Curtis Road forum organised

CURTIS Road traders will be given the chance to bring a collaborative approach to business in the area and have their concerns heard at a small business forum to be held next week.
The forum – which has been arranged by Member for Light Tony Piccolo – will be held at the Stretton Centre and give small businesses, including home-based startups, an opportunity to collectively discuss strategies to improve business in the area.
Mr Piccolo said he has met with many business owners, within the Curtis Road business precinct, and found that many are struggling to find a steady and consistent customer base.
“Some small business owners have said they are struggling to build their customer base due to being a part of a new business precinct,” he said.
“It is important to promote the precinct as a shopping or eating destination.
“The forum will give small businesses in the area an opportunity to raise any issues they may have, but also look at ways of working together to promote the precinct as a whole.”
Stretton Centre director Dermot Cussen said these forums give businesses an opportunity to collaborate together, where previously there might not have been a chance to do so.
“Sometimes you’ve got businesses that are next door to each other but an opportunity may not ever arise to have a meaningful conversation with each other about strategies that can help them both out,” he said.
“Forums like these provide that opportunity to start the conversation.
“Tony has been the main driver in this and any opportunity that the Stretton Centre is given to support, and grow, local businesses, we’re right there.”
Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said council has previously held business forums in the local region to assist and promote local business growth and expects similar positive results from this event.
“We’ve seen quite a lot of business growth in the Curtis Road precinct,” he said.
“I encourage any Curtis Road trader to actively work with council, and the Stretton Centre, to continue to grow their businesses.”
The business forum will be held at the Stretton Centre on Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm.
Business owners interested in attended should contact Tony Piccolo’s office (8522 2878).

Tom Staggard


Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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