New lease of life for chamber

HUNDREDS of businesses in Portishead are being invited to help breathe new life into the town's Chamber of Trade and Commerce. An interim action group has already been set up to jump-start the existing chamber and an extraordinary meeting organised for Ja

HUNDREDS of businesses in Portishead are being invited to help breathe new life into the town's Chamber of Trade and Commerce.An interim action group has already been set up to jump-start the existing chamber and an extraordinary meeting organised for January 25.All local businesses are being invited to the meeting where the old committee will stand down and new members will be elected. An action group spokesman said: "We are receiving very positive feedback from the local business community with many offers of help."There is a lot of enthusiasm from small and large businesses alike and we are anticipating a very good turnout on January 25."A new purpose-built website for the chamber will also be launched at the meeting.Any member of the public will be able to log onto the website and directly access businesses or shops.Members will also be able to contact each other and access chamber information and for a nominal fee businesses will be able to post information, events or products online for the public to view.Any businesses which have not been contacted about the meeting can contact Jayne or Claire on 01275 848775 or 844777 or log onto www.Portishead.biz and download membership forms or tickets for the event.


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