The Kiama & District Business Chamber (KDBC) has won the Local Chamber Commerce Award at the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards, ahead of the fifteen other chambers in the region.
The Awards are organised by the NSW Business Chamber, and KDBC is now a finalist in the NSW Awards, to be announced in mid-November.
Chamber President Marie Beikmanis said of the win, “This is testament to the hard work and commitment of the members that make up the Board of the KDBC. They take time away from their own businesses and families to educate, develop and support the growth of local business in the LGA.”
Mrs Beikmanis also said that the win is satisfying as it recognises the good work that the Chamber is doing.
“The Chamber has always committed to financially supporting many local events and community initiatives and its pleasing to see that we are making an impact”.
The winner was chosen on a number of criteria, including membership growth, involvement with the community and support provided for local businesses.
The KDBC is partnering with Destination Kiama and Kiama Council to present this year’s New Year’s Eve event which promises fireworks, laser shows, live entertainment, music, food stalls and kids carnival.