Love this initiative by Sonia Hornery MP and love Heroes and More. It is not always easy being a small business owner, I am often torn between being community focused or business focused ... I love how Simon and Mel do both! They have large hearts and wonderful ideas. If you need any pop culture gifts this Christmas, support a true local business down in Wallsend and buy your gifts at Heroes and More.October was Business NSW small business month, dedicated to promoting and celebrating the success of small businesses and recognising the important role they play in the NSW economy and their local communities.
I am going to continue the theme every month, highlighting local businesses who are doing great things in our community.
Simon and Mel Wait of Heroes and More, are 2 of the most amazing local business people I have ever met.
Heroes and More has fast become an icon in the Wallsend CBD, known for putting on incredible local events, such as Back To The Future Day, Harry Piotter events and many more. The events are always free and usually involve turning the local CBD into downtown Hill Valley or Platform Number 9 and 3 quarters.
Simon recently entered the Championships of Cosplay at the Sydney OZ Comic-Con where he was shortlisted as a finalist. Simon and Blue took to the stage and won the FX award making it into the final 3 in the state and top 15 nationally.
He was humbled to be involved in such a competition and to receive such high recognition on the first time he entered.
For Simon and Mel, the greatest achievement is seeing the smiles on the faces of people when they see what they have made and the enjoyment their creations bring to many, young and old.
Thank you for everything you do Simon and Mel. ...
Digital drivers licenses are now available using the Service NSW app on your phone!
This morning I, along with thousands of others, scurried to update the Service NSW app so I could activate my digital driver's license. Of course, there was an overload on the server, which kept informing me "We are a little busy right now". After many taps on the refresh button, I can now see my mugshot right on my phone screen and it works in place of the card license. Although I know many of us are afraid to go digital, I like the convenience if I lose my wallet, or forget to bring it with me. But - as the app says - make sure to keep your phone charged for your license to be valid!
Need help setting yours up? Sure, you can pop into Service NSW for some wonderful free one on one help, or you can book a paid DotJess session or workshop for your community group. www.dotjess.com/learn
Join me tomorrow at Wollombi Schoolhouse for Cessnock City Library’s pop up library cafe ! I will answer your tech questions and the legendary Susan will answer your library questions - oh, and there is delicious free food too!
Open between 10am - 12pm Friday 25th October at 2855 Wollombi Road.
We are bringing your library to you! Do you need some tech help? Are you interested in the library's 24/7 eBranch?
Come along to the Library Cafe with your tech questions and get FREE one on one support plus a complimentary morning tea.
This afternoon I presented my last #GetOnlineWeekAU #DangerDetective workshop at Cessnock City Library. It was such a pleasure to chat with my Friday class (and Martin’s wife joined us!) about how to quickly recognise a scam email or a Facebook fake.
After a week of being out in the community, and chatting with people of all ages, a few things cut through: - Everyone knows of a scam or has been scammed - Everyone worries about getting caught out - Everyone was able to take even just one tip away and was excited to share it with family and friends.
Make sure you talk about scams in everyday conversations. Chat about it with your neighbours, with your mum, with your hairdresser. The more we talk about it, the more aware you are and the less likely you are to get caught.
If you want to book me for a Danger Detective scam workshop for your community group, church group or family group, get in contact today: www.dotjess.com/danger
Thank you so much to Good Things Foundation Australia for helping make these events possible. These events really do help to bridge the digital divide. ...