Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce
Activities included, Revitalisation of Batemans Bay CBD, via Landscaping of the CBD streets including implementing a unified colour scheme. Annual Neptune Festival, Christmas Carols, Internet marketing.
Eurobodalla Business Network
May 1992 – Sep 1996
Elected President of The Eurobodalla Business Network, the trading name for the operations of the Eurobodalla Emloyment, Education and Trainging Committee Inc. The EBN was managed by a full time Enterprise Facilitator. The Staff included a Database co-ordinator, tele-centre co-ordinator, two part-time Aquaculture Advisors, an office Trainee and several voluntary staff who donated over 1500 hours of valuable time in the first 6 months of operation. Formed in May 1992, the EEET Committee comprised a cross-section of local business people and educationalists, who got together to apply for Office of Labour Market Adjustment (OLMA) funding from the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) for a regional package of assistance to improve the efficiency of the Eurobodalla Labour Market and attended OECD seminars.
The main objective of the EBN was to create employment opportunities.
Projects included; Aquaculture, Horticulture, Ecotourism, Farm forestry, Coastal landcare, Heritage Trails, Environmental monitoring, Energy efficiency, Information Technology Centre, IT skills training, ‘Aussie Host’ training.