Deniliquin Business Chamber hosted a ‘house warming’ and website launch celebration at its offices in End St, Deniliquin on Wednesday night.
Chamber moved into the former Conargo Shire offices in May, sharing the space with South West Arts and Riverina Murray Business Enterprise Centre.
Welcoming chamber members and other guests to the evening were chamber president Justine Keech and executive members Jamie Tasker and Jen Edwards.
Special guests included Edward River Council general manager Adam McSwain, director economic development and business John Harvie and manager tourism and economic development Michelle Cobb.
Also attending were Kerry-Anne Jones and Sivonne Binks from South West Arts.
Chamber executive officer Janet Renehan said chamber’s new website has been on the agenda for several years, initially pursued by former employees.
‘‘At the launch, Susie Wallace and Rich Larcombe spoke about how the new chamber website had evolved over the years and is now fully functional, with the support of a NSW Department of Industry Murray Darling Basin Plan grant.
‘‘The website offers a totally searchable database for business in Deniliquin. You can search the database for current contact details and business profile, for operating times or even just to ask a question.
‘‘Chamber members are featured and can claim their page on the website.
‘‘This will enable members to keep all details fresh and they can upload photos as well. This is so important to members who do not have a web presence.
‘‘The website is a living thing and will evolve as Chamber members get involved with the content — it is a great addition to our community and especially important to visitors and new residents.’’
Mrs Renehan said helping to build and manage the chamber website are Michael Ladson and Anthony Myatt, who were also on hand on Wednesday night to answer any technical questions.
The website can be viewed at www.deniliquinchamber.com.au, and Mrs Renehan said feedback and comments are welcome.