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VIP INVITATION FOR YOU APRIL 19TH, 6PM THE BRIDGE

Your VIP Invitation for an event Tuesday 19th April, The Bridge 6.00pm. We have arranged for a LOCAL GUEST SPEAKER to speak to you about how she turned her business around with very little money, resulting in a 30% GROWTH in turnover in 12 months and 17% GROWTH in net profit. Want to know how it was done? Come along and join us for an interesting evening with the opportunity to network with other members. Soft refreshments will be provided. Please e-mail the secretary Kate Robinson ,Kate@hartlaw.co.uk to reserve your place.

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Crossley Street School 100 Anniversary

Letter from the Chair of the “Friends of Crossley Street” to all WBA Members. Would you like to sponsor them?   “In 2016 Crossley Street Primary school is celebrating 100th years. We believe Crossley Street School to be the oldest purpose built school still educating the children of Wetherby 100 years later. It has been through a number of changes over the years from being the High School to its’ current incarnation as an Ofsted recognised “Outstanding” Primary school. We can’t let this occasion pass us by without recognising and celebrating the school’s contribution to the people of Wetherby for the last century. We are already planning our biggest summer fair on Saturday 25th June and would like to invite the whole community to become involved. Our aim is to provide a range of entertainment...

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Tour de Yorkshire Roadshow March 3rd from 11AM at the Town Hall

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tour-de-yorkshire-2016-roadshow-in-wetherby-tickets-21295967813?aff=ehomecard Register for free at the above address.   This is a must if you are a business or resident in Wetherby or the surrounding areas where the Tour will pass through on 29th April.

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Kind gesture to Wetherby Cemetery

Anthony Oade  from Co-operative Funeralcare told us ” Today we donated 6 parking cones to Wetherby Cemetery, run by the Town Council , which was done through Pools of Wetherby”   This kind gesture should make parking easier for  the funeral cortege.   In the photo left to right   Ray Barker – Principal Funeral director, Sheila Pickard – Funeral Arranger and Steve Moody – Wetherby Cemetery  

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Wetherby Arts Festival – Volunteers needed. Meeting 29th February

The Wetherby Arts Festival need Helpers!! Meeting 29th February As you may know, Wetherby Arts Festival has been a successful feature of Wetherby life for many years and has just completed a very successful year – both in terms of the 2015 Festival itself, and financially Unfortunately, like many organisations, it has suffered from the workload falling on an ageing Committee. At the AGM two weeks ago, most of the current Committee retired and we were unable to recruit enough new members to keep running the Festival viable. Since then we have been exploring ways in which we could recruit more participants and widen the input to the planning of the Festival. To further that objective, we are holding a planning meeting in the Coffee Lounge of St James Church, in Church Street, Wetherby,...

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Tour de Yorkshire – Information

An Information event has been arranged at the Town Hall on March 3rd from 11.30 onwards.  Welcome to Yorkshire will be running this event and the aim is to give businesses and the community information  on what will happen before  the race comes through Wetherby and the surrounding area. The event is free. Please register your interest to attend below using the link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tour-de-yorkshire-2016-roadshow-in-wetherby-tickets-21295967813  

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YORKSHIRE CHOICE AWARDS –

More of our fabulous members have also been nominated for awards too under various categories! All of our nominated members deserve some congratulations and good luck from the business community! Well done everyone, great achievement to be proud of! Please get voting for our local businesses and business people! www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk Independent Business of the Year Aurora Computers North Street Deli Treasure Toys Business Man of the Year Craig Pickup, Thorner Flooring Ken Bird, Renton and Parr Philip Roberts, The Bridge Hotel and Spa Customer Service Award Class Office Equipment Nicolla Florist North Street Deli Business Woman of the Year Michelle Oliver, Blu Hair and Pink Beauty Adele Ashley, Filmore and Union Charitable Business Award Sant’ Angelos Wetherby Whaler 

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AGM – We are moving forward!

Thank you to all those members who supported the call to arms for the WBA last night. The ASGM was successful, and we are now moving forward,with a full complement of officers and two new directors. Alan Beardmore, A1 Insurance, who was the Treasurer, was elected as Chairman Denise Podlewska, AJ Promotions, re-elected as Vice Chair Kate Robinson, from Hartlaw, re-elected as Secretary Jonathan Crossley, Brays Accountants, elected as Treasurer New directors are Nish Kanabar, Castlegate Stationery, and Julie Gray, Kool Kidz Uniforms Other offers to canvas shops in Wetherby prior to the next meeting were gratefully received and new initiatives were discussed to move the WBA forward.

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Thank You to Sant Angelo!

Catherine Del Bueno. owner of Sant Angelo Restaurant, has been busy collecting donations for the Wetherby Christmas Lights. We are delighted to accept the magnificent sum of £800, which will go towards the upkeep and repair of the lights so that Wetherby  keeps its wonderful annual display.  

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Job description – Membership secretary

Membership Secretary   Duties include: Ongoing membership enquiries:  Sending out forms and updating website with new members, taking standing order forms to the banks. Keeping spreadsheet of members up to date Keeping paper folder of members up to date Going to new businesses (after chair/with chair) to encourage membership Liaising with treasurer re membership payments   Directory Bi-Yearly: Getting members information for the directory Getting additional information for the directory Sending to printers for insertion Proof reading directory Organising delivery  

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