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Nothing stands still in business, and we’re here to share our members’ news, whether they’re in Mount Gambier, Keith or Wingfield. This week we’re sharing the Australian of the Year lunch, Zing Cricket Wicket inventor Bronte Eckermann’s role at the Unley Business Breakfast, a Business Buddy program and Reid Logging’s Timber Industry award.

Did you know that the flashing bails on the T20 stumps in the Big Bash League were invented in Adelaide? If you have backyard cricket lovers in your house, the Zing Cricket Wicket bails would have been on their Christmas list last year.

Inventor Bronte Eckermann will be speaking at the Unley Business Breakfast on Tuesday 4 December, taking you on the inventor’s journey and sharing how he developed and patented the Zing Cricket Wicket system.

From Adelaide University to Europe and Silicon Valley, Bronte will share his story. For more information contact Akarra Klingberg on 8372 5427.
Want to hear about Richard Harris and his role in rescuing a team of Thai soccer players from flooded cave system earlier this year? Or how quantum computing is changing almost every aspect of society?
2019 South Australian of the Year, anaesthetist Richard Harris, will be a guest speaker along with 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons, at the Australian of the Year Luncheon on Monday 26 November.
If you want to be inspired, this is it. Hear what makes Dr Harris and Professor Simmons stand out from the crowd while making meaningful connections with people in business, education, health, science, friends of the Australia Day Council of South Australia. Book your place here
A group of Adelaide businesses, including Stephanie Dumas and Pod Communications, has launched a buddy program to help SMEs scale up, while supporting each other at the same time. The idea came about after one of the founding businesses, NDA Law, noticed how businesses were facing hardships and struggling as they tried to scale up.

The SA Business Buddy program is offering three $5000 worth of legal, business and marketing advice to local businesses, including matched mentoring over six months.

The businesses must have been operating for more than two years, have fewer than 50 staff and be 100 per cent South Australian owned. Applications close on 30 November. Find out more about the Business Buddy program

West Beach Parks will slide into summer with a new $2.2 million aquatic facility. The beachside holiday, sport and adventure precinct now boasts a fantastic new heated pool complete with two water slides, poolside cabanas and comfy sun lounges, two amphitheatres and an LED super screen.

The facility is the latest multi-million-dollar investment at West Beach Parks, including the $4 million premium accommodation village at its BIG4 Holiday Park. The BIG4 park is also home to a $1.5 million heated-lagoon pool and recently renovated $350,000 communal kitchen.

Multi-generational Mount Gambier family business Reid Logging has taken out the top gong at the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards, also picking up the award for harvesting excellence.

Reid Logging was founded in 1966 by the late John Reid and has been at the forefront of the mechanization of the industry. While initially a manual tree falling and haulage company, it moved exclusively to harvest operations in 1990.

Reid Logging has continuously invested in new and innovative machinery and is known for its integrity and high quality work output. It epitomises excellence at every level, which was duly recognised at the awards, with sector-wide endorsement.

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