July 2019 Presidents Report

Hi All
 
Griffith Business Chamber held their Business Awards on Saturday 20th July 2019, with 260 people from the business community in attendance to witness the achievements of deserving entrants.

53 nominations were received for the NSWBC aligned awards, 18 nominations for the Local Family Business of the Year and 15 Finalists for the Customer Service of the Year.

View 2019 winners here

The 2019 Awards exceeded our expectations and has grown significantly from last year’s awards. We're very grateful to the businesses to who took the time to enter, without their nominations and support of the awards, it wouldn’t be so successful. The calibre of businesses who entered were so diverse and the Griffith business community should be proud of their achievements and was reflected by the number of entrants.
Entering the awards provides businesses the opportunity to evaluate their position, assess their goals, challenges and strategies to move ahead. It’s not about how profitable you are which determines success, its how you internally manage your business, the initiatives you undertake and how you encourage your employees to be the best they can be.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors for helping us reward the business community!
Triple M Riverina
Hit99.7 Riverina MIA
The Area News
WIN TV
NAB
Deakin University
Elders Insurance
The Personnel Group
The Telstra Store
Viatek Print Services
BEC Business Advice South & West NSW
LINX Cargo Care Group
and Official Sponsor of the Awards Griffith City Council

Renewal
Your Chamber membership is now due and your renewal invoice has been sent. We'd appreciate your continued support by securing your membership for another year by 31st July.  Your support gives us a strong voice to represent issues that affect the community which has a flow on affect to the business community. 

Meeting with Council
Griffith City Council voted to renew as Members until Councillors met with Chamber executives to discuss the serious issues which include Declining Griffith GRP Economy, Homelessness, Housing Crisis, Zero allocation, transparency and Community Consultation with other issues we raised with them on numerous occasions. Our Chamber Executive has made attempts to hold this meeting but at this point in time we have not been able to secure an appointment.

Next Members Event
I am pleased to announce that our next members event will be an open Q&A and breakfast with newly elected Member for Murray Helen Dalton. 
When: Friday 16th August 2019
Where: Griffith Leagues Club – Southside. 
Time: 7.30am – 9am    
Cost: Exclusive to members only and is FREE to attend.
Griffith Business Chamber will provide a light breakfast,  tea and coffee.
RSVP is essential for catering purposes. Please do so by Wednesday 14th August 2019 to info@griffithbusinesschamber.com.au
 

Regards
Pat Pittavino
Chamber President