Deputy Mayor Chris Doohan
“It is good for Council to put together opportunities where business can tap into economic development opportunities.”
“Improving our economic development is critical ultimately to create jobs and for the future of the area,” he said.
Kylie Smilie President of Port Stephens Women in Business
“The best thing about events like this is it creates the opportunity to meet people you might not normally get to meet and it is helping us to raise the profile of Port Stephens Women in Business.”
Duncan Burke of the NSW Business Chamber
“It is great to see local businesses big and small come together to interact with each other.”
“It is good to see strong leadership in local business chambers and that the chambers are represented at events like this.”
Rod Henderson Managing Director and CEO of the multinational company Ampcontrol
“We have great skills locally, however we have a generation gap that we need to address.”
“We have good people who developed their skills locally, who lost their jobs in the crash, who are now coming back to the region, which is good for business”.
“While I can’t speak for other businesses, Ampcontrol is planning to put on apprentices and trainees this year.”