Think about Liverpool’s geographic location. We’re at the centre of a web of important roads and rail links. We are going to have an international airport eventually, with significant building and employment opportunities.
We have large areas of land where new homes, families, schools, shops and communities are springing up, such as Leppington.
We have at least two universities opening new campuses in the CBD. We have a lovely river and a growing population keen for employment.
We have the well-established CBDs of Parramatta, Campbelltown and Bankstown where business locations are getting expensive. Looking forward, you could safely say that Liverpool’s future is looking pretty attractive.
What does a Chamber of Commerce do to help grow and develop this potential? Well, the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Industry has focused much of its efforts this year in building fresh momentum and added value for its members.
The Chamber now has a new and improved constitution that has been coupled with a clear vision of advancing the economic, industrial, professional and civic welfare of the Liverpool Local Government Area.
We’re communicating this with the simple message that Liverpool is THE place to do business. And how?
Primarily by educating and informing members about future developments and opportunities, plus offering networking events.
For example, “After 5” drinks are held throughout the year to give members a chance to catch up in an informal format to swap contacts and opportunities.
These are supplemented by more formal “keystone” events with a dedicated VIP speaker. Our March event included insights into Liverpool’s future growth and development, direct from senior council executives.
More informative and networking events are planned for the remainder of the year, with the next being June 22 at Mounties.
The Chamber is also looking at a number of behind-the-scenes such as dedicated sub-committees responsible for such things as improving the website, running the events and conducting pro-active member communication. We see Liverpool as THE place to do business. We hope you’ll share our vision.
John Tindall, director
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce