NBN rollout plan announced

NBN rollout Clare South Australia March 2012Yesterday Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced stage one of the National Broadband Network’s wide-scale rollout plan.

Over the next three years, construction of the fibre optic component of the NBN will be underway or completed in areas containing 3.5 million premises, in 1,500 communities across every state and territory in Australia.

Towns around the Clare Valley region announced for connection starting within three years include Clare, Balaklava, Riverton, Saddleworth and Burra.

NBN Co plans to rollout fibre optic broadband designed to offer speeds of up to 100 megabits per second to 93% of Australia. The Clare Valley can expect connections at these speeds in the towns listed above, with wireless and satellite services at 10 megabits per second provided in other locations.

NAR Design provide broadband consulting services to clients, connecting ADSL2+, mobile and fixed wireless and satellite services.

Find out more about the NBN rollout.

Introducing Sarah Johnson – our Guest Speaker for the Quick Contacts for Country Business Mums event

Sarah Johnson to Speak at NAR Designs Quick Contacts event in ClareIntroducing our Guest Speaker for the Quick Contacts for Country Business Mums event – Clare-based PR professional – Sarah Johnson from Clerestory Communications.

Who better to speak at an event that’s all about communicating?

Make sure you RSVP to this event by the 16th of March by contacting Meg Mader – meg@nardesign.com – 0433 205 661.

Keep in touch with this event via the NAR Design Facebook page.

A bit about Country Business Mums:

Being a mum in business has a lot of unique challenges whether you own your own business, have a partnership, a hobby business at home or if you’re the woman behind your husband’s success.

Country Business Mums provide a fantastic opportunity to meet other mums in business, share stories and experiences, get advice, promote your business and build a support network.

Country Business Mums’ Lunch a success

NAR Design Country Business Mums Lunch 17th FebruaryNAR Design’s Country Business Mums’ Lunch on the 17th of February in Clare was a huge success.  Originally we aimed for 20 women but had almost 40 attend so it was a fantastic turnout.

This event was aimed at mums who are in business, wanting to get into business or even working mums.  The event provided a way of networking, promoting business, forming new friendships and sharing stories and experiences to help each other achieve and know we are not alone in our struggle to raise a family and a business at the same time.  It was also a lot of fun!

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NAR Design presents Quick Contacts – 20th March 2012

NAR Design presents Quick Contacts at the Clare Hotel on the 20th March 2012

Come along to Quick Contacts, presented by NAR Design at the Clare Hotel on the 20th March 2012.

A fast-paced, fun way to create new contacts, form friendships and promote yourself in a welcoming environment.

There will be a guest speaker and prizes for the most enthusiastic players.

A glass of bubbly or soft drink and light nibbles provided.

Buy dinner afterwards and stay a while to get to know your new contacts better.

Make sure you RSVP to this event by the 16th of March by contacting Meg Mader – meg@nardesign.com – 0433 205 661.

Keep in touch with this event via the NAR Design Facebook page.

A bit about Country Business Mums:

Being a mum in business has a lot of unique challenges whether you own your own business, have a partnership, a hobby business at home or if you’re the woman behind your husband’s success.

Country Business Mums provide a fantastic opportunity to meet other mums in business, share stories and experiences, get advice, promote your business and build a support network.

NAR Design awarded Intel Gold Partner status

Intel has recognised the ongoing commitment by NAR Design to train and develop innovative technology solutions based on Intel technologies and awarded NAR Design Intel Gold Partner status.

NAR Design Intel Gold Partner 2012

NAR Design provide solutions including Intel processors, motherboards, solid state drives (SSDs) and network technology in our workstations, laptops and servers.

Introducing our Third Speaker for the Country Business Mums’ Lunch – Jo Goodwin

Jo Goodwin to speak at NAR Designs Country Business Mums LunchJo is a local girl, born and bred in the Clare Valley. After completing school she commenced work in an accounting firm and studied part time to become an accountant. In 2000, Jo became a partner in the firm and the business has continued to grow since then.

She currently lives on a farm with her husband Grant and the three children she has had since joining the practice as a partner.

Jo also contributes much of her valuable time by being involved in numerous committees in the Clare Valley – mostly in a financial role.

NAR Design is proud to present our first Country Business Mums’ Lunch from 12pm on the 17th of February at the Barbara J Long room, Clare.

Tickets for only $33 are available before the event – contact Meg on 0433 205 661 or email meg@nardesign.com for details.

Download the flyer to send to other Mums!

“Like” NAR Design on Facebook to stay up to date.

Introducing our Second Speaker for the Country Business Mums’ Lunch – Nigelle-ann Blaser

Nigelle-ann Blaser to speak at NAR Designs Country Business Mums LunchNigelle-ann, qualified librarian and lover of books, is the owner and operator of Miss Gracie Taylor’s Pre Loved Books – the only second hand book shop in Clare.

Originally from Sydney, Nigelle-ann relocated to the South Australian country with her husband Geoffrey, who is originally from Mallala, and had their two children.

As Nigelle-ann has owned a range of other businesses she has a lot to offer from her experiences as a businesswoman, mother and wife and how she manages to keep it all together.

She will speak on the challenges of running a retail store with the demands of motherhood and how important it is for women to support each other in the community.

NAR Design is proud to present our first Country Business Mums’ Lunch from 12pm on the 17th of February at the Barbara J Long room, Clare.

Tickets for only $33 are available before the event – contact Meg on 0433 205 661 or email meg@nardesign.com for details.

Download the flyer to send to other Mums!

“Like” NAR Design on Facebook to stay up to date.

Introducing our First Speaker for the Country Business Mums’ Lunch – Mel Jenner

Mel Jenner to speak at NAR Designs Country Business Mums LunchMel grew up in Adelaide, and upon finishing High School in 1985, went off for her big adventure into the middle of the country – Alice Springs. She was there for 3 years then went to Sydney for a year then back to Alice for another 3 years where she met her husband Paul. Mel eventually landed in the Clare Valley to settle in and go into business with her husband.

After 18 years, 3 children and a desire to pursue a passion, they finally moved their business on but Mel has lots of stories to share about being a wife, mother, business owner, community member and her love of living in the Country.

NAR Design is proud to present our first Country Business Mums’ Lunch from 12pm on the 17th of February at the Barbara J Long room, Clare.

Tickets for only $33 are available before the event – contact Meg on 0433 205 661 or email meg@nardesign.com for details.

Download the flyer to send to other Mums!

“Like” NAR Design on Facebook to stay up to date.

New Year Special – Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000Welcome to 2012! Let’s kick it off with a special on Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (RRP $59.95) now available for $39.95 while stocks last.

Sporty Style Ready to Go

Carry this compact and sporty wireless mouse, and use it just about anywhere, even on your living room carpet, relying on Microsoft BlueTrack Technology. Relaxing on the sofa or giving a boardroom presentation? Roam up to 9 metres/30 feet away, and retain reliable wireless control of your computer. Plus, when it’s time to pack up and go, you’ll hardly notice the tiny transceiver. Keep it plugged into your computer’s USB port, or tuck it into the underside of the mouse for travel.

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