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Innisfail District Chamber’s new management team

15/October/2021
Innisfail District Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism Executive and Committee Members for 2021-2022.

INNISFAIL District Chamber of Commerce, Tourism, and Industry recently announced their new management team at their Annual General Meeting held at Innisfail Golf Club.

 

The Executive Committee for 2021-2022 is Suzanne Bassette (President), Liz Fabian (Treasurer), and Tammie Davidson (Secretary). 

 

Outgoing President (Nadine Picini), Secretary (Kath MacLean), and Committee Member (Steven Allen) have remained as committee members.

 

The position of Vice President remains vacant.

 

The incoming President said this continuity of knowledge was a great outcome for the business group. “We are very grateful to the outgoing team for their efforts in keeping the Chamber functioning during the difficult challenges of the past few years.”

 

“Moving forward, our focus is on the reinvigoration of the group, which means engaging with our members and promoting the well-being of the business community.”

 

“All of us are busy people so we want to deliver a business group that kick goals with minimum energy and leads conversations instead of waiting for the government and Council to call our number,” advised the incoming President, Suzanne Bassette.

 

The first major networking event post-COVID was an inaugural Golf Day with great prizes and a barbeque.

 

IDCCIT hosted Cindy Perry from DEBST to inform small businesses of the funds and grants available to them.

 

Committee members and Kira-Jean Clark from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council worked hard to develop the Chamber’s Strategic Plan for the next two years.

 

With the assistance of Peter Jordan from Clearway Advice, IDCCT have a boardroom for meetings, the additional help of a secretary, and a phone number.

 

“Innisfail is a key regional centre for the Cassowary Coast and the largest centre between Cairns and Townsville,” stated President Suzanne Bassette. 

“I believe the time is coming when Cairns and our growing digital economy will start to impact on our district’s economic viability, so I would like be part of shaping our future against those challenges,” opined the President.

“COVID-19 has presented a wide range of impacts for local businesses and across the State. My focus over the next 12 months is simple. I want to find a better way to kick goals and restore a sense of value in the minds of our members and the community.” 

“As part of my role, I intend to hold a pop-up stall at the monthly markets, as well as establishing regular two-way communication with members.” 

“I want us to tackle the goals set out in the Strategic Plan that are achievable and invest in relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.”

“My aim is for members to feel better connected with the leadership team, and most of all to be a worthy ambassador for our town and district,” said the incoming President.

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