Thursday, February 2, 2017

Festival’s profile growing in Portarlington

The Festival of Glass has increased its profile in Portarlington in recent weeks.

The Festival’s Treasure Hunt was pleased to welcome several Portarlington businesses, which are promoting the Festival enthusiastically to Treasure Hunters who pay them a visit. (Go to the Festival web site to discover which local businesses are Treasure Hunt sponsors.)

Festival committee members did some spruiking at the Portarlington Mussel Festival on 14 January and at the monthly Portarlington market on 29 January, giving out leaflets and talking to visitors about the various events in the 2017 Festival of Glass. 
Finally, thanks to the team at the Portarlington Community Information Booth Inc., which is helping to promote the Festival with brochures and a video at Portarlington’s information centre in the Newcombe Street rotunda.

Featured Festival sponsor – Bendigo Bank (iii)
The Festival of Glass committee is grateful to the Bendigo Bank, which has supported the Festival since it started in 2011. The Bank is now one of our major sponsors and the Festival Committee is always happy to acknowledge its contribution to the Festival’s success. Without the Bendigo Bank’s involvement, we’d have a very different Festival of Glass.

 The Bendigo Bank offers retail banking products and services to more than 1.4 million retail customers through its 400 plus branches and agencies. Its focus on customer and community dates back more than 150 years and makes it a popular alternative to larger banks. The Bendigo Bank believes that successful communities contribute to successful businesses, so the bank engages with communities to explore how it can contribute to their prosperity.

Bendigo Wealth is the bank’s wealth management division. Drawing on more than 150 years of banking, investment and lending expertise, it’s the home of the group’s cash, margin lending, managed funds and superannuation activities.

The bank’s Community Telco Australia is one of Australia’s largest regional telecommunications companies. Its products for home and business include fixed and mobile phones, internet services, video conferencing, data networks and app development, all backed by high levels of personal service. In keeping with the Bendigo Banks’ ethos, Community Telco Australia invests its profits into local communities.

Featured Festival sponsor – helloworld Drysdale (i)
Shop 3, 3 Wyndham Street, Drysdale VIC 3222                   5202 2718
The Festival of Glass committee is grateful to helloworld Drysdale for supporting the Festival and also for supporting the “Welcome to Drysdale” mural, which the Festival created in the town centre.

 helloworld Drysdale owner Carol McCarthy has worked in Geelong for 32 years and has owned the agency for the past 17 years. Her agency specialises in personally escorted group tours - perfect for solo travellers and for those wanting to meet like-minded people. Recent tour destinations have included Canada & Alaska, Japan, Sri Lanka, Europe, Africa, China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Cruising is another helloworld Drysdale specialty and the agency is accredited by the Cruise Lines International Agency Association.

The staff at helloworld Drysdale have decades of travel experience between them. More importantly, they are passionate travellers themselves - between them, they have covered just about every holiday destination! They would love to share their considerable knowledge and experience with clients, offer advice and help to plan the next adventure.

Whatever your dream destination, start the journey at helloworld Drysdale!

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