Underwriting a good attitude
"IT'S one step forward and two steps back," unbowed flood victim Karra Corbett said at her freshly hosed Woodbine St factory on Friday.
"So now we have to run to catch up," she said.
Recently the subject of an article about her new building products venture Wholesale Building Solutions, Ms Corbet remains unbeaten after her factory was flooded to the roof.
"I'm excited," she said, contemplating expansion into the Western Australian market.
Though apparently immune from dampened enthusiasm, she admits it is not only attitude that keeps her afloat.
Her bank has also underwritten that trademark optimism.
Westpac Gympie's local business banker, Julie Brook, was on hand yesterday as Ms Corbet gave credit to the bank's financial services chief executive Brian Hartzer.
He was touring flood affected regions, when Wide Bay regional general manager Lisa Kay brought up Karra Corbet.
"He insisted the car be turned around and worked with Ms Brook to see she was taken care of," a spokeswoman said.
A temporary overdraft facility, deferred loan payments, recalculated interest and an extension of her loan term are important back-up for the unstoppable Karra Corbet.