Connectivity and Energy fired up the Dunsborough Yallingup CCI and Busselton CCI sundowner BA5, an initiative of the Ramada Resort (formerly the Wyndham Resort).
Business After Hours focus on networking and relationship building amongst small business owners, because operating your own small business can be incredibly isolating and stressful. Having someone to talk to sometimes can be the single link between success and failure.
President Pauline Vukelic contacted the Chamber of Blessings to act as guest speaker and hostess meet and greet at their annual combined BAH at Wyndham Resorts Dunsborough with the Busselton CCI.
In true Gertrudian style, the issue of energy and connection were high on the agenda. Nationally, the base load of energy is a critical issue for regional and urban communities alike. Having a reliable energy source is essential We may have NBN, safe work practices and global connection but if there is no power, we all suffer and tills do not function! Energy is fundamental to successful regional small business.
Energy comes in varying forms. National grids and connections through gas, renewables and even the debate about nuclear, however Gertrude also spoke about the connectivity and energy that comes with face to face connection, building relationships and making sure that the humble face of business is not lost in the online world of social media.
In support of Act Belong Commit, Gertrude got everyone to shake hands and make eye contact.
Then taking the pressure up to the next level, she invited guests to give each other a hug. In her home town of #denmarkwa - hugging is normal and the business community of Dunsborough and Busselton rose to the opportunity and the room hugged with gusto.
Regional Chambers of Commerce have a lot to look forward to as we integrate business excellence with engaging relationship building. Hope is certainly on the horizon in the private sector.