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MPREC Newest Social Enterprise activity set to deliver on-the-job training

18 June, 2016

The ladies of Cobar and surrounding area will be dressed to the nines for all their social events, thanks to local boutique Two Eight Three Five.

The boutique is the latest Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation (MPREC) Social Enterprise venture. Each social enterprise is a business that has been developed to provide life skills, employment and training for our disadvantaged community members.

The aim of MPREC's Social Enterprises are to run successful and sustainable businesses, while also delivering outstanding and equitable opportunities for on-the-job training. Chi Chi joins two hospitality ventures: Back 'O Bourke Cafe in Bourke and BlueRidge Cafe in Dubbo

"Two Eight Three Five  Boutique is a women's clothing store located in the town centre of Cobar. The store will stock a variety of designer labels and will provide a “hands on” environment for clients wanting exposure to the retail industry," said MPREC a/CEO, Rene Wykes.

With limited employment opportunities for aspiring retail workers in the region, Ms Wykes said the opportunity to purchase an existing business and step into an established enterprise was too good to miss.

"It's important to keep a variety of businesses open in regional communities, and we're gald we cna play a role in this."

"Kasey Egan has been appointed as the store supervisor and we are excited be able to be behind a business that is sure to flourish in the region," Ms Wykes said. 

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