At the recent meeting of the Chamber, President Mark reported on the success of the “Come See Change Dinner Launch”. Mark said the evening was well attended and appreciated by those who attended. He congratulated the guest speakers, in particular Bertus De Villiers who gave a detailed report on the Nyrstar Transformation.
The President said a lot of work was going into the Come See Change Project, but it was important the momentum continued. He said logos would be placed on vehicles from Council, Food Plus, Irvines and also the fence at Viterra.
Kelly-Anne Saffin said future publicity would include material from Des parker’s archives.
The President spoke of a Loyalty Programme which had been taken up by Business Port Augusta. He hoped a similar programme would take on in Port Pirie. Mark Sheasby will investigate further.
Mark again spoke on the importance of a membership drive and he presented a letter to the executive which he will send to prospective members.
Council CEO Andrew Johnson said the CBD upgrade was going along well. He said Council organised a night for business owners to attend so that more explanation could be given. Not one person turned up, so obviously business owners are happy with the progress. He also said that the new cultural officer was looking at ways to make the CBD more vibrant.
Other matters discussed at a very positive meeting were:
- Prests Car Park Upgrade.
- Poor service by Australia Post
- Empty Shops (New Posters Proposed).
- Poor state of shops on corner of Ellen and Norman streets.
- Increasing amount of debris in city.
- Increasing electricity prices.
- Next meeting March 24 at John Pirie Motor Inn.