PMB firms get set for relay

2012-06-20 00:00

AN event in which winning doesn’t count, the newly launched “over the top” Nashua and Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) Enterprise Relay, promises to live up to its name.

The event, which is in a sense a reincarnation of the old Stannic Relay, is long overdue as the city’s business community could certainly do with a lighter, social event of this nature on its annual calendar.

Nashua Maritzburg is the naming rights sponsor and Thule Towing Systems has also come on board.

The event is expected to attract hundreds of contestants. It will take place on July 20 at the Royal Showgrounds.

PCB CEO Melanie Veness — who is known to stage colourful and unique events — said an off-the-wall dress code would be encouraged and that committing infringements would earn participants interesting experiences along the way.

Various businesses will set up camp along the route.

Veness praised the involvement of Nashua Maritzburg and Thule Towing Systems.

Nashua Maritzburg is a well-known Pietermaritzburg corporate citizen, having sponsored the chamber’s customer care awards in previous, as well being the current and long-standing sponsor of the annual Nashua Art in the Park event.

Nad Naidoo, the owner of Nashua Maritzburg, told The Witness that the event would give local employees and entrepreneurs an opportunity to network and build relationships.

“We were good followers of the old company relay. A while ago we indicated to the chamber that we were interested in resurrecting the event … and recently, the [PCB] approached us to partner with them,” said Naidoo.

“What we have noticed about the Pietermaritzburg community is that people here are very close-knit.

“Business is not just about doing business and making money. It’s also about people. This is how we have developed our business,”

Entries close on July 18.

For more information call Lorna Jones at the PCB at 033 345 2747.

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