The first event back post COVID for the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce was held last night with an almost sold out affair.

The Beenleigh Artisan Distillery in Eagleby put on a nice spread of food with guests offered a Beenleigh Australian Spiced Rum with ginger beer on arrival.

Keeping with the current social distancing rules, the networking still took place as guests kept apart but were able to share introductions with the tap of the foot or elbow bump.

BYCC President Kerrie Saverin

Among the attendees were Logan Chamber of Commerce President Stewart Fleming, Logan Regional Chamber of Commerce President Chyerl Pridham, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP and Logan City Councillors Karen Murphy (Div 12) and Laurie Koranski (Div 4).

While the event was very focused on networking, there was also special guest speaker James Petersen from breakingFree.

Cr Murphy and Cr Koranski

breakingFree is an innovative Australian mental health charity that educates and encourages people to live mentally healthy lifestyles, in order to prevent mental illness and improve overall mental health.

James went through many different aspects of mental health with a focus on teaching people how to make mentally healthy choices and develop a mentally healthy mindset. The crowed were kept intrigued by the upbeat and informative delivery by James who covered many helpful topics.

Logan Regional Chamber of Commerce President Chyerl Pridham

Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce posted on their Facebook page, “What an awesome “After Dark” Event at the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery.

“Great venue, great food, great networking – capped off by an awesome guest speaker – James Petersen from BreakingFree.

“Thank-you to everyone who attended – all of your ticket costs were donated to James’ outstanding charity work”.

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