Fold fears for ‘ignored’ Chamber
THE Mossman Chamber of Commerce may fold if locals continue to ignore it.
In the last month chamber president Mark Bousen has resigned and vice president David Cotton is likely to follow suit at the annual general meeting next month.
For years chamber committee members have tried to encourage local businesses to attend meetings and networking functions to keep Mossman revitalised.
“Most people just aren’t interested, they don’t show up to any of the meetings,” Mr Cotton said.
“There is a lack of interest about the general and business community in Mossman.
“We held a networking function last month for local business owners and 18 people attended from the Port Douglas chamber and only four attended from Mossman. “It is really disappointing. “At the next month’s meeting we will be appointing new committee members and if no one is willing to take these roles the chamber may fold.”
In the last 12 months, the Mossman Chamber of Commerce has tried to push the “buy local” message by hosting networking functions in the region.
“We have been trying to help the business community get together and support each other by spending the money here instead of in Cairns,” Mr Cotton said.
“But it is really disheartening when you put a lot of energy towards trying to create something and nothing happens.
“I would have liked to see more sugar cane farmers attend these events as they are the highest number of employees in the region, and only one representative has attended.”
To show your support for the chamber or put your hand up for a position on the committee, call David Cotton on 0417 709 667