New leader for business association

NEW LEADER: Nicole Reschke has taken the top spot at the Riddoch Business and Community Association.

Charlotte Varcoe

THE Riddoch Business and Community Association has inducted a new president with Nicole Reschke taking the top position.

Being in the role for two months already, Ms Reschke took over from previous president Rebecca Trotter who held the spot for a number of years.

Ms Reschke said she took over because it was her turn to lead the association.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of having a successful 2022 after a very successful year this year [2021],” Ms Reschke said.

“We are just starting to roll out the association’s merchandise now, and are looking at adding to the range which will be fantastic.”

She said association members enjoyed seeing children and young adults wearing the merchandise around the community.

“We also love that the community is able to sell the shirts and jumpers to tourists as well,” Ms Reschke said.

“We had a very successful 2021 where we also launched our new website which is a fantastic tool for visitors researching the area, and a great way for businesses to showcase themselves as well.”

The association hosted a successful late night shopping event in December last year, which included a Christmas street party and Stuffed Santa competition.

“There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with the local community and give back to it as well, and this is one of them,” Ms Reschke said.

“I have been in the association for around five years now and my husband was also president twice so I have been involved for a while.”

As for 2022, the association will host its usual annual events while also working on other opportunities including further training for the youth of Penola, and giving businesses the chance to get together and speak about their experiences.