MEMBER PROFILE ELMORE NEWSAGENCY
46 Railway Rd, Elmore VIC 3558
Meet Greg and Diane Chandler, a dynamic duo with a passion for sports and community service. They have spent over 30 years as beloved members of the Elmore community, where they own and operate the local Newsagency.
Greg and Diane Chandler grew up in North East Victoria and have been inseparable partners in both life and sports. They share a love for activities like tennis, golf, and lawn bowls, which have brought them closer together over the years.
Their extensive expertise has allowed them to serve their local community effectively, making them a reliable source for news and daily essentials.
In 1995, Greg and Diane moved to Elmore along with their daughter. They took the bold step of building their own newsagency, driven by their commitment to providing exceptional service to the growing community. The strategic location of their shop on the main thoroughfare between Bendigo and Echuca has attracted a diverse customer base, ranging from locals to passing travellers.
Diane and Greg Chandler at their daughter’s wedding.
Contributions to the Community:
Having lived in Elmore for nearly three decades, Greg and Diane have become integral members of the community. Their personal touch goes beyond the realm of their newsagency. They are known for their kindness and willingness to help, whether it’s assisting an elderly customer with phone issues or offering directions to those in need.
Diane actively volunteers her time and skills in accounts and auditing with local sporting clubs, demonstrating her commitment to giving back to the community that has supported them throughout the years.
Elmore’s strong sense of community was evident during the October 2022 floods when locals rallied together to support each other. The community joining hands with their fellow residents to organise and distribute sandbags to protect the area during the crisis.
Words of Wisdom:
One of the valuable pieces of advice that have shaped their success is to avoid judging people and to genuinely listen to what they have to say. By implementing this philosophy, Greg and Diane have managed to grow their business and retain loyal customers, making everyone feel welcome and valued. Their dedication to providing excellent service and personal attention to every individual who walks through their doors has fostered a sense of trust and loyalty among the community.
Greg and Diane Chandler’s story exemplifies the power of community support, kindness, and dedication to fostering strong relationships. As active and caring members of Elmore, they continue to play a vital role in shaping the town’s spirit and character. Whether you need the latest news or a friendly chat, you can count on the Chandlers to be there for you, just as they have been for the past 30 years.