President Blog
Charlotte Rimmer

Read the latest blog from our President Charlotte Rimmer.

Welcome Winter! Loving this crisp clear air and freshness after a rainy spring.  Recovery can either be seen as a negative or a positive. I like to see it is a positive goal to not only get back to where we were prior to the pandemic, but also to learn from it and aspire higher.  We learnt that the Manly economy was at risk from closing of borders and lack of tourism so what else do we need to do to improve our financial sustainability?  Keep vocal and advocate as per our Sub-Committees as outlined below.

 

Connect: social events keep us out and about while providing much needed funding for the local charities, the Manly Chamber and Peer Wealth Golf Day was a fantastic example of this, pics here as we present cheques for $13,785!

Support: Asking for and gaining support from the NSW Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos and Manly MP James Griffin high on my list: we need to ensure that Manly is recognised locally and internationally to inspire increased visitation.  Increasing our profile will ensure we have more workers coming to the Beaches as staffing continues to be a massive issue.  Our partnership with Experience Manly and meeting with government helps to keep our profile high.

Prosper: Hotel Steyne is a great example of an organisation investing locally while working closely with our community, so proud to see the accommodation up-grade and to speak at this opening of this impressive, refurbished icon of Manly. The Steyne is a continuing supporter of the Chamber, and we look forward to collaborating with them for one of our top events of the year, The Fashion Parade.

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