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Stryding forward at our April Business After Hours

Stryder, formerly Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport, hosted our April Business After Hours and launched its new name and branding. Members and guests enjoyed delicious catering from the nearby Huntleys Cove Cafe, and learned that Stryder’s fleet of vehicles – which can seat up to 19 passengers – are available for hire outside business hours. So if you have a sports team which needs weekend transport, or you’ve got a group of friends together for an outing, talk to Stav Contellis, Transport Manager at Stryder, on 9816 5000.

Stryder group photo

Speakers on the night included Ian Dear, President of Stryder, and Virginia Coy, General Manager of Stryder. Ian spoke about Stryder’s evolution over the last 30 years and Virginia about the vehicles available for hire – and sponsorship. Your logo could be seen all over the Ryde and Hunters Hill districts on a daily basis. Talk to her on 9816 5000 about that.

Andrew Hill, our Vice President, welcomed other speakers to the mic:

Clr Craig Chung from the City of Sydney who spoke about On Demand Buses. Did you know you can order a bus which will pull up near your house – and take you to your destination? Craig lives in the City of Ryde and uses this service – and loves it. Try it.

Stefan Sojka who gave an overview of what’s happening in the Macquarie Park area. As most will be aware, this is the year buses replace the Epping-Chatswood rail link while the new metro is being built. It’s going to be painful, but worth the wait.

Ernie Zappia, President of Gladesville Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the number of developments underway or approved for the suburb.

Luke Breen of Gladesville Ryde LAC said that crime was still low in the LAC despite a recent media report. Statistics showed that break and enter in the region has increased by 50 per cent but as Luke pointed out, the break and enter numbers are very low indeed so a 50 per cent increase could be as little as two break and enters. He reminded everyone to lock their house and car doors every night.

Andrew Hill with Sandra and Melissa of Macquarie Community College

Andrew Hill with Sandra and Melissa of Macquarie Community College

We welcomed new member Macquarie Community College, represented by Sandra McKinney and Melissa Johnson. Or rather, we welcomed them back, as MCC was a member for many years until recently. We’re delighted to have them back.

Our Business of the Month winner is Artisan Promotional Products. Arthur Rimagmos is offering RBC members a 15 per cent discount on any product. Is it time to give your clients thumb drives with your logo on them? You know that’s something that will truly be appreciated and used.

Stryder provided two car care packs as lucky draw prizes, and they were taken home by Hope Kidd of Jamaican Products and Lara van der Wall of The Flex Agency.

Photos are on our Facebook gallery with additional photos and video by Andrew Hill here.

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