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29 July 2014   

 NEW President for
Haymarket Chamber of Commerce
New HCC Executive Team from L to R:
Peter Wong, Aaron Seeto, Eva Law, Peter Bannister, Linda McCreath, Jessie Xiao, Simon Chan, Brad Chan, George Wing Kee, Luciana Ozcan, Stephen Wan, Ryan Tian, Richard Hughes (absent) with Karen Soo.

As we enter the new HCC Term for 2014-15, the Chamber continues our commitment to represent and advocate for local and Asian  business owners in and around the Haymarket community. We are committed to the promotion and support of our business community and its unique cultural diversity and entrepreneurial ism.

Following our recent Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22 July we would like to welcome our incoming year 2014-15 Chamber Executive team see photo above. 

Chamber 2014-15 Announcements:

* Congratulations to our newly elected President Simon Chan, newly elected Vice President; co-founding member George Wing Kee and Jessie Xiao, newly elected Secretary Richard Hughes and re-elected Treasurer Peter Bannister.

* The Chamber expresses our deep gratitude to our Immediate Past President Brad Chan for his long standing committed Presidency over the last 5 progressive years which has seen the Chamber realise some of it's greatest achievements so far.  We are thankful that Brad will remain a key member of the Chamber leadership team.

* Welcome to our new Chamber Executive Eva Law from Eva Law & Associates, and to our second term re-elected members Grace Shen from Global-Edu.Imm.Law and Aaron Seeto from 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art.
 HCC AGM & Winter Event 2014
Photo Highlights
With over 100 attendees, thank you to our many attendees / members who provided us with their positive feedback regarding the event's genuine networking, the great venue and the wonderful energy on the night.  Our appreciation to the  Events Cinema team; Anthony Keirann and Lauren Simpson for their generous hospitality and valuable support to the Chamber. 

On behalf of the Chamber Executive Committee, we would like to thank our many Chamber member attendees for their ongoing support; Westpac, City of Sydney, P & G Mode Realty, Avantro, Radisson Hotels & Suites, SKW Property, St George, Guardian Vaults, Lend Lease, Window to China, O'Loghlin Communication, Banna Property, Abacus Visa Immigration Lawyers, Chinese Ginseng & Herbs,  Commonwealth Bank, Crown Group, Nan Tien Institute, Yellow Brick Road and our dedicated volunteers Rei Wang and Sukey Xu.

Thank you also to our generous event sponsors: Events Cinema, Novotel Haymarket, Umi Group, PublicStyle, Radisson Hotel & Suites.

HCC Asia Panel Event
18 September 2014
Join us at this unique Asia Panel Event in Haymarket Chinatown and be apart of this unique Panel Session where  distinguished key business and visionary leaders will share their  experiences and perspectives which they have gained from working between Australia and China as we explore how Australia is managing and creating new opportunities across the cultural and business landscapes.  BOOK NOW or Find out more HERE

Afterwards enjoy canapés and drinks whilst taking the opportunity to meet our well respected moderators, panel and many key businesses at our networking.

Moderators: Benjamin Law and Ky Chow
Panelists: Phillip Cox from Cox Architecture, Professor David Goodman from University of Sydney China Studies, Jessie Xiao from Umi Group, Helene Chung Martin; Author and Journalist, Dominic Ong from Knight Frank and Sharon Chen from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

 BOOK NOW or Find out more HERE
Haymarket the Highest Migrant Suburb in Australia
Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS)  2011 reports, migrants tended to be most concentrated around a number of key urban centres in Sydney. In the inner city, a large majority of residents in the suburbs of Haymarket (88%), Sydney CBD (78%) and Ultimo (72%) were born overseas with Haymarket as the number migrant suburb in Australia.  Read more HERE


Our annual Chamber Business Leader Round Table session will be held in August, facilitated by Wayne Burns, director of Acil Allen Consulting Group, The business session covers many business topics shared and broadened by the contribution and involved participation by each business leader attendee.  Limited places  available for more information please contact us HERE

HCC's New Chinatown Phone App Launched

Based on the high demand personal walking tours by HCC co-founding member George Wing Kee, HCC's latest and up to date Chinatown Walking Tour phone application for both Apple and Android phone is now available. 

Experience your very own cultural and historical 'digital' walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.

If you would like to join our growing membership please    
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP


Haymarket the No. 1 in Parking Revenue

City of Sydney gathered $35.7 million from 1448 meters compared with Waverley Council, which gathered $8.9 million.  Haymarket proved the most profitable parking meters in the City of Sydney, each gathering $42,157 on average last financial year.  Read more HERE

Small businesses have access to the Small Biz Connect program which is a quality, subsidised business advisory program for small businesses in NSW. The program offers:  Expert advice on managing your small business, access to face-to-face support and assists developing business owners with key business skills  Find out more HERE 

Recycling in Chinatown
The City of Sydney has launched the city's first vending machinese that recycle empty plastic bottles and cans.  Located on Dixon Street Mall, Haymarket.  With the ability to hold up to 2000 containers this form of recycling is aimed at reducing the 15,000 cans and bottles littered around Australia every minute. Read more HERE
Chamber of Commerce Diversifies
A Chamber of Commerce can come in different forms and most recently the Australian Fashion Chamber launched its membership and mentorship program.  Chambers are not for profit organisations made up of relevant industry experts and business owners who donate their time to support the Chamber membership and direction of the organisation.  Find out more HERE

Simon Chan
President of HCC
 Art Atrium and SCA Architects

How long has your business been in Haymarket?  My architectural practice was located in Haymarket from 1987 to 2003.  We relocated to Bondi Junction after I purchased my property there for our business.
Could you indicate what makes your business competitive in your industry and local area?  Both our art gallery and architectural practice are essentially in the service industry and we always strive to improve the quality of our services to our clients.
What changes have you observed in the local area and business community during this time?  There has been a substantial influx of new migrants from China, both in terms of new businesses as well as consumers, to the Haymarket area. Local businesses need to adapt to the demands and expectation of these potential customers in order to maximise their business opportunities.  Being able to speak Mandarin is starting to become essential.   
Why do you think the Haymarket Chamber attracts so many members?  Haymarket Chamber has built up a good profile and reputation since its inception and is proactive in organising networking functions for members and friends as well as taking an active role and interest in the development of Haymarket area in general by engaging with local government and other authorities.  
Could you describe Haymarket in three words?  Three Cs - Cosmopolitan, Cuisine & Culture.

What do you see as happening in 2014-15?
Major plans  and the redevelopment of the Entertainment Centre as well as adjoining areas at Broadway and the UTS campus will create significant opportunities in the long term even though there will be some short term negative impact. 
What is one of your favourite quotes?
Life is a rollercoaster journey with lots of peaks and valleys along the way and we should always pick ourselves up when we are down so we can enjoy the trip back up to the top. –  my own quote.
Surry Hills Eating House Launches 
The recent launch of Surry Hills Eating house brings a new twist on modern South East Asian food to Sydney's CBD.  Featuring well known Spice I am' Chef Sujet Saenkham who presents a menu based on authentic Southern Thailand with Chinese and Malay influences, enjoy locally sourced fresh produce, some of which is grown at Sujet’s own farm, in the Southern Highlands of NSW. 

Surry Hills Eating House is located above the  Triple Ace Bar on the corner of Elizabeth St & Campbell Street, Surry Hills. 

The Lion King Ends 31 August


Seen by over 70 million people, this Disney musical is regarded one of the best theatrical experience ever.  Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, this breathtaking production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and unforgettable music including Elton John. The Lion King plays at Capitol Theatre until 31 August 2014.  BOOK NOW

Westpac Corporate Fundraiser $140K

The recent Westpac corporate fundraiser exceeded their goals by raising over $140K to support the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter services.  Congratulations to Westpac for a successful evening support a very valuable community service. To donate click HERE

I Am Jack!

Jack is smart, funny and is being bullied. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition, soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack is no longer safe in the playground.  Jack takes us on a touching and sometimes comical journey as he moves from victim to victor. For 8-14 year olds.  Playing at Monkey Baa Theatre from 18 - 22 August 2014. Find out more HERE 

 Canto Pop Arrives in Sydney

Sam Hui is regarded as one of "the fathers" of Cantopop, Having composed, written and performed many songs that have become instant classics (now golden oldies) to the very young, right up to the very old., Hui has released a total of 18 Albums in Cantonese.  Performing at the Qantas Credit Union Arena on 8 August 2014.  Find out more HERE

Capitol Theatre Brings Wicked to Sydney
The most awarded new musical and Broadway’s number one show will thrill Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from 20 Sept 2014. WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. Find out more HERE 
The History of Sydney's Chinese
Celestial City Exhibition until 12 October . This exhibition celebrates the diverse experiences and successes within the Chinese community.  Find out more HERE

Australian Tax Office News
ATO has recently informed HCC about its national Keeping it Fair project which consists of the ATO consulting with, and educating businesses in three different industries all over Australia. Find out more at ato.gov.au/sba or to find out more HERE
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