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Benalla Open Day & Networking Function

On Thursday 25th of May Middy’s Benalla, with its recent refurbishment was re-launched. Branch management and staff hosted a fun carnival style Open Day in conjunction with a Business Networking Function It was a momentous occasion for the rural City of Benalla and all those that attended...

The Mayor of Benalla, Don Firth, together with Director of Middy’s, Nicholas Middendorp, unveiled a plaque for the branch’s re-launch. The plaque was a gift from the Major in recognition of Middy’s contribution towards the local economy of Benalla.

It was a fun filled Open Day with excitement, giveaways, food and prizes in true carnival style with a heap of activities for the kids, families and individuals that attended. The Lions Club of Benalla, volunteering their time, served up a traditional sausage sizzle and handed out ice-cold drinks to the crowd. The infamous Middy’s Street Machine was perfectly positioned in the car park for excellent viewing by guests who happily snapped photos of the vintage car.

It didn’t stop there, with plenty of entertainment surrounding the Open Day. The Middy’s Spinning Wheel operated early morning and late into the afternoon with plenty of prizes and Middy’s showbags to giveaway.

Trade Suppliers such as Omega, TechEnergy, Habitat and Mercator showcased their individual trade displays, with experts on hand to discuss general product related questions, demonstrate the latest in Lighting, Home & Business Automation, CCTV/Security and Energy saving ideas and build key relationships with the local community in the process.

As the Open Day wound up, Middy’s Benalla, in conjunction with the Benalla Business Network, hosted a free informal Business Networking Function for local business owners and customers with an interest in attending the Business Coaching Sessions for the afternoon.

The Benalla Business Network assisted Middy’s Benalla in getting the word out to neighbouring regions and the local community which resulted in a fantastic evening of networking. Attendees mingled as canapes and drinks were served, getting to know each other as the night rolled on. A presentation surrounding the Construction Industry hosted by Greg Bowman from Small Business Victoria proved to be very informative and entertaining.

Attendees found the seminar and topics discussed to be engaging as they received an insight into issues surrounding getting paid as a construction employee.

We encourage all local Electrical contractors to continue to network and keep supporting one another within the local community and areas in and around Benalla and beyond.


This article was originally featured in our quarterly Middy's MAG #19 Sep - Nov 2017 Edition. Read Latest Issue