I would like to welcome Carisa Wells to the SHCCI Board. Carisa has taken up the role of Vice-Chair and comes with a wide range of skills particularly in the Strategic Planning and Retail Sector. Carisa is our featured member this month and you can read more about Carisa in our newsletter.
This week was the inaugural meeting of the Southern Highlands Key Stakeholder Group. This group has gathered to offer a united voice for the business sectors of the Southern Highlands. The group includes representatives from Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Illawarra Chamber of Commerce, Moss Vale Chamber of Commerce, Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Destination Sydney Surrounds South, Destination Southern Highlands, Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands, Regional Development Southern Inlands, Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre, TAFE NSW and Wollongong University. I will keep you advised of progress with this group.
The last Six Degrees of Separation Networking event was a great success with over 40 in attendance. There were 10 new businesses that presented their business to those in attendance. If you have not attended one of these event I suggest you do they are free and a great way of getting your business know by the business community. The networking events are held on the third Thursday of each month at Gibraltar Hotel commencing 6pm. You can find the event at www.shchamber.com.au in the events section simply register and bring your business cards along and enjoy the event.
I would like to thank the board members for their work in completing the Strategic Plan that is now available on the SHCCI Home Page.
Finally I would like to bring everyones attention to the increased activity on our Social Media platforms and encourage everyone to take a look at what we are presenting and to also post information about your business or anything that you want to share that may be of interest to the business community of the Southern Highlands.