Our Chamber

 

 

The Wingham Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organisation dedicated to being a strong and effective advocate for the local business community. 

 We will be the voice of our members and work closely with all levels of government in representing the issues of importance to our members.

 

 

 

Our purpose

We are a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to promote a vibrant local economy for those who live and work in Wingham and the surrounding areas. 

We work with, and lobby local, state and federal governments to achieve improved parking, streetscape beautification and upgrade of our Wingham CBD, greater town branding and signage, together with  improvements to our infrastructure and services. 

 

Our aims

  • Providing leadership to build a vibrant business community
  • Actively stimulating business growth and development
  • Supporting the overall economic and social wellbeing
    of the local community and Local Government Area 
  • Building our numbers and diversity in memberships

 

Our objectives

  • Support our Members
  • Support Local business
  • Strengthen the Chamber
  • Create and improve our town environment for locals and tourists
  • Improve our environmental credibility
  • Support the local community and LGA

 

Meet the committee

Our executive committee works hard to ensure that our Chamber is alive and vibrant. Current members are working on some fabulous new initiatives including our strategic plan for 2019 to 2021.  We want to head towards 2021 with a stronger voice, a more vibrant business community and a collaborative approach to doing business. Come join us to make history in the Manning Valley.

Liz Jarvis

President

Whitney Barret

Secretary

Kevin Ellis

Vice President

Paula Greenaway

committee Member 

Simon Brown

Treasurer

Graham Nash

Committee member

Planning the future

A sub-committee of the Wingham Chamber is its Place Activation group. In collaboration with the community and other stakeholders, this committee meets once a month to progress the many ideas put forward by the wider community to improve and enhance Wingham’s unique character.

Projects achieved to date

Planter boxes: Over the past couple of years some 21 planter boxes have been installed along Isabella Street, Wingham Museum and The Brush primary school.

Carved timber seats: In July 2017, two magnificently carved timber seats located on the footpath along the northern side of Isabella Street were installed. 

Notice board: The double-sided community notice board. These was carved in a traditional heritage style by local timber-carving artist Nigel Brown. It displays some of the
variety of timbers that historically provided the area with employment and business opportunities.

Murals: well-known local artist Stephen Michael King was commissioned to paint a mural along the side wall of the Wingham
Newsagency. Stephen’s unique style has attracted plenty of attention for locals and visitors alike.

Meetings and minutes

Our next meeting is the 4th Wednesday of each month. Dinners starts at 6.30pm at Wingham Memorial Services Club.

Executive meetings – 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Placemaking groups,  1st Wednesday of each month at 5.30pm.