10 July 2018
Business Chambers merge to strengthen local business representation
In a move that solidifies and expands our local presence, the Miranda & Districts, Engadine and Menai & Sutherland Business Chambers will be merged into a new company – The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber (SSBC).
While previously operating under an MOU as a peak body, the SSBC has now been registered as a new entity that will offer membership to businesses wishing to join a chamber that represents the entire local Government area.
President of the SSBC, Joanne Ryan, said: “By consolidating our efforts and engaging professional assistance, we will be able to develop strategies that shine a light on the amazing businesses that operate in this area and also provide a united voice to address issues that stifle business and economic growth.
“There will be no more talk of ‘passports’ for people visiting or doing business with our local area. Other areas across Sydney are experiencing significant economic growth and we must continue to have a voice and to integrate with areas like south-western Sydney or we will get left behind.”
This is an exciting step that consolidates our efforts to support and boost our local economy to take advantage of the robust growth that is occurring right across New South Wales and beyond.
To celebrate the joining of forces, the SSBC is inviting local business owners and community members to join us on 31 July 2018 at Highfield Caringbah. You can find out more about the event here.
Featured image – new SSBC committee. Left to right: Mark Hooper (Secretary), Hima Gupta, Karen Johnston, Brendan Lucas (Treasurer), Joanne Ryan (President), Michael Zacharia (Vice President), Simon Read, David Querzoli, Louise Greenup, Paul Sheaffe.