I have recently been meeting with various small business chambers to hear of their efforts to keep their local business community united during the past year.
It is amazing to hear of the creativity and passion that remains within these chambers to keep businesses supported and afloat. Now that we are on the road to recovery, it was great to see the initiatives created by these chambers to entice visitors back to these once-thriving districts.
The presidents and active members of these chambers are supported mostly by passion and it is clear that without adequate funding from the City of Sydney, these chambers are not able to reach their full potential. It is a shame that the City reduced funding a few years ago and now more than ever, that funding could assist the chambers who know the business community best.
I look forward to working with these chambers further and exploring ways that they can best serve their local community.