WINNER: Robert Ball from Bunnings Warehouse is a winner in the customer service awards. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
WINNER: Robert Ball from Bunnings Warehouse is a winner in the customer service awards. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Three annoucements come out of breakfast meet

A FORMER police officer who now spends his time working in the Bunning's garden department has taken out the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce's customer service award.

Robert Ball has been working at Bunnings for eight years after retiring from the police force.

But he said it was not really work for him as he developed his love of the garden as a child.

"I really enjoy it, I'm a passionate gardener," he said.

Mr Ball said even during his time in the police force he won commendations for tending to the police gardens. He said his post retirement work at Bunnings had been a constant learning process.

"Although I may give advice (to customers) I also learn from them as well," he said.

Mr Ball did not know who nominated him for the Chamber of Commerce customer service award but was thrilled to be recognised for his work.

"I try to give good customer service to everyone," he said.

But Mr Ball was not the only one celebrating at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast yesterday with two other announcements made throughout the morning.

A new Social Medica Success Magazine was launched at the breakfast with Dan Willersdorf and Katrina Carey of Wide Reach Social Media on the front cover of the first edition.

Mr Willersdorf is the editor of the new magazine and said the first edition profiled Bundaberg businesses who were achieving "huge success" on social media.

Businesses featuring in the magazine include Bargara business Cha, Cha Chocolate, Alowishus and Little Lucy's personalised items.

The third announcement came as the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce held its AGM at the breakfast with new many new committee members changing as new ones came on board.

Yale Morgan of the Better Business Group was not challenged in his position as president and retained his title.

"It's around 10 to 20 hours a week of work, I don't complain because I love doing it," Mr Morgan said.

Five new committee members joined the group and Joanne Pitt replace Jude Parkinson as secretary of the group.



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