Every business community needs quality networking activities and strong business groups. They help leaders get to know each other, communicate, establish new contacts, reinvigorate old ones and provide stable growth to their enterprises.
The purpose of the establishment of the Bella Vista Business Alliance (“the Alliance”) is precisely this – networking, relationship building and business growth.
Bella Vista Hotel and GWP Media are introducing the Alliance to the Western Sydney and Sydney business communities. These two organisations decided to join forces due to their unique position in the market place.
Bella Vista Hotel is brand new, and probably the best known and most popular venue in the Hills Business District. The Hotel is the place where hundreds, if not thousands of people working in local businesses, along with their guests, visit on a regular basis. Bella Vista Hotel already makes it irresistible for people to meet at their facilities and transact business together. It is the perfect destination for success.
GWP Media is a major media and marketing service provider in the area. Its ownership of Business Resource & Lifestyle Magazine, Norwest Business Directory and Macquarie Business Directory will help the Alliance and its members to promote our strong business group, its members’ products and services and bring the whole region to the wider business community’s attention.
No other such business group exists in Sydney that has its very own publication, with the exception of the NSW Business Chamber. This is a great chance to grow members’ businesses and to attract more new enterprises to the area.
There will be some rules which differ from those of the old-fashioned business organisations. The Alliance’s primary policy is to serve its members’ business interests.
Some of those policies I would like to bring to your attention.
There will be no bureaucracy – no board of directors, no costly general managers, and no office to run.
The membership of the Alliance is by invitation only. However, any business can apply to join. The Alliance will retain the right to reject an application if the applicant does not meet its requirements and policies.
Businesses with an annual income of at least $200,000 will be invited to join. If an applicant is not known to the Alliance, it may be asked to present a letter from its accountant with a clear confirmation that the business has the required minimum turnover in the relevant year.
Business owners/MDs or CEOs (final decision-makers) exclusively will be invited to attend the Alliance’s events. There is no exception to this policy. Employees below that level cannot attend.
The Alliance’s membership fee is not just another expense for its members. Rather, it is a payment that involves the purchase of a particular business product. Different levels of membership are available.
Guest Speakers generally will be Alliance members. However, the Alliance can invite an outsider, and even pay a fee to a guest speaker, if this person is of great interest to the Alliance, is likely to attract more new members and increase the Alliance’s profile in the business community.
The Alliance will run multiple events for its members. These include traditional Business After Fives, breakfasts and other events in and outside the area, such as golf days, race days, picnics and the like. The Alliance will also have lunch events with special guests for interested members on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. These events are planned to take place in the Bella Vista Hotel’s Private Boardroom.
The Alliance is set to be a benchmark networking project based on the best values of entrepreneurship and is calculated to foster the private enterprise spirit in the business community. This initiative will quickly develop into a major business networking project in Sydney’s West.
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