Zonta expands business directory

ENTRIES close soon for the 2022 Zonta Club of Blackall Range business and community directory, with the club planning to expand its circulation to include Palmwoods and Woombye.

Originally an initiative of the Mapleton Library, Zonta took over the directory in 2008. The Zonta Club of Blackall Range Business Directory currently covers the areas of Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton and includes information and phone numbers for businesses, trades and professions, community organisations, and medical and emergency contacts.

Zonta’s service committee oversees the directory from consultation with clients to publication. Committee chair June Robson said the directory, like its Apex counterpart for the Maleny end of the range, did not compete with the day-to-day advertising in the local media that was important to communication between traders and the public.

“We look on it as complementary to the vital service provided by our wonderful local press,” June said.

“It is so handy to have a quick reference of generic ads on the shelf for when you need help with anything from accountancy to water services.

“I find it so frustrating having to scroll through the confusing mass of information on Google. With our booklet, small enough to carry in your bag or briefcase, you get straight to a professional, business or tradesperson who lives and works in your own area,” she said.

The directory has a current circulation of 3,000. The deadline for the 2022 edition is October 31.

Zontians will contact current and future clients soon. Professionals, businesspeople and traders of all kinds can email Zonta at directory@zontablackallrange.org.au or call 0499 827 210 for information on sizes, pricing, etc, and to reserve a space.

The free directory will be distributed in November/December, in time for Christmas, to letterboxes and businesses across the range.

Image: Zonta president Ann Koenig with the current Zonta Club of Blackall Range Business Directory