EXECUTIVE OFFICER UPDATE
We have another jam packed year planned ahead to keep the city busy! First a couple of opportunities to have your say. We would like to spend some time with as many of you as possible...
For those of you running hospitality businesses it is essential you are at our networking event at Inside Café on Monday 22nd from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.
We will have a representative from the THA and CoL there and it is your chance to tell us when your quiet periods are and you need more advertising or incentives for customers, what issues you are facing that we can advocate for you on to council and state government. The more of you who are there the more productive the discussion will be so please RSVP on the link below. Thanks to those who have, will be a great evening. From events to blogs and videos to Soupalicious and advisory sessions – we need to know what you would like from us!
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
For those women in business out there, we’ve got a great opportunity to get your business name out there and build your customer base. With Bridget Archer attending on March 1st, there will be entrepreneurial business women from the city and surrounding Launceston areas with a commitment from us all to promote and support each other and find synergies and ways in which we can collaborate and promote our small boutique businesses. You will be able to present a short elevator pitch on your business and get some top business tips!
A VISIT FROM THE PREMIER
The Premier came to see us last week and we were able to give him feedback from you and hear about some of the State Government plans ahead for Launceston. We talked about our commitment to a green city, the importance of developing an attractive and functional route and pathway that connects Inveresk and the Seaport to the city centre and the Brisbane Street Mall amongst other subjects. We have been meeting with numerous departments within council to keep all sorts of initiatives and projects moving forward too and have been involved in the planning of some of the major works ahead in the city.
The board and I also attended a governance training session last week. There is a lot of energy and commitment within Cityprom and we are looking forward to the City of Launceston review to become public so I can start talking to you all about it and the future of your organisation.
Your feedback on all these subjects, what advisory sessions you would like us to put on for you, and your ideas for street beautification, greening and promotions and events is extremely important to us, so please keep in touch with us by coming along to these events or dropping us a line so we can represent your view and use it when we are planning our activations and events throughout the coming year.
Please get on board with the return of Crazy Day – with missing last year we are wanting to offer the public some great reasons to come this year… please don’t forget to send us your offers, prize donations or just add yourself to the list of participating businesses on the flyer – it’s great free advertising and a way of getting rid of old stock. There is a blanket permit across the city for you to trade in front of your shop and we are booking entertainment throughout the city, not just in the Brisbane Street Mall. As you know, we are a small team so the earlier you can email us the more efficient we can be in letting the public know what’s happening with who.
Lastly a huge thank you to Kristy Parker, our long standing Events Manager who left us to spend more time with her kids and continue some hours working for Hope and Me in the Quadrant Mall. She was an absolute asset to Cityprom and we will miss her very much! Hoping to fill her very big boots soon so watch this space!
Interim Executive Officer,
Cityprom Launceston Central City