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Business Eastern Shore forum drives networking

BUSINESS Eastern Shore held its annual Business Forum at Blundstone Arena recently, giving people in business the chance to network and hear about what is happening in the business community.

The event featured three guest speakers including Clarence Deputy Mayor Alderman Heather Chong, who spoke about the council’s new economic development strategy.

The council is currently seeking input into the development plan, particularly from businesses that may benefit.

The second speaker, Courtney Telega from Accru Hobart, talked about succession planning in business.

Ms Telega has helped a number of business owners plan their exit from their businesses, and explained the various exit strategies owners can adopt and the importance of getting external advice.

The final speaker, Hans van Pelt from Affairs of State, informed the audience about freight advisory services available to small-to-medium enterprises and explained the many global challenges being faced by freight logistics companies.

Business Eastern Shore deputy chair and manager John Beard was pleased with the success of the forum, saying it had contributed to the organisation’s mission of “creating a connected, supported and prosperous business community”.

“We continue to provide relevant information and networking opportunities to our members through our monthly Business After 5 events, including updates on current major projects in our region,” he said.

“Business Eastern Shore has an ongoing commitment to driving economic growth and job creation on the Eastern Shore and we always welcome new members who want to help us contribute to this mission.”