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Chamber Update - November 2019

29 Oct 2019

Another great year

By Shane Wylie 

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) at Neolemonade restaurant on October 22.

In what many would say was the strongest turnout of members in living memory, president Johanna Maxwell recalled a year of successes with a few challenges thrown in for good measure.

Over 200 members are now encased under the DCC umbrella with a good spattering of these represented on the night. All elected positions on the executive committee were officially vacated with three new members coming on.

They are, Athol Hodgetts representing O’Brien Icehouse, Ahmad Trad representing Xary and long-time Docklands stalwart Peter Kelly rejoining the executive committee after many years away. Formalities were held and Johanna Maxwell was re-elected president unopposed as was vice-president Daniel Hibberd, while Glenda Archibald remained as treasurer.

Docklands Business Awards

We have launched the Docklands Business Awards for the year 2020. docklandsbusinessawards.com.au is the host site for registrations and information for this formal gala event on February 15, 2020. All DCC members are open to enter the awards – that means tough competition with over 200 businesses eligible across nine categories. A formal evening including a three-course meal, drinks and wonderful entertainment by the very talented Alex Rose will keep everyone enthralled. We also have sponsorship packages available for businesses interested with five of these already taken up. They can also be viewed from the business awards’ website.

Central Pier

Well it’s quite devastating for Docklands but Central Pier will be closed for at least another three months while extensive investigations occur of the pylons supporting the structure. Unfortunately, we already know most staff have been laid off and there are legal ramifications on their way. What it highlights is that there needs to be some forward thinking for Docklands, a way to unite this address and draw the attention it deserves, instead of all this negativity.

Christmas function

We’re doing it all Australian this year. After a host of formal events, speed networkings and training seminars, we’re going old school for an Aussie barbecue Christmas with a view. Come join us as a DCC member on December 5 at the City of Melbourne Marina. It’s one of Melbourne’s best kept secret views and with your fellow Docklands businesses there it will start off your festive season perfectly.

 

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