returning $5.1 million to members in an extension of its COVID-19 Community Support Package.
The member-owned fund's Community Support Package is designed to help member's health and financial needs during the pandemic.
Details of the program are still being finalised but the fund has indicated that about 52,000 members who hold hospital and or an extras police as of September 1, 2021, will be eligible.
The payment will vary according to the level of cover for each membership resulting in an average payment per police of $98, and a maximum payment of $220.
Funds will be paid directly back to eligible Westfund members towards the end of the year.
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