Dig­i­tal tech high on new leader’s agenda

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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

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