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The Logan Reporter- Friday 13th November 2015

Fifty five social enterprises and associated businesses in Logan showcased their high quality products and services at the inaugural Logan Social Enterprise Expo 2015.

The expo, which took place at Logan Entertainment Centre on November 4, was well received.

Chair of the organising committee and Social Enterprise Development manager for Substation33, YFS’ social enterprise, Tony Sharp said the expo generated great trading opportunities between social enterprises, commercial and retail customers and local and state procurement officers.

“Social enterprises use commercial approaches to generate social benefits like providing work opportunities for disadvantaged people or creating environmental change,” Mr Sharp said.

“Local social enterprises support a wide range of job-seekers, including people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and long-term unemployed.

“Social enterprises provide training and skills, as well as much-needed jobs, while delivering products and services at economical prices to the Logan community.

The forum had been coordinated by YFS social enterprise Substation 33, in partnership with a wide range of other local social enterprises including Access Community Services, Logan City Community Housing and BoysTown.