Chamber sets priorities

Cooma Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Kathy Kelly.

Cooma Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Kathy Kelly.

THE Cooma Chamber of Commerce has set out their priorities for the remainder of the year; focusing on greater communication and working more closely with the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council.

These two key areas have been developed under a renewed strategic plan, where the Chamber will support Council in implementing the Economic Development Taskforce recommendations and the Destination Management Plan.

Chamber President Kathy Kelly said the new direction will see the chamber working more closely with local businesses. Although this renewed approach is still in its infancy, Ms Kelly is starting to see results.

"Already we are getting positive feedback from businesses, members are starting to see lots of things happen," Ms Kelly said.

"Our communications focus is to become more active in the community."

The plans relate to the chamber's purpose of promoting growth and advocating on behalf of local and regional businesses.

"There are so many opportunities for the chamber at the moment that it was important that we circled back to our initial vision," Ms Kelly said.

The chamber will work with council, where recent reports identified specific roles for the chamber to undertake.

"The chamber will help the council put in place their Destination Management Plan and the Economic Taskforce recommendation," Ms Kelly said.

Ms Kelly would like people to keep in mind the chamber committee are volunteers. She is encouraging more people to become involved with the chamber, to continue the growth and impact it has on the local business community.

"Lets get more people involved to use their strengths."

"Together we can become stronger and spread the load.

"We sincerely hope will be pleased with our progress and will continue to support us."

The chamber will meet in two weeks time.

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