SHOWING small business owners they are not alone is a key goal behind the Melville and Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC).
The organisation aims to encourage and develop growth among Melville and Cockburn small businesses through advocacy, promotions, events and networking opportunities, but MCCC president Tony Romano said some of their most important work was providing business owners with a chance to network and speak to others experiencing the same ups and downs.
“Organisations like the MCCC are the only vehicle or outlet small business owners have to interact with other small business owners through functions and events,” he said.
“Small business owners, especially one or two person operations, can be fairly lonely but we have a monthly social get together where we get 80-100 people along, which gives them the opportunity to talk to someone going through the same experiences in business.”
He said 2018 had been a good year for the MCCC, which now had close to 200 members, and they were looking forward to maintaining their position into the future.
“Financially speaking we’re in much better shape, overall I think it’s been a positive year for the chamber,” he said.
“Looking forward, the plans are for us to continue to grow, to be able to provide a better level of services and to add more value to the small business community in Cockburn and Melville.
“We’re very excited about what we are doing and what we’re proposing to do in the future and hopefully the chamber will get bigger and better and continue to provide more value to the community.”
Visit www.mccc.org.au for more information.