The heightened noise and confusion in the air is real – wouldn’t you agree?
We are all slowly adjusting to the social and financial impacts of COVID-19 – navigating our way through an abundance of information impeding the news and our inboxes (what did we read about before all this?). As we enter a state of hibernation in order to curb the spread of the virus, we are presented with a rare opportunity to reflect, re-evaluate and reinvent ourselves.
Without adding to your bank of emails on how to combat COVID-19, the Bellingen Chamber of Commerce have summarised a list of resources and actions to support our local businesses – keeping you informed, connected and represented by our community.
- Review the council Business Support Group page, where you will find all the most up to date information: https://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/Business
- All members of the Chamber of Commerce will receive a daily email update from Business Australia – containing the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics relevant to your business.
- Visit the Bellingen Shire Business Support Network on Facebook: *link*
Stay connected via ZOOM.
There is so much value in talking to other business owners, sharing stories and ideas, discussing common concerns and supporting each other.
We are hosting weekly Zoom meetings every Wednesday morning to enable this and we will welcome any business owner who wishes to participate. You don’t have to be a member to participate.
See below for details of this week’s meeting where Pat Conaghan, federal MP for Cowper, will join us to tell us about support that is available and answer your questions.
We work closely with Business Australia who can assist us with lobbying at all levels of government.
Become part of our community.
We want you to become part of our Chamber community. We believe now is such an important to connect and move through this crisis as a community. For the duration of this crisis we have waived all membership fees. Sign up via the link below for full member access and help give us a greater voice in representing your needs and interests.
Visit our website to complete the free online membership application form. https://www.bellingenchamber.com/membership-application/
Business link up in a time of crisis. Let’s support each other!
Guest speaker – Pat Conaghan, Federal MP for Cowper
Weds 8 April, 8 to 9 am FREE online event
With the effects of the pandemic continuing to cause havoc in our business and personal lives, we think it is important to find a way to stay connected to each other – to share our stories, to support each other and to get ideas from the innovative things that others are doing.
This is our weekly opportunity to connect and talk. It is also an opportunity for the Chamber team to understand what are your biggest concerns are so that we can lobby on your behalf with local, state and federal governments.
For this week’s meeting, we have invited Pat Conaghan, our federal MP, to join us and to answer your questions about the various financial support packages that are available.
When: Wednesday 8 April, 8 am – 9 am
To attend using your computer, simply click on the link below at 8 am on Wednesday morning: https://zoom.us/j/558434683
If you need to join us by phone, you can dial in using the number 02 8015 6011 (entering the meeting ID: 558-434-683)