Small Business Minister Norm Marlborough today helped to celebrate a win for the South-West business community, when he officially opened the doors to the new home of Bunbury’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).
The newly refurbished Chamber House will also house the 100-year-old South Western Club and the Small Business Centre (SBC), Bunbury-Wellington.
“This exciting project has created a new business hub which brings the decision-makers and the SBC’s advice and training services closer, to better serve the small business community,” Mr Marlborough said.
“This is a fantastic example of how a co-operative and commonsense approach is going to improve services to business.”
The refurbishment of Chamber House came out of a need for the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce to move into bigger premises, while the South Western Club was seeking to rejuvenate membership numbers and increase its patronage.
“With these two organisations having been integral to the Bunbury business community for more than a century and sharing a common membership base, it made perfect sense for them to join forces,” the Minister said.
The $300,000 refurbishment to Chamber House was self-funded through the combined efforts of the BCCI and the South Western Club, and the centre now includes a cafe and function centre, training and seminar rooms, tennis courts and billiard tables.
“Chamber House now offers first-class facilities for the South-West business community, and I encourage businesses throughout the region to take the time to find out what the centre has to offer,” Mr Marlborough said.
Chamber House is located at 15 Spencer Street, Bunbury.
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