Unley Leads the Way Again

Last Wednesday evening the City of Unley, Find Your Everything E-Magazine was awarded the Digital/Online Marketing Awardand the King William Road Traders Association was awarded the Events with Expenses over $50,000 Award for Variety on King William Event at the Mainstreet SA Awards 2014.

It was a great night for the Unley region with a number of other Unley events being shortlisted as finalists including the Double Shot Coffee Fiesta, the Goodwood Groove and An Evening Under the Stars. It is great recognition for all the hard work we all put in to promoting Unley’s Mainstreets! 
Check out the Mainstreet SA website 

20 Unley Businesses Dished Up As Finalists in 2014 Restaurant & Catering Awards

Finalists of the prestigious 2014 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence have officially been announced, with an outstanding 20 businesses from the City of Unley nominated across 23 categories.

This is fantastic news and one that shows that the businesses that are apt of th changing demographic of businesses along or shopping strips are of the best class in what they do. Our CEO, Peter Tsokas obviously agrees in being quoted as saying the announcement was a great reflection of the flourishing food and coffee scene in the City of Unley.
“Our City is blessed with a diverse range of restaurants and cafes which is hugely important not only to create vibrancy but also as a key economic driver,” he said.
“One of the great benefits of living in and around the area is that a short walk will take you to a number of dining options. This is why so many visitors are attracted to our City.”

I agree whole heatedly.
Our Business and Economic Development Manager, Matt Grant attributes the increased awareness of Unley restaurants and cafes to the Council’s creation of digital and online marketing initiatives such as the ‘Find Your Everything’ website.
Matt also said “Initiatives like the ‘Find Your Everything’ website and the recently launched FYE free quarterly digital magazine provide a fantastic platform for our main street businesses to market themselves, and greatly assist in promoting destination businesses in the City of Unley.”

As a member of the Unley Business & Economic Development Committee I concur also with Matt. The Find Your Everything digital strategy is helping to produce great results for our businesses.
The City of Unley was also named as a finalist in the ‘Best Service Provider’ category for the ‘Find Your Everything’ campaign supporting the region’s hospitality sector.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Monday 4 August at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
For the full list of 2014 finalists please visit www.rcsa.asn.au/news.php
To visit ‘Find Your Everything’ please go to www.findyoureverything.com.au

The Future is Digital

Unley’s Digital Economy Strategy continued last night with an invited group of local business attending the Unley Mainstreet Digital Economy Strategy (Element 3): ‘Unley Social Signals at Rawsons Elite Appliances on Unley Road.

At that function we heard about the progress of our Strategy and what is planned for the immediate future. Part of the Strategy is setting up a free wi-fi opportunity in Goodwood ahead of the planned setup of the Governments NBN role out, which reaches the western part of Unley next year.

Unley is proving yet again a leader with other councils watching our progress with keenness.

In the meantime I wake up to read the following article. Cut and past this site into your browser and you tell me if we are on the right track. Provide the reason for them to come and they will.

http://delimiter.com.au/2013/04/18/how-westfield-turned-free-olympics-wifi-into-social-media-gold/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Delimiter+%28Delimiter%29