Seamus McAlary has been appointed as the Kiama and District Business Chamber’s new Executive Officer.
The performer and writer, who also has a background in financial services, moved to Kiama 18 months ago.
“I was trying to find something where I could engage with the local community to complement my work at home, and this part-time role does just that,” he says.
As the Executive Officer, his focus will be on the Chamber’s existing members, over 100, and attracting new businesses to join the organisation.
He is keen to broaden the membership base to reflect the wide range of businesses operating in the area, including the many businesses operating from home.
“In the time I’ve lived here I’ve sensed that there have been many new people working in creative industries moving into town with their young families.
“They could benefit from joining the Chamber to tap into the support and resources we have to offer and the opportunities we provide to network with other businesses.”