Each year the Chamber hosts the Office Professionals day at Tinghrs Restaurant in the Tigers Club at the Markets. The day is for recognition by the many firms at the Markets, of the hard and diligent work that the office ladies, and some outnumbered men, complete for their employers. The employers nominate their employees for Office Professional of the Year and shout them a lunch. The winner of the Office Professional of the Year was Joanne Lei from Sydney Narkets Credit Co-op.
Market Professional Day 2015
This year the entertainment was the inaugural Mr. Markets competition. Eight brave men fronted up to do something like the Miss Universe parade but in in reverse, in the process they raised Sydney Markets Foundation Charity funds to the tune of $2,875.
Steve Scocco – C&J Scocco Pty Ltd
George Cremona – Profruit Pty Ltd
Mitchell Devine – PW Chew
Darren Yip – Lum Yip and Sons
Aiden Hutton – JE Tipper
Shawn Freeburn – Sydney Markets Ltd.Jay Griffon – JE TipperHeath
McInerney – Fresh Fellas
Steve Scocco was the eventual winner as the Inaugural Mr Markets. Aiden Hutton was awarded Mr. Fundraiser for a great effort in raising $1,020 for charity. One contestant had pulled out with cold feet so Shawn Freeburn who was attending for the day as part of the audience decided to participate. He failed to raise any sponsorship money but did raise plenty of laughs.
The event started with each contestant in smart casual attire required to answer a question designed by women to be as hard as possible to answer by a man under pressure, one about feelings and emotions! The responses were hilarious. After getting changed the men had to strike three poses in their bathers. A little further along they had to do a walk through the audience in their outfits just prior to the announcement of winners. The calender should be fantastic and will be released towards the end of the year.