The focus was certainly on the March Lighthouse networking event as the last meeting was not without its problems.
However, the committee made a great effort to ensure this event went smoothly. The Seaboard Ballroom at the Hilton Pattaya was the venue on Friday March 1, it was nice and cool, the staff were constantly refreshing people’s drinks and the food was good and plentiful.
Chairman Joe Grunwell explained to the two hundred or so networkers that unfortunately there was no sponsor for the event and that the committee was working hard on firming up sponsorships for the upcoming months.
Paul Strachan (right) interviews for PMTV Joe Grunwell (left), chairman of the Light House Club Pattaya.
Lighthouse has certainly changed over the years and still manages to attract new faces, many are people in business and not just from the real estate sector as the beam of the Lighthouse spreads across smaller businesses such as restaurants, marketing and financial planning.
It’s a good way to meet people if you are considering setting up a company or perhaps looking for employment.
The club continues to support the Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation, which in turn takes care of a number of projects including the Sanuk Day Center in Jomtien, which is a nursery for the children of the construction workers. This is a great initiative and requires constant funding, so perhaps if you are considering promoting your business, sponsorship of Lighthouse would give you exposure, build your client base and of course help provide for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Take a look at their facebook page which is simply Lighthouse Club Pattaya and details of the next event will be posted there.
Earl Brown (left), Eastern Seaboard Manager of the Sutlet Group chats with Sudaporn Changthong, Director of Infinity Magazine.
(L to R) Pichai Visutriratana, Director of Worldwide Destinations Asia Co., Ltd.; Andrew Wood, National President of Skål International Thailand and director of Worldwide Destinations Asia Co., Ltd.; Allan Riddell, Director of the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce, and Pasit Foobunma, board member & web master for the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce.
(L to R) Tom Dallyn from Huay Yai Villas, Rene Christensen Dokbua and Richard Bell, Managing Director of Cornerstone Management Co., Ltd. discuss the future of real estate in Pattaya.
(L to R) Nitjaree Jaemsawang from Clare Pattaya Property Co., Ltd.; David Strachan, Consultant with PFS International; Paul Strachan, Yanisa Srisuk from Clare Pattaya Property Co., Ltd and Sudaporn Changthong, Director of Infinity Magazine line up for a photo op.
Lyndsey Rowe (left), Senior Client Advisor of MBMG Group enjoys a humorous moment with Rodney James Charman.
(L to R) PPCnSEO.com’s John James, Stuart Marsh and Wichuda Muannoi take a break from networking to smile for the paparazzi.
(L to R) Dave Buckley, Managing Director of Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Stuart Saunders, inventor of FlossFirst ‘Credit Card’ Dental Floss and Perry Sea Hoe from Seaway Design Co Ltd.
(L to R) Frank Lok, Kochakorn Sanpakdee, Agency & Office Manager Pattaya & Eastern Seaboard and Suchada Buasane, Senior Sales Executive Pattaya & Eastern Seaboard from Savills.
(L to R) Krittiya Thongkamdee, Executive Manager of Beli Slon Real Estate, poses with Suchada Wongin and Kanjana Phummanao from Vehicle Spot Showroom.