Review: Business After Hours 7 July 2014 hosted by Courtyard by Marriott

On a cold winter night you won’t get a warmer welcome than that from Sanjay Bhatia and the Courtyard by Marriott team. Around 70 members and guests enjoyed a diverse selection of delicious food from the Courtyard’s kitchen – and took home a gingerbread man in celebration of  Christmas in July. As Sanjay told guests, now is the time to book your Christmas party for later this year, as the Courtyard books up quickly in the festive season.

The Courtyard provided two generous lucky draw prizes – a voucher for a luncheon party and a bottle of red wine – which were won by Malcolm Harrison of Macquarie Community College and Robert Hartwell of MM Brown Pty Ltd.

John Wakeling (MarketingHeads) Bev and John Debrincat (eCorner) and Mark Buckingham (Mark2Creative)

John Wakeling (MarketingHeads) Bev and John Debrincat (eCorner) and Mark Buckingham (Mark2Creative)


Chamber Presidents

  • Stefan Sojka for Tony Abboud, Ryde Macquarie Park
  • David Tompkins, West Ryde Chamber of Commerce

Level 1 members:

  • Mark Hastings – The Northern Sydney Institute TAFE NSW
  • David Rafferty – Achieve Australia
  • Malcolm Harrison – Macquarie Community College

Level 2 members:

  • Anastasia Kelly – Regus Macquarie Park
  • David Tompkins – Ryde Toyota
  • John Debrincat – eCorner
  • Lyn Mann – The Salvation Army Employment Plus
  • John Booth – TWT
  • Victor Berger – Milne Berry Berger

Lydia Scuglia, RBF President, mentioned current news and offers from 2Realise, Macquarie Community College and Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE.

Milly Colahan, Secretary, informed members about the two different Business Awards which are currently open for nominations – the NSW Business Chamber 2014 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards and the 2014 Ryde Local Business Awards.

Milly also spoke about the Ryde Rivers Festival and encouraged members and guests to participate in RBF’s Dragon Boat team at this event.

Stefan Sojka of Ryde Macquarie Park Chamber spoke about the upcoming Ryde Signature Dinner – RBF is taken two tables at this event and has already filled one. Interest in this event is high and we encourage members to book quickly.

Our Business of the Month is Get Sorted WJW – learn how Wendy Jane Whalley can help you ‘get sorted’ in your business with admin assistance here.

See all pictures from the evening here:

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