The new franchisee of the Harvey Norman Cobar store, Milan Amarsi, said it was a big decision to move from Melbourne to Cobar but it’s one that he’s really excited about.
Prior to moving here, the 26 year old who was born and raised in Melbourne, said he knew nothing about Cobar and expected it to be “just a dirt patch”.
“I was however very pleasantly surprised, and have so far met some nice people,” Milan told The Cobar Weekly.
On Monday the removalists delivered his furniture and he said he’s now here to stay, for a while at least.
Milan joined Harvey Norman in 2009 and worked part time while also studying architecture at Deakin University.
“I’ve had various roles, Cobar is the fourth store I’ve worked in.”
He said when the electrical and computer store franchise opportunity came up at Cobar, he decided to grab it.
“I’ve got a passion for big screen televisions and audio systems and can advise customers on what products are best to suit their needs.
“I think my knowledge of architecture and building practices will also be of use to customers needing help with fitting out specifications.”
For three years Milan ran his own start up business in Melbourne which he said has helped to give him an understanding of the needs of small business operators.
“I’m keen to meet local people, find out what they want in an electrical store and see if we can source it for them.
“And I’m happy to offer free advice on their purchases to ensure they get the right product.”
He said he is keen to collaborate with local businesses and events, and become involved with the business association.
Outside of work Milan enjoys travelling, socialising and watching AFL and cricket.
“I also like to play cricket and, while I don’t play AFL anymore, I’m a mad Hawthorn supporter.”