Support business - 2020 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards

With business getting tougher with the pandemic, border closures and stand downs of staff, business leaders need every bit of help that they can get.

The Illawarra (LGAs of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee) is just one of the diverse economic regions, with over 27,000 businesses, which contribute in excess of $17 billion to gross regional product.

The Illawarra Business Chamber is a member-based, not for profit business support organisation that helps to connect, support and grow business across the Illawarra region.

Members gain access to a range of discounted products, services and opportunities as soon as membership begins.

For example, Business to Business Marketing includes online and offline promotion plus options of advertising in their eNEWS, monthly mail-out or you can choose a targeted email.

The business NSW representative is Illawarra First that champions the strategic interests of their Illawarra-based member businesses and the Illawarra region.

"Initiatives, strategies and priorities are driven by members," Adam Zarth, executive director of Illawarra First said. "Our advocacy is directed at advancing those issues that will make a difference for decades to come."

As a leading business organisation in the region, they are committed to representing the interests of our members by providing a powerful voice to all levels of Government and key decision makers.

In addition, they can supply support services you need to help your business start, manage and grow.

Data available to members includes economic trends, population, employment, output, tourism data, workers, business counts, and building approvals.

Also members have access to legal advice, marketing, recruitment, education, human resources, apprentices and trainees, workplace relations, and international trade.

Always a proud moment: Winners (and finalists) of each category can be pleased with their efforts and plot the way forward, even in difficult circumstances.

Always a proud moment: Winners (and finalists) of each category can be pleased with their efforts and plot the way forward, even in difficult circumstances.

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