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CEO Update – 28th February 2018

CEO Update – 28th February 2018

Dear Members,

At the end of today I should have seen over 170 of you at this month’s BAH’s event being hosted by Shine Aviation and Crammer & Neill. I know many of you are excited to see the aircraft at Shine Aviation and the door prize on the night is a phenomenal trip.

I recently visited with Sarah, Oakabella Homestead as they are members of the chamber and has recently been taken over by a niece Belinda and her Uncle Brian. When we visited we indulged in some of the world famous scones, served with fresh cream and homemade jams. It was heaven and the tearooms are freshly painted and tidy, Belinda has plans for regenerating the front garden of the homestead and using it as a backdrop for her wedding photography business. We wish them well with their plans.

I also note that in the latest Country Style magazine that on page 15 – 19 an article on a local Geraldton business run by John & Gabrielle Andrews who make wonderful swags for the last 30 years. It’s a great article about travellers who settle in Geraldton and make a great life. Certainly worth the read and if you would like to read my copy of Country Style you are welcome to visit me in my office.

Three Cruise Ships in 3 days, how great has it been, I certainly saw people around town and I am sure local retailers benefited. Also, a great time for them to visit with the weather being kind. These ships bring us great opportunities and we hope to have lots more in the future.

I am pleased to remind members you are invited to a Business After Hours at Perenjori on the 15th March at the Perenjori Sports Club. It’s a great opportunity to meet the local business people. Several car loads of members have indicated they will attend.

I am thrilled to announce that the MWCCI Dongara Dennison Sub Committee have revamped with a number of new members. We had our first meeting last night and I will announce the full committee in the weeks to come, but they seem to be very proactive and working to benefit both their business and the community.

It’s been a busy week at the chamber, lots of planning going into the Business Excellence Awards which are being held in Dongara on the 22nd June, a great time to visit beautiful Dongara Dennison, so think about making it a weekend of it and start booking accommodation now.

Looking forward to seeing many of you tonight.

Glen Whistler-Carr
Chief Executive Officer
P: 08 9964 6767