LOCALS AFTER HOURS: General Manager Community Publishing NSW, Paul Spotswood, BSN Editor Christian Morrow, Sales Executive Evenya Martin, Sales Manager and chef Deb Milgate and Real Estate Business manager Andrew Fisher.
LOCALS AFTER HOURS: General Manager Community Publishing NSW, Paul Spotswood, BSN Editor Christian Morrow, Sales Executive Evenya Martin, Sales Manager and chef Deb Milgate and Real Estate Business manager Andrew Fisher. Francis Cloake

Byron Business and Byron Shire News get united

BYRON Shire News recently hosted a "Business after hours" session for Byron United- our local chamber of commerce.

Previous After Hours events have featured international musicians along with catering that would put Rockpool restaurant in Sydney to shame.

But we were confident we could put together a quality event on shoestring.

Anyone who has been to the Byron Shire News HQ would know that our antique, creatively stained carpet, 1980's office furniture and inconveniently located data cabling, along with the cheerful dis-organisation of a newspaper office wasn't going to meet the "high tea" expectations of our guests.

Food-wise we struck gold. Deb Milgate, our trusty Byron Business Unit Sales Manager, is a dab hand atall things culinary. After setting herself a modest budget Deb set to work cooking up a storm.

Her last frittata came out of the oven just after midnight the night before, and coupled with her trademark homemade sausage rolls (to die for) and dip creations, along with the regular cheeses, crackers, olives and other nibbles, we were in the culinary box seat.

A sweet deal with our friends at The Cellars (thanks Liette) saw us score a ute load of beverages of the wine and beer persuasion at a bargain price.

Finally, thanks to Anita Colenbrander Entertainment (ACE), we had CC the Cat providing the sound track to our little soiree.

In all we had around 60 of the who's who of Byron business in the office networking together as if their lives depended on it.

A highlight of the evening was Byron's Café Lawyer (Law over Latte) taking centre stage to thank Deb personally for her copy writing and creative expertise and the BSN team in general for meeting the news and communication needs of Byron Shire residents and businesses.

It was great to meet everyone and spend the evening chatting about the shire we all in live in and love- one local to another.

Cheers

Paul Spotswood

General Manager

Community Publishing NSW


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