Pacaltsdorp businesses invited to new Chamber
Members and potential members of the Pacaltsdorp Business Chamber held a fruitful follow-up workshop at the Pacaltsdorp Tourism Centre on Saturday 12 May.
The meeting was chaired by Julian Klassen, who welcomed chairman of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) Western Cape, Dr Willie Cilliers, as the guest speaker.
Cilliers motivated members, saying that the business sector needs to structure itself to keep abreast of happenings in the business world through networking, as well as presenting training programmes that the AHI has developed to assist young entrepreneurs. It is important for business to play a role, through a structured body, in mentoring and allowing the unemployed to gain experience.
He invited business people, especially the youth and women, to participate in the training programmes. A roadshow through Pacaltsdorp, as well as a visit to the high school, are planned for this month.
Cilliers encouraged members to come up with programmes that speak to the poorest of the poor and that will make an impact on the socio-economic conditions of people and contribute to the economy of George.
Members were most enthusiastic and spent two hours in the workshop formalising the formation of the chamber and the way forward. Many constructive ideas and input from the members were tabled. It was agreed that a follow-up meeting would be scheduled for Thursday 31 May to plan for the official launch of the Pacaltsdorp Business Chamber. Klassen appealed to the members to encourage all business sectors to participate and so benefit from being part of the chamber. For more information, phone him on 083 766 7528 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The business sector needs to structure itself to keep abreast of what is happening in the business world through networking.
The process of establishing the Pacaltsdorp Business Chamber has progressed well. These are some of the interested business owners who attended a meeting last week where Western Cape AHI chairman, Dr Willie Cilliers (second from right), was the guest...