- Provide leadership to build a vibrant business community.
- Actively stimulate business growth and development.
- Support the overall economic and social well-being of the local community.
- To create a pleasant shopping environment for tourists and locals.
- To improve our environmental credibility.
- Strengthen the Chamber of Commerce.
- Support local business.
- Support the local community.
President – Liz Jarvis – CSI Business Solutions
Secretary – Whitney Barrett
Treasurer – Simon Brown – Holiday Coast Credit Union
Vice President – Kevin Ellis – Kev’s Handyman Services
Committee Member – Paula Greenaway
Committee Member – Graham Nash
Membership – Peter Trood – Bellbird Hill B&B
Membership – Simon Brown – Holiday Coast Credit Union
The President’s role is to guide the Executive and run the meetings. The President is expected to be generally across all current issues and has a wealth of contacts at the local political, Council and business level. The President is also one of the representatives on the Manning Valley Business Chamber and attends their meetings to ensure that Wingham has a strong voice. The President liaises with Local Government representatives and is generally the face of the Chamber.
Assists the President generally.
It is the job requirement of the Secretary to take minutes at the monthly business meetings. These are then distributed to members.
The Treasurer prepares the financial statements and other reports for the Chamber, presenting a summary at each general meeting.
The Chamber has a Facebook page www.facebook.com/winghamchamberofcommerce where all events are highlighted, members businesses profiled and likees kept up-to-date with community happenings.
The Chamber works tirelessly in applying for grants and funding for community projects. In recent years the Chamber has received $387,450. We continue to apply for a variety of grants for the betterment of the community.
Regional Township Funding $50,000 for Place Activation – June 2017
Small Community Grant $5,000 for CBD Business Plan
WorkCover Grant $500 for office establishment
Small Community Grant $2,500 for office equipment
FRRR $5,000 for banners and signs
Street Beautification $180,000 for Bent Street
Shade Sails $50,000 for McCullaghs car park
Street Banners part of tourism funding
Chamber supports the following local community Organisations
1st Wingham Scout Group, Ambulance service of NSW, Community of christ, Grandparents and kinship carer’s, Manning Valley Women’s Group, National Parks and Wildlife Services, Quota International of Taree, Red Cross Blood Service, Rotary Club of Wingham Inc., SES, Taree Lions Club, Taree Rescue Squad, Vehicle Rescue Association, Wingham Anglers Group, Wingham District RLFC, Wingham Fires Services, Wingham High School, Wingham Junior Cricket, Wingham Public School.
Chamber Meetings & MINUTES
Business meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month, including dinners and networking events.
All members and non-members are welcome to attend these meetings. An email is sent out to all financial members and their guests.
A copy of the minutes is sent out to all members following the meetings.