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One Warkworth Manager - introducing Murray Chapman

One Warkworth Business Association - Monday, January 23, 2017

 
      As I look back over my first week as the Manager of One Warkworth I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.  We already have a substantial membership base that will continue to grow.  As our membership grows it will give everyone a chance to not only have their voice heard at local and central Govt level, but it will open up more and more opportunities for each of you to do more business with each other.
 
I am fortunate to have had a long career with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.  One of the comments which I often got when we talked about lobbying Council or Government was, “I don’t need to be a member because you will lobby anyway”.  There is some truth in that.  But the reality is that a business organisation with 25% of their base as members has very little impact when it comes to lobbying.  The One Warkworth Business Association with 85% plus of their base as members has some real power!

I will be visiting as many of our members as possible over the next two months and I welcome any feedback or comments you may have on services, events or issues you would like to see One Warkworth tackle or put on for you.  We will be putting a program of events out shortly and I encourage everyone to get either yourself or your staff involved as much as possible.
 
The Buy Local promotion is designed to bring more business through your doors and again I would encourage you to get behind it.  Get your business listed on our web directory if you haven’t already, encourage your neighbour to join if they are not already members, and use the wonderful network of local businesses we have here.
 
Thank you to those businesses that I have spoken to so far for the warm welcome I have received; it really has been appreciated.  I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as quickly as possible. 
 
Murray Chapman

email  murray@onewarkworth.co.nz
phone  0274 966 550