Social network for Sydney's inner west business

Local business owners have a new forum to meet following the launch of Inner West Business Referrals group in Drummoyne.

According to founding president, Rosalie Gordon, the new group has some unique characteristics, such as its not-for-profit nature.

Canada Bay Mayor, Angelo Tsirekas at the launch of Inner West Referrals.

“This means that the group is run by our members for their own benefit,” she said.

Already, the group has drawn 21 foundation members joining at its first meeting.

“Several business networking clubs have sprung up throughout the area in the past few years but too often they are set up with rigid rules and structures mandated by the private operators who run them for profit,” Ms Gordon said.

Inner West Referrals was formally launched on 12 July by Canada Bay Mayor, Angelo Tsirekas at a business breakfast held in Drummoyne. During his keynote Address, Mr Tsirekas offered his support in helping to ensure that local businesses can operate successfully with a minimum of red tape and called on members to consult with Council when it could play a role on their behalf.

“Canada Bay needs strong local businesses as the strength of our community relies upon the growth and innovation that they bring,” he said.

“I congratulate IWR on such a successful beginning and am delighted, though not surprised, that you chose Drummoyne as your primary meeting place.”

Inner West Referrals meets every second Thursday at The Cove Cafe, Drummoyne starting at 7.15am.

From Julian Day

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