The Garden Route Business Circle meeting climbed aboard the Paddle Cruiser for a networking breakfast. It may surprise some of you that this was my first step aboard any of Featherbed’s famous boats.
The delicious scrambled eggs alone had my taste buds voting the morning worthwhile. My head was in agreement because getting to know locals and supporting their businesses is essential to the well being of Knysna. Just Letting and Dycom were the motivators but, as Chris Greenwood said, it belongs all and he hopes that other businesses will step forward as sponsors.
Overall, there must have been 40 people in attendance which is a fantastic turnout for the second meeting of its kind. The table i sat at included three bubbly ladies, Ralph Stander (Eden Events) and Mayor Georlene Wolmarans. Georlene was there to deliver a speech which included the fact that Mitchell’s Brewery, makers of my favourite beer, were the first nature inspired business under the Naturally Knysna program, and that the Mayor’s Golf Day had raised R120 000 towards education and bursaries.
Kindness and promotion combined as 3 businesses sponsored prizes for a lucky draw:
- Marise (Foto First) won a website design from Dycom.
- Ralph (Eden Events) won a R500 window cleaning voucher which he donated to the Vermont Old Age Home. This was sponsored by Ikhaya Cleaning.
- Marilyn (Villa Paradiso) ironically yet wonderfully, won a weekend for 2 at Stone Cottage.
Unfortunately, we never left the dock but it was a beautiful morning and the view was stunning.