Business After Hours at Meadowbank TAFE – a packed house!

Our October Business After Hours saw nearly 90 members and guests join host Elizabeth Webb at Meadowbank College of TAFE this Monday night.  TAFE has been a Level 1 member of the Forum since the 1990s, and it’s always a pleasure to showcase the wide range of business courses it offers.

The delicious catering was provided by the Crunch Events and Catering Team from Macquarie University – what a perfect blend of hospitality from two of our major tertiary educational facilities in Ryde.

Newly-elected Mayor Cr Ivan Petch spoke briefly about his vision for Council and working with the community.

Brad Browne introduced John Stevens of the Max Potential Program, a mentoring program for future business leaders running in local high schools at the moment. This program is supported by our local community clubs, and they invite you to a showcase about the program, seeking involvement for next year, on the 19th of October. Find out more here.

We welcomed new member Morell Boyce on Monday night. Morell was formerly with the NSW Business Chamber as our Chamber Liaison Officer. These days he is retired from work but not retired from his passion of making Ryde a world class city. As well as being on our own Board as Traffic and Transport Committee Chair, Morell is on the Macquarie Park Forum and Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is lobbying for the linkage of the M2 with the F3, and making traffic in the North Ryde area a bit more bearable for those of us who use it every day. If this is your vision too, contact him to discuss traffic and transport in Ryde – morell.boyce@three.com.au

Meadowbank and Ryde TAFE facilities offer a range of courses in:

  • Engineering and Drafting
  • IT and Technology
  • Management and business
  • International business
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Customer Services
  • Legislation and Environment
  • Media and design
  • Graduate and degree programs in business, accounting, human resources and information technology
  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Aboriginal Cultural Education
  • Wine Education
  • Horticulture/floristry
  • Motorsports

See all courses at the TAFE website.

TAFE can also develop tailored training solutions for large businesses, enterprises or SMEs – find out more here.

Huge thanks to Elizabeth and her team for their hospitality and those vouchers for massages and hair/beauty which were very welcome lucky draw prizes.

Our Business of the Month is Sally Foley-Lewis’ Fast Track Manager Productivity. Sally is presenting two workshops in November so you’ll be hearing a lot about her this month!