We sat down with McIntyre Property to find out what SouthFest means to them and their business and why having a strong community and a sense of pride in where you live is important.
Tell us a bit about you, your business and what SouthFest means to you.
McIntyre Property is a family owned business and we have been working with the community since 2007. We have grown from three in our team to twenty-two throughout that time.
We have always believed in being part of the community and supporting our area, Southfest gives us a great opportunity to give back to our community and get involved with the people we know and have worked with over the years.
A strong community spirit is developed with people coming together and working as a team and this is what SouthFest offers to the businesspeople and families of Tuggeranong. It is a great time to celebrate our community.
What do you love most about living and working in the Tuggeranong Valley?
We moved to Tuggeranong in 1995 and have never left. Our four children grew up in Tuggeranong and we have loved the area and the community vibe. There is so much to do in Tuggeranong for families and each year the services and opportunities have improved.
The schools are great, the views are wonderful, and the homes offer larger blocks with great backyards which in the newer suburbs are often lacking.
You partnered with SouthFest last year, why was it important for you to be a part of the event for another year?
Tuggeranong needs a community event and the event last year was very well received and will only grow with support from the community. It is a great opportunity to get out and publicly celebrate our great region.
What does #TuggersPride mean to you/your business?
We need to see more pride and community involvement in Tuggeranong. SouthFest and events similar to SouthFest will help strengthen our community feel and sense of belonging.
What would you tell someone who was thinking about joining in the party for 2019?
SouthFest is a great event which helps bring the community together, it helps showcase your business but also supports the region, it can only have a positive effect. We really hope that SouthFest continues to be an annual event.