THE WHITSUNDAYS is open for business!
That’s the marketing call out as, yet again, we scramble to minimise the economic damage caused by emotive reporting of recent weather events.
While Tropical Cyclone Jasper might have caused concern in the early days, it was quickly evident that it would track north and have little impact on the Whitsundays.
It did serve as a timely reminder to us all, of the importance of staying vigilant and being prepared for emergencies.
We hope that the region’s businesses were calmly and adequately prepared and have disaster recovery and business continuity plans in place.
The Chamber wishes the Whitsundays business community a busy, safe and happy festive season.
We thank those businesses who remain open and continue to trade on public holidays and throughout the holiday period.
As a regional commercial and tourism epicentre, we are grateful to these businesses that provide service to the community and visitors during the busy times.
Your efforts directly impact the region’s economy and community connectivity.
As we head into the last few weeks of 2023, the chamber sincerely thanks our members and stakeholders for your ongoing support, involvement and encouragement.
It has been an important year for the chamber, as we work to drive sustainable business growth and connectivity for our members.
I wish to thank the chamber board for their continued efforts and input. It is an efficient and cohesive board that works extremely well together and genuinely has the interests of the regional businesses front of mind.
We are well placed for a productive 2024 and look forward to engaging our members in chamber life.