According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 60% of small businesses cease operating within the first three years of starting so it is with great pleasure that every year we celebrate those stores who's been with the group for over 10 years.
This year we had two stores celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
Firstly, we have Helen & Tony Alexander, owners of TLC Holmview. They joined The Lucky Charm group back in 2007 with another store, since then they have sold and moved to the Holmview Central Shopping Centre.
Secondly, the owners of Toowoomba - Karen and Tony Hynes. They've been at the Toowoomba plaza since joining the group.
This year we also celebrated a 15th anniversary. Congratulations to Andi Plaritis and Phyl Phylactou who was the very first to join our group back in 2002. These siblings have been running the TLC Mirrabooka store. Phyl couldn't be with us at the conference but Andi's daughter Eleni was there to celebrate the momentus occassion.