Ty’s going for growth

New OGBA president Ty Simons. 149531


OCEAN Grove Business Association recently elected its new president – Driftwood Cafe owner Ty Simons.
Ty has been in the business association since he opened his cafe two years ago. He spoke to The Voice last Thursday.
“There are a lot of businesses not involved in the group,” he said.
“But we want to be for all local businesses – which benefits all of Ocean Grove.”
Ty said the first thing he wanted to do is ask businesses what they want from the association.
“We want to get more people involved,” he said.
Along with the new position, Ty is expecting his fourth child in just a few weeks.
“I’ve got a busy year ahead,” he said.
Outgoing president Helen Butteriss will stay involved in the association as its treasurer.
“Helen’s done a great job but she’s got a lot on her plate,” Ty said.
“She’s also part of Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine – so she’ll bring that knowledge with her.”