The Throsby Basin Business Chamber was inaugurated last week, with a Foundation Board and President announced.
The Chamber is the initiative of local business people within the inner city suburbs of Carrington, Wickham, Islington, Maryville, Tighes Hill and into the old BHP site at Mayfield East.
NSW Business Chamber Local Chamber of Commerce Relationship Manager, Duncan Burck said that the new Chamber was the initiative of a group of local people who believed in the value of local and collective focus to enhance business within the Throsby Basin area.
The Chamber has 27 Foundation and 7 Community members that represent a broad cross section of businesses. It will be led by a Foundation Board that is:
- Allan Jackson | Proprietor of the Seven Seas Hotel
- Clare Monkley | Managing Director of Love Finance
- Paul Newey | Sale Manager at Colourpac Design & Print
- Meg Purser | Managing Director of Purser Corporate Communication
- Dianne Steggles | Camtom Holdings Pty Limited
- Scott Webster | Proprietor of Carrington Place
- Robert Wilce | Director of Inner City Winemakers
The Board will be assisted by Greg Lawrence of Achieve Financial as Company Secretary.
At its first meeting, the Throsby Basin Business Chamber appointed Clare Monkley as President.
“The Board is most grateful to a group of local people who established a steering committee that developed the foundations for the Chamber. Our sincere thanks to Tony McGrath, Peter Haas and John Waghorn for their foresight and hard work,” Clare said.
“Members and Board are now looking forward to getting on with the job. This mean developing means and ways that will help local businesses do business better. It is about local support, information exchange and collective thinking and action.”
“We are thrilled by the opportunities that lay ahead. We look forward to working with other local Chambers, the City of Newcastle and local interest groups to ensure that Throsby Basin is an attractive and competitive place for business.”
Image | L-R Paul Newey, Meg Purser, Allan Jackson, Dianne Steggles, Clare Monkley, Scott Webster, Rob Wilce