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Oswestry Chamber OPEN Meeting – Update

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March 17, 2011 by oswestrychamberoftrade

Last night, The Oswestry Chamber held a well-attended Open Meeting in which the Interim Management Committee presented their ideas for the chamber going forward, looking at WHY we need a strong chamber, WHAT are some key elements of that, HOW that will work in practice, BENEFITS of joining, and the process of joining the Oswestry Chamber.

The next meeting: The AGM will be on Wed 6th April 2011 at 6pm – this is a members-only meeting, so please complete the Oswestry Chamber Membership Form as soon as possible and return to Gemma, c/o Honeysuckle.

If you wish to be nominated for the Chamber Offices, complete the Oswestry Chamber Nomination Form and return before the deadline.

A list of those wishing to be nominated will appear on this website as soon as they become available.

For your information, below was the invitation to the meeting last night.

The Interim Management Committee

Invitation to Attend an Open Meeting of the Re-formed Oswestry and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (18.00 – 20.00 on 16 March 2011)

Ascot Room, Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry

Dear Colleague

As many of you may be aware, following last December’s resignation of the Chamber’s long standing Chair, closely followed by the resignation of the Secretary and Treasurer, an emergency meeting of the Chamber was held on 2nd February at which an interim management committee was formed. The committee’s aims are to develop ideas and set out proposals about how to reform and reorganise the Chamber and move it forward

Our vision is to create an exciting and innovative Chamber which both identifies opportunities for economic growth, and works with others to ensure that Oswestry benefits from these, and also takes actions to minimise the threats of economic decline, whether they be of a result of global economic factors e.g. rising fuel prices, or issues closer to home e.g. the arrival of new out of town retail development.
With your support we want to establish a forum to communicate and share good practice which will help you develop your business and be proactive in seeking out opportunities to bring more business / economic development to Oswestry.
We would like to invite you to an open meeting on Wednesday, 16 March, starting at 6pm, in the Ascot Room, Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry so that we can share our thoughts and ideas with you, and to ask for your support and suggestions. Current members of the Chamber are welcomed, as are potential new members and other interested parties. The plan is to have a formal AGM on 6th April, also to be held at the Wynnstay from 18.00 – 20.00. You may wish to note this date in your diaries.
As a group of people who live and work in and around Oswestry, we are all committed to working to support the Town, and by working as a team, and with your support, we will have a better opportunity to promote Oswestry to a wider community.
We look forward to seeing you at the open meeting and hearing your views.
Yours Faithfully
The interim management committee: Martin Anderson, Linda Clarke, Rachel Edwards, Bev Galloway, Sharon Gilham, Gemma Syrett – Judd , Carrie Morris, Victoria Rees, Hilary Richardson, Wendy Unwin, John Waine
4th March 2011

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