THE Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce marked its 70th anniversary on Friday night with a dinner event at Commodore on the Park.
Businesspeople and civic leaders joined the chamber board to celebrate its contribution to the Mount Gambier community over seven decades.
Chamber president Hayley Neumann said her research into the organisation’s history revealed a common thread among the current executive and the founding membership.
“People on the chamber had a love of Mount Gambier and really wanted the business community to grow, to make Mount Gambier an attractive place
to invest, do business and live,“ Ms Neumann said.
“Our forefathers from 70 years ago could not have possibly imagined the world we’re living in today,“ she said.
“I can’t imagine what 70 years from now looks like but what I do hope for our business community is that we keep producing, attracting and retaining people who love Mount Gambier and our Limestone Coast region, that want the business community to grow, and want to help make Mount Gambier an attractive place to invest, do business and live.“