Jennifer Lewis: Exciting time for all at Chamber of Commerce

With our new fresh local councillors now firmly in place, positive energy is gaining momentum. The Dungog District Chamber of Commerce is excited as we turn the page on a new chapter for the Shire we forward to council moving forward with a positive agenda for the growth and prosperity of the entire Dungog Shire.

Members and friends of the Chamber recently met at Settlers Arms Dungog for our 2017/18 AGM and combined dinner meeting. We are pleased to report our meeting was well attended with an enthusiastic group of regulars and some new comers, enjoying a great meal following the meeting and election four new committee for this year.

Members of our 2017/18 committee are: myself as President, Marion Stuar, Vice president, Janice Bonamy Secretary, Haley Collis Treasurer, Colleen Duffy, Ivan Skaines, Allen Shrimpton and Sarah Crawford.

I was once again pleased to present a report of our activities and achievements during the past year and a full copy of the report is available on our website www.ddcc.org.au.

New membership to the Chamber is always welcome. The Dungog District Chamber of Commerce is an independent representative organisation for the Dungog Shire Business Community.

We welcome as members all large and small businesses and individual operators who aim to enhance their own business opportunities and who recognize the value of working collectively through the Chamber to create optimal quality-of-life for the local community as a whole.

Our monthly networking evenings and social events, usually hosted by DDCC members and featuring a guest speaker, offer an ideal platform for meeting, discussing and promoting business service and products.

Financial members of the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce also automatically receive free ordinary membership to the Dungog Regional Tourism Inc., which also includes a number of benefits.

If you would like to find out more about becoming member of the Chamber or Dungog Regional Tourism Inc. please contact me on 49911441.

Our next chamber dinner meeting will be on Thursday 19th October, 2017 at a venue to be confirmed.

Jennifer Lewis is president of Dungog Chamber of Commerce