Marlborough glazier business Norm Fowke Glass Ltd has merged with the Blenheim branch of the trans-Tasman company Viridian Glass.
Director Garry Boyd said the decision to combine the two companies was to improve operations in Blenheim.
Norm Fowke Glass are still trading from their shop on Grove Rd, and will not be undergoing a name change.
No jobs were lost during the merger, he said.
Gordon Handy Machinery has been named CRT Card Partner of the Year in recognition of its success and continued growth and development.
The South Canterbury farm machinery business is a family company, established in 1978 and has six stores around the South Island, including Blenheim.
The award shows the South Canterbury farm machinery business' positive turnaround with strong sales and business growth, after the 2008 downturn when sales dropped by $17 million.
Smell the coffee
Marlborough coffee roaster and owner of Ritual Coffee Matt Hellriegel and his mother Heather McAlpine have bought Cruizies Cafe in Maxwell Rd, in Blenheim.
Mr Hellriegel intends to run his coffee bean blending and roasting business in the warehouse out the back of the cafe, which will get a complete makeover, he said.
He has not yet set a date of opening.
The Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Inc (AAPNZ) are inviting past and present members to a social evening at Chateau Marlborough on September 12 from 5.30-7pm.
Anyone working in the administration profession might be interested in the opportunity to meet others in the industry or learn more about organisation.
Cost is $10 to cover tea, coffee and biscuits.
For more information contact AAPNZ Marlborough Group President Michelle Simpson: email@example.com
Trade show coming
The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce's next Business After Five event is the Renwick Tradeshow at the Giesen Sport and Event Centre.
It's on September 11 from 6pm to 8pm.
The trade show is an opportunity for Renwick companies to showcase their businesses.
The cost for Chamber of Commerce members to exhibit is $23 a site or $46 a site for non- members.
For information contact 03 572 9688 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kat Pickford is the Marlborough Express business reporter.
Give Kat a ring with any news and information about businesses in town.
Contact her at 03 520 8951 or 027 241 3679, or email email@example.com
- The Marlborough Express