Wow, the last month at the Chamber has been full on and really enjoyable as we organised the 2017 Business Awards, furthered our relationship building in the region and prepared for Christmas.

The 2017 CCCCI Business Awards

I want to thank all of our sponsors, the judges, our committee and our promotional officer Kate Wiley for all their assistance in organising a very successful awards evening.

The reaction from the winners & the nominees was amazing and it was great to see that people really did appreciate being honoured and awarded by their customers and their peers. In 2018, we’ll work together to make the awards night a bigger and more prestigious night on the Central Coast social calendar.

Building Relationships

This month the committee & I have been busy attending school & industry awards, we’ve met many Chamber members and potential members for coffee and have been putting in a good effort to build relationships with local business & community groups.

Wherever I go, I hear the same sentiment. People love the Central Coast and everyone wants to see things develop and grow here. Things are really looking up state-wide and while there are a few challenges ahead and some uncertainty with the coming election,  overall people are feeling a positive vibe on our patch. Let’s keep doing what we each can to further our business and the region by working and supporting each other’s businesses.

Getting prepared for Christmas.

In late November, the Chamber designed and distributed “Let’s Shop Local” Posters around the retail district in an effort to remind local shoppers that we’ve got everything we need here in town for Christmas. The printing of the posters was generously supported by Leonie Hiscutt MLC.

The retailers were very enthusiastic about the campaigns which coincided with the Christmas promotion we sponsored with Sea FM and 7AD. Retailers are telling me that they are doing well and that they appreciated the support from the Chamber.

Seasons Greetings

Running a business and volunteering for community groups such as CCCCI can make one very busy. So this Christmas remember to take and well-earned break with your family and friends and we hope you all have a fantastic and safe Christmas break and we will catch up with you in the New Year.

Kind Regards

Nathan Kelly

President & Chief Cheerleader

Central Coast Chamber of Commerce & Industry.