Bega Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its regular executive meeting on Wednesday 11 November, all 10 executives attended, following is a summary of some of the items discussed.
Tathra Beach Surf Lifesavers
Over the last number of years, the Tathra Business community have joined forces to provide funding for the extension of Surf Life Saving Services throughout February. The Lifesavers are paid by BVSC through January but not February. The Bega Chamber of Commerce has also provided financial support for this initiative and have agreed to contribute for the upcoming Summer season.
Economic Development Sub Committee
The Economic Development team from the Chamber met recently with Council representatives, details of the meeting has been published on our web site under “Economic Development Gains Momentum” news post.
The Chamber strongly believe Bega’s development is being stifled by the lack of available Industrial land. We presented several cases where businesses were desperately wanted to expand and other businesses wanting to establish themselves here.
Small Business Month Event
It was agreed that the event at Peanuts Eatery on 28 October was a great success, the venue and food made it a fun networking event and the attendance of our Mayor and Federal Member by Zoom provided interesting conversation on a range of topics. 4 new members were signed up on the night.
The Chamber is holding a Christmas party for its members on Friday the 4th of December at the Grand Hotel. This will be a family event and kicks off at 6:00pm. We will fire up the Barbie and there will be a special visit from Santa on the night.
Our Christmas Promotion “Bega, come in to win” has kicked off with the chance to win some great prizes. This year the prizes are:
First Prize: The winner will receive several items making up a “Camping Pack”. Items including but not limited to a Tent, Gazebo, Icebox, Chairs, Dinner set and cutlery, Folding table and a Billy Recommended retail value is $2155.00 approximately. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Thanks to Barbeques Galore Bega.
Second Prize: Chiq 4K Android LED LCD Television valued at $599. Thanks to Betta Electrical
Third Prize: $250 in Bega Bucks. Thanks to Bega Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Simply shop in participating businesses, fill in the ticket and pop it in one of the entry boxes located around town.
The draw will take place at our family night in Littleton Gardens on Thursday the 10th of December.
This event will coincide with late night shopping and will include some great entertainment.
During October we welcomed four new members with LMS Conveyancing, Leef Independent Living Solutions, Ameldas Comfort Shoes and Jess Shearer from Service NSW. It is always great to welcome new members and we will feature them in the upcoming weeks.