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

Logan’s first social enterprise expo, held at the Logan Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 6th November, was well received by local residents and allowed the local business community to connect and network with social enterprises from the greater Logan area.

“It was a great morning at the Logan Social Enterprise Expo with over 50 local exhibitors, all using commercial approaches to achieve positive social impact rather than profits for external stakeholders,” said Tony Sharp, chair of the organising committee and Social Enterprise Development manager for Substation33, YFS’ social enterprise.

“We look forward to continue working together with local social enterprises and businesses to create a similar event next year,” he added.

The expo also 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.