Contactus editor/publisher Carlene Bender goes out and about in Ealing (and hopes to run into you)



Acton Business Meetup
This month’s meetup: 23 February
news updated – Sun 21 Feb 2016
See you at London Paragon College: come along to meet Acton-based shop-owners and home-based business owners.
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Acton Business Expo
Save the date: Thursday 19 May 2016
news updated – Mon 8 Feb 2016
We have a date and venue for the Acton Business Expo, which Contactus will be staging on behalf of Ealing Council, supported by the Mayor of London. See you at the Acton Town Hall (Rooms 1, 4 and 5 on the second floor) on Thursday 19 May, 2016 – 10.30am to 3pm. To register for news and updates about the expo, please sign up at The Twitter account for the expo is @ActonBizExpo

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Coming January 2016
The_Ealinger online weekly mini-Contactus
news updated – Mon 4 Jan 2016
To find out more, click here

New Facebook group: Businesses in Acton W3
news updated – Mon 14 Dec 2015
Our Businesses in Ealing group on Facebook has over 1200 members, so we decided to set up a sister group just for Acton-based businesses, in the run-up to next year’s Acton in Business expo. Interested? Join here, and/or come along to the group’s launch event, Acton Business Meetup, on Wednesday 16 Dec. See you over there!


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Coming 2016: Acton in Business expo
news updated – Mon 7 Dec 2015
Following the success of the Ealing in Business expo, Ealing Council has asked me to stage one just for Acton-based businesses in early 2016. If you’d be interested in finding out more about this event, please fill in the survey at and remember to submit your email address at the end. Thanks.

Coming up on Thursday 19 Nov: Ealing in Business expo
news updated – Mon 16 Nov 2015
Only a few more days until Ealing in Business, and I’ve just finished putting together the Expo Guide (click to read via Now to organise what to put on my own Contactus stand at the Expo! See you all there.
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Ealing in Business expo: 19 Nov
news updated – Mon 19 Oct 2015
I’m working with Carol Sam of Ealing Council Economic Regeneration, Glenda Shawley of The Training Pack, and Shelley Henderson of Ealing Mums in Business, to put on Ealing’s first business-to-business expo on Thursday 19 November 2015 10.30am-4pm at the Ealing Town Hall. Find out more at the website. Be sure to register on the website, and plan to come along on the day. The event is free to enter and the exhibition, seminars and speed networking are free to participate in. I’ll be looking out for you there!
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#Pitshanger #GBHighSt
news updated – Thu 1 Oct 2015
Contactus, which is made in Pitshanger, supports the Pitshanger Lane traders’ campaign to be named top London high street in the Great British High Street awards. You too can vote for Pitshanger Lane every day until 13 November here:
I’ll be tweeting daily reminders to vote via @PitshangerW5 as well as @ContactusEaling
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Ealing Tweetup
news updated – Tue 8 Sep 2015
I’ll be live-tweeting Ealing Hour from this month’s Ealing Tweetup on Tuesday 8 September at the Forester Pub. Come and find me in some quiet corner, and say hello. It’s a free event, with barbecue and Pimms, and you can register to come along too: click here.

‘Contactus Ealing’ Sep/Oct edition
news updated – due out 25 Sep 2015
Working on the next magazine, which will have two themes: (i) local sports, and (ii) the Ealing Autumn Festival. As usual, local businesses are welcome to advertise and make the most of the promotional opportunities that come with being a Contactus advertiser.

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