A business association that was recently formed to represent businesses on Whangaparaoa Peninsula, from Red Beach to Gulf Harbour, has it official launch this month.
Business Whangaparaoa was incorporated last December (HM Feb 1). It was set up by the community organisation Future Whangaparaoa Trust.
Business activator, Sarah Carr, says the launch event will include sharing the reasons behind the setting up of the organisation. She says the idea is to help drive local employment, economic growth and support local businesses.
She says Business Whangaparaoa will also support local training, employment and career opportunities as well as advocating to the local board and Auckland Council for the improvement of amenities, services and infrastructure on the peninsula.
Keynote speaker at the launch, on Wednesday, March 27, is Olympian Barbara Kendall, who will share what she has learnt about how individuals, teams and businesses can lay down the foundation for success.
The event is at Hibiscus Coast Raiders Club in Stanmore Bay, at 5.30pm.
Business Whangaparaoa will offer memberships to local businesses as well as a range of events and activities to support business and community growth including networking and workshops.