Our Chamber

OUR AIMS

  • 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.

Our Objectives 

  • 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.

OUR 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 2016 to 2020.  We want to head towards 2020 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.
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

Executive Roles

President

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.

Vice President

Assists the President generally.

Secretary

It is the job requirement of the Secretary to take minutes at the monthly business meetings. These are then distributed to members.

Treasurer

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.

 

FUNDING

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

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.

 

CHAMBERS ACTIVE MEMBERS LIST 2018
MINUTES FROM 24 OCTOBER 2018 MEETING
MINUTES FORM 27 JUNE 2018 MEETING
MINUTES FORM 23 MAY 2018 MEETING
MINUTES FROM 28 MARCH 2018 MEETING 
MINUTES FROM FROM FEBRUARY 2018 MEETING
MINUTES FROM 24 JANUARY 2018 MEETING 
MINUTES FROM 22 NOVEMBER MEETING 2017
MINUTES FROM 25 OCTOBER MEETING 2017
MINUTES FROM WINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM SEPTEMBER 2017
MINUTES FROM 27 SEPTEMBER 2017 and ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MINUTES FROM 23 AUGUST 2017
August 2017 Newsletter
MINUTES FROM 26 JULY 2017
MINUTES FROM 28 JUNE 2017
MINUTES FROM 24 MAY 2017
There was no meeting in April due to the Place Activation Forums as part of the Regional Towns Funding program.
MINUTES FROM 29 MARCH 2017
MINUTES FROM 22 FEBRUARY 2017
MINUTES FROM 25 JANUARY 2017
MINUTES FROM 23 NOVEMBER 2016
MINUTES FROM AGM 26 OCTOBER 2016
MINUTES FROM 28 SEPTEMBER 2016
MINUTES FROM 24 AUGUST 2016
MINUTES FROM 27 JULY 2016
Strategic Planning Meeting 20 July 2016
MINUTES FROM 22 JUNE 2016