MEDIA RELEASE - 2007 Macarthur Business Hall of Fame Gala Night to Honour Local Entrepreneurs
17 August, 2007
The Macarthur Business Hall of Fame was established in 2006 by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to honour and recognise members of the business community who have made outstanding contributions to the Region.
Last year, the Mayors of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly chose to honour a well-known entrepreneur from our past, Elizabeth Macarthur, for her contribution to merino sheep farming. Three contemporary entrepreneurs were also honoured: John Marsden, for his achievements in legal practice, David Fuller, for contributions to engineering and manufacturing and Peter Gilbert, for contribution to mine related engineering.
MACROC President, Councillor Rob Elliott explains, “In creating the Macarthur Business Hall of Fame last year, the Councils of the Macarthur Region wanted to publicly acknowledge the significant contribution that certain individuals make to the success of this Region. These individuals recognise that business success is more than just about making a profit, it is about actively supporting the area in which you conduct your business. It is about developing a strong sense of commitment to place and community.”
“This year MACROC wants to acknowledge three business entrepreneurs who have contributed not only to the creation of employment and economic growth in the Region but who have also been actively involved in contributing to the social fabric of our community.”
MACROC will be showcasing their achievements on the evening of Thursday 13 September at Gledswood Homestead, where in front of an audience drawn from across the Region, they will be inducted into the 2007 Macarthur Business Hall of Fame.
Numbers are limited for this gala event, so book early. Tickets are $97pp (incl gst) and can be purchased from MACROC on 4645 4937
The Macarthur Business Hall of Fame can be found at www.makeitinmacarthur.com