All Dressed Up

You may be all dressed up and ready for Christmas and New Year. Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, several of us were lamenting at our last Chamber event that Perth has a deferral mentality when it comes to so much of business throughout the year.

“Oh, I’ve got so much on in the lead-up to Christmas!” comes the refrain earlier and earlier.

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Harvest Time

I was recently introduced to a term new to me in business – “Harvest time”. It’s a retail and hospitality term for that time when all the expected good stuff for the year comes crashing in.

We were looking into securing assistance for one of our Members who operate in the hospitality area when a consultant I had sourced shared the term with me. They understood that the business owners will be super-busy this time of year – leading up to end-of-year functions, Christmas, New Years, summer engagements weddings, school celebrations and more.

It’s Crunch-Time for those businesses.

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Recent Comments from Our Chamber Events

Here are a few comments from members and guests attending one of our Chamber events – this time with W.A. Minister for Transport and Planning, The Hon. Rita Saffioti.

“I wanted to thank yourself and Rita for the breakfast last week. It was wonderful to be able to hear firsthand about the projects that are happening in the community and get answers to our questions. As a business owner it gives me great optimism that such projects are happening that can help stimulate the economy. Thanks again and thank you to Rita for giving her time.”

Michelle Maynard, CA CTA, Partner, Carbon Accounting Swan Valley
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