Runs on the board
In the inaugural year of the chamber many great events and promotions were achieved as the executive worked hard to deliver on our mission and vision. Some highlights included;
- Justin Herald event at Salud
- Information evening at Secret Creek on their transition to a Vegan restaurant
- Information night at Lithgow State Mine
- Mother’s day Street of flowers campaign
- Shop Lithgow ‘say goodbye to winter’ promotion.
- Participation in Council committees
Meetings and workshops
We hold monthly meetings throughout the year. These meetings may move dates from time to time to suit certain promotions or events, however are mostly held on the second Wednesday of every month. To ensure you do not miss any events, follow the Chamber’s Facebook page to keep updated.
Throughout the year, the Chamber will hold a range of meetings including – networking nights, information nights at local businesses or education events with guest speakers. If you would like to host an event or have an idea for an event, contact one of the Chamber executive team.
The Chamber also runs and promotes workshops with partner organisations from time to time such as the BEC, Lithgow City Council, State and Federal Governments.
Executive meetings are held once a month also, to participate, consider joining the committee.
Chamber facebook page
The chamber’s Facebook page is the best source for updated information, press releases about Chamber activity, upcoming chamber or partner events and interesting information for business owners in the region.
Please ensure that you like the page and subscribe to updates so you do not miss out.
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Promotions and other groups
The chamber is also involved in the facilitation of several promotional events throughout the year. These are run by Chamber members and may carry chamber branding, with various levels of assistance from the Chamber.
If you have an idea for a promotion that you feel may benefit the local business community, we invite you to contact our events and promotions co-ordinator Rhonda Collins and see how the may fit in to the promotions calendar.
The Chamber has assisted with a number of events in the first 12 months and looks forward to this continuing in the future.
As a registered legal entity, Chamber is able to auspice and oversee events that meet obligations the Chamber must meet through it’s constitution and governance requirements as specified by regulating authorities.
The role of chamber in the business community
The Chamber’s role in the local economy varies a great deal, but is always focussed on the interests of it’s members and other non member businesses in the Lithgow Region. This includes all the outlying communities and not just the CBD of our city.
The Chamber has successfully worked with council to gain representation on key committees to have input on core economic direction in the local area.
The Chamber is positioned to be a platform for businesses and a strong voice at all levels of government, putting forward the views of it’s members, and ensuring that a broad reaching economic goal for the Lithgow region is shared by all these strategic partners.
As the regions economy continues to diversify and expand in coming generations, it is imperative that local businesses have their say and are in a position to benefit sustainably into the future.
The Lithgow region has a very proud heritage in coal mining and energy production which still underpins a large percentage of our economy. As this transitions into new forms of power generation, eco tourism and even the potential for decentralisation of technology and manufacturing businesses, the Lithgow Chamber will continue to lobby government of all levels to ensure that this region benefits from all the opportunities currently before it.