Getting down to business in Sale

A NEW, revamped Sale Community Business Association was launched in Sale on Thursday night.

The organisation’s annual meeting was attended by more than 30 local business owners keen to roll up their sleeves to assist the wider Sale business community to thrive into the future.

Local businesswoman Mandy Gerrard was elected the new president for the next 12 months.

Other elected officers were Liz Watt as deputy president, Brad Seeber treasurer and public officer, Wellington Shire Council senior economic development officer Ian Campbell will act as interim secretary and Wendy Reeves is the group’s new publicity officer.

The meeting also acknowledged the invaluable contribution of retiring president Nick Morelli and secretary Jim Pennell, thanking them for the many thousands of hours they volunteered to the organisation over more than a decade and wished them well in their future endeavours.

In a change with tradition, all members of the association are now deemed members of the committee and will be invited to attend all meetings.

The committee is also looking to incorporate networking nights into its meeting program featuring guest speakers.

All local business owners, including those involved in local industry, are still welcome to join the committee for a reduced price of $99.

Those interested can phone association interim secretary Ian Campbell on 5142 36020.