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Mur'bah businesses get on board

Murwillumbah Chamber of Commerce president Toni Zuschke
Murwillumbah Chamber of Commerce president Toni Zuschke John Gass

MURWILLUMBAH'S struggling business community gathered at Greenhills on Tweed for the Murwillumbah Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting and to elect the chamber's office holders for the next year.

The chamber members decided to leave the top jobs unchanged with Toni Zuschke from Barking Toad Creative re-elected as president and Rani Groves from the Mt Warning Advertiser re-elected as vice-president.

Ms Zuschke said one of the first items on her agenda was a business health check, which would allow the chamber to identify the local business community's strengths and weaknesses and give members the opportunity to put a strategy in place to help weather the current economic downturn faced by most businesses in town.

It was very important to continue to push the chamber's shop locally program and keep the money spent at retailers and service providers in Murwillumbah.

Ms Zuschke said the new board would meet soon and continue to build a stronger business community.

The chamber aims to provide a strong cohesive platform to promote the region, provide support, advice and friendship to members and wanted to express a united voice.

Unity Festival organiser Kerry Turner was also re-elected as director and Cherry Jackson-Saw from the Tweed Valley Weekly, Stuart Estrelle from 2484 Art and Merv Burns from Blue Bay Kitchens joined Kerry as directors of the chamber.

Chamber secretary will be Leonie McDonough from St George Bank and Shane D'Elboux from Southern Cross Credit Union will act as treasurer.

Topics:  business, economy



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