A great night with NSWBC – October Business After Hours review

Business After HoursWhen you bring together around 130 people from RBF, local Chambers and the NSW Business Chamber for a networking event, the opportunities are boundless.

On 22 October RBF and NSW Business Chamber co-promoted Business After Hours at the Ryde Community Sports Centre. An added bonus was that the champion Table Tennis teams from Australia, China, Japan and South Korea were on hand practicing for the Bennelong Cup which will be held this weekend.

The event was MCd by Mark Wilton of ActionCOACH, who introduced RBF President Lydia Scuglia and Executive Officer Sabrina Ferguson to welcome guests and tell them about next month’s events.

Matthew Graves of Perspective Promotions has been working with Member for Bennelong John Alexander MP on the Bennelong Village Businesses (BVB) program, and spoke about the new website which has been launched to give local village businesses the opportunity to promote themselves and offer vouchers to customers: http://bennelong.villagebusinesses.com.au  Marie McHugh from Mr Alexander’s office spoke on behalf of Mr Alexander about the program which is aimed at driving the local economy from a very grass roots level.

NSW Business Chamber runs a ’60 Second Soapbox’ in which ten members can have one minute on the mic to talk about their business. This was extended to RBF members:

  • Macquarie University (represented by Sabrina Ferguson of RBF)
  • Detergents Galore (Milly Colahan)
  • STARStv (Andrew Hill)
  • RG Music and the Carols on the Common (Roseanna Gallo)

MC Mark then ran a short networking game to get people mixing and meeting. There’s an art to networking and Mark briefly ran through some vital tips.

You’ll find photos from the event on our Facebook page: Post by Ryde Business Forum.