The Glenferrie Times defines itself as an independent newspaper for the locals and traders of Glenferrie Hawthorn. In the December 2022 edition, which can be accessed by clicking on this link, The Glenferrie Times carries a feature article titled 'Staying Power', in which it identifies businesses in Glenferrie Road that have stood the test of time. One such business is Dobson's, the business owned and operated by Glenferrie Rotarian Ian Dobson and family.
Says the 'Times: "Endurance is an attribute often overlooked in favour of vainer qualities when it comes to business, yet it is the capacity for longevity that ensures a feeling of familiarity and ‘standing’ amongst the community. Many shops come and go on Glenferrie Road, yet there are those, like that of Lawrencia Cycles, Continental Deli, Dobsons and Poloman, who have collectively dis-played that durability is not only possible, but an asset to their business. Qualities like that of grit, positivity and passion are shared amongst these featured traders as reasons why they have enjoyed long-lasting businesses".