As some of you know, I started an informal lunchtime networking group last autumn. This was aimed at small businesses and home based workers who don't get much opportunity to meet other business folk. The group has grown enormously and we now have over 100 local businesses on our list. At the end of the month we are holding a free Settle Showcase to highlight what a diverse mix of skills and talents can be found in the area.
As well as having a stall in the main hall I will be doing a talk about food foraging in the afternoon. The first 20 people to come and find me on the day get a 2013 fridge magnet calender!
Hopefully see some of you there.
Come and meet your local businesses and community organisations at this free local event!
Saturday 29th September 2012
Victoria Hall and Quaker Meeting House, Settle
This event is going to be jam-packed with information and entertainment. There will be a wide range of exhibitors with information and displays, demonstrating the scope of the small businesses and organisations across Settle and the surrounding villages.
They represent a variety of sectors: the outdoor world and natural environment, IT training and advice, business and financial support, architectural services and garden design, photography, alternative therapies, health and healing, books and publishing, craft, education and community projects, fitness and exercise, and First Aid and life support techniques.
There will also be a range of absolutely FREE talks and workshops, so you can try out the skills of our town’s talented entrepreneurs on the spot! These include Basic First Aid, Food Foraging, Advice for Parents on Internet Safety, Tai Chi, Creative Writing, Computer Tips, Crafts, Guided Meditation, Nutritional Advice, and World Wide Scouting and more. Get there early to book them on the day at Victoria Hall. See here for a full list of talks, tours and workshops.
Added to all this there will be lively lunchtime entertainment, free tours of the Town Hall, reduced entry to the Folly for all Showcase attendees (£1 for adults and kids go free), and a talk from Settle Stories about their work to develop the WR Mitchell Archive, including readings from some of his recordings which uniquely document life in the Dales through the stories of local Dales folk.
And don’t forget there’s also the chance to take part in a free prize draw, a Treasure Trail around Settle with a chance to win prize vouchers, and charity tombola in aid of the Cave Rescue Organisation.
More information at http://www.settle.org.uk/settle-district-chamber-of-trade/showcase2012/