Chamber provides ’strong community presence’ for seven decades

PART OF THE COMMUNITY: Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce president Hayley Neumann invites the community to celebrate the establishment's 70th anniversary.

THE MOUNT Gambier Chamber of Commerce – a proud advocate for the city’s business sector – will celebrate its 70th anniversary next month.

The city’s trade and industry leaders first came together over 100 years ago to form the Mount Gambier Traders Association, predating the chamber.

In April 1950, the association was rebranded and renamed and the Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce was born.

Chamber president Hayley Neumann said the establishment had maintained a strong community presence and still proudly represented and advocated for the Mount Gambier business community 70 years later.

“Unfortunately, due to the events of the current year, we haven’t been able to celebrate earlier or hold our annual awards,“ Ms Neumann said.

“However, we believe now is the time to come together and recognise our business community who have really shown strong resilience over the past seven months.

“We have a wonderful night planned to celebrate the past, present and future of the chamber and invite anyone interested to come along and enjoy the night with us.”

The event will be held on November 13, from 6.30pm at the Commodore on the Park with special speaker guest Sputnik.

Sponsored by UniSA Mount Gambier, Sputnik is an author, story teller, adventurer, business strategist and internationally awarded creative who has worked at some of the world’s biggest advertising agency groups in Australia and South East Asia.

He has worked across almost every business category imaginable for clients large and small including CocaCola Amatil, DaimlerChrysler, Hardys Wines, Caltex, Singha Beer, Disney, Unilever, The Simpsons, Tourism Australia and Mercedes- Benz.

Limited tickets priced at $70 are available from Sticky Tickets and include a three course meal.

The Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce board consist of president Hayley Neumann and members Candice Fennel, Helen Strickland, Jane Read, Venny Langland, Rachael Ashman and Gary Jaffer.