Chamber of commerce open day to support business
CHILDERS Chamber of Commerce opened the doors to the Multicultural centre last Saturday morning to host a business open day, giving business in town the opportunity to put a face to the name.
Taking to social media early Saturday morning, member of the chamber, Julie Green put a shout out to business and locals to come down to the centre and see what the region has on offer.
Only a handful of dedicated business owners made the effort to attend with many phoning in on the day to cancel.
Childers was alive with action as the main draw card, illustrator Terry Denton, was in town, which could possibly been the cause to the poor attendance on the day.
Mrs Green said the open day was an opportunity for business owners to meet each other and to showcase their wares to the public.
“Childers has plenty to offer and you don’t need to travel far to get it,”
“It’s about shopping local and supporting local business,”
Looking around the room it was an opportunity for senior students to possibly network their way into a career.
Farming around the region and keeping it local is hot topic with more students wanting to remain in their community after graduating school.
High unemployment in regional areas is forcing kids out of the region to look for work.
Supporting local business can help grow and sub-stain long term growth.
All are welcome at the Chamber of commerce meetings on the first Tuesday every month at the Isis Cultural Centre, at 7pm. Come to network and share your ideas for Childers.
The Childers Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing and developing Childers and surrounding areas by:
Encouraging new investment.
Supporting local business. Developing tourism. Value adding to existing enterprises.
Linking business with relevant business and government supports and training.
Providing a voice for the local community. Locals are encouraged to join.
HELLO: Julie Green at the open day.