The latest developments relating to the formation and scope of the Sutherland Shire Business Chamber (SSBC) were highlighted in a statement to NSW State Parliament by NSW Attorney-General and Member for Cronulla, Mark Speakman MP.
Mr Speakman, who has provided ongoing support and encouragement to the business chamber for many years, said the following:
The new Sutherland Shire Business Chamber was successfully launched last week at Highfield Caringbah, attended by more than 80 shire business owners. The business chamber is the result of a formal merger into a new company of the Miranda and Districts, Engadine and Menai and Sutherland business chambers. They previously operated under a memorandum of understanding as a peak body. They now have been registered as a new entity that will offer membership to businesses wishing to join a chamber that represents the entire local government area.
This solidifes and expands the local presence into a strengthened local business representation. The chamber engages in professional assistance to help develop strategies to highlight businesses in the shire area. In particular, it is focusing on the Caringbah medical precinct, tourism and local jobs as drivers of economic growth. I congratulate the exectuive of the new chamber, in particular its inaugural president Joanne Ryan, on all that has been done to better market the shire as a place to do business.