Though the Warrnambool Tours has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, operator Fiona Van Kempen plans to use the break as an opportunity to unite Warrnambool businesses.
Ms Van Kempen has launched Warrnambool Business 2 Business for owners and managers to join and discuss their concerns and ideas.
"When we closed up business I was looking at going to help the elderly with their shopping but, of course, there's a lot of health concerns with that," she said.
"I realised there was nothing for businesses to support each other.
"I'd been getting a lot of contact from businesses and sharing ideas with them and at 4am one morning I woke up with the idea of the group."
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Warrnambool Business 2 Business will run as a business forum page and Ms Van Kempen hopes initiatives such as a hashtag for all businesses to use on their social media posts and online links ups will eventuate.
"It's a place we can be united as a group and proactive in this down time," she said.
"We can build to be a stronger force to promote Warrnambool.
"This will also help businessperson's mental health as it's something a little bit positive we can do from home."
For business owners and managers to join Warrnambool Business 2 Business click here.
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