A hardy group of around 30 small local businesses braved the cold and blustery conditions to attend the inaugural meeting of the Kāpiti Coast Business Network at the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club on Monday night (May 6).
Members mixed and mingled over a drink in a friendly and informal environment.
Annmarie Tiffen from the Sopranos Restaurant our guest speaker gave some inspiring tips on business and the feedback from participants on the evening has been very encouraging. refer testimonials
The date and venue for our next meeting will be advised shortly and all local business owners are welcome and members are encouraged to bring a friend.
If you would like to attend our next meeting please register your interest by completing the form in the box the website www.kapiticoastbusinessnetwork.co.nz and we will email you full details.
Testimonials on Inaugural Meeting 6th May 2013
It went very well for a first-time event, there was a good turnout of men and women on a miserable wet night and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.
The format worked well people mixed and mingled well with no prompting, having the to hour to network prior to Anne-Marie’s talk was good as it gave everyone a chance to arrive, get settled / grab a drink and have a chat with someone.
I personally made two new solid contacts and was able to refer two of my contacts to them.
Lance Marlow KAPITI OFFICE PRODUCTS DEPOT
Fantastic first networking meeting tonight. Thanks for setting it up, it are a great way to meet more local businesses!
Laura McIntyre FINANZ Limited
Very informal surroundings no pressure, a really relaxed impressive evening.
Margot Collier SPECTRO PRINT
Hi Des, just want to thank you for an excellent night and a great venue choice. Also great to see such a mix of people and good ratios of male to female. When’s the next one?