Saturday was wonderful! Thank you to our hosts Tim Mander MP – State Member for Everton and Hicks Real Estate for organising the event with stalls, music, food, kids’ games and activities, free face painting, as well as the fabulous Easter Egg Hunt 🎪🥁🎯🎨.

Those freshly cooked bacon and egg brekkie burgers went down a treat! So thank you to all our helpers on the day – especially to the kids.

We are NOW eagerly waiting for next Easter! 😊

Our Bunnings Warehouse Easter Bash was a pleasure and the raffle a success. Thank you to all who participated.

A big thank you also to Jeni O’Brien from Red Roo Australia, providing us with our new NOW Business Team T-shirts. We love them!

Thanks to Bunnings Warehouse Stafford for having us.


It’s nice for us to give back to Bunnings. It was a delight serving the stocktaking staff on 15/3.

Pleased to have worked with Susette and the awesome Bunnings Stafford team.

Thanks goes to Kathryn & Terry for organising and Sheldon, Ben, Caroline & Michelle for serving.

This Christmas was even more special than the last one. With the help of our members, we gave 85 hampers across to 9 schools.

Special thanks to Everton Park High State School for their 35 contribution. We continue to raise the bar for the next year. 😊


Christmas came early to Everton Park High State School today 🦌🎄🎅🏻 for the NOW Business Network last morning event for the year.
We made up lolly bags for the Kindness carts for the kids and goodie bags for the guests at Beddown, with some fun Christmas yodelling in between 🎵.
Special mention to Sue Wallace for her wonderful contribution to EPSHS as Principal and her ongoing support to the business and community networks – we’ll miss her whilst she’s away having some time off.

Congratulations to The Stafford General Store team on their very well deserved NOW WOW! Award for their outstanding customer service and their genuine commitment to the local community.

Special shout-outs to Roy, Jake (from Super Pharmacy Plus who looks after The Stafford General Store), Harrison, Sarah and Sarah who have all organised many initiatives for the local community.

Their amazing community focus includes:

  • A Friday Mums’ group who meet for coffee while waiting to see the child health nurse at the pharmacy.
  • Providing work experience and barista training for Everton Park State High School students and people returning to work and needing new skills.
  • A community library with books and puzzles for the community to collect.
  • Introducing the ‘Aloha’ initiative and offering a free coffee to customers.
  • Running with NOW Business Network’s Kindness Cart concept in March 2020 and hosting this cart for the community, contributing grocery items from their own tip jar / pockets when the cart runs low.

Well done to you all at The Stafford General Store – wonderful customer and community service!

Congratulations Mary-Ann Strelow on your NOW WOW! Award from the NOW – Business Building Community.
Presented at the recent NOW Business Network meeting for:
“Recognition of your outstanding kindness and commitment to so many individuals, organisations, and not-for-profit groups in the community.
You have an exceptional radar for those in need and a creative mind for finding ways to help others that leave them feeling valued and supported. There are too many examples of your spontaneous generosity and kindness to list and there are probably many examples that we will never know about because of all the additional acts of generosity you carry out with exceptional stealth!”
The WOW! Awards is a wonderful recognition program that catches people doing things right and recognises them for their outstanding community support and customer service.
Well done Mary-Ann, very deserved recognition for all you do for everyone around you. Thank you!

Our thoughts are with you in lockdown. For many of us, lockdown isn’t an easy time. Between the practical and psychological challenges, we can suddenly find ourselves on a slippery slope to struggling. While we’re hoping we’re on top of this outbreak quickly, you might like to check out some tips from Donna Thistlethwaite for staying mentally healthy during lockdown. The content is also available in an instantly accessible webinar recorded in 2020 (linked in article). Take care and stay well.

Donna is happy to chat with anyone who is doing it tough at the moment on 0419 120 601 – offering a listening ear, support and referrals. No fee applies.

Stay safe everyone!

In light of the current COVID 19 circumstances in Queensland, unfortunately this event has now been cancelled. We encourage everyone to follow all safety measures and stay safe.