Professionals network after work hours

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

More than 50 business owners and representatives made their way to Bridgestone’s new Mining Solution Centre last week for the first Business After Hours of 2018.

With the decibels growing as the crowd grew in the tyre specialists’ showroom, social networking was to the fore as the chamber’s members greeted each other.

Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce president Peter Carter said he was pleased with the outcome and he hoped it was a good omen for the year.

“It’s good for businesses to all get together once a month for this after hours or our breakfast series and get to know each other,” he said.

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“It’s a good mix of businesses all the time that all get together for networking.

“New business are always coming to town, so it’s an opportunity to meet new faces and find new connections both professionally and sometimes personally.”

With food and beverages on hand for the after-work munchies, members also had the opportunity to hear from Bridgestone Pilbara manager Michael Guilfoyle, who shared the organisation’s Pilbara story. “My wife and I had been coming up to the Pilbara in a fly-in, fly-out capacity for years, so we figured ‘why not be here permanently?’ ” he said.

Members will have another opportunity to network and discover new Pilbara businesses this month at the first Business Breakfast series of the year on Wednesday, February 28, hosted by The Landing Resort, where the topic of conversation will be indigenous business.

To get involved in the chamber and to RSVP for the Business Breakfast, email the chamber at info@phcci.com.au or phone 9173 1737.

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