Manly harbour village’s first networking event of 2024 - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Zac Simpkins, Jeff Simpkins, Steve Rickertt. Photography by Steve Krige Photography.


On Tuesday, 20 February, Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Trader Networking event for the year. These events are an opportunity for our members to put their hand up to host the evening. This month’s hosts were Shawn and Kym Kristofer Real Estate, with the venue being SeaVibes overlooking the esplanade and Manly Marina.

Shawn and Kym Kristofer started selling real estate over 10 years ago, after careers in finance, marketing and sales. In their dealings with their own properties, Shawn and Kym (who is also Chamber Treasurer) saw a gap in the marketplace for honest, genuine and results-driven agents. They bring their knowledge and experience into the real estate realm.

Our MC and Vice-President Steve Rickertt welcomed close to 40 members and guests, and we also presented Certificates of Appreciation to our sponsors for the 2023 Christmas Harbour Lights program. While handing out the certificates, Trader Representative Tammy Vitale mentioned how much we value the support of our sponsors and the traders in the Village. We will have a soft launch at our Christmas in July trader event, so keep an eye out for more details.

Our President, Peta Prestidge, provided an update on what is happening in the Manly Village. The Movies in the Park on the first Saturday of the month are proving very popular. Couple that with our markets – Jan Powers Farmers Markets on the first and third Saturdays of the month and the Creative Markets held each Sunday – bringing plenty of visitors to the Manly Village shops and cafés.

Calendar of Events:

16 April – Manly Chamber and Friends Medical/Allied Health Networking event

12 May – Mother’s Day in the Park

7 June – Business Breakfast

16 July – Christmas in July

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