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Reflecting on 2016


REFLECTING on 2016, South African economists predicted that this year would be a tough one for business. In fact, some economists predicted that this could be the toughest year in decades for the country thus forcing businesses around the country to tighten their belts.

BUSINESS ADVICE: The Balancing Act


our career is important, but a problem arises when you neglect other important areas of your life. Areas which, if not balanced, can negatively influence your ability to be successful and happy.

To truly achieve success, we need to strive for a balanced life. I believe that balance is not when all things are equal. It’s being mindful of life and the bigger picture. Investing wisely in your health, career, wealth creation, family, friends, relationships spirituality, personal time, fun. Here’s some pointers, but everyone’s life is different and priorities shift and change constantly:

Meet the Business Chamber’s very own Greening Champ


BEV Mattheus, the task Team Co-ordinator at the Business Chamber,talks to Gary Blom about her greening projects at home. Bev has a worm farm in her garden at home as well as a grey water system in place. She encourages others to start greening projects, saying that it does not require a lot of space nor is it very difficult to maintain. It is all about looking out for the environment, not only about thinking what you will save in your purse.

SME Focus: Mentoring success for Alliance Francaise


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Aurelien De Chappotin, Director Of Alliance Francaise Of Port Elizabeth

Name: de Chappotin Aurélien
Company: Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth
Title: Director
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Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth has been a member of the Chamber for a year. We are a language school and a cultural centre based...

Notes from the Top: NMMU Business School's Steve Burgess


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Prof Steve Burgess Nmmu Business School

Prof. Steve Burgess, who is featured in the latest edition of Infocom, has this to say about the Bay:

I fell in love with Port Elizabeth and the people here when I first arrived in South Africa in 1981. I moved to NMMU for the challenge of...

Notes from the Top: Boomtown's Wayne Harrison


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Company: Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency
Position: Group Managing Director


Nelson Mandela Bay is a place where it is possible to find industry-leading professionalism and product innovation, coupled with wholesome small town values and business...


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