The Chamber is involved in a number of activities and ongoing discussions which affect business and discussions.
Over the past 12 months one of the big winners for the Chamber was to form an alliance with Business SA. This alliance should benefit members as Business SA has the expertise in many fields which can assist in the running of businesses.
Networking evenings are also high on Chamber’s agenda. Throughout the year four of these are held at which members and non members are invited to come and listen to a variety of speakers. Recently speakers have included the General Manager of Nyrstar, Glenn Poynter, who spoke on the proposed transformation at the company, Mark Malcolm on the Mining Conference as well as representative from Business SA and other high profile organisations.
However, these evenings have not been all that well attended, which is disappointing to President Mark Hanlon and his committee. Mr Hanlon said the committee will persevere with these nights and is looking for a big improvement in attendances.
“The evenings only last about one and a half hours and includes time for fellowship,” Mr Hanlon said.
The Chamber has also been involved with organising clean-up days for the CBD and continues to hold discussions with various bodies such as Council and Regional Development Australia and Mid North, on a variety of topics which could benefit the city.
The Chamber plays a vital role in supporting business and industry, but to continue to have a strong voice in the community it needs a growth in membership.