Last week’s Parkes Chamber of Commerce meeting saw a great turnout for the consultation with RMS concerning the Parkes bypass. Consultants from WPS facilitated discussions that addressed business concerns and gathered information to look at all the potential impacts. An RMS survey has been posted on the Chamber website and we encourage everyone to complete it.
After the RMS meeting, the Chamber held its annual AGM. All positions were declared vacant. Geoff Rice was returned unopposed to the position of President and John Kennedy as Vice-President. James Haddin was elected as Secretary and Belinda McCorkell as Treasurer. Peter Martin is the Public Officer and Kasie Ferguson is the Publicity Officer.
The Chamber has been busy behind the scenes to relaunch bigger and better this financial year. Our facebook profile is growing with 437 likes, while our RMS bypass post reached over 4,000 people – our toprated post for the year!
The most exciting news is that The Henrys Business Awards will become an annual event. We are looking forward to our premiere event on Friday, 20th October. With the invaluable assistance of the NSW Business Chamber the nomination process will be completely online and judged, so there is no community voting.
Over 130 packages have been delivered to businesses in the past week and the response has been positive. If you have not received one yet, please contact us. It includes information on the awards, membership and subscription, as well as upcoming shire events.
Please feel free to come to any of our meetings. Contact us on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through
our facebook page.
By Belinda McCorkell