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25 March 2014     

"The network effect is the most powerful force in the world." 
Seth Godin, Marketing guru

Main photo: Belmore Park and crowds of thousands at the 'Street Fest'  events featuring the popular Sydney Food Trucks.   Belmore Park's reputation for being Haymarket's only place with trees, shade and grass was first named in 1868 and to this day features the three distinct and original Moreton Bay Fig trees on the park's frontage of Eddy Ave.

2014 'Management' Trends for Small Businesses 

The US Small business market are investing in mobile technology for
both back end and front end use.

Australian Institute of Management chief executive Tony Gleeson thinks 2014 will be a turnaround year for small business owners and managers with the global economy (US & US) finding some relief.  He thinks leaders will also be looking at taking customer relationships to the next level, finding ways to help their clients innovate and aim at taking advantage of a better economy.

  • Corporate social responsibility will be a growing priority for business owners and consumers with consumers using it as a differentiating factor when making purchasing decisions.
  • Leaders will also be looking at taking customer relationships to the next level, finding ways to help their clients innovate and to take advantage of a better economy.
  • Gleeson thinks smaller business owners will be thinking about how they can build continuing relevance. He thinks planning for innovation, retaining the right people, and cementing a solid brand reputation will be key to this.  Read more HERE 

    First Chamber Networking Event 2014
    2 Weeks to Go!

    Join us at  first HCC Networking event for the year at East Ocean restaurant featuring special guests Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian.  With new networks and special guest with delicious food and surprizes celebrate the first quarter of the year with HCC. 

    HCC Event Highlights
    Feb/March 2014


    From top right: HCC EC Lucianca Ozcan, Karen Soo, Grace Shen, Peter Wong, Henry Tam from East Ocean/Macquarie Bank, HCC EC Jessie Xiao, Linda McCreath and George Wing Kee at the recent China Delegation dinner
    Top right pic: HCC EC, Ex PM John Howard and Mr Yan with HCC VP Simon Chan. 
    Bottom left pic: HCC VP Simon Chan, the Hon. Viotor Dominellii, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Michael Brown, CEO of the AFC Asian Cup Local Organising Committee at the AFC China announcement in Chinatown
    Bottom right pic: HCC EC Grace Shen, Eva Law, Karen Soo, Luciance Oxcan with the Hon. Helen Sham Ho at the HKTEO World of Women Film Festival.  

    Chamber Member Feedback

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    For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

    • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website; www.haymarketchamber.org.au
    • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2014 click HERE 
    • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE  


    Make the most of 2014 and

Planning & Development Update

The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) infrastructure project  

Transport NSW will be holding a Business forum in Haymarket at the Radisson Hotel on Wed 26 March 2014.  Find out more HERE.
Business Forums are being established in precincts across the CBD and South East Light Rail route. There will be five Business Forums – CBD, Surry Hills, Moore Park, Randwick and Kingsford/Kensington.These forums will be a regular opportunity for businesses to learn more about the project, its potential impacts and how they can best prepare for construction.

Construction is expected to commence in late 2014 and take five to six years to complete. These forums aim to allow businesses to shape ideas and solutions to assist local businesses during the construction period. 

Harmony and Business

In celebrating Harmony day last week, the Diversity Council of Australia  referred to research that shows cultural diversity can assist organisations to broaden its strategic perspective, identify and enter new local and global markets, innovate, achieve business goals in culturally diverse business settings, and generate high performing multi-national and multicultural teams.

The Council outlines how businesses can harness the benefits of cultural diversity: When recruiting and promoting, organisations should place greater value on multiple cultural identities, global experience, multilingual abilities and community engagement skills. In particular, attention could be directed at placing greater value on experience living and working in Asian geographical regions given the economic opportunities that reside in this region of the world.  Read more HERE

Member Profile

Wade Benson, Branch Manager,
WESTPAC Haymarket

How long have you worked in Haymarket?  The first Haymarket branch of Westpac was established in 1888 as the Bank of New South Wales and the first Bank Manager of the branch was Mr R.N Sheridan

Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area?  The Westpac group is one of the leading financial institutions in the Haymarket area with a long history of supporting the local community with their financial needs and more importantly their goals. The Westpac Haymarket branch has a large offering of financial specialists that can assist with day to day banking, Home Finance Lending, Business banking and Financial Planning. Westpac Haymarket has over twenty team members that speak a variety of languages dedicated to helping our customers prosper and grow

What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?  I have seen an outstanding level of growth within the Haymarket community both for the businesses and residents of the area. Tourism has increased with many overseas visitors taking the opportunity to sightsee in this wonderful area of Sydney city.

Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?   The Haymarket Chamber of Commerce provides its members with the valuable information about the local community, it is also extremely well run and has the interests of the Haymarket area at it's core.

Could you describe Haymarket area in three words? Energetic, Thriving and Exciting.

What do you see happening in 2014-15?   Growth, lots of growth for the local businesses, residents and the community.  This is the place to find success.
How do you see the plans in and surrounding Haymarket in the future?  I see the plans for Haymarket as having positive impact on the community in the future

What's once of your favourite quote?
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painting, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."  Martin Luther King.


Congratulations to UMI Sushi awarded one of Sydney'Morning Herald's Best Good Food Under $30!  Find out more HERE

Ultimo TAFE College, the largest TAFE College in NSW is now offering over 700 courses.

UTS:INSEARCH launches the High Achievers’ Leadership Program  a select program designed to help its Chinese students develop skills most prized by international employers by combining cultural and business skills workshops with carefully chosen work experience.  Find out more HERE.

Capitol Theatre launches WiCKED in September 2014.

Events Cinema  features advance screening of the LEGO Movie and Captain America on Sun 30 March 2014.  Find out more HERE

Monkey Baa Theatre's 
world premiere of Pete the Sheep, a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book will run from 31 March to 24 April 2014. Find out more HERE



Belmore Park will hold the Children’s Festival 2014 on Sunday 30 March 2014 from 11am - 7:00pm.  A family fun day with over 20 activities there will also be the Lion dance, Children’s Parade, National Costume Display, Poster and Writing Competitions. The festival is supported by the NSW Government through Community Relations Commission.  Find out more HERE

Business 101 Seminar Series 2014

Launching into 2014 the first of the Business 101 Seminar Series begins with 'Marketing in an Online World'. This year's program of seminars includes: Food Trucks and Outdoor Dining, Tech Start Ups, How to open a Small Bar and Grow your Business. All seminars are held at Customs House, commencing 6.30pm.  Register now HERE

Capitol Theatre brings us the much acclaimed /The Lion King' with tickets on sale Now. Find out more HERE

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