Alison Reaburn is a woman who is not daunted by a challenge. Not only did she move here from Dubbo, but she took on the mammoth task of re-opening the Royal Hotel on the very first day of this year’s Parkes Elvis Festival.
After six years of running a café in Dubbo, the opportunity came up to become Owner/Manager of the Royal and she jumped at it.
“It went very well during Elvis and everyone has been very friendly and helpful.”
Alison has many ideas for her new venture, but her biggest aim is to promote the Royal’s central location and friendly atmosphere as the ideal spot for after work drinks, business lunches and a meeting place for women, young mums and anyone else looking for good service and great prices.
She wants to offer something for everyone with plans to make it a venue for live music featuring local artists, running regular competitions, like the footy tipping that has started, and sponsoring sports teams.
As a woman in business she would like to see a network of like-minded people to support each other and share ideas to help
them grow their businesses. Her advice to other women: “Stay focused on what you’re doing to achieve what you’ve set out to do.”