Marcus Amosa was recently voted in as the new chair of the Avondale Business Association. This change of leadership marks a new era for the Business Association which was chaired for 19 years by appliance store owner and Whau local board member Duncan MacDonald.
Co-owner of Cain Tattoo, Copra Audio and a new co-working space all based in Avondale, Marcus is also involved with many community initiatives.
“Having grown up in the area, my belief in my neighbourhood spurred me to open Cain Tattoo, Avondale Co-working space and Copra Audio, all within the Avondale Mainstreet.
“While I never set out to challenge the leadership for this position, I have responded to a call from our members for leadership that is more collaborative, more involved, more approachable and more focused on our association objectives.
“The Avondale Business association requires leadership that is committed to our town centre’s continued growth, that is dynamic and collaborative. I'll be looking to inject my positive energy into this role, my youthful passion for business, as well as my commitment to serving the hard-working members of our association.
“My vision is for an association that supports our businesses, encourages business development, and fosters meaningful relationships with our community, that enables collaboration. Supporting and lifting our local businesses in the town centre, helps to support and lift our community too!
“To lead is to serve and I'm forward to serving our members in this role.”
Business Associations work in partnership with the Auckland Council BID (Business Improvement Districts) programme which sees targeted rates based on the businesses’ capital land value returned to the Business Association as a grant to support economic development of the town centre.