Merimbula Chamber of Commerce is putting out a call for some extra helping hands on the committee and to entice local businesses to come along to the next meeting has lined up two regional business speakers.
Regional president for NSW Business Chamber Orit Karny Winters has stepped in to take over the presidency saying she had a special connection to Merimbula.
“I feel it is my duty to help the towns that help themselves. Taking over the presidency was to save the chamber that has a great team, great vision and a great future,” Ms Karny Winters said.
“I hope that I will get some keen spirits that care about Merimbula to join and help with some projects and join the chamber committee and I would like to invite business owners, community group leaders and retired business people to join us for the benefit of the town,” Ms Karny Winters said.
The next meeting will be at Club Sapphire on Thursday, May 4 from 5pm and Ms Karny Winters arranged for Peter Masterson, of AusIndustry and Tony Muckle, of ActewAGL to speak.
AusIndustry is the government's principal agency for delivering assistance, programs and services which support industry, research and innovation. Regional managers link businesses to relevant assistance programs and work together with experts providing face-to-face advice for business.
Ms Karny Winters said Mr Muckle is a great supporter of small towns and both speakers would provide an interesting perspective on getting better outcomes for Merimbula.
In addition the meeting will discuss the upcoming Winter Wonderland promotion, Why Leave Town cards and the NSW Business Awards. It will be a chance to take a look at the results of the Merimbula Focus workshops that were facilitated by Ms Karny Winters late last year.
Ex-chamber president James Smith encouraged “everyone and anyone to get involved to help the town grow, promote new events and support local businesses”.