A warm welcome by BresicWhitney for our August Business After Hours (review)

BresicWhitney BAHThere’s a distinctly busy vibe in the Hunters Hill shopping village area these days; new buildings and businesses have sprung up and suddenly the place is alive with cafes, bakeries, shops, and the area’s newest estate agent, BresicWhitney. BresicWhitney hosted our August Business After Hours last night at their premises in leafy Gladesville Road.

Guests were welcomed to the architect-designed office, which opened last November, by a string quartet and delicious catering provided by Nosh Food. On hand to meet and greet was the local team of Kathleen Synnott, Robert Churi,  Allister Scott, Angelina Bonifacio and Judy Thomson, along with Sharon Levenston and Director for BresicWhitney’s north shore businesses Nicholas McEvoy. RBF thanks the BresicWhitney team for its generosity and for hosting such a wonderful event.

Our VIPs included Clr Richard Quinn, Mayor of Hunter’s Hill Council, and Councillors Craig Chung and Artin Etmekdjian of City of Ryde.

Nicholas gave an overview of BresicWhitney, which will shortly open its fourth office – in Balmain – and why BresicWhitney provides a different and better experience for vendors and buyers. Sharon talked about the Hunters Hill office on behalf of Kathleen, who is recovering from a virus, and reminded people to Save the Date for Light Up East Ryde on 29 November.

Lydia with new members

Lydia Scuglia (centre) with new members Manuela Littek and Fabian De Marco

Other speakers included:

  • Stefan Sojka of Ryde Macquarie Park Chamber of Commerce who spoke about the upcoming HR and CSR breakfast on 9 September
  • Clr Craig Chung, City of Ryde, who spoke about community projects in Ryde
  • Nathan Pratt, Economic Development Manager City of Ryde, who reminded people about what’s available at the Ryde Jobs and Skills Expo on 26 August
  • Supt John Duncan of Ryde LAC who said that fraud was in general underreported but had excellent news that only 20 burglaries took place in the Ryde LAC district last year, a massive drop

Lydia Scuglia, RBF President, welcomed two new members:

  • Manuela Littek, Sales Manager for Navarra Venues which owns Curzon Hall
  • Fabian De Marco, owner of San Siro Financial – which is also based in Hunters Hill. Fabian also won our Business of the Month draw

BresicWhitneyLucky draw winners were:

  • Leanne Harris of Laboratories Credit Union who won a gorgeous bouquet by Len Gallo of InFlower
  • Richard Grace of Mach5 IT who won artisan Australian olive oil donated by BresicWhitey

And lastly but certainly not least, big thanks go to Cassie Hill, who assisted on our registration desk. Cassie is in her first year at Macquarie University studying Marketing Media.

See all photos from the evening here on our Facebook album.