“Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results” – Herman Melville

How wonderful was it to feel the chatter, atmosphere and networking back in real life at our first Business After Hours since COVID-19 hit in March?

A great time to also launch of the call for nominations for the Fremantle Business Awards 2020 as we gather face to face and celebrate our connections.

The positivity in the room reminded me of the importance of finding ways to connect our businesses to each other. It is a two way street and we are definitely seeing the difference we can make as a concerted voice for business in Fremantle when you, as our membership base, take up the challenge to get personally involved, share your thoughts and positively respond to the opportunities before us.

This week we have seen a commitment by local and state government to remove the scaffolding off Arthurs Head, the Water Corp and PTA work hard to address business concerns around the Pipes’ for Fremantle, a release of a draft heritage and upper story activation policy for the West End by the City of Fremantle and Main Roads finally releasing the opportunity for consultation around the proposal for the new traffic bridge.

These initiatives come after long standing advocacy behind the scenes from the Chamber to represent the voice of our businesses. It is definitely together that we can make a difference.

We have seen two new Corporate members join the Chamber this week, and a variety of our businesses contact us for referrals to do business with each other. Connecting the dots continues to be such an important part of the work we do here at the Chamber.

Our Set the Month in Motion podcast forum yesterday, featured a panel of extraordinarily successful businesses that have their roots firmly in Fremantle – Kitchen Warehouse, Gage Roads and ProcessWorx. The conversation around how systems drive growth for business centred strongly on how it is actually the human systems and connections, that are supported by technology, that are the essential part of driving growth and success.

Given how quickly last Thursday’s event sold out and reached capacity it is worth jumping online and registering for the following LIVE events:

  • LISTEN – Perth Advertising and Design Club (PADC) partnered event at Freo.Social – Wednesday 23 September 2020. This is a great opportunity to gather our local creative industries together and showcase what they bring to our business community. Panel speakers will include Local artist Lucy Peach, WAMusic CEO Mike Harris, Sound Producer and Artist Ned Beckley, Pilerats Music Editor Hayden Davies, ex Head of Culture Red Bull UK Andrew Ashbolt and NOVA 93.7 Creative Director Garry Dean.
  • HEAR the Teams Roar – South Fremantle Football Club – Thursday 20 August 2020. Watch the boys train and hear from the head coach on building strong teams over networking drinks, and food supplied by Chamber members Benny’s – the club caterer.
  • Fremantle Business Awards 2020 – Friday 20 November 2020 – Tickets now on sale for the event of the year that celebrates everything about doing business in Fremantle and our extraordinary range of leaders.

Hidden Treasurers is also back on the table in the City. Celebrating its 10thanniversary it will be wonderful to welcome the live music for which our City is famed back to our venues in this month long celebration.

Let’s keep building our Chamber through stronger and stronger connections, and a clear voice on the issues that matter to the economic growth of our region.


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