The Hub-Meeting of minds poised for growth

HARARE - Local business and arts networking platform, The Hub-Meeting of minds has set its sights on growing its niche as it seeks to ignite excellence in the local business and arts sector.

The open for all grouping which brings together company executives, entrepreneurs, artistes, music promoters, journalists and professional Zimbabweans from all walks of life is growing in leaps and bounds following its formation a few months ago.

Chairman of the progressive grouping Takemore Mazuruse, a journalist, communications expert, media consultant, author and humanitarian worker told the Daily News that they were on a mission to champion excellence through bringing together Zimbabweans from all walks of life towards one common good.

“The Hub – Meeting of minds is a business and arts networking platform born out of a desire to create relevant linkages that can bring value to locals through engagement.

“Regardless of the many challenges that we face as a nation, I believe Zimbabwe is a land of opportunities and through this platform we want Zimbabweans to explore and maximize our potential through sharing ideas and capitalizing on existing networks,” Mazuruse said.

Mazuruse highlighted that it is through sharing experiences and ideas that Zimbabweans can identify windows of opportunity and through such become important members of the Zimbabwean community.

“As a group we are in various stages of growth. We have some who have weathered the storm and have traceable references and stories to share with those of us who are getting started in our professions and businesses. This is why we are organizing meetings where we discuss and may the way forward. That aside, we have a viable and professional whatsapp group where we engage on a daily basis and some actually get business from there,” he said.

Two weeks ago, the group had its inaugural get together at Wheel and Ease Bar in Warren Park. The event was graced by some of Zimbabwe’s finest music voices who are members of The Hub among them Edith Weutonga Katiji, Claire Nyakujara, Tawanda Mwana waCharie, Benjamin Chidewe, Samukoko, Sasha, D-Blok, Marcy, Wanayi and they all gave outstanding performances.

The keynote address was delivered by guest speaker ProAir International Managing Director George Munengwa who encouraged members to desist from giving excuses bust work towards their goals.

“Oftentimes we here ourselves wanting to give excuses over why we cannot be in business or pursue our dreams. Yes challenges abound but truth be told, the only obstacle between you and achieving your dreams is you. Stop giving excuses and build a brand that outlives your generation. Whether you are in business or in the arts, you must have a winner mentality,” Munengwa said.

Other notable names at the function included Nash Paints Chief Executive Officer Tinashe Mutarisi, businessman and Wheel and Ease proprietor Exevia Maoneke, Jive Zimbabwe Managing Director Benjamin Nyandoro, Music for Development Director and prominent music producer and gospel musician Forward Mazuruse, Chicktek Animal Health Managing Director Mwase Mackenzie as well as Joy Centre Entertainment group owner David Mudzudzu and Spidex Media Chief Executive Officer Eugene Peters.

Moving into the future, The Hub Chairman Mazuruse said they were going all out and were engaging the relevant stakeholders, government departments and ministries with a view to create linkages that can add value to their pursuits.

“The hub is indeed a meeting of minds and as our pay-off line denotes, we are about celebrating diversity and monetizing our networks. The various professionals that make up our members come from different areas of interest but we all share a vision to grow our brands and achieve our dreams and we will keep engaging and networking because in doing so we create opportunities for ourselves and identify our gaps and limitations,” Mazuruse said.

The Hub meeting of minds will be holding it’s a first ever business seminar before year end at a venue to be advised and Mazuruse highlighted that Zimbabweans from all walks of life and the corporate world were all welcome to be part of this event.

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Where there is a will there is a way. Zimbabweans working together for a common good

Takemore azurue - 10 November 2016

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