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Regional Online Heroes award presented by the Regional Australia Institute and Google Australia

Mate, I’m pleased as punch to let you know that today, I’ve been announced as 1 of 10 Australian Regional Online Heroes by the Regional Australia Institute and Google Australia!

The top ten finalists were selected by a jury consisting of The Hon Michael McCormack MP – Minister for Small Business, digital entrepreneur and Birdsnest founder, Jane Cay, Regional Australia Institute CEO, Jack Archer and Head of Small Business at Google Australia, John Ball. Finalists were recognised for their outstanding use of the internet to grow their business, reach new customers and give back to the community.

On Monday, December 5, Simone will head off with the 9 other finalists for a money-can’t-buy digital masterclass at Google headquarters in Sydney! What a hoot! Simone can’t wait to meet the other finalists and hear about the ripper things that they’re doing in regional Australia — and learn some new tips from the digital masters themselves, of course!

“It’s fantastic to be acknowledged for not only exceeding in the online space but for giving back to our community. Ben and I feel very proud to reinvest 50c from the sale of every book back into producing freely available curriculum-aligned teacher’s resources. To date, we have had over 3000 downloads of our guides over the past six months. We estimate this to have contributed to approximately 40,000 students learning about agriculture.”

Stay tuned to meet the other finalists and also get the inside scoop on what it’s like inside Google’s headquarters! Beauty, mate!

The Top 10 2016 Regional Online Heroes

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