Busi­ness veter­ans hon­oured

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

TWO Lockyer Val­ley busi­ness stal­warts were hon­oured with life mem­ber­ships of Lockyer Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try on Fri­day night.

Bill Beck­man, for­merly of Gat­ton Jewellers, and Gra­ham Nau­mann, for­merly of Van­der­field Ma­chin­ery, were both pre­sented with life mem­ber­ships for their work over many years with the com­mu­nity.

The achieve­ments of four lo­cal busi­nesses also were recog­nised at the func­tion at the Lockyer Val­ley Cul­tural Cen­tre.

They were Gat­ton Meat Cen­tre, Mitre 10 Lai­d­ley, Lee and Sons Plumb­ing and Brake and Clutch Supp­plies.

Mal and Lyn Joyner, for­merly of Gat­ton Dry Clean­ers and Tra­di­tional Tiles but now re­tired, were also recog­nised for their many years in busi­ness in the re­gion.

The story from ev­ery one of the recog­ni­tion re­cip­i­ents was sim­i­lar – their success came from hard work, com­mit­ment and long hours.

They all re­vealed that the the road to success in the busi­ness world is not an easy one.

How­ever, each re­cip­i­ent also had a unique and in­ter­est­ing tale to tell of their time serv­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The recog­ni­tion din­ner looks set to be­come an im­por­tant fix­ture on the so­cial cal­en­dar.

Lockyer Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try pres­i­dent Paul Em­mer­son de­scribed the event in two sim­ple words – “just awe­some”.

Cham­ber vice pres­i­dent John Schol­lick also was ec­static with the success of the night.

He sug­gested the event was a per­fect net­work­ing fo­rum for the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity.

— Bruce Hor­rocks

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