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Special Feature Articles
The NZPBC directors from Auckland met up with the directors from Wellington on 2 August for the 1st Wellington Annual Strategic Review meeting. The Auckland-based directors included Chairman Lito Banal, Leilani Dizon (Media and Public Relations Committee) and Mark Dizon (Membership Committee).
Both groups from Auckland and Wellington came up with fresher, more exciting ways to bring the strategies to life for implementation in Wellington.
Having a balance between work and home life can be a real challenge, but for NZPBC Associate Member Mark Guadalupe, having the opportunity to excel in the IT industry while managing time for his family makes it all worthwhile.
A Computer Science graduate from the Philippines, Mark got attracted to the industry early on in his life and saw it as an opportunity to get a job that pays more than the average population and use this as a tool to have his own business someday.
Setting-up one's own business in the midst of a flourishing construction industry can both be a challenge and a fulfillment, with strategy and execution as key elements to its success.
Asians have always loved cooking and fine cuisine - such is the case for NZPBC member Ed Viterbo of Quality Restaurants Group. What started off as a simple family restaurant, with a vision to introduce Thai cuisine in New Zealand and to educate locals about Thai culture, has evolved into being a major player in the Auckland restaurant scene in just 10 years.