One of the advantages of the Wimmera is that it is small enough to have a well-organised and well-supported local business community.
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Customer service key to repeat tourism
Little Desert Nature Lodge general manager Mark Fletcher believes the Wimmera has a window of opportunity to generate increased tourism.
He is encouraging all businesses to make customer service their top priority and treat everyone as a visitor.
“We have to make the most of everyone who is in the area to ensure they receive good customer services,” he said.
Mr Fletcher said if visitors enjoyed their time in the region because they were well treated it would make them more likely to want to return.
He said a good reputation was important especially with a highway bypass planned for Horsham.
|He said cafes and supermarkets were involved because they benefited from tourism when people traveling through called in for coffee or bought things from the supermarket.
Mr Fletcher has managed Little Desert Nature Lodge at Winiam for about a year after starting at the business as marketing and promotions manager five years ago.
He enjoys working as part of a small team at the lodge including helping with hospitality when the lodge hosts functions.
Mr Fletcher said the role provided a range of experiences and while it could be hectic, the lodge was a relaxing place in which to work.
“In my last position in SA I had to work at a crazy pace and it was quite stressful,” he said.
“While there can be stressful times at the lodge, even when it is busy it is enjoyable. The interaction with people is what I really enjoy,” he said.
Mr Fletcher said he had moved to the Wimmera to be close to his wife’s family but had found that Horsham, where he lives, is a hub which provides a range of services.
“There is a lot going on in the Wimmera. People could attend at least one or two things every weekend if they wanted to,” he said.
Thriving electrical business
|Laser Electrical Horsham is a dynamic electrical contracting company based in the Wimmera region, offering services in commercial works, residential works and maintenance and servicing.
Laser Electrical Horsham's philosophy is based upon offering friendly professional service and backup that generates repeat business to the community at large.
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