Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

New Name, New Era For Local Chamber

Innovations are coming thick and fast for the new-look Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce, with the announcement of a new name and three new committee members at its AGM last week.

Now known under its new name, The Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the decision was made so the name reflects the chamber’s intention of being “more inclusive of diversity”, representing all the different businesses in our region.

The AGM also welcomed a brand-new business logo and three new committee members, while retaining five familiar faces that will now join as one to represent the welfare of businesses in the region.

Chamber President is Allan Milostic from LiveLife Airlie Beach Pharmacies, Vice President is Gus Walsgott from Community Bank Cannonvale-Proserpine, Secretary is Megan Taylor from Kapow Interactive and Treasurer is Annette Neil from PRD Whitsunday Real Estate.

Also joining the committee are Jannah Baker (Scallywag Fabrication), Melinda Louise Hutchings (Melinda Louise Media), Anthony Nobilia (ABES - Airport Transfers and Charters)

and Kim Porter (Hummingbird Refrigeration, Electrical & Air Conditioning).

During the AGM, which was held at Whitsunday Green’s new conference room, plans were outlined for the year ahead.

These included the announcement of the five-year Strategic Plan, the 10-year Advocacy Plan, a new membership model and the launch of the Vision of the Whitsunday Project.

The Chamber are also hosting the Inaugural Whitsunday Business Conference in May 2024.

With ambitious and innovative plans afoot, memberships are steadily increasing, and the committee would like to extend a warm invitation to any other local businesses who would like to be part of this diverse and dynamic community.

Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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