Local business hero

Woy Woy Local, Jane Fonti, owner of Ruby’s Home Store, has been recognised as a Local Business Hero under the Australian Post Local Business Heroes program.

Jane Fonti and Dr Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson.

13 September 2023


THE Local Business Heroes program recognises 100 local businesses from around Australia providing financial and marketing support.


Each of the winners receive a Heroes Packaged valued at over $5,000 to help them reach new customers and give their business a boost.


Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP and Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch MP congratulated Ms Fonti on the achievement, noting the importance of local businesses.


Ms Tesch recognised Ms Fonti’s achievement during a recent visit to Ruby’s Home Story.


“Congratulations to Jane on this massive achievement," Ms Tesch said.


“It’s amazing to have a Federal program that recognises our local businesses and allows businesses like Jane’s to thrive.


“Local businesses are the backbone to our community and it’s fantastic to see such a deserving winner here on the Peninsula!”


Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP, congratulated Jane on her business recognition.


“A nurse of 40 years, Jane has given so much to supporting her community, it is so delightful to see her recognised by Australia Post with this business support" said Dr Reid.


“Congratulations Jane.”


Jane Fonti, Owner of Ruby’s Home Store, was thrilled at the news, commenting on how it would boost her business.


“It was great to be recognised as a local business hero," she said.


“It’s a tough job to do, from social media to tireless emails, so to receive some recognition was a welcome boost.


“For any local business thinking of applying – do it!”


Ruby’s Home Store specialises in British products and Australian designer brands that fit Jane’s values.


Applications for the Australia Post local business heroes will open again early 2024, and local businesses should go to Local Business Heroes.

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