Author Archive | Samille Mitchell

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Geraldton Air Charters – Tapping into a new market

Geraldton Air Charter has transformed its bottom lines by zeroing in on a new and untapped tourist market in Geraldton – the Chinese. By specifically targeting Chinese tourists through Chinese-language website, Chinese speaking staff and using Chinese social media, the business has attracted 1600 Chinese tourists to Geraldton to book a Geraldton Air Charter tour […]

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Laneway Revitalisation Swarm

A group of about 30 enthusiastic creative thinkers converged at Pollinators in Geraldton recently to dream up plans for a revitalised Swansea Laneway, off Marine Terrace. CBD Property Trust contracted Pollinators to conduct a ‘Swarm’ event to engage the community in the revitalisation of the privately-owned laneway. The Trust and City of Greater Geraldton have already agreed […]

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Laneway Revitalisation – Have your say

Join representatives of CBD Property Trust and Pollinators to dream up plans for a revitalised laneway outside CityHive. The redevelopment of the old Lotteries House building on Marine Terrace has presented the opportunity to transform the current construction site into a funky, functional space for West End patrons and residents. Join us for this Swarm […]

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AT Bowen Therapy – Venture Profile

What is your venture?  My name is Annette Tuncel and I’ve recently set up my business working as a Bowen therapist. Bowen therapy is a holistic bodywork technique, using gentle rolling moves over muscles, tendons and ligaments. Bowen moves stimulate the body to shift from flight/fight/fright mode to rest/relaxation mode and begin the healing and adjustment […]

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Meet the Candidates at Pollinators

With a State election looming, Geraldton voters will have a unique opportunity to hear from and question Geraldton’s three major State Election Candidates at an open house “Meet the Candidates” event at CityHive next Friday. The three candidates will have an opportunity to express their major pre-election pledges, with a focus on innovation and community […]

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Be part of something amazing

Want to be part of something amazing?

Pollinators Inc. are searching for an outstanding individual to take on their Community Lead Role Pollinators Inc. is a member-based social enterprise based in Geraldton that provides support and services to its members and the wider community in three keys areas: Space CityHive is regional Australia’s largest and longest-established coworking space operating from an inspiring Heritage-listed […]

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Mid West Innovation Workshop

Agencies Collaborate on Innovation

A team of Mid West government and non-government agencies came together in Geraldton last week to map out plans to progress innovation in the region. About 15 representatives attended the workshop at Pollinators’ CityHive to help further the Mid West Development Commission’s (MWDC) Innovation Strategy.  Pollinators Chairman Paul Dyer said it was fantastic to see […]

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Staffing Changes

Staffing changes present exciting opportunities

As we embark into 2017, I would like to share with you some changes in regards to Samille  Mitchell and Andrew Outhwaite’s roles within Pollinators, and the exciting opportunities  these changes will likely create. Sadly, Samille has recently tendered her resignation as Community Lead. With a recent  change in family circumstances and commitment to growth […]

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Dreams closer to reality

Six Mid West people and ventures with big dreams are a step closer to seeing their dreams reach reality after completing the Catalyst pre-accelerator training program with Pollinators.  The group of six start-ups embarked on the three-month program to learn the business skills to transform their dreams from idea to reality.  They also had the […]

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Young entrepreneurs to get help transforming dreams to reality

Young people with big ideas and entrepreneurial dreams now have the chance to make their dreams a reality. As part of the Greater Geraldton Investment Showcase, young people will be able to attend a three-hour intensive workshop to help them take the first steps towards becoming innovators and entrepreneurs. The Youngpreneur Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship […]

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Idea transforms into fine dining extravaganza

An idea to boost Geraldton transformed into a fine dining experience under the stars on the weekend after travelling chefs Fervor dazzled guests with a 10-course degustation experience. Geraldton women Pam Sherlock and Emma Jackson organised the Taste of Geraldton experience at Gunnadoo Farm after brainstorming ideas to boost Geraldton at a Pollinators Lunchtime lab […]

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Members meet up revamp

A group of Pollinators members met at CityHive this month to plan revamped member morning meetups. After working through a brainstorming session in which we considered our needs, desires, aversions and criteria for success, we came up with a series of options that would make meetups great. As a result of this and a survey […]

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Think innovatively – and grow

Geraldton people working with creative, social, and digital ventures have a rare chance to come together, learn and grow their ventures at three separate networking sessions at Pollinators CityHive on October 20. The workshops will enable people to think outside the square and get expert guidance, and peer support to help their ventures soar. Flock […]

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Innovate with business modelling

Do you have a new or existing venture that needs a kick-start? Pollinators is conducting a workshop to help new and existing ventures to look strategically and creatively at business models and legal structure. The Catalyst business modelling session on Thursday October 13 will help participants experience the benefits of getting clear on their value propositions, […]

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Future for Innovation Hub

Pollinators brought together a roomful of the region’s movers and shakers last Friday to map the way forward for innovation spaces in Geraldton. About 20 influencers met at Pollinators’ CityHive to consider options for a physical space for innovation, using CityHive co-working space as a case study. Using an innovative business modelling tool known as a Zwicky […]

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Catalyst – Taking ideas to live start up

Got a dream? Want to make it a reality? Pollinators is launching a one-stop-shop to help people take their dream from idea to live start up. The Catalyst pre-accelerator course give participants the kickstart they need to avoid becoming one of the 60 per cent of new businesses that fail in the first three years, […]

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Flock – Helping Mid West ventures soar

Mid West people operating creative, social or digital ventures now have a chance to access a learning opportunity of the type normally only accessible in the big cities. Pollinators has launched its latest Flock learning program to help Mid West ventures go further and faster using a mentoring approach with a small group of trusted […]

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Mapping future for innovation hubs

A group of can-do Mid West collaborators are planning the future of innovation hubs and spaces in Geraldton. The group of influencers, creatives, business leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at Pollinators’ CityHive on Friday September 16 to consider future physical spaces to enable innovation in our region. Using CityHive coworking space as a case study, the group […]

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Venture profile – Beacon Business Growth Solutions

What is your venture?  I deliver real world innovative solutions to improve profits, cashflow and wastage for businesses in the Mid West. I provide a range of services from reporting, benchmarking, analysis and profit growth through the attention to detail, all the while working in a collaborative manner with staff, managers and owners. What’s inspired your work?  […]

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Goodness Festival celebration of science, sustainability and innovation

Hundreds of people from across the city flocked to Goodness Festival National Science Week activities in Geraldton last week in celebration of science, sustainability and innovation. The week brought together a range of community and professional development opportunities in a week’s packed festival program. Highlights included a rousing Inspiring Women in Science presentation by former […]

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