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Discover the businesses making a difference in Logan

Published: 8 October 2015

Discover the businesses making a difference in Logan
Tony Sharp from Substation 33

Did you know there are businesses in Logan City that not only contribute to our local economy, but also exist to support and train people who face challenges entering the workforce?

These businesses are known as social enterprises and on 4 November 2015, more than 30 of these local operators will showcase their products and services at the first Logan Social Enterprise and Marketplace Forum, held at the Logan Entertainment Centre from 10am to 1pm.

Local social enterprises support a wide range of job-seekers, including people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and long-term unemployed. They also tend to deliver products and services with a strong social and/or environmental focus.

Social enterprises provide training and skills, as well as much-needed jobs, while delivering products and services at economical prices to the Logan community.

The Logan Social Enterprise and Marketplace Forum will feature key speakers, and the opportunity for the broader Logan business community to connect and network with local social enterprises.

The forum has been coordinated by YFS social enterprise Substation 33, in partnership with a wide range of other local social enterprises including Access Community Services, Logan City Community Housing and BoysTown.

Substation 33 is an electronic waste recycling centre where volunteers and employees gain confidence and the skills to transition to sustainable employment. It is one of more than 30 local enterprises to be showcased at the expo.

The forum supports the outcomes of the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015 to support social enterprises in Logan City.

For more details: https://www.facebook.com/LSEMF2015