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25 Feb 2020

Haymarket Businesses Open!

Despite the sensationalised media headlines and misinformation about NSW's public safety, Haymarket businesses are running and getting busier by the week. Last Friday the crowds gathered for the popular Chinatown Friday Night Markets and will do so again this coming Friday and thereafter.

With most Haymarket businesses running 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm, Sydney residents and the local community continue to enjoy local Haymarket businesses that include more than 200 food outlets and many retail outlets.  

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce (HCC) President Simon Chan said, " The current fear we are experiencing is based on a lot of misinformation and is disproportionate to the risk and could be more damaging to our economy and social fabric."

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#Factsnotfear #Knowthefacts
As lies spread faster than truth it has sparked the World Health Organisations to state "this infodemic is as dangerous as the virus itself."  Based on a  2018 study, researchers found that the rapid speed of false news incites and inspires strong feelings as fear, disgust and surprise. 
According to NSW Health, to date, there have been only 4 cases of COVID19 who have all been released from hospital so any public safety concerns in NSW are unfounded.
ABC Q & A Starts the China and Australia Discussion with
'Is This A Healthy Relationship'

Q&A's program last night focused on Australia's relationship with China and how 'healthy' it is.  The panel and audience discussed the medical facts, the Chinese Government and a whole host of cultural, social, racial, political and economic issues to begin a steady and considered conversation our nation needs to have as we readjust our economic plans for a challenging 2020.

HCC Executive Officer Karen Soo with President Simon Chan were invited to speak on Q & A regarding the impact that the 'infodemic' was having on businesses and personally stating, "This is about health not about race.".  Watch the episode HERE

Haymarket and Community's Busy CNY Month
In the past month there have been numerous  and enjoyable events held throughout Haymarket and across the community.  These events have included HCC's Annual CNY Banquet (featured below), TVB's LNY festival at Belmore Park, City of Sydney Councillor Craig Chung's Lunar New Year event at Custom House, HCC EC VP Jessie Xiao's major birthday party at Umi Sushi with ACBC and the Temasek Club's holding their  separate celebratory CNY Dinners. 
Official Chinatown CNY Banquet Friday 7 February 2020
As the Chinese New Year began its annual 2 week celebrations on the 25 January until the 7 February 2020 the amazing invigorating and high impact Lunar New Year celebrations the City of Sydney brought to the city was incomparable to other years.  With more than 10,000 people filling the streets of Chinatown and Darling Square during the Lunar Lanes festival we look forward to Lunar Lanes Festival for CNY 2021!

HCC held our annual CNY Banquet on the Friday 7 February 2020 which again drew a full room of VIPs, HCC members and friends.  Thank you for supporting this popular event that signifies our community coming together in harmony in Chinatown.  Led by Simon Chan, with Indonesian dancers, DJ Dumpling dance music, our wonderful MCs Jessie Xiao and James Cui, an amazing events team with Serena, Kerena, Jack and Jeff. 25 VIPs and 320 guests,  we all had a memorable positive night.

Our thanks and gratitude to our VIPS who continue to support and celebrate this important cultural period and place that Chinatown represents.  Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters; Surfside Hotels, Art Atrium, Novotel Sydney Central, Friday Night Markets,
Palace Hotel, Public Style, Avantro, Anthony Sim, City West Community Financial Services, Lend Lease / Darling Square, Camera House, Forward Business,
.Umi Groupand Zilver Bondi , SUMO SIV Abacus Visa,

HCC looks forward to seeing you at our next event and also too at our next CNY Banquet in 2021!

HCC Executive Awarded Australian Financial Review (AFR)
Top 100 Graduate Employers 2020 

HCC EC Arthur Chao

AFR held their awards night recently and HCC is very pleased to announce that the AFR's Financial Services Award for the Top 100 Graduate Employers 2020 was given to HCC EC Secretary Arthur Chao.   In his fourth year at the University of NSW, Arthur has completed six internships with different banks and regulators. Arthur was awarded the winner of the Westpac Banking, Insurance and Financial Services Award for the Top 100 Graduate Employers 2020, which is jointly sponsored by The Australian Financial Review.

Finance runs in Mr Chao's family. His mother worked with Macquarie and his father at National Australia Bank. As the secretary of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce in Sydney and also one of HCC's Young Leaders, Arthur has also represented Australia in the 2016 Oceania Junior Fencing Championships.  HCC congratulates Arthur and a most esteemed career that awaits him.  Read more HERE

Networking Secrets For Women 
HCC's next event details will be released soon so we do welcome members and also celebrate the diversity we represent.  With International Women's Day on 8 March 2020 this article is in honour of all our women members and businesses..'An equal world is an enabled world'. #IWD 

Secrets of Successful Women Networkers
HBR recently reported the research conducted to encourage women to manage their networks more effectively.  Drawn from data collected from 16,500 men and women in more than 30 organizations across a range of industries over the past 15 years, four key characteristics;

Efficiency - a common mantra for successful women networkers is knowing how full their schedules are and prioritizing time to achieve growth and fulfill opportunities by knowing when to say 'Yes' and 'No' to the demands of career requirements.

Nimble  - research data shows that women's relationships are interwoven, long standing, mutual and grow stronger in time.

Boundary spanning - The highest-ranking, best-networked women connect with people in a wide range of functions, roles, geographies and business sectors / units.  
Energy balanced - After more than two decades's worth of research shows that the highest performing women are seen to be the most energized people in their networks which also drives their performance.

Read more HERE

Sydney's Light Rail SAFETY 

14th December 2019 Sydney Light Rail Launch
Featuring 19 stops, 12 km long and over 30 years since Sydney had a central light rail - Sydney's CBD light rail was launched over the weekend. 

Transport for NSW has launched a safety campaign to educate people on the best practices to stay safe around Sydney’s new light rail.

The campaign features an array of Sydneysiders explaining how to best cycle, drive and walk the streets. Tips include riding bikes straight across the tracks to avoid getting wheels caught, queuing across intersections, and checking both ways before crossing the street for oncoming trams.

To ensure the transition for pedestrians, cars and cyclists this campaign is essential for the Sydney Light Rail safe integration throughout the city.

NSW Transport's Safety Video
Find out more HERE

HCC would like to thank our long standing members.


Chinese Ginseng and Herbs

Writer & Producer: Karen Soo
Sub Editor: Vivienne Scott

For more information about Haymarket or the Chamber go to:

  • Haymarket Chamber of Commerce new website;
  • Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2018 click HERE
  • Chinatown Izi Audio Travel HERE
  • Chamber Chinatown Walking Tour Phone Application on iTunes HERE or Google HERE
  • Facebook  Haymarket Sydney Community
  • Instagram: #haymarketlove
  • LinkedIn:   Haymarket Chamber of Commerce

Make the most of 2020 and

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