February BAH

Our first Business After Hours for 2020 was hosted last night by a small group of inspirational business owners in the heart of the Denmark CBD.

Working in proximity together Vitality Hair Studio, The Green Pantry, Third Stone Traders, Denmark Yoga Center and Annette Carmichael Projects came together to showcase their businesses.

Annette Carmichael got things underway with a tantalizing excerpt from the much-anticipated original dance work Chorus. Annette has worked with regional communities for many years producing both big and small dance works. Chorus has over 160 performers from Denmark, Perth, Bunbury, Albany, Ravensthorpe and Mandurah and will be performed in Denmark at Silverstream Wines on the 29 Feb and 1st March. Book your tickets soon online as this is sure to be a sellout. http://annettecarmichael.com.au/index.html

Carolyn Haythornthwaite purchased Vitality Hair Studio 3 years ago whilst completing a mature aged apprenticeship. This was a successful move for Carolyn with the salon busy and growing. Carolyn has recently switched to using organic hair products with 100% recyclable packaging and colour dies that have no nasties. In addition to this a new basin shower head has been installed in the salon which uses 60% less water than the previous one. These are positive steps forward to Carolyn’s aim of becoming a sustainable business.

Cressida Rubinich is the owner of Denmark Health Food Shop and The Green Pantry. After successfully transferring the Health Food Shop to its new larger location Cressida was inspired to open The Green Pantry Cafe which makes a perfect fit with the shop. The menu focuses on what is in season and available from local suppliers and is able to source ingredients from the shop. This means there is no waste of food and no packaging. A win all around.

Suzi Cooper opened her beautiful shop Third Stone Traders 10 years ago. The products sold in the shop are sourced locally and from Fair Trade. This way Suzi knows the money is going to where it is most needed. Suzi sells plants and seeds from her shop to support the Denmark Community Collective and the homeless in Denmark and has worked over many years with charities in Nepal helping to educate, clothe and feed children.

The Denmark Yoga Centre is a cooperative centre that offers yoga and like-minded modalities to the community. Owners Sonia Dezius and Sumer Addy have worked hard to make this peaceful space available to as many people as possible. Their upcoming seasonal opening day on 8th Feb offer taster classes on each hour for the community to experience a diverse range of yoga and yoga like modalities. All donations collected on the day go directly back into the centre to cover running costs, improvements and events.  




Jo Sinclair, Freyja Devon, Carolyn Haythornthwaite


Sonia Dezius and Silvia Lehmann


Suzi Cooper and Janine McCrum



Author: dccmanager

The Denmark Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit enterprise supporting small business in the Shire of Denmark