Chamber to add strength to business community

BUSINESSES and farmers in the Bombala region are on board with the decision to form the Bombala Business Chamber.

Last Wednesday night’s meeting was a huge success with 12 businesses attending the gathering. 

Bombala Shire Council economic development manager, Karen Cash, said the formation was a positive step for the business community.

“This is great news for the local area and I am looking forward to working closely with the chamber to achieve benefits for all business operators and the broader area,” Ms Cash said. 

“Already businesses have identified some training requirements and we had a brief initial discussion on using social media to greater advantage.” 

The meeting was also attended by Cooma Chamber of Commerce’s David Shelley and Gary Ryan of the NSW Chamber of Commerce Alliance Program.

Project tourism officer Steve Rickett said their attendance at the meeting was a significant message to the community that the new Chamber of Commerce belonged to a large network of chambers around the state.

“Our Chamber of Commerce might be a small body of 

businesses but it belongs to a larger body of chambers,” Mr Rickett said. 

“Being part of that larger group means we have all that information and resources available to us at our fingertips.” 

The Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting will see an executive appointed and further discussion on the what lies ahead for the organisation.  

The next meeting to be held on June 16, at 6.30pm, at the Bombala Community Centre.

All business operators are encouraged to join.

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