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Public Service Announcement regarding travel to Merimbula


Despite all the fears about the coronavirus, Merimbula is well placed to deal with any more disasters this year. Following on from the January fires, we have had a good drenching of rain which has now extinguished all the remaining fires in the area. With fears of the coronavirus now spreading, Merimbula has taken extra

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Chamber partners with local Charity


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce have partnered with local charity Sapphire Life Opportunities (SLO) to provide support to both people who have been affected by the fires and local business owners. SLO is a registered charity and has been receiving donations to support people impacted by the fires. They recently set up a Community Shop 

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Business Turnaround Forum


Merimbula Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Business Council of Australia, are pleased to present the Business Turnaround Forum. The forum will be held on Thursday 27 February at Merimbula RSL in the William Dawes Room  from 5.30 – 8.00pm The Forum is a free event and has been designed to specifically assist Merimbula

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More Businesses will close unless they receive support


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a survey of their members which covers more than 140 local businesses. They received 90 responses to a range of questions, and the results are quite startling. Businesses were asked if their businesses were physically impacted by the fires, such as burnt building or damaged stock and only

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Council approve funding for two new positions


We are very pleased to advise our members, that yesterday’s Council Meeting approved the motion to provide funding of $190K for create two new positions to manage Business recovery support ($95,000) Events development and coordination ($95,000) Chamber President Nigel Ayling has been advocating for these positions since the fires, and he has received shire wide

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Sub Committees


The Chamber is always looking for more people to join one of our sub-committees so we can achieve our Objectives and Strategies. Our Current Sub Committees are Retail Objectives: To work with local retailers on a variety of matters relating to retail including events, workshops, online shopping, shop local and more. Sub-Committee: Lee Salisbury –

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Our Merimbula – 2020 Business Strategy


The Chamber is pleased to release our business strategy for 2020 and beyond. This has been a work in progress for the last few months and has included consultation with our members through the public meeting held at Club Sapphire in January. It takes into account the effects the bush fires have had on our

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February Update


Well January has been a bit of a blur for most of us, with the constant threat of the fires, and businesses trying to get “back to normal” as quick as possible. Of course there have been some VERY BIG challenges for our community and our businesses and the Chamber has been working hard to

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Disaster Recovery Update


Hi Everyone Firstly let me say I hope you are all safe and well. We are very aware of the devastating effects on some towns in our shire like Cobargo who have suffered heavy losses of property, businesses and even lives. Our hearts go out to them and their community. It is still too early

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Chamber Christmas Wrap


December 20, 2019 Well it’s been a busy season for the Chamber Committee and our Sub Committees. Below is a Christmas Wrap up (pun intended) of what has been happening Christmas Sub Committee The Christmas Sub Committee have done an amazing job, continuing their work right up to this week. They wrapped the telegraph poles

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