Retailers urged to network

SOMETIMES it’s who you know, not what you know that can contribute to the success of one’s business.
So the Dandenong Retail Traders’ Association (DRTA) is next week holding a free and informal network evening at the Dandenong Pavilion, 55-61 Princes Highway, Dandenong.
The evening kicks off at 6pm on Tuesday, 4 September and is expected to finish about 7.30pm.
DRTA chairman Roy Aspinall urged retail traders to make it to the event and expand their network contacts.
Finger food and beverages will be supplied amid the modern setting of the pavilion.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity for current members to bring along someone new or is the chance for someone who has been contemplating joining to come along to an informal evening and realise the benefits of being a DRTA member,” Mr Aspinall said.
“Most importantly it will be a chance to network with fellow Central Dandenong retailers.
“If other retailers know you, and your business, then they are more likely to refer their customers to you when your services are required.”
Mr Aspinall said the relaxed setting would also offer retailers the opportunity to chat with police and VicUrban representatives to discover more about what is happening in central Dandenong.
“I am often asked ‘What is happening in Dandenong?” Mr Aspinall said.
“The DRTA endeavours to keep members up to date with happenings in central Dandenong and other issues that may affect or benefit them.
“It does not matter whether you are a member or not, take advantage of this networking…and if you are not already a member, come along and join up.
“The stronger the membership the stronger the voice of the DRTA and the more we can achieve for our members.”
The annual membership fee is $80 and includes one free ticket to DRTA Annual General Meeting and Business Awards Dinner in November, as well as entry for businesses into the awards pool.
For membership and network evening information contact DRTA membership committee chairperson Peter Butts on 9706 7465.
For other inquiries ring Roy Aspinall on 9793 3487.