Cham­ber calls for sup­port of events

Whitsunday Times - - BUSINESS -

THE Air­lie Beach Cham­ber of Com­merce is ask­ing lo­cal busi­nesses to sup­port events that give them a much-needed boost.

Act­ing pres­i­dent Mark Beale said the cham­ber was not a tourism-based op­er­a­tion, but its mem­bers recog­nised the im­por­tance of ma­jor events.

Mr Beale said the cham­ber did not have the fi­nances to di­rectly fund events but “we can of­fer sup­port by drawing on the strength of our membership”.

He said this year the cham- ber wanted to sup­port the Reef Fes­ti­val in Au­gust and the Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic in Novem­ber and was ask­ing mem­bers to do­nate $100 to each in the hope of rais­ing $10,000 for each of th­ese events.

“The im­por­tance of th­ese events can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated as they bring thou­sands of peo­ple to the re­gion and in turn ben­e­fit the ma­jor­ity of busi­nesses,” he said.

Mem­bers and non-mem­bers can or­gan­ise to do­nate via email to info@air­liebeach cham­

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