Reflecting on what we have achieved in 2019/2
Looking back on the last financial year, as a not-for-profit, member driven business association we should all feel very proud of our efforts and our achievements as a business association.
- Successful launch of our first local voucher book ‘Weir in Business’ encouraging local community to support local business and shop local;
- Presentation of petition to council containing over 100 signatures of local business owners, seeking Shire’s commitment to an economic development strategy for the Shire of Mundaring (outcome yet to be seen following council meeting on 14 July);
- Tourism Sub-committee formed, introduced to council, and run several focused workshops in the tourism space;
- Numerous successful networking events and professional development workshops delivered;
- Relationship with local, state and federal government strengthened through regular communication via email, phone and face to face meetings;
- Continued growth of membership. The Chamber currently has just over 200 members. This is an increase of over 100% thanks to the free Weir Together membership, a collaboration between the Chamber the Shire of Mundaring which ran from 1 April – 30 June;
- Secured a grant from Mundaring Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank, to continue to offer free membership for all businesses in the Shire of Mundaring until 31 January 2021, to support businesses and aid recovery from economic impacts of COVID19; and
- Developed agreement with Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce for reciprocal membership benefits.
These are just a summary of the main achievements. We have had many ‘wins’ this year, thanks to the continued support of our members and the hard work of our committee. We look forward to growing in strength and numbers in the year to come.
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