Corrimal Chamber of Commerce has been named best local chamber in the state at the NSW Business Chamber Awards.
Chairperson Paul Boultwood and president Chris Atlee were at Luna Park in Sydney for the announcement at the state business awards on Friday night and said it was not just an award for Corrimal chamber. But an award for every local chamber in the Illawarra.
They said they were all run by volunteers who give up their time to work for the businesses and community in their respected areas.
“Corrimal Chamber of Commerce had only 19 members 4 short years ago and now with a membership base of over 200, we strive to make the area that we represent a better one for the businesses and the community,” Mr Boultwood said.
“The area that the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce represents is from Thirroul to Wollongong city and although we have members that are outside this area the committee strives to work for the members and community of all the Illawarra”.
Mr Atlee said the Corrimal Chamber of Commerce was the proud organisers of the annual ‘Spring into Corrimal” event where over 70,000 people attended in 2018.
He said it also organises Carols in Corrimal and Creative Corrimal and has worked for numerous years for the betterment of the 2518 postcode.
Corrimal Chamber has worked with Wollongong City Council and the Corrimal Region Action Group for the revitalisation of Corrimal CBD that was adopted by council in 2015.
Mr Boultwood and Mr Atlee thanked the NSW Business Chamber, Illawarra Business Chamber and members of Corrimal Chamber of Commerce for the support they have given over many years.
The NSW Business Award comes just a month after the Corrimal Chamber was named best local chamber in the region at the Illawarra Business Awards.