Digital tech high on new leader’s agenda
THERE is a new face at the helm of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce, with Tabetha Beggs appointed the new executive officer.
The Helena Valley resident joins the Chamber after two decades working in WA’s public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the fields of stakeholder engagement, marketing, tourism and events.
This includes 12 years with the City of Perth, where she worked with retailers to maximise their commercial opportunities during events such as the Australia Day Skyworks, Winter Arts Festival, Eat Drink Perth and school holiday programs.
“I’m really excited to be in this role, and I will be out and about in our community to hear firsthand what businesses think the Chamber can do to better support its members,” she said.
Mrs Beggs said with digital technology changing the way we traditionally do business, providing opportunities for small and medium businesses to learn how to use new digital tools to their advantage was high on her agenda.
“The reality is if we don’t help our small and medium businesses embrace digital technology, they’ll get left behind,” she said.
Mrs Beggs said with a unique mix of industries, there were many opportunities to make the City a more attractive place for business.
“With the construction of the Forrestfield rail link, there is a real opportunity for the Chamber to help support business and industry in the Foothills to grow and flourish,” she said
Chamber president Caroline Babbage said she was delighted to have a professional of Tabetha’s calibre on board to help grow the organisation and its proud history.
Mrs Beggs replaces Mandy Skeates, who has taken an economic development and tourism role with the City of Kalamunda.
Chamber EC Tabetha Beggs