MYRTLEFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY Inc.
The Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of business people that has the prime purpose of advancing the business, commercial & industrial interests of the area while supporting the local community.
We lobby representing and defending the views of the business community to all levels of government as well as other authorities and organisations.
Our Chamber of Commerce is structured as like most committees, with a President, Secretary and Treasurer and Executive Committee and is not-for-profit organisation. As an incorporated body it is governed by statement of purposes and rules. Meetings are normally held after hours once a month and alternate between an Executive Meeting and a General Meeting.
The Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce will be the most effective organisation in the Alpine Shire that people can approach in order to facilitate the establishment and development of any idea, events and infrastructure which assists the economic, employment and business growth in Myrtleford and the Alpine Shire community.
- To proactively raise and deal with the concerns of the members.
- To encourage businesses to increase their levels of knowledge, training and performance in meeting today’s challenges and those of the future.
- To promote and support the town and businesses it represents and its community.
- To develop and foster partnerships and affiliations with other Chambers of Commerce & like bodies.
In what has been a more than challenging few years, post Bushfires and amidst Covid-19 we have developed a number of community projects to assist our members and the Myrtleford community together with many financial partners including Mainstreet, Into Our Hands Community Foundation, Regional Arts Victoria, Bendigo Bank and the Alpine Shire.
We have supported the 2 Crackpots in our towns Myrtleford Mosaic journey with new a Snakes and Ladders interactive board to be located in Jubilee park before Christmas, a contactless free home delivery service offered to members at the beginning of Covid Stay at home restrictions, distributed Welcome Back packs to accommodation providers full of wonderful local produce and vouchers supporting our cafes and restaurants.
Most recently we have completed a major undertaking through funding from Bushfire Recovery Victoria, Myrtleford Rotary and Lions Clubs to complete design and engineering drawing ready for tender for a Splash Park for Myrtleford a major town infrastructure Project. Through the Multicultural Community Infrastructure Economic Stimulus Package we have advanced the Myrtleford Community Hall with improvements to hall and kitchen. Final improvements including the installation of solar power, cooking demonstration area, AV equipment have been completed through the Community Recovery and Resilience Grants Program administered through Bushfire Recovery Victoria. A Hall Booking system is being trialled with the Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre (please see link below)
A series of evening live performances by local entertainers was introduced in 2021 to support out local performers and hospitality businesses. Offering a family friendly relaxed environment to picnic or just sit back end enjoy the sounds of summer. The Chamber also auspiced and established the with One Voice Choir N.E.Vic who meet on a Thursday evening weekly for those in community who enjoy singing.