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Rotary Club of Chiang Mai celebrates 50TH Anniversary

Networking One brings the Chiang Mai business community together

Guitarman rocks out for movie screening

 

Rotary Club of Chiang Mai celebrates 50TH Anniversary

 

Networking One brings the Chiang Mai business community together

Story by Shana Kongmun
Photos by Supoj Thiamyoj & Jedsadapong Wongkiew

The Networking One event at the Shangri-La Hotel on Thursday, December 3, was another interesting affair showing the diversity of expats and Thais doing business in Chiang Mai. It was a well attended event, with food, wine and beer, and the monthly raffle to give a free bottle of wine to one of the attendees.

Peter Smith, Director of AA Insurance Brokers welcomes guests to the Networking One meeting on December 3.
Scott Jones, author of “Life in the Laugh Lane” discussed his upcoming Toy Ride event, and encouraged attendees to join in. The Toy Ride, a motorcycle ride to raise money to buy toys, supplies and playground equipment for local schools, orphanages and under privileged children, is scheduled for February 21, 2010. Scott encouraged local businesses to sponsor the event and local riders to sign up for this popular charity ride.
Mary Johnson, winner of the bottle of wine from Peter Smith of AA Insurance, announced that her new gelato shop, Ice Chic, plans to have its grand opening on December 18. A new gourmet ice cream parlour just in time for the Christmas and New Year season will be a boon for residents and tourists alike. Eric Lynn of LCT Consulting was glad to hear that pistachio ice cream will be on offer.

(L-R) Lawrence Sone , English Teacher and Tutor enjoys the event with Sean P. Riley of Tiki Thai Arts and Scott Jones, Chairman of Give and Live (nonprofit corporation).
Neinke Parma of Lucky Dogs joined the event and chatted with Barry Main, marketing director for ThaiVisa.com about her dog boarding and training business. They were joined by Shana Kongmun of the Chiang Mai Mail and Eric Lynn of LCT Consultants, who talked about team building and management ideas for the newspaper as well as a recent night out at the North Gate Jazz Co-Op for their popular open mike night on Tuesday nights.

(L-R) Natcha Theerasuwipahakorn and Plaifah Meade, Sales & Marketing Director of Cape North Distribution Ltd. Part. talks with Darryl Crist , Business Manager of Movaci Co.Ltd.
Rudy and Ralph Van Der Berg of Horeca Supply said that they now offer retail services as well as providing delivery of food, wine and import beer. They added that they had an excellent Thanksgiving, supplying quite a lot of turkeys and ham to many of the major hotel chains. They are looking forward to a good high tourist season, seeing a pick up in orders for food and alcohol. Golden Whitehead, food and beverage manager for the Shangri-La agreed, noting that the hotel was expected to have full capacity over the holiday weekend.

(L-R) Sarina Sukawatt of Nara Designstore with Suwat Rerksujarit, General Manager for Thai Health Insurance Co.Ltd
Christopher Mosby of Movaci Technology discussed his company mentioning that they are specialists in supplying secure communications technology to businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Europe, the United States and in South East Asia. The business is based in Chiang Mai and while global, hopes to expand its presence in the region. The event was visited by a couple of Payap University students studying IT and communications who were thrilled to hear of a few places that locals could recommend to watch Arsenal play.
Peter Smith announced that the next Networking One event will be held on January 14 instead of the first Thursday of the month as usual and urged guests to be sure to put it on their calendars. To sign up for the networking one newsletter, please contact [email protected] or visit their website: http://www.networkingone.com.

Peter Smith, Director of AA Insurance Brokers draws the winning business card, that of Mary Johnson, Managing Director of Ice Chic Co. Ltd.

(L-R) Eric Lynn of LCT Consultants chats with Shana Kongmun, Managing Editor Chiang Mai Mail and his old friend, Scott Jones, Chairman of Give and Live (nonprofit corporation)

(L-R) Mary Johnson, Managing Director of Ice Chic Co.Ltd with Ralph Van den Berg of Horeca Supply Co. Ltd and Gary Newitt, Director of Mr. Moo Co. Ltd.

(L-R) Barry Main, Marketing Director of Thaivisa.com talks dogs with Nienke Parma, Owner of Lucky Dogs.

(L-R) Chantana Kulhast and Linda T

(L-R) Pedr and Beer Fawkes of Olde Bell British Pub & Restaurant with David Walker of Asia Property.

(L-R) Rawiwan Yoojumnong Editor of Kazip Varity Magazine
and Phillip Johnson, Consultant for Infocus 4 You Magazine.

(L-R) Frank Bollen, Creative Director of To Be Frank, with Ralph Van den Berg Horeca Supply Co.Ltd., Gary Newitt, Director of Mr. Moo Co. Ltd., Shana Kongmun, Managing Editor Chiang Mai Mail and Rudy Van den Berg of Horeca Supply Co.Ltd. at the Networking One meeting on December 3.

(L-R) Kendell Meade, Graphic Designer for Cape North Distribution Ltd.
Part and Sailesh C Patel, Payap University student, Ralph Van den Berg
of Horeca Supply Co. Ltd., Darryl Crist, Business Manager of Movaci Co.Ltd.
and Natcha Theerasuwipahakorn.

(L-R) Plaifah Meade, Sales & Marketing Director of Cape North Distribution Ltd.Part., Rawiwan Yoojumnong, Editor of Gazip Variety Magazine with Phitsanu Thepthong, Editor of Chiang Mai Mail and Niran Suji, CMM distributions.


Guitarman rocks out for movie screening

(Left to right) Meruw Farnea, Gary Boyle, manager of the Guitarman
with owner Nicky Scott and Alan Puzey.

Jedsadapong Wongkiew
Guitarman, the well known pub and restaurant on Charoenprathet Road held a mini concert on November 27 to celebrate the first Chiang Mai screening of “Guitarman, the Movie” which features the pub owned by Nicky Scott.

Toni Putrino, a German musician who was one of the featured acts in the film.

The live concert series is interspersed with commentary from Joe Cummings, well known author and performer. Performances and interviews from some of Guitarman’s regular acts are highlighted in the 30 minute movie which takes you on a lighthearted trip through one of Chiang Mai’s more venerable rock and blues institutions. Boy Blues, Richie Castro, Tony Putrino and Aussie John, along with a guest appearance by globe-trotting New Orleans accordionist Eddie Baytos are featured in the film. A buffet and concert at the venue to celebrate drew in crowds of residents and tourists alike.

Live performance to a packed crowd.

 Locals and tourists alike enjoyed the live show
at the Guitarman in celebration of the screening of the movie.



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