Did you know Geelong recently got its very own online community hub?
Founded by Suzy Coleman, Geelong Living Plus is your one stop online directory to all things Geelong, from local event postings, groups and resources, to a list of local businesses to help you shop small and support local. With the aim of making it easier for people to locate and source products and businesses, cutting down the time and confusion it can sometimes take, it’s clear Suzy is a big believer in the benefits of supporting local products, fresh produce, handmade items and local businesses and services in general.
Hi Suzy, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi I am Suzy, I am married with three kids. I am passionate about local community and supporting small and local businesses, helped along by my health and social work background. Although I wasn’t born and bred in Geelong, I was fortunate to meet someone who was and be able to move to and enjoy this fantastic region. We feel so lucky to be raising our family here.
Why did you start up Geelong Living Plus?
I started Geelong Living Plus with the aim of showcasing local businesses to Geelong and Golden Plains families and the community as a whole. I also hoped that it could provide an opportunity for families to share and connect with local businesses and find out more about what is going on and available in their local community.
How do businesses go about registering for the site?
If you are a local small business in Greater Geelong or Golden Plains area, please check out our online directory on our website. We would love to have you onboard. Either get in touch with me directly or jump onto our website to find out further details and click on Submit Listing to enter your information.
Is it easily accessible for viewers?
We are building our online community via Facebook, Instagram and a Facebook Group called Mums in Geelong- by Geelong Living Plus. Please support us via social media and if you are a mum, grandmother, aunty, sister, please join us in our Mums in Geelong group.
Do you have a favourite thing to do in Geelong?
I enjoy spending family time in the Geelong region and appreciating its beauty and diversity. I can’t go past the Geelong waterfront as its so beautiful and lots to do. Another favourite for our family is a day out in Queenscliff. Such a lovely location with lots of great food, retail outlets and stunning views.
Check it out via www.geelonglivingplus.com
Written by Chloe Cicero