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Eastwood in Focus EASTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE October 2007 Eastwood in Focus MISSION STATEMENT To serve the Eastwood Community by encouraging growth through mutual co-operation From the President Presidents Review: On behalf of the Eastwood Chamber of A further achievement at the 2007 CNA commerce, we congratulate Andrew Bland Awards Northern Division for The Weekly on his appointment as President of Ryde Times being three time winners in the Business Forum. following categories; Best Ad Campaign, Best Colour Advertisement and Best Mono A further congratulations to the Events or Spot Colour Ad! Committee members of The Eastwood Chamber of Commerce, for Hosting the Congratulations to John Booth and his successful "Trivia Night” at The Ryde Busi- team on this fantastic achievement, again ness Forum After Hours Function held the photo gallery captures the proud mo- Monday 03rd September at Ryde Eastwood ments of this event. I was invited this month to attend an inaugural regional REA Leagues Club. Photographs from this eve- ning are featured in the Photo gallery. Business Leaders Briefing on the Local Contents: D IN BizGateway- a new Pilot initiative between It was certainly a month for “winners” as Local Government and small business. From the President 1 The Northern District Times hosted the Bizway is a one-stop entry point to a world 2007 True Local Business Awards On Fri- of useful information for small business. Events Calendar 2 day 31st August at The Epping Club. Amongst the finalists and winners in the The network is free information on a 12month trial program in NSW. John Lees Regular Column 3 following categories were our own Mac- quarie Community College in the Business/ For further information please go online to Professional Services category, Eastwood www.bizgateway.net.au. ECC Rewards Participants 4 Podiatry Clinic in the Health Services/Care category, Harvey World Travel Eastwood in Finally, let‟s not forget Granny Smith Festi- Trina‟s Finance Column 5 the Tourism and Travel Services category val Day on Saturday 20th October. Prepa- and Midway Cellars, Denistone East in the rations for this memorable event are un- Top Ryde Shopping Centre 6 Liquor Stores category. Well done to all derway now and once again the Eastwood and let‟s see more Eastwood. Chamber will co-host the VIP luncheon held at The Eastwood Club, all Chamber Achieve Foundation 7 Businesses participate next year! Once members and guests are welcome. Our again visit the photo gallery for photos of next meeting will be the AGM held on Eastwood Town Centre 8 this evening. Monday the 15th October at The Eastwood Club. Brickworks Re-development 9 I look forward to seeing you all there with Congratulations 10 Lydia Scuglia your nominations and remember that a Chamber is only as strong as Brush Farm House 11 Its membership! Awards News 12 President Ryde Business Forum Golf Day 13 Photo Gallery 14 THOUGHT OF THE MONTH: “Risk is the refusal to forget desire!” Membership Form 15 Eastwood in Focus Saturday 20th October Granny Smith Festival Day Thursday 1st November Achieve Foundation Inaugural Achieve Ball Friday 23rd November The Ryde Business Forum Golf Day Wednesday 5th December Combined Chamber Christmas Party STAMFORD GRAND NORTH RYDE’S SPECIALS Please find below some offers we have at Stamford Grand North Ryde: Celebration Package - Let's Celebrate! The perfect celebration! Ladies its time to grab your girlfriends and experience a luxurious and sophisticated escape. Stamford Grand North Ryde wants you to break free to enjoy some of life's little pleasures with the Stamford Celebration Package. See below for details. Celebration package includes: * Luxury accommodation for two * Buffet Breakfast for two * High Tea for two served with a glass of bubbly * A celebration headband and slippers * A commemorative photo of the group * A range of magazines to read * Late check out * A 'Celebration Passport' of offers available to you during your stay Corner of Epping and Herring Roads North Ryde NSW 2113 Packages start from $234 ! Phone 61 2 9888 1077 Fax 61 2 9805 0655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stamford.com.au NEW YORK! NEW YORK! TASTE OF THE WORLD—RUGBY WORLD CUP MICE Winter Promotion Strap on the boot laces and run into Parrots Brassiere for our Book and confirm your residential dedication to this year's rugby World Cup. Tastes of the World conference from 12 March 2007 will take you on a culinary journey with fabulous cuisine from The and hold your conference between Americas and Europe, through to Asia 1 May 2007 and 30 September 2007 and the South Pacific. for your chance to win a trip for two to New York and five nights accommodation at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City. 7 September - 20 October Along with your chance to win the major prize, you'll also receive a Lunch - $38 per person (Mon - Sat) very special gift, just by booking with us. The larger the conference $45 per person (Sun) the better the gift. Dinner - $45 per person (Sun - Thurs) $59 per person (Fri & Sat) For more details, bookings and terms and conditions, please call 9888 1077 or email us at email@example.com or visit our website www.stamford.com.au Eastwood in Focus Insurance brokers and accounting firms are not on their own when facing this problem: chemists have for years How being very been saying that they give advice, and yet the chemists in most pharmacies are only ever „seen‟ in the dispensary…so they would have to use megaphones to live up to their busy and good at promise! Bookstores and music retailers sell books, DVDS and CDS service can cause but only give help to customers at the counters…and so an ever-increasing number of your downfall… consumers are now buying these products on the Inter- net…where, inexplicably, the service is much better than the stores offer. The reason that most clients leave a salon to go elsewhere has nothing to do with problems associ- ated with the style, service or price…but because their sa- lon visit was a non event, and so when friends tell them By John Lees, sales & marketing specialist about a salon that takes a personal interest…they beat a path to the „other salon‟. It is natural and right for busi- Most accounting firms and general insurance bro- nesses to aim to „be busy‟, but it is abnormal and wrong to kers are managed and populated by knowledge- be just reactive while being active. In other words, if all able people…and yet their days are numbered. you do is address the „wants‟ of customers, you will even- The reason for this sad state of affairs is that tually be found wanting! both types of „suppliers‟ have lots of customers and serve them well, but they fail to act on the A business must recognise that two forms of loyalty are at „needs‟ of those they serve. Evidence of this fail- play in every market, the first concerns products and the ure is that a) the clients of most insurance bro- second relates to the suppliers of products. The truth is kers do not have adequate cover, and this poten- that most customers are loyal to products and services but tial dilemma applies to regular people and com- not to suppliers. I may be a regular buyer of medicines, mercial enterprises, and b) the business clients of CDS, loans, credit card services, clothes, cars, fuel and most accounting firms are not guided towards much more…but I am „usually‟ quite happy to buy these prudent and successful management of their fi- products and services on the basis of convenience, special nancial situations. Another reflection of this failing offers, etc. What does that say about the „suppliers‟? It in accounting firms is that most accountants do says that they are content to serve me with a smile but not not manage the personal financial affairs of their to help me with ideas…and yet the impact of ideas „can be‟ business clients. These „failings‟ in both estab- significant in building loyalty to the supplier! A smile lasts lished sectors creates two massive areas of vul- seconds but ideas, when nerability for them…and substantial opportunities „given‟, live on and make for their competitors: an enormous difference to people. We show 1. Eventually, most of the clients of brokers and more loyalty to doctors accounting firms will be seduced by cheaper, and dentists, because more convenient ways to buy insurance and ad- they offer personalised vice on taxation matters, etc. The rule here is service, but their profes- that if customers only get what they want and sions may die too. Centu- expect, why not find a way to get it cheaper… ries ago in China, people 2. Eventually, many of the clients of brokers and paid their doctors every accounting firms will be attracted and assisted month, however if they professionally by advice-driven suppliers. Here, fell ill the payments the rule is that since clients are paying for a ser- stopped. The lesson? It vice but buying a result…they will do business pays to ensure that your with suppliers that sell the best results customers do well! John Lees is the author of 10 books on business development and is a leading speaker, trainer and consultant. Visit his website at www.johnlees.com.au Eastwood in Focus ECC REWARDS PARTICIPANTS As an incentive to members and to encourage business within the Eastwood area, the Chamber has developed the „ECC Rewards Program‟ initiative. Members offer a discount for their services or products to other members of the Chamber when presenting their membership card. As an example, if your company is a restaurant, you may wish to offer a 10% discount to any current members. To participate in the „ECC Rewards Program‟, please contact Trina Mosley on 0432 22 44 89 or email address firstname.lastname@example.org Current members of the ECC Rewards Program are : Rams Home Loans Northern Districts Contact Paul van Rooyen on 9858 2533 or 0409 786 829 who is offering $100 off the loan costs of any loan arranged by RAMS Home Loans Northern Districts. Harvey World Travel Harvey World Travel Eastwood will offer 20% discount on Travel Insurance to all Eastwood Chamber members when presenting their membership card. Contact Lydia Scuglia on 9858 5188. Stamford Hotel North Ryde The Stamford Hotel North Ryde offers members 25% off the full bill in Parrots Restaurant to a maximum of $30. There must be a minimum of 2 diners. Bookings on 9888 1077. inflower.com.au Len Gallo of inflower.com.au offers members 10% discount for any flower orders. Len can be contacted on email@example.com or telephone 9876 1399. Allegiance Home Loans Pty Ltd Trina Mosley of Allegiance Home Loans would like to offer $100 refund off the loan costs when a loan has settled or been drawn. Up to 32 Financial Lenders available. Trina can be contacted on email:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02 9801 3330 or 0432 22 44 89. Eastwood Chamber of Commerce President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Lydia Scuglia Margaret Lee Tony He Trina Mosley The Eastwood Chamber of Commerce can be contacted on 9804 0621. If no one is in attendance, a message servicing company will take messages. Email: email@example.com Eastwood in Focus Trina Mosley’s Hey there! My name is Kylie Polglase. As Finance Column most of you are probably al- ready aware, I have recently had my 21st birthday and I This is my Second edition of Trina Mosley‟s Finance col- have been asked to write a bit umn. I thought I would continue with some interesting about the party that was so information. generously put together by a wonderful group of merry As you are all aware – Australia‟s population is ageing due helpers. The party was held to all the “baby boomers” retiring and us just not having on the 15th of September and was definatly the best day as many children. and night of my life so far. During the day i was pampered like i have never been before. I had my hair and make up There is a loan product on the market now called done, by a salon in Epping who gave me an upstyle for free “Reverse Mortgage” or “Seniors Loans” – I am actually and a make up artist called Chenelle who gave up her time attending a 2 day conference on the 24th & 25th of Sep- to make up my face and amazingly make me look grown tember to hear guest speakers about this loan. (Should be up! My dress was made by one of my good friends who interesting – have to keep up your education). chose the pattern and materials and made the dress espe- cially to fit my body. It all looked amazing when it was put DID YOU KNOW: together. I was picked up around 7.10pm in a red mustang provided by Roseanne Gallos husband, Len. He cheuferred - The Reverse Mortgage market is now worth my mother and myself to the venue, the Macquaire Univer- $1.5 BILLION and it has grown 80% in the past sity Sports Club. When i arrived there, everyone was wait- year. ing outside for my arrival, i felt like it was my wedding day! The hall looked beautiful in all the hot pink and black deco- - 25% of Australians will be aged 65 or more by rations (that were so nicely dontated by Buddy Abood from 2044-45, roughly double the present proportion. celebrating balloons). The DJ played some great music and it was great to see everyone and know that they were there - Over the next 10 years, the Over 70+ age for me and my special occasion that we never thought i population will grow at 2.2 TIMES the rate of the would get to see let alone celebrate as wonderfully as we general population, and the Over 80+ population were able to that night. Speeches were said and tears were will grow 4.2 TIMES (amazing statistics – All from shead (happy ones of course) and it was a beautiful night. our Census information we provide to the Govern- All my friends are still messaging me to say that they had ment) the best time and that it was an amazing night. I wanted to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has been a part of - As a lot of the ageing population don‟t have a my life and who has had a hand in helping me get to this lot of Superannuation behind them, the vast ma- point of my life....this occasion provided the perfect time jority of Australian Seniors are struggling to live and place for me to be able to get up and say thankyou to above the poverty line (especially with the cost of everyone that i needed to say it to. The reason i wanted to living continually increasing). have a 21st party was to have everyone in one place at one time so that i could say thankyou, not only was i able to do If you are interested in knowing more about these this but i had the best time of my life dancing and listening type of Loans – please don‟t hesitate to contact to the touching words of others who are very dear to me. me on 02 9801 3330 or 0432 22 44 89. So on this note, i want to say a HUGE thankyou to EVERY ENJOY – See you all soon . ONE who was involved in the planning, donating and run- ning of my party. It was a night that i will never ever forget for as long as i live. THANKYOUS TO the eastwood chamber of commerce The shack youth outreach at epping and the Macquarie park rotary club for being the most caring and generous groups of people i have had the honor of meeting. Thanks for all your help and generosity. Kylie Polglase Eastwood in Focus Hi Members and friends, Nathan Vincin is saw improvements to the school by the local busi- departing as Manager of Top Ryde Shopping ness community including a new kitchen being Centre. Please join Nathan for farewell drinks at installed for the Royal Hotel Ryde from Midday students, furniture being donated, the Thursday 6th September (The day before the installation of reverse cycle air-conditioning in 5 APEC long weekend) classrooms. Nathan was the first President of the reformed Please join us in thanking Nathan in person for all Ryde Chamber of Commerce and held the posi- his hard work and dedication to our local commu- tion for 3 years initiating many local nity; projects to improve the local business Thursday 6th Sept at noon at the Royal community. Nathan was also instrumental in ral- Hotel. I look forward to seeing you there. lying support for the Top Ryde Shopping Centre redevelopment and subsequent DA approval with Regards, Ryde Council. Nathan also served on the Ryde Charles Kilby Public School Board and was the driving force President behind the "Adopt a classroom" project which Ryde Chamber of Commerce Dear Members, economic landscape of Ryde. I again thank all As you would be aware I have now left the those members who gave up their personal time full-time employment of the Beville Group (Top to assist in the push for change. Your efforts will Ryde Shopping Centre). This was a mutual deci- be rewarded. sion by myself and Mr Malcolm Beville. Thank you for all those who attended my Although I will be working out of the area, I feel I farewell lunch last week and thank you for the have become a part of Ryde and will return on kind messages sent from those of you that could- occasion to catch up with the many dear friends I n't make it. Thank you also for the have made. generous gift, my family and I will enjoy the weekend away, and you really shouldn't to have It is my hope that over the next few years the gone to all that trouble with the card. Ryde Chamber will grow from strength to strength, which I am sure it will. Please do not As, you are aware the Ryde Chamber of hesitate to contact me if I can assist in anyway on Commerce played a significant role in the council 0419622153. granting the LEP and the DA. This development will revitalise the social, civic, and Kind regards, Nathan Eastwood in Focus PO Box 1029 Eastwood NSW 2122 Level 4, 2 Rowe Street, Eastwood NSW2122 Ph:0298748544 Fax:0298748870 Website :www.achievefoundation.org.au ABN:76 059 432 610 , 27th August 2007 Inaugural Achieve Ball Dear Friends of Achieve, On Thursday 1st November, 2007 As Achieve Foundation's first Ambassador and MC for our special Waterview Convention Centre event, it gives me great pleasure to invite your company to our Homebush Bay Inaugural Ball, as a Corporate Sponsor. Founded in 1964, Achieve Foundation 's Head Office is located at Eastwood and Join us for an evening of great entertainment by provides Accommodation and Employment support services to Enormous Horns, plus Dancing, Auctions, Raffles people with a disability, in the northern region of Sydney. This & Mystery Prizes. area covers the Ryde, Parramatta, Auburn, Hornsby and Ku-ring- gai Local Government areas and over 60 supported locations. MC for the evening is Duncan Armstrong, OAM, With a recent name change from Hornsby Challenge and in- Ambassador for Achieve Foundation. creased promotion of its services, Achieve Foundation has begun an exciting new chapter, including the introduction of for- Perhaps you might like to arrange a corporate mal fundraising as a way to source additional needed resources. table Corporate benefits: For further information, please contact the Event Coordinator on 9874 8544 or email I would be delighted if your team could join us at this fun-filled firstname.lastname@example.org and inspiring evening, which includes: • Food, fun , entertainment - a three-course meal and drinks, great entertainment by Enormous Horns, dancing, auctions and creative, mysterious gifts and prizes • Premium wines • Marketing and networking opportunities - your support may be publicly acknowledged by use of media, our website, promotional material, signage on the tables, pro- grams and potentially on the Big Screen at the Achieve Ball • A tax receipt for your contribution (ranging from $700 to $8,700 per table) • A first-hand experience in understanding and participating in Diversity Awareness • Premium seating • Invitation to Post Ball event • Assisting to enhance the lives of people with a disability Please find enclosed an official invitation and corporate table of- fers. Looking forward to the opportunity of meeting you and your team at this very important and worthy event! Yours sincerely, Invitation Details: The Inaugural Achieve Ball The Waterview Convention Centre Duncan Armstrong. DAM First Ambassador - Achieve Foundation Bicentennial Park Sydney Olympic Park Olympic Gold Medallist, Former Young Australian of the Year, Thursday 1st November, 2007 Businessman, Commentator & MC of Inaugural Achieve Ball 6.30 pm Black Tie, lounge suit or suitable evening Our Mission Statement wear Achieve Foundation supports people with disabilities to achieve their individual goals as valued community members. Eastwood in Focus Michael Whittaker General Manager City of Ryde Business Locked Bag 2069 North Ryde NSW 1670 cc; Councillor Terry Ryan After Hours Councillor Edna Wilde Dear all Councillor Michael Butterworth Councillor Terry Perram Our next Business After Hours will be held Monday 8 October 2007 - the second Monday in October owing to the long weekend. Our host for this Dear Mike, event is Karen Laing, Director of Lady Anne Funer- als Sydney at West Ryde. Join Karen and her all- RE: TOWN CENTRES UPGRADE – EAST- female staff for a fascinating insight into an indus- WOOD try which affects everyone. We refer to the recommendation in the Public Come and ask the questions you've been too Facilities and Service Committee Agenda No. scared to ask before! 13/07 which recommends a deferment of much needed funds into the Eastwood Town Centre. When: Monday 8 October 2007 Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm Under Ryde Council‟s 2007/2008 Management Where: Lady Anne Funerals Sydney, 5 Chatham Plan, Road, West Ryde there is a budgeted amount of $400,000 to- RSVP: by return email, phone 9807 4999 or fax wards the 9807 4988 by Thursday 4 October 2007 upgrade of the eastern side of Rowe St, East- wood. The council recommendation to defer this investment and instead allocate this to- Your invitation is attached - see you there! wards the West Ryde upgrade ($370,000) and Kind regards Putney Shopping Centre ($30,000) during this Sabrina Ferguson financial year is strongly objected to. Executive Consultant Ryde Business Forum Inc Eastwood has had very little investment in T: 9807 4999 many years, private or public. Despite this, it F: 9807 4988 has over time managed to develop a vibrancy E: email@example.com and uniqueness that many can be proud of. It W: www.rydebusiness.com.au is recognised by the Department of Planning as a Town Centre, an important centre for the provision to a large residential population. However, Eastwood‟s success is continually being threatened by the lack of priority it is given by Ryde Council, and we are concerned of the impact that surrounding suburbs such as Top Ryde and West Ryde will have on East- wood as they continually grow. The Eastwood Chamber of Commerce strongly urges Ryde Council to resist in deferring impor- tant funds to the community of Eastwood. Yours sincerely, Lydia Scuglia President Eastwood Chamber of Commerce Eastwood in Focus Brickworks Re-development - ( Minutes attached) To: Brickworks Residents Group Hi everyone The minutes from recent meeting with developers and Parramatta Council are attached. The main items covered at the meeting: 4. If you want to report speeding fill trucks 1. As you know Clarendon Homes has dropped to Police you should contact Pennant Hills out of the re-development. The site is fully Police Station rather than Eastwood. Pennant owned by Austral Bricks. The latest news is that Hills has the highway patrol section. Austral Bricks have put out an Expression of Interest in an attempt to sell off the land to a 5. New staff in the Compliance Section at developer. Austral Bricks would then just fill the Parramatta Council - New Compliance Man- hole and then hand over the site. ager is Laurie Whitehead. New team leader is Lorraine Weare was concerned that the devel- Jamie Loader (Tel: 9806 5866). Our new opment could be taken over by Frank Sartor`s contact person is Josephine Hunia (Tel: 9806 office which could mean that the Master Plan 5715). Both Jamie and Josephine were at the would not be adhered to and minimal commu- meeting. nity consultation would occur. Note: When the hole is finally filled the de- velopers are not obliged to have meetings 2. The hole is now 65%- 70% full. Approxi- with the community. In fact, Andrew Taylor, mately 12 - 15 months of fill trucks to go - the current Site Manger, indicated that the depending on weather, availability of suitable meetings with residents would cease when material etc. the hole is filled. Also note - he works for Austral and will leave the site when/if it is 3. The six houses in Skenes Ave will still be handed over to a new developer. built by Clarendon homes. They are Torrens Our next meeting will be mid-October. Title. Construction of the first house there Mob: 0416 317 254 should commence in the next few weeks. Regards Robyn Eastwood in Focus , Inaugural Achieve Ball On Thursday 1st November, 2007 Waterview Convention Centre Homebush Bay The launch of Achieve Foundation (formerly Hornsby Challenge) held at the Epping Club Join us for an evening of great entertainment by on 2nd July 2007, was hailed a great success. Enormous Horns, plus Dancing, Auctions, Raffles Approx. 200 guests attended, including local & Mystery Prizes. politicians, CEO‟s of disability organizations, employees and people supported by Achieve MC for the evening is Duncan Armstrong, OAM, Foundation. Ambassador for Achieve Foundation. The event saw the announcement of the or- Perhaps you might like to arrange a corporate ganisation‟s first Ambassador, Duncan Arm- table strong (who was MC for the event) and guest speaker was the Hon. Kristina Keneally. For further information, please contact the Event Coordinator on 9874 8544 or email Pictured above (L to R): Duncan Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org (Ambassador), Anne Bryce (CEO) and the Hon. Kristina Keneally (Minister for Ageing & Minister for Disability Services) Congratulations Weekly Times winning 3 awards at The Australia Northern Region Media Awards! Happy birthdays to: Tony He 14th October LCD & Co Financial Solutions Jackie Pettit 25th October The Shack LYDIA’S TRIVIA Proportionately, Earth’s atmosphere is thinner than the skin of an apple. Eastwood in Focus Help make Brush Farm House a REAL and VITAL community centre As you are aware, Brush Farm House is owned by I am asking members to make a contribution to the event. the City of Ryde. It is also the meeting place for the Donations to the Brush Farm Historical Society are tax de- Brush Farm Historical Society that has gathered ductible. All business/individual contributors will be ac- there for more than 25 years. We are working co- knowledged on the program. Business sponsors will also operatively with the City to ensure that the expecta- receive two tickets to the evening plus a guided tour of tions for the use of the restored Colonial-Georgian the house. house are realised. Brush Farm House may become a venue that you might We have planned an exciting activity for 15 Decem- use in your business and this is a chance to see it at its ber. The occasion is the Christmas Party of the Soci- very best. ety. It will be held at Brush Farm House. The func- tion will start around 5pm with drinks on the front So, assist the Society by participating in this function that verandah. This will be followed by dinner and the may prove a beneficial introduction to the possibilities that evening will be completed with a concert in the this venue offers your organization. Forster Room. And you already know that your financial participation will And here is the exciting bit! Eastwood in City certainly make a significant contribution to theFocus of Ryde community. I have booked the Carinya String Quartet to play at that function. They will play for an hour while peo- If you want any further information, contact me, Gregory ple are arriving and having a Christmas drink. Then, Blaxell, on 9874 2266 or email me at blax- they will join guests and members for dinner. At email@example.com around 7pm, they will give a formal concert. The program for both these musical events is currently I look forward to hearing from you. being finalised. Gregory Blaxell The Society has allocated funds for this function. Vice-President, Brush Farm Historical Society But we need the assistance of the business commu- City of Ryde Volunteer of the Year, 2007 nity to make this event a dramatic first for Brush Farm House. If the concert works well at Christmas time, future concerts can become a regular feature. Diploma of Communication & Media students Thank you Eastwood Chamber of Commerce & Meadowbank TAFE We are proud of designing this month‟s newsletter. We would like to thank everyone at Eastwood Chamber of Commerce and Meadowbank TAFE College who gave us this opportunity. Huseyin David- Hannah Zoe Danielle Kim Arijana Gloria Homira Luke Meagen Turem Jack Dawkins Brissett Bailey Ravia Lvaneza Ayoubi Haideri Harrison Mitchell (Teacher) Fletcher SPAM STATEMENT The Spam Act came into effect in Australia in April 2004. Currently we have your details on our database to receive event notices from the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce. 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Eastwood in Focus Awards News: Harvey World Travel, Eastwood Congratulations to Harvey World Travel Eastwood on At Harvey World Travel Eastwood, we believe it's not winning the Travel and Tourism category at The True a great deal if it's not a great holiday! Local Business Awards. We're a team whose committment and passion for professionalism goes hand in hand to fulfil our client's dreams. Harvey World Travel Eastwood were a finalist in the We love what we do and we do what we love. 2007 True Local Awards on the 31st August 2007. This is the first time that there has been a travel and With Travel and Tourism being a new category in the tourism category and i'm delighted to say that out of 2007 NDT True Local awards, we are honoured to be the 5 finalists..."We were the Winner! first time winners, and we acknowledge the support and loyalty of our clients and we hold that profes- I have attached photos from the evening and our sionalism and teamwork is "The Secret to our Suc- local newspaper, The Northern District Times will be cess! publishing an article next week on our victory. My statement to them was as follows: Regards, Lydia Scuglia The 2007 Granny Smith Festival will be held in Eastwood on Saturday 20 October at Eastwood Oval. Last year's festival attracted a record crowd of over 70,000 and this year we invite you to once again participate in one of Sydney's leading street festivals. Stalls will be in Rowe Street, The Plaza and Progress Avenue, with some food stalls in The Avenue and a large food area with seating facilities on Eastwood Oval. The oval will also host children's rides, entertainment and a range of activities, including a concert and fireworks spectacular. In addition to six stages of entertainment, roving acts will parade throughout the whole festival area. If you would like to participate in the Festival as a stallholder, please collect and fill out the Eastwood Retailers Participation Form. If you require further infor- mation, please contact Council‟s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 and ask for more information. Eastwood in Focus Invitation for The Ryde Business Forum Golf Day. Dear all, As well as players for our golf day, we need prizes and sponsors: Our a nual Corporate Golf Day will be held on Friday, 23 You can sponsor one of six holes for $600 - this in- November 2007 at North Ryde Golf Club. Your invitation is cludes your banner at the hole and a team of four people attached. This day is a great opportunity for you to enter- playing in the event. tain clients in a relaxed atmosphere, or say thanks to your staff for a job well done. Our day includes 18 holes of golf, You can give us something we can use either as a prize lunch on the course and prize giving and a BBQ dinner at for players on the day or to use in a silent auction or raf- the end of the day. Partners are welcome to join you for fle to raise money for Minimbah Challenge. Prizes can be the dinner (at cost, TBA). anything from corporate gifts to bottles of wine to gift vouchers to electronic goods to signed football jerseys... Our competition is Ambrose format, where everyone in the and all our sponsors get recognition on all material asso- team plays off the best ball hit by any member of the team. ciated with the event, so there's extra publicity for your So you don't have to be a top golfer to enjoy yourself. It's a company too. fun day out. For more information, or to book a team/individual or We are also using the day to raise funds for a local charity. donate prizes, contact Sabrina Ferguson on 9807 4999. I Last year we supported Technical Aid to the Disabled. This hope you can join us, or if you can't join us, support us year we are supporting Minimbah Challenge, which caters by donating a prize. for intellectually (and often also physically) disabled adults in its facility at Eastwood. Minimbah needs some new equipment - and with your help we can give them at least Kind regards $500 towards it. Sabrina Ferguson Executive Consultant Ryde Business Forum Inc T: 9807 4999 F: 9807 4988 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.rydebusiness.com.au How to get there When and Where: 11:00 am Friday, November 23, 2007 North Ryde Golf Club Twin Road, North Ryde Photo Gallery Eastwood in Focus ECC RBF Eastwood in Focus Eastwood Chamber of Commerce Inc ABN 84 029 967 545 PO Box 60 Eastwood NSW 2122 [t] 9858 5188 [f] 9874 6855 [e] email@example.com NEW MEMBER / MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2007/2008 Financial Year Welcome to Eastwood Chamber of Commerce Please tick the appropriate section below and return with your cheque. You will receive a receipt complete with ABN for your records. If you have any questions, please contact the Chamber Treasurer, Tony He, on telephone: 9853 2533, We look forward to welcoming you at our next function. Tax Invoice (no GST applicable) Please make cheques payable to “Eastwood Chamber of Commerce” at the above address Signed: Date: How would you like to receive ECC information : ��Mail �� Fax ��Email Company Name: Type of Business: Contact: Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr/Prof Position Held: Main Business activities or Type of Business: Address: Suburb: Post Code: Telephone: Fax: Mobile: Email: What would you hope to get out of membership with ECC? Do you give permission for your business and contact details to appear on the ECC website? ��Yes ��No ��Networking ��Access to services ��Coaching & Mentors ��Access to decision makers in local ��Promotion and Marketing ��Efficient & more productive use Government of Resources ��Business Information ��Community Involvement ��Other : Please explain below Membership Fees Platinum - $500.00 per annum Gold - $250.00 per annum Silver - $100.00 per annum I do not wish to join just now, however, would appreciate receiving information about upcoming ECC events at the above address. For details regarding privileges offered to each level of membership, the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce can be contacted on 9804 0621. If no one is in attendance, a message servicing company will take your message. Alternatively, email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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