The Cowra Business Chamber has been named the best business chamber in the west.
At a gala ceremony held at Rydges, Bathurst on Friday chamber president Jordan Core accepted the award on behalf of the Cowra Business Chamber.
Over the past 12 months the Cowra Business Chamber has strengthened their committee with new members bringing fresh ideas and unique talent.
The Chamber provides a number of services to their members including “Women in Business” aimed to connect, educate and inspire women in Cowra to share their story and the “Chamber on Tour” initiative to showcase businesses outside the local CBD.
Cowra Business Chamber has also grown their membership by over 10% in the previous year.
“We have worked so so hard to get to where we are right now and the Cowra Business Chamber could not do it without your support,” Mr Core said this week in a message to chamber members.
Mr Core congratulated Annie Crasti of Verto, Alica Ball of the Salon Collective and Nicole Robinson of the Cowra Motor Inn who were also finalists at the awards.
“We are no where near ready to hang our hats, we need to keep working at 110% to ensure we power through to the NSW Business Awards in Sydney,” Mr Core said.
“I’d like to thank Cowra Shire Council, they’ve helped us enormously and they really support Cowra business, and the chamber members who have gone out of their way to support our events, and the committee obviously.”
Mr Core said the chamber was looking at even more projects for the remainder of this year.
These include working with NSW Business Chamber to ensure members know what extra services are available to them in regards to human relations, payroll and legal services.
He said the chamber is also looking at building its social presence to ensure the chamber is not only helping businesses but the owners, managers and employees.
“A specific project I would like to look at is, teaming up with BeyondBlue and CINC to bring a guest speaker on mental heath to our TradeZone and continue to work with CINC and others to ensure that Women in Business always has a charity or cause behind it.
“We also want to strengthen our relationship with Cowra Tourism Corporation,” he said.