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Introducing our new Committee
2018/19 Cruise Season Debrief – All welcome
2019 is off to a great start
Eden Business & Community Awards 2018 Nominations OPEN
Financial Health. Helping you achieve your goals.
New Chamber Executive appointed
Port of Eden hosts two cruise ships on one day!

Introducing our new Committee

Okay so this happened in March, but we’re all a bit busy so sorry it’s taken a while to tell you that the following people were elected at our last AGM as our Executive Committee:

Peter Whiter (President)
Jenny Robb (Vice President)
Simon Dunn (Treasurer/Public Officer)
Kim Harrison-Hewitt (Secretary)
General Committee Members: Gail Ward, Maree O’Neill, Brad Wills

2018/19 Cruise Season Debrief – All welcome

Find out all the latest info. and stats from the 2018/2019 Cruise Eden Season at the Stakeholder and Community Debrief next Tuesday 16th April from 5pm. Venue: Eden Fishermen’s Club. All welcome.

This is your chance to hear about how Cruise works, what is means for our town and wider community, how you can get involved, how your business may benefit and how we can improve what we offer.

Be there or be square!

2019 is off to a great start

Eden businesses are reporting a record-breaking summer season so far with many saying it’s the best they’ve ever had. Tourism oriented business owners seemed to be working 24/7 over January with a huge influx of visitors to town.

Cafes were full, tours bookings were up, the weather was wonderful and there was a sense of pride and confidence brimming throughout town.

The Chamber is keen to get back to the business of encouraging collaboration, networking and partnerships as we face the ever-present challenge of seasonality.

Feel free to come to our AGM on Monday 11th March 2019 from 6pm at the Fishermen’s Club to put forward your own ideas. All are welcome.

Eden Business & Community Awards 2018 Nominations OPEN


We’re set to shine….

The stage is set for Eden’s best of the best to be announced this Saturday at the Seahorse Inn at Boydtown.

The Eden community has thrown its support behind our local businesses, volunteers and community groups, with a record number of nominations this year!  Added to that, the Awards Gala has sold out weeks in advance.

For those lucky enough to be attending, courtesy buses will be running from the bus stop outside the Commonwealth Bank from 5.30 pm, and making return trips later in the evening.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our winners……

Financial Health. Helping you achieve your goals.

Financial Health. Helping you achieve your goals.

We share your goal.

Financial Health – A term used to describe the state of one’s personal financial situation. There are many dimensions to financial health, including the amount of savings you have, how much you are setting away for retirement and how much of your income you are spending on fixed or non-discretionary expenses. From a Business Perspective, with June 30 fast approaching, now is the time to consider actions that have to be in place prior to that date that will impact on your end of financial year taxation position.

If one of your resolutions is to improve your Businesses financial situation this year then this event is for you.

IMB Eden shares your resolution and is very excited to have IMB Bank’s National Manager Commercial Lending & Business Banking Mr Terry Widdicombe to present on how to prepare for a Business loan interview, SME finance update and Asset acquisition prior to June 30.


Digital Audits – with Andy Willis

Your shortcut to Tools & Technology

The minefield of the digital world is something we’ve all struggled with – but it’s here to stay so we may as well learn how it works.

Thank you to our guest presenter Andy Willis, from WFA Life (Working from Anywhere)Andy has taken the Bega Valley by storm in the last few years and shown many small businesses how to get online with confidence.

“Last year I was able to leave a very busy cafe and travel in Europe for 3 months – whilst keeping an eye on the business. All thanks to Andy. I’d highly recommend ANY business to go through this FREE ditigal audit and see how to get some of your time back for you!” [Karen – Sprout Eden)

  • Don’t have a website and unsure how to start? Ask Andy
  • Don’t use email because it looks too technical? Ask Andy
  • Facebook! What is it – do I need it? Ask Andy
  • Feel like you’re ‘too old’ to learn this stuff? You’re not. It’s no harder than dialling a phone. You just need someone to help you.


WHO Attended:      Anyone/everyone – members and non-members. Thank you to everyone who came along.

We will have Andy  back for follow up sessions on his return from France later in the year. Stay Tuned!

Our Eden Team

New Chamber Executive appointed

The Annual General Meeting of the Eden Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc. was held on Monday 24th February at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.  The meeting was well attended and the incoming Committee is very confident and upbeat with the many new developments on the table.

The new Chamber Executives elected are:

President:  Peter Barber
Vice President:  Jenny Robb
Secretary:  Kari Esplin
Treasurer/Public Officer:  Peter Mann
Membership Secretary:  Diana Skipworth

Sub-Committee Chairs:  Tourism/EVIC:  Marge Snijder,  Cruise Eden:  Gail Ward, Retailers (Interim position):  Mel Warren

Port of Eden hosts two cruise ships on one day!

Twofold Bay played host to two large cruise ships on the same day last Monday 11th Feb.  The Astor and the Seabourn Sojourn  were a spectacular sight in the bay and the wharf was a hive of activity, decked out with the distinctive red and white colours of Cruise Eden.  Under the careful management of Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Gail Ward and her large team of volunteers, passengers were greeted on arrival and soon dispersed to explore the town and region.  From all accounts, there were many happy people returning to the ships, all keen to come back to explore the Sapphire Coast for a longer time next time.

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