It is 2:04PM as I get my work done and rest up for one fantastic Parramatta Chamber of Commerce tonight. It is one of Sydney’s top Suburban Chambers by a long shot and it was one of the environments that helped take my business to the next level.
Originally when I started out in business, I got heavily involved in the more ‘Business Breakfast Clubs’. They were great for a good one to two years and I found myself hitting my ceiling there. As I saw the writing on the wall and sensed it was no longer the right place for me, I then journeyed onwards to find places for me to network and meet new people.
It wasn’t until some time later that I started my own workshops in Sydney CBD (which are rocking) and at that time I discovered Parramatta Chamber. I was instantly hooked.
The people were kind, much more affluent that what I have been working with and I felt it was just the right environment for me. They have their Business After 5’s, Business Before 9’s, Business Breakfasts and say every few months they have a great ‘random’ event when say someone powerful comes through town.
As I fell in love with the place I spent my time and energy helping out the Directors, Committee and Staff there through promoting the Chamber, hosting visitors at their events and creating ‘fun noise and energy’ like I do when I enjoy a fine glass of red.
My journey at Parramatta has been a great one and the connections, clients, skills and experience I have gained there has paved the way for many more things for me (including some major speaking gigs and picking up A-Class Clients + Government Agencies).
If it wasn’t for Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, this all probably would never have happened so quickly. In hindsight; if I knew of them when I started my business I would have gone straight there. As I get new clients who are in that part of town I make it a major point to send them there to build their network and new life.
My advice and thinking? If working Western Sydney (and beyond) suits you, Parramatta Chamber is a must. Check out their website, book into a coming event and if you wanted to learn more, you are welcome to contact me and happy to answer any questions.
Love your work, thank you ‘Parra Chamber’ and appreciate you taking the time to read this fine article!