B.O.S.A. celebrates 10th anniversary
Members of the Businesses of Salafai Association (B.O.S.A) celebrated their 10th anniversary on Friday which coincided with the release of the association's strategic plan.
The association's second Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 was also launched with the celebration held at the Don Bosco Multipurpose Hall at Salelologa.
The occasion was attended by Cabinet Ministers as well as members of the business community in Savai’i and their families.
The Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour, Leatinu'u Wayne So'oialo could not make it to the big island for the celebration. However, his Associate Minister, Laga'aia Ti'aituau Tufuga attended the event.
The celebration of the anniversary was initially scheduled for 24 September but had to be deferred to 1 October due to the lockdown for the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign.
B.O.S.A was incorporated in 2011 and has an active Board of Directors who manages the operation of the organisation on a voluntary basis.
The auspicious occasion was an important step for the association and its members to gather and reflect on their journey.
B.O.S.A was founded in 2011 with the aim to empower and enhance the capacity of small businesses in Savai’i.
They launched their first-ever Strategic Plan in 2017, as the association has operated without a plan since 2011.
The launched of their first Strategic Plan in 2017 made it easier for their members to come together and operate as an association.
The launching of their second Strategic Plan on Friday night has been designed to be practical and not just to sit and gather dust on a table.
The association has grown since its inception and is made up of passionate business people on the big island of Savai'i.
Moreover, the celebration provided an opportunity for the members to get to know each other and celebrate their achievements while strengthening their relationships going forward.
It was also an opportunity to share business ideas, learn from each other, make new friends and enjoy a good time.
B.O.S.A. also paid homage to their partners, supporters and the Government for their ongoing support.