Chamber seeking input
BUSINESSES are being urged to get involved with the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and help shape the organisation’s agenda at an informal networking meeting next Tuesday.
As well as providing the opportunity for networking, there will also be a workshop to find out what businesses expect from the Chamber and what issues the business community should be working on.
Chamber President Phoebe Kitto said the aim is to grow the Chamber and make it a vibrant meeting place for businesses.
‘‘If businesses don’t believe we’re an effective voice, then we would like to hear that, so we can find out where the business community feels we need to change,’’ she said.
Guest speaker Tim Peterson, the owner of the Court House and Central Hotels, will give his vision for the region.
Mr Petersen will put forward his views on the promotion of the region and where he would like to see the town positioned.
A short Extraordinary General Meeting will also vote on formalising the merger of the Port Douglas and Mossman Chambers.
Ms Kitto believes the merger with Mossman represents an exciting opportunity.
‘‘A merger will give businesses a stronger and more united voice on matters critical to the whole area,’’Ms Kitto said.
‘‘ Following the vote to deamalgamate from the Cairns Regional Council, it’s important to have an effective forum to speak as one to the new council.’’
The meeting will begin at 5.30pm next Tuesday in the Garden Bar at the Central Hotel.