Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

'I'd Ask Tough Questions'; Jim Baron Loves Gladstone Living

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

'I'd Ask Tough Questions'; Jim Baron Loves Gladstone Living

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Byline: CAMPBELL GELLIE Community

JIM Baron has been in Gladstone for over two years and there is not much about the place he would like to change.

Mr Baron is originally from Brisbane where it is busy, there's lots of traffic and nobody wants to know your name.

"It doesn't matter where you go in Gladstone, people say g'day," he said.

"A lot of people come here without their extended family and friends and are keen to meet people.

"Now when I go back to Brisbane I say 'get me out of here'."

Mr Baron is co-owner of CBS Property and has grown the company in only 18 months.

"I didn't think things would take off as quick as they have for us," he said.

"We now employ four girls in the office and are looking to relocate and take on another.

"The area is good for running a business and will get better in the next eight years."

The businessman said his knowledge of the real estate business makes him question the local council. …

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