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12 November 2013

Business Relevance

Thanks to City of Sydney,  the HCC was invited to attend a very insightful session last week featuring marketing speaker Michael McQueen.  Sharing various business case studies and strategies on  how businesses understand their market position in the ever changing market place, Michael outlined key drivers that impact business relevance; technology, competition, demographics and government. 

The Harvard Business Review also discusses 4 strategies for businesses to remain relevant by gaining parity, leapfrog the innovation, reposition and 'stick to you knitting' to find out more click HERE.

Therefore, in an environment of  historical changes across markets and consumers, the ability to sustain and grow your  business,  will be based on your business awareness and its adaptability to cater for  what your market needs. Importantly, it also depends on your skill in anticipating new strategies for the future.

HCC Annual Xmas Networking Event
Thursday 28 November 2013

Pic: Radisson Hotel & Suites

Limited tickets available!  Early Bird tickets end this week so prepare and book now to enjoy our special networking night featuring exciting Xmas giveaways, surprise performances and delicious food and drinks!  Thanks to our generous event sponsors for; Radisson Hotel and Suites, Bridge Climb Sydney, Bullion List, Events Cinema, Ampac Debt Recovery and Red Bottle,

Book NOW click HERE

HCC Executive Committee Xmas Dinner

HCC Executive Committee Xmas Dinner at China Republic, World Square was one of our first executive events.  Thanks to China Republic and our two executive Linda McCreath and Luciana Ozcan for organising a great night which was very enjoyable evening indeed.


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For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce website; www.haymarketchamber.org.au
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2013 click HERE 
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE  


Make the most of 2014 and


Exciting preparations are now well underway for the 2014 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Year of the Horse from 24 January to 9 February 2014. If you would like to be involved please find out more HERE
HCC Chinatown Tours 2014

Pic: Capitol Theatre

HCC's famous personal Chinatown Tours run by Chamber honorary member George Wing Kee now includes Capitol Theatre.  Meeting at 10.30 a.m. the Tour costs $6 per person or with yum cha @ 18 per head. Bookings essential PERCY  mobile 0403302578 or 0416166380 and email percy.wk@gmail.com.

Tour Dates: Tues 28th Jan, Thurs.30th Jan, Sun 2nd Feb and Wed 5th Feb.

Note: As holidays on 26th January and 31st January [Chinese New Year]  there will be no extra bookings. Special tours can be arranged.

Sydney Hotel For Sale

Chatswood Hotel

A rare opportunity to invest or operate a purpose build 100 room Hotel in Chatswood, NSW.  Find out more HERE

HCC Profile

Karen Soo, Business Manager
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce


How long has your business been in Haymarket? 2 years with Haymarket Chamber though my grandmother's family lived in a building on Campbell Street in the 1920's as proprietors of Wing Sang.
Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area

Haymarket/Chinatown represents one of the most culturally diverse and commercially rich precincts in Sydney. Haymarket Chamber reflects these unique aspects through the diverse backgrounds of our Executive team, the variety of activities/programs and the range of businesses in our membership. 


What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time? Over the last few years we have seen an increase in residential business owners who have chosen to live and work in the area.  Accompanying this groups has been a surge of diverse Asian businesses investing and visiting Haymarket.

Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members? With over 3000 businesses, new billion dollar developments and increased tourism/investment, Haymarket's commercial nature reflects its origin as a marketplace which began over 100 years. 
Could you describe Haymarket in three words? Dynamic, progressive and innovative.
Favourite place in Haymarket?  Dixon Street and the emerging Chinese restaurants from various provinces.

What do you see as happening in 2014? Regular Belmore Park Markets, increase in Chamber membership, implementation of the China Public Domain Plans, Chamber growth and welcoming new residents, investors, tourists and businesses in the area.
Any advice to other businesses? Listen to your market, anticipate their future needs, adapt with innovation and love your work!.


What is one of your favourite quotes? 'One who knows she has enough is rich.' Tao Te Ching



4A A4 Extraordinary Fundraiser

The launch of the 4A A4 Fundraising Exhibition was quite extraordinary with people queuing down the street. The memorable evening hosted by Sunil Badami sold 110 artworks and raised $22,000 in the one night!

Mandarin Climb

As one of Australia's most loved icons, Sydney Harbour's Bridge Climb offers local Mandarin-speaking Climb Leaders to guide you to the top of the Bridge. The trip up is unforgettable with views spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Mountains, the climb is the ultimate introduction to Sydney.

Nearly 3 million local and international people, from as young as ten to the wise old age of 100, have climbed to the top of the Bridge with Bridge Climb. Find out more HERE

Haymarket Retail Promotions

Local businesses in Haymarket are invited to engage with a special Christmas promotions featuring in store events and specials for Chinatown Haymarket on Friday 13 Dec. Find out more HERE


CNY Events 2014
Chinese New Year Markets – 24-26 January 2014
Twilight Parade – 2 February 2014\
Dragon Ball – 8 February 2014
Dragon Boat Races – 8-9 February 2014

China Connect Workshop Series on 12 November 2013 is a free interactive seminar to help retail, hospitality and tourism businesses better engage with Chinese visitors.  Find out more HERE

Artwork by Kaye Mahoney

Visit Art Atrium for Kaye Mahoney's exhibition Counterpoint until 23 Nov 2013.  Find out more HERE

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

The Sydney Kings are back at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for the 2013-2014 season. Come and support your team. Tickets from $15.00 for the next game on Friday 15 November 2013.   Book HERE

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is proudly supported by:


For any comments and or enquiries please contact Karen Soo HERE
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