CHAD has teamed up with Mansfield public relations and marketing firm Parker PR to launch a brand new business group called the Tuesday Club.
The aims and objectives of the club are to offer an informal business club which allows its members to network, develop new business contacts, and the opportunity to discuss specific business topics/issues which will be reported in the paper - the region’s biggest paid-for weekly - potentially influencing decisions around business through articles in the Chad.
The Club will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at a different local restaurant each time where members will enjoy a meal for a set fee of £15 a head (paid on the night directly to the restaurant).
At the event, led by the editor and attended by the news editor, members will informally discuss the monthly topic. A report of the event, together with quotes and pictures, will appear two weeks later in the Chad eight-page Business Monthly supplement.
Said Tracy: “ This idea is borne out of a desire to broaden the opportunities to local business men and women to meet and discuss both national and regional issues on a local level, but in a very informal way. By outlining a specific topic for discussion at each meeting we hope that people will benefit from shared experiences, troubleshooting suggestions and of course, from making new contacts within Mansfield and Ashfield and the surrounding villages.
“By meeting in this way and featuring the discussions in the pages of the Chad we aim to build on our already solid foundations as a business community working together to improve the communities in which we live and work.
Graham Parker, of Parker PR, said: “As a member of the Tuesday Club you will get the chance to meet new business owners and managers in an informal atmosphere that’s not all about sales pitches. You get the chance to discuss salient business topics and maybe get advice on how others have overcome problems, on top of which you could be featured in the business pages of largest newspaper in the area; and of course you get to sample some of the best food in the region.
“The Tuesday Club really will be like no other business networking event for miles around. I was a member of the Sheffield Curry Club and it worked exceptionally well, we have taken that model and developed it to give businesses in the Chad area something really unique and I’m delighted to be involved with it as a local business owner.”
The first meeting of the Tuesday Club will be on 8th March, 6.30pm for 7pm at The Vhojon, Nottingham Road, Mansfield.
Businesses can join for a one off nominal membership fee of £20 to cover administration costs of planning and organising the events. Firms can then opt for a different team to attend on different occasions For details contact Tracy on 456789 or Graham on 07977 448306.
Pictured are Chad editor Tracy Powell and Graham Parker discussing the new club with MD Zahid at the Vhojon restaurant in Mansfield.