Thursday, April 27, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Chamber Chat

The Proserpine Chamber of Commerce and the Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce will be merging to become one Chamber.

We congratulate Kim Porter and Misty Bland on their appointment to the Chamber Committee and look forward to working with them. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Amanda and Greg Yuskan who will be liaising and assisting with the transition process of becoming one Chamber.

The Chamber will soon undertake a strategic review process, reviewing previous plans and establishing new ones to sharpen a regional focus on advocacy, membership services, events and networking, communications, and Chamber operations.

As part of this review, we are considering new and exclusive membership offerings, with Proserpine Chamber members initially being offered an honorary 12-month membership to the combined Chamber.

We are excited for what the future holds and the opportunities this merger presents. We look forward to working with all our members and continuing to support and represent the Whitsundays business community.

In speaking of the future, at our next special Chamber event, we will hear federal, state, and regional perspectives on the future for the Whitsundays.

Our speakers will explore the current drivers of change and how they might influence our region in the next 25-40 years, and ideas we could explore today to future-proof the next few decades.  The Chamber will also discuss its intention to develop a vision for the Whitsundays and how Chamber members and the community can play a vital role by joining the conversation.  

This event is open to all Chamber members and their guests, and the broader Whitsundays community.  

Save the date for 6pm-8pm Tuesday 16 May 2023. This event forms part of the Chamber’s program for the 2023 Queensland Small Business Month and is supported by a Regional Networker Grant administered by the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and the Training

Allan Milostic, President of the Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce

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