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March 2015
 
Welcome to the first edition of the City of Subiaco's new monthly business e-newsletter. You are receiving this email as a listed owner or worker at a business based in the Subiaco Town Centre. If you know of someone else who you think would be interested in receiving regular communication from the city about economic development, events and business activities, please forward this email on and encourage them to subscribe to our database by emailing placemanagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au


Supporting Subiaco businesses
As part of our continuing commitment to supporting the growth of the city, the City of Subiaco is focusing on providing support and information to existing and potential businesses in the area. We are implementing programs to bring more visitors to the city, to aid existing businesses to grow and prosper, and to encourage the establishment of new and varied initiatives.

We want to develop positive working relationships with local businesses and establish an efficient and active communication channel. By working together, we can increase the number of visitors to the city and promote Subiaco as a vibrant, unique and attractive place to visit.

We will be sending out monthly newsletters highlighting the latest developments in local business, promoting business workshops and networking events, and informing you of the city’s latest plans for encouraging commercial growth. 

For the latest information on business in Subiaco, visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/business


PocketBargains pilot program for Subiaco retailers
Subiaco businesses have a unique opportunity to access a free trial of the PocketBargains retail app. Developed by young Subiaco based entrepreneur, Grady Wulff, PocketBargains offers customers discounts for their favourite nearby businesses. The app alerts customers to the potential discount, prompting them to head in store and take advantage of the bargain.
 
The City of Subiaco is seeking a minimum of forty businesses to participate in a six month pilot program.  Businesses will receive a login to a retailer portal to keep track of the success of their sales, assistance with importing their current database of customers and free marketing support via PocketBargains' concierge service.
 
A free information session for interested businesses will be held on Wednesday 1 April at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
 
To register your interest, please contact the city on 9237 9222 or placemanagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au
 
For more information and to download the PocketBargains app, visit www.pocketbargains.com or search for 'PocketBargains' on the App store for iPhone or the Google Play store for Android. 


Easter fun bringing families to Subiaco
The city is celebrating Easter with three days of free family fun in Forrest Walk, off Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
 
Saturday 28 March, 11.30am to 1.30pm
Thursday 2 April, 12pm to 3pm
Saturday 4 April, 11.30am to 1.30pm
 
An Easter egg hunt, children's colouring competition, face painting, roving Easter characters and more are expected to bring families into Subiaco on these days.
 
Businesses are encouraged to run their own promotions to capitalise on the increased foot traffic along Rokeby Road and Hay Street in Subiaco. Tell us what your business is doing and we will spread the word via our social media channels­ – email placemanagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au
 
Look out for more information in upcoming editions of The Post and Western Suburbs Weekly.


Homelessness and begging in Subiaco – information for businesses
City of Subiaco and UnitingCare West will be pounding the pavement over the next couple of weeks, speaking directly to affected businesses about the increasing issues of homelessness and begging evident in Subiaco and throughout the Perth metropolitan area.
 
Businesses in Subiaco Town Centre will receive a copy of a new quick reference guide developed by the City of Subiaco. The guide contains useful contacts and services for referral and support, and explains your rights as a business when it comes to anti-social behaviour on your property.
 
To find out more about homelessness and vulnerability in our community and what the city is doing to address these issues, please visit www.subiaco.wa.gov.au or contact the City of Subiaco on 9237 9320.


Celebrate Subiaco Day
Did you know Friday 10 April is Subiaco Day?
 
In celebration of all things Subiaco, this year the city will host a community event in the area outside the Subiaco Museum, next to Subiaco Library on Rokeby Road. Events will run between 11.30am and 2.30pm and will include free children's activities, self-guided heritage walks, a community postcard sharing activity and displays showcasing Subiaco's unique and diverse history.
 
How will your business celebrate Subiaco Day? Let us know if you have a special event or promotion planned for your business and we'll share it on our website events calendar and social media platforms. Contact placemanagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au or call 9237 9222. 


Social media in Subiaco #lovesubiaco
Help spread the word about what your business is doing in Subiaco via social media. Our Visit Subiaco social media hub promotes events, initiatives, services, good food and great coffee that are being produced in the city. Connect with Visit Subiaco on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and promote what you are doing in Subiaco with #lovesubiaco. Let’s show the world what exciting things are happening in Subiaco.


Future editions of this e-newsletter will include information about upcoming promotions, business support initiatives and events you can get involved in.  If there are topics you would like to see covered in future editions, please contact placemanagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au