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Charlotte Rimmer

Read the latest blog from our President Charlotte Rimmer.

It has been a difficult start to Autumn, although plenty of positive news to ensure 2022 is a success.
Primarily, we hope you are unharmed by the recent storm and damage has been addressed.  We have outlined details on the Storm & Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant below.   Following the floods we conducted a walk around to a handful of impacted businesses with Senator Bragg and he has subsequently offered assistance to operators tackling insurance claims, so please reach out via senator.bragg@aph.gov.au or let us know if we can put you in touch.We know that if local business is successful, our economy thrives, our community grows, more visitors return and the cycle continues.  With this in mind, I am proud to be a founding member of Experience Manly which launched on Wednesday night at Manly Greenhouse Rooftop Bar.  This independent not-for-profit tourism organisation was born from James Griffin’s Tourism Economic Recovery Taskforce, where industry leaders and passionate tourism operators came together with ideas to bolster brand Manly.  Founders Matt Clifton, Tracey Mietzke, Michael Betteridge and I saw the opportunity to bring these ideas to fruition by creating this independent body which has already received close to a million in grant funding.We hope you’re as excited by this collaboration as we are, and look forward to announcing more news soon.  Experience Manly will work in partnership with the Manly Business Chamber and continue to put business in Manly first.
Really excited about the success of our first Manly Fun Festival evening, hugely entertaining with a positive vibe and another great collab with NBC.
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