Pa­calts­dorp bu­si­nes­ses in­vi­ted to new C­ham­ber

George Herald - - Medical Services -

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 klas­sen­ju­li­an@gmail.com. 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...

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