Collier Trenerry, Griffith's funeral directors of distinction, have announced that much-loved Griffith photographer and businessman, Garry Bazzacco, has joined their team.
Having run his successful photography business for nearly 50 years in and around Griffith, Garry said he was ready for a change.
"It was time to take a break from photography; I've seen and done it all and I'm ready for a new challenge," Garry said.
Garry is known for his timeless and elegant photography, and prides himself on understanding the subtleties of human relationships in order to capture special moments.
Director at Collier Trenerry, Greg Collier, said Garry's professional experience was a good match for the business.
"While working together on a funeral photography project, Garry and I discovered the synergies and similarities between the photography and funeral industries," Greg said.
"Both deal with big emotions, creating memories and celebrating families."
Garry will bring his years of experience with him to the role of business development manager, while his professional knowledge and people skills will serve him well as part of the Collier Trenerry team.
"Collier Trenerry has experience, professionalism and 100 years of integrity in the funeral industry and I am excited to be involved in directing the future development of this iconic Griffith business," he said.
While Garry joins the team to work on business development, he will also be working closely with the Collier Trenerry team conducting funeral services and hosting grief and loss seminars.
People can see Garry at the Griffith Central Seniors Expo on Tuesday, February 18, and the whole team will be part of the 2020 City2Lake fun run as part of Collier Trenerry's gold sponsorship of the event.
"Having Collier Trenerry involved with community service is an extension to our core business," he said.
"I love helping people, in the good times and the not so good.
"The people of Griffith have supported me for 50 years and now I want to give back in a way that supports the local community. I look forward to being part of the Collier Trenerry team."
Greg and Carol Collier are excited about the next phase of Collier Trenerry and are confident that Garry will enhance the family clientele culture of Collier Trenerry,
"Garry Bazzacco is a man of dynamic integrity," Greg said. "Carol and I are confident that under his development directorship, Collier Trenerry will continue to serve the residents of Griffith and surrounding areas with care and compassion for the next 100 years.
"As our motto states, 'families helping families'."