Thanks to all those who attended our networking night at Helen and Joey Winery. We welcomed a number of new members and were treated to the fabulous wine, food and hospitality of Helen and Joey. I found the event to be particularly successful as I was engaged in several conversations about the process of establishing a new business. These are the conversations that our networking events are designed to facilitate. With nearly 50 business people in the room from a range of businesses, large and small, old and new and across a variety of types there is bound to be someone who can answer your question or point you in the right direction.
Our next networking event will be breakfast at the Black Spur Inn. Maybe you have a question or maybe you can answer one for another TNYV member. Maybe you will make a beneficial business connection or maybe you’ll just enjoy a great social occasion. Either way I hope to see you there.
Many thanks to our Events Sub-Committee for the great work in organising these events.
Tourism Network Yarra Valley is one of the five industry associations to have a seat on the board of Yarra Ranges Tourism (YRT), the others being Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association, Yarra Valley Food Group, Warburton Valley CEDA and Dandenong Ranges Tourism Network. Like TNYV, YRT has had a great start to 2019. In particular the Rone Exhibition at Burnham Beeches has been an overwhelming success receiving wide coverage in all major media and being sold out.
YRT has been very successful in obtaining grants to further their work in promoting tourism in its region and we can expect more announcements in the future. The breadth of work YRT undertakes is enormous for the staffing and resources at its disposal and its results are outstanding. All of us in the tourism industry benefit from the increased visitation to the region it has generated. Business partners get more direct benefits depending on which package is taken up and get great value for their investment. If you are not a business partner with YRT my advice is to give it serious consideration.
To find out more about YRT check out the web site at https://yarrarangestourism.com.au/ or read the CEO’s latest report at https://yarrarangestourism.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Feb2019-YRT-CEO-Report.pdf.
Don’t forget our conference which is currently in planning. It always delivers great practical ideas for business.
I look forward to seeing you soon.