A passion to support Australian people and products saw Director of GO Local Media Bernadette Torresan launch GO Local Magazine in 2015.
GO Local Magazine was first published to support the Albury Wodonga Community to gain momentum in becoming the heart for the North East and Murray region by showcasing the region’s finest people and places. The publication was successful in gaining access to Regional Express & Qantas Business Lounges Australia-wide and put Albury Wodonga on the map as a destination for visitation. By 2019, Albury Wodonga experienced a visitation growth of 30.7%, with 26% traveling for holiday or leisure purposes and in 2019 was awarded Influencer Award and Making A Difference Award at the Mumpreneur Awards.
In 2018, Bernadette discovered many small businesses and boutiques were closing down due to the online/overseas trade.
On the quest to support local retailers and designers, Bernadette created GO Fashion Show, Australias first regional Fashion Show held in October each year displaying new season trends from Australian retailers, designers & milliners from across Australia.
Participants have praised her work in bringing Australian fashion back to the forefront of consumers’ minds, claiming a rise in product inquiry, purchases, and brand awareness after participation in the GO Fashion Show.
“These events offer participants authentic networking & marketing opportunities.” – Leanne Bensley Millinery
Over fifteen years of event management & publications expertise; working alongside local government, national brands, small businesses, corporates & not-for-profits in crafting concepts & delivering events nationally, GO Local Media has a small but dynamic team of passionate people ready to assist you & with the lead of Bernadette Torresan who has also created events such as Albury Racing Gold Cup Pamper Lounge, Myer Fashions on the Field, GO Trade Show, & Recover Arts & Fashion Show, you are in professional and caring hands.
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