MARGARET HIRSCH KEY NOTE SPEAKER AT “Business Partners” LADIES MEETING

Friday morning was abuzz with activity at the River Meadow Manor in Centurion where BWSA’s Business women of the year, Margaret Hirsch was the keynote speaker at Business Partners Limited Ladies Networking Breakfast.

The event was focused on the effectiveness of networking and Margaret shared with the Ladies how networking is extremely important for any business, she stressed how important it is for entrepreneurs to get out and market their business, ensuring they stay a step above their competitors. She told the ladies how, on numerous occasions, Hirsch’s has achieved great things just by simply making the correct contacts through networking.

Margaret shared with the Ladies how through hard work and dedication the Hirsch name has become a well known household brand.

Chrys Haitas from the Business Chamber said that it was fantastic meeting Margaret and all she does in giving back to the community, inspiring small business owners to strive towards greater things.

Mariam Mkwanda from Radio 1584 seconded that and said how Margaret gives them confidence to never give up and look forward to great things with their radio station.

Margaret ended the morning with some fantastic giveaways of the recipe books that the Hirsch family have in the market place and left the ladies with a inspiring message of “IT’S POSSIBLE “

In the Pic: Elsabe Zeghens, Margaret Hirsch, Chrys Haitas, Brigitte Thysse

LEFT & RIGHT BRAIN THINKING AT HIRSCH”S NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Life Coach, Idoni Forder gave a very informative talk on Left and Right Brain thinking at Hirsch PMB monthly networking function. – Idoni spoke about the difference between the creative side and the planning side. She told the story of Walt Disney and how used both sides of the brain with his creativity and then the planning side to be the huge success that he is. Hirsch PRO, Victoria Laubscher also went the healthy route with some delicious muesli and yoghurt treats for the guests

HIRSCH PMB HAVING FUN AND KEEPING FIT

Hirsch staff are well know for superb service in a fast paced enviroment  and to ensure that staff are kept fit and still have fun, PRO, Victoria Laubscher entered the team into the annual Halloween action cricket tournament. “Some of the staff were first time players and the team maybe didn’t win but great fun was had by all and the teamwork was amazing” said Laubscher

BOOKS FOR UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN

Hirsch’s is collecting children’s books for their “Home makeover” project.  This year they are helping to build a pre-school for

200 children at Mt. Moriah near Phoenix.    Said Hirsch’s Jenny Syren, Training Manager for Hirsch’s “Over 200 children are being cared for in make shift containers. Toilet and kitchen facilities are abysmal.  There is no government funding for the school and the children, ranging in age from18 months to 5 year olds, have nowhere else to go.” Hirsch’s plan is to build a formal pre-school and day care centre, a library, ablution blocks and community centre on the site.  Hirsch’s KZN Action Team  will be managing the project “We already have all the necessary backing from the local councillor as well as the community at large. The Phoenix Child Welfare who has a close relationship with the Mount Moriah Centre will be overseeing the centre. The community centre will also be the focal point  for  entertainment, in a warm, social environment, bringing a sense of belonging to the elderly as well as the youth.” they told us.

If you have any old children’s books, please drop them off with Victoria Laubscher at Hirsch Pietermaritzburg. Contact her on 033 328 2700

 

Hirsch’s would like to partner with their customers in this venture and  are appealing for assistance to make this project a great success. We would like to give you the opportunity to invest in the future of the community of Mount Moriah, by helping to buy the building blocks for the project. Bricks will be branded with your name and your contribution.  “We believe that this fantastic project will be a long term benefit to a community that is in such desperate need of a life line.”  Jenny said.

FIRST AID AT HIRSCH’S DOMESTIC COURSE

Hirsch’s hosted the BTC group at their 10th Domestic course this year. Chris Joubert from showed the 30 ladies and gents the first level life saving techniques for everyday household emergencies covering burns, sprains, cuts, choking, electrocution and CPR on both adults and babies. Attendees were given the opportunity to practice CPR on the dummies that were supplied by BTC. Hirsch’s would like to thank the BTC group for a very informative talk and sharing their expert knowledge on a topic that every South African should be aware of.

Hirsch PMB hosts a domestic course on a monthly basis training on a different aspect of the household every month. Should anyone be interested please contact PRO Victoria Laubscher on victoria@hirschs.co.za or 033 3282700

PERFECT WEATHER FOR HIRSCH’S COFFEE AT NORTHDALE NEDBANK

The cold wet weather on Thursday was perfect for some warm coffee supplied to customers by Hirsch’s in the Nedbank branch of Northdale on Thursday morning. Customers came searching for the inviting aroma as soon as they entered the bank. One customer told the manager that he will expect this royal treatment every time he comes into the branch. Coffee mornings hosted by Hirsch’s are part of their initiative to say thank you to the residents of Pietermaritzburg for their support over the last 25 years. Should any business like to host Hirsch’s at their business they can contact PRO Victoria Laubscher on victoria@hirschs.co.za or 033 3282700

HIRSCH STARTS A MINI KITCHEN

Hirsch Pietermaritzburg held a children’s cooking class over the weekend, with PRO, Victoria Laubscher, teaching the children how to prepare a microwave Breakfast in a Minute.  “The kids had a lot of fun and enjoyed  and eating their own creations once they were completed!”  Said Laubscher. “At Hirsch’s we believe that knowledge is key and it was fantastic to see the pride that the children had in preparing and cooking something their own”. Classes will be held in pizza,  pancake and cupcake making  in future classes.  The classes will be held on a  monthly basis, and anyone interested can contact Victoria Laubscher at victoria@hirschs.co.za or 033 3282700

HIRSCH’S PIETERMARITZBURG HAND POPCORN OUT TO TRAVELERS ON THEIR WAY TO WORK

People on their way to work was a little puzzled  with Hirsch’s Pietermaritzburg staff handing out boxes of popcorn to people on their way to work early on the Friday. It was a lovely sunny morning and the puzzled travellers soon turned to happy travellers with boxes of popcorn to nibble on. Definitely a cure for those traffic jams. The team of Hirsch’s staff was very enthusiastic about this feel good act and there were smiles all round.

A DREAM COME TRUE WITH THE REACH FOR A DREAM FOUNDATION AND HIRSCH’S

The Reach For A Dream Foundation and Hirsch’s visited Greys Hospital to help fulfil the dreams of 8 year old Peet Barnard. It has been Peet’s dream to own his own Playstation and together the Reach for a Dream Foundation and Hirsch’s ensured that he received his playstation 3 and TV which Hirsch staff connected for him so he could have some fun from his hospital bed. Hirsch MD, Richard Hirsch is dedicated to the foundation and assists where he can. The foundation does an amazing job fulfilling the dreams of thousands of children with life threatening illnesses all across South Africa. For more information on the foundation, and how you can help fulfil a child’s dream,  contact Denise Towell on 031 566 2220.

 

In the Picture: Reach for a dream volunteer Gail Booysen, Hirsch PRO Victoria Laubscher, Peet Barnard, Brand Manager Phil Hodgson, Sales Consultant Riven Moodley