Solin takes top job at chamber

Board members Rick Palmer (left) and Chris Depiazzi (right) with new chief executive Tony Solin.
Board members Rick Palmer (left) and Chris Depiazzi (right) with new chief executive Tony Solin.

Mr Solin has taken the reins of the chamber in the newly formed role, which he said would help him advocate for local business.

He was appointed to the position at last week’s chamber annual general meeting, while Danny Stent was re-elected president.

Mr Solin said the chamber was a vital resource and community for local business.

‘The chamber is a key advocate for business,’ he said.

‘If business wants to network with each other they can, or with the local community, they can.’

While he said you could never predict the future, Mr Solin was encouraged by the economic outlook.

‘Locally is like state-wide; we are starting to have a better and more optimistic outlook, that may be that we are out of a down period,’ he said.

‘As always, though, business has to work hard.’

Mr Solin will join two administrators as staff of the chamber to complement its board of volunteers.