Sales set to rise in Ararat

ARBA team: Graham Foster, Phillip Clark, Jodie-lee Wells, Therese Roper, and former committee member Victoria Laugensen.
ARBA team: Graham Foster, Phillip Clark, Jodie-lee Wells, Therese Roper, and former committee member Victoria Laugensen.

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Increased trade and value for money will be at the forefront of the Mid Year Super Sale on Friday June 16 in Ararat.

The Ararat Regional Business Association (ARBA) president Jodie-lee Wells is pleased to see another sale event taking place in the town.

“The success of similar promotions in Ararat was unprecedented with businesses and shoppers alike enjoying an environment of considerable trade and value for money,” Mrs Wells said.

“There will be bargains aplenty as part of the promotion and shopping at participating businesses have a chance to win $500 shopping vouchers.

“We encourage any business that maybe interest in participating contact the team at The Ararat Advertiser.”

ARBA has been operating within the jurisdiction of the Ararat Regional City Council (ARCC) for the past three decades.

“It was created to meet the community need for a consolidated body to oversee the economic well-being of the Ararat Regional City, and create and realise opportunities for businesses,” Mrs Wells said. 

“With the annual general meeting of the Ararat Regional Business Association fast approaching it is time to reflect on the importance that ARBA holds within our business community.”

This feature is supported by:

  • Bi Rite
  • Carey Covers
  • Clarks Furniture
  • Fosters
  • Latus Jewellers
  • Sportspower Stawell
  • Ararat Books
  • Perry`s Footwear
  • Gilbert & Jury
  • Lillies & Lattes
  • Salvation Army Ararat
  • Something Beautiful
  • Telstra Shop Ararat
  • The Gifted Wombat
  • Toyz on Barkly

The ARBA has represented a membership of more than 100 businesses. ARBA meets with council on a monthly basis to deal with issues of community interest.

These can include town parking, public address system, public toilets, road upgrades and closures, special events, members’ breakfasts, guest speakers, online newsletter, representing members in times of crises, marketing and lobbying to government.

The ARBA is currently focusing on the encroaching highway bypass and have sent out feedback forms in a bid to gauge the feel within the business community.

“We want to ensure we are getting the best outcome for business and to ensure Ararat is easily accessible,” Mrs Wells. 

Feedback forms are available at the website and Facebook page. 

To become a member of the ARBA contact Sally Bond on (03) 5355 0218 or email


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