Chamber reform a boost to campaign

THE Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce will reform with the Whitsunday Treasure Giveaway to be launched under the chamber banner.

The campaign is a loyalty program with the major prize being a $500,000 luxury apartment.

The Whitsunday Treasure campaign is the brainchild of Whitsunday business people Lyn Gregson and Christie Leet.

Ms Gregson said the reformed chamber would allow more businesses to work together.

“The reformed Chamber of Commerce will provide a support network to the business community as well as creating further opportunities to work together collaboratively,” she said.

More than 200 businesses have signed up to the Whitsunday Treasure campaign, with more than $250,000 pledged.

Program coordinator Karen McNally said the response had been overwhelming.

“Local businesses have shown a great community spirit during the campaign sign up period and have indicated their interest in joining the reformed Chamber of Commerce to work together closely in the future for the prosperity of the shire,” she said.

Ms McNally said more businesses were required with a further 150 to 200 businesses needed by the end of April. It is expected the campaign will then be able to start in May with monthly prizes leading up to the major prize announcement.

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