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November/Desember 2009

Ebi going for 2011 Workplace Banking from Absa MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Chris van Biljon

It is that time again to say farewell to the old year and reflect on what we have achieved or not achieved during 2009. Also it is that time to honour our Heavenly Father and give thanks for all his blessings. Without Him we are not able to fulfill any of our tasks and dreams to succeed. EBI managed through tough times of a recession to positively engage business people and to grow steadily and do what we do best – link our members to each other. At EBI we don’t have place for negativity and will energetically be growing further in this exciting year of 2010 which we are entering into. Apart from the spectacular FIFA world cup and the majestic implementation of the Gautrain, the EBI too will be engaging Captains of Industry to generate positive growth amongst each other, as well as smaller companies linked to them.

Workplace Banking from Absa (WPB) wishes the Management of EBI, all Members of EBI as well as their staff a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas. Although 2010 might have its fare share of challenges, they believe that it will be an awesome year and that every challenge should be seen as an opportunity! The Workplace Banking Agreement between EBI and Absa has been running for more than 2 years, is mutually beneficial and benefits all members in the end. They concentrate largely on the financial wellbeing of their customers - whether it is Customer Financial Education

More excitement is the planning and build up to the tenth anniversary of the EBI which will involve a celebration function and a Trade Expo in March 2011. You are all invited to participate in these vibrant initiatives, and bring benefits to your business. Thank you to all our EBI members who have so loyally been involved in the successes of our network platforms. I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010. To all our members of other faiths, may you enjoy a peaceful festive season, and may joy and good health be yours in the time to come. Chris van Biljon CEO, EBI Business Initiative

and Training (that they offer free of charge to all companies) or advice on how to save on interest rates when they need to apply for various lending products. Only one of the success stories: until the middle of November, Absa has done 165 coded vehicle finance deals for EBI members that amounted to more than R30 million and advise that all EBI Members talk to Workplace Banking from Absa first, when they consider the purchase of any large asset. Hester Stokes, the Key Account Executive for WPB and responsible for EBI, wishes you to travel save over the holiday season – even if it is only the “garden route” at home! She received an EBI CEO 2009 Recognition Award for her “Service Above Self” and involvement in numerous of their initiatives. Here, Chris van Biljon, CEO of EBI is handing over the Certificate to her.


per night for 6 persons

Ebi is ready to face the challenges for 2010. During 2011 a gala dinner, trade Expo will take place at Emperors Palace and a special commemorative diary will be published in November 2010. For more details contact Chris van Biljon,

Special for December Fully furnished accommodation at Rocklands Margate

Tel: 039 312 0812

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