President Blog
Charlotte Rimmer

What?  It’s December??  Love Manly at this time of year (any time really!) but it’s buzzing with energy and parties and people having fun.  It can be a tricky time for some, so we need to keep this in mind while being out and about. Don’t forget you can drop goods in to Community Northern Beaches or donate to any of the many great charities based locally.

It’s a fantastic time to celebrate with workmates, friends and family in our restaurants and café’s from simple to fancy from Manly to Brookvale to Freshie. Hope to see you at one of them.  If you’re looking for gift ideas, have a look at our website where you can choose from a huge list of members and chat to them about events for vouchers or gift ideas.

2023 is looking hot weather wise as well as for our events: we have Coffee Catch up in Jan, Kayaking in Feb, World Pride events in Feb/March, International Women’s Day in March, Spinathon in April and golf in May – there has to be something there to suit you.

See you in Manly and enjoy the summer!


1 November 2022

Anyone who knows me knows that I love business – the reason behind this is not only the commercial aspect, but because business allows and encourages us to do things we wouldn’t normally do. I see clever, interesting people investing time and energy into something which started from a spark.

November is Small Business Month and inspiration is leaping from our membership.  Let’s celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial – they bring activation, buzz and energy to Manly, what’s not to love about that!

Some examples of those clever ideas –
Bondi to Manly run – international event managed by our very own member Elle, who has been working on this project for a few years.
Aqua Rugby – congratulations Jimmy, year 2!
Minister for Tourism, Arts, Regional Youth & Aboriginal Affairs Ben Franklin and Minister for Environment & Heritage James Griffin– welcoming and celebrating our members through an extra special event hosted at Royal Far West on 14th November.
Experience Manly – bringing to life Encore Manly and Play Manly this year with leadership by our own Chamber committee member Matt Clifton
NRMA and My Manly Fast Ferries – literally bringing people to Manly through the leadership of  Michael Betteridge also a director for Experience Manly
Les Sculptures Refusées brought together by Q Station

Looking forward to seeing you all in December at our Christmas Party at Buckettys – another innovative member,  while we have a dance to our local band OG and the Love Doctors.