Businesses to speak out on ACCI plan
Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry members will get the chance to have a say on its operations this month.
The ACCI is reviewing its oneyear-old strategic plan and part of that process involves receiving business owners’ feedback on what they want from the chamber. The forum will be held at Centennial Stadium, November 16, at 7.30am.
Acting chief executive Michael Clark said feedback would support “further developing an Albany chamber that will continue to provide (businesses) benefit into the future”.
“The opportunity to review our operations and cement ourselves as Albany’s peak business representative into the future is an exciting time for the chamber,” he said.
Mr Clark took over as interim chief executive after the sudden departure of chief executive Graham Foster last month. Mr Clark said the strategic review would assist in deciding who took over the role in early 2019.
During the past nine months, in which the chamber has lost three chiefs, its membership may have dropped by as much as 5 per cent.
However, Mr Clark said he didn’t believe the drop was due to leadership uncertainty. “I think times are tough — some people can’t afford the membership,” he said.