Here's what's happening in the Manawatu business world this week.
Marbecks cafe back
The Plaza is squeezing another store in. Looksmart, a nationwide clothing alterations company, is moving into the upstairs area of the mall next to Theobroma Chocolate Lounge.
To fit them in, Plaza manager Andrew Heaphy said they would be carving "a few square metres" off Theobroma and giving them extra seating out in the mall walkway.
Marbecks Cafe has reopened after renovations and work continues on the Australian fashion store beside it.
Heaphy said the company wanted to keep their arrival quiet for now and they would announce who was going in the space when the company was ready.
John Key is coming
The three keys to the prime minister's success will be revealed at a lunch in Palmerston North in November.
Networking company Three Keys has booked its most influential speaker to date, Prime Minister John Key, to start its third season of talks.
Previous speakers over the past two seasons have included All White Noah Hickey and Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson.
Registrations for the $100 event close on November 1. For information on the venue and time of the talk, and to book tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash v profit
Morrison Creed are holding a presentation outlining the difference between cash and profit.
The presentation will be held on Tuesday, 4.30pm, at the BNZ Partners building, 203 Broadway Ave. To register or for more information, visit morrisoncreed.co.nz or phone Diane on 353 6901, ext 729. Registrations were to close today.
Winning snarler for sale
Preston's Master Butchers has won the prestigious New Zealand's Best BBQ Sausage title for the second consecutive year.
Preston's winning entry, a Turingia Pre-Cooked Bratwurst, was judged the unanimous winner in the barbecue section at the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition, organised by Retail Meat New Zealand. The winning snarler is being sold at Preston's retail store in Palmerston North.
Business whisperer coming
Serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker and so-called "business whisperer" Deborah Lee Marlow is coming to Palmerston North.
Marlow is a guest at the Manawatu Property Investors Association's final monthly meeting at the Palmerston North Bridge Club, corner Cook and Cuba streets, on November 6.
Visitors are welcome - $20 door charge. Doors open from 7pm and supper is provided.
For more information, contact association president Pauline Beissel on 027 471 9192.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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