Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We Have a New Chamber of Commerce

Prince Albert’s business community and enterprising individuals will have a united and stronger voice after the inaugural meeting of the new Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce on 19 March at the Swartberg Hotel.

At the meeting, which was attended by around 30 interested people, Jo Long and Sally Arnold briefly outlined the Chamber's objectives and services which aim to represent business interests and the economic well-being of the entire Prince Albert community.

Judging from the questions and discussion the presentation clearly aroused the interest of many in the room.

An interim steering committee presented a draft constitution which was approved and ratified by the meeting.
The meeting agreed on a number of basic services:

  • A website was successfully applied for and will soon be operational (www.princealbertchamber.org) ;
  • The offer of the Swartberg Hotel to provide its conference facilities and services for the Chamber was agreed to with thanks;
  • The contact phone number is(Yolande Singery) and the official address will be: Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce, Swartberg Hotel, PO Box 53 Church Street Prince Albert 6930
  • An A-Z Directory of Services is currently being prepared by the Chamber and will soon become available in various outlets.
  • A number of affordable membership categories and fee structures are being prepared that will enable as inclusive a membership profile as possible;
  • A membership recruitment drive. This is off to a good start, with a number of businesses and individuals registering right away
  • Regular meetings will be held on a quarterly basis throughout the year at the Swartberg Hotel. . An Annual General Meeting is also set for 18 March 2010

For more information contact Yolande Singery at 0713799983.

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