The Glebe Chamber of Commerce, which has been dormant for around 12 months, was revived at an Annual General Meeting in December with a new board focused on rebuilding local engagement and collaborating with other similar chambers.
Glebe has had a longstanding chamber, with over thirty years of history, which has delivered highly successful events such as the annual Glebe Street Fair, but its activities have waned in recent years as businesses in the area came under pressure first from development, digital disruption and more recently the COVID lockdowns.
Jen Burn, who has served with the chamber for over five years, will continue on the new board and work with six other board members, including Urban Village editor Lachlan Colquhoun and Sacha Newell, business development manager for Local Rewards.
Colquhoun said the collaboration was an opportunity to expand the footprint of Urban Village further across the City of Sydney area, and he looked forward to covering Glebe issues as Urban Village continues to grow.
Local Rewards, the shop local initiative in Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Redfern also has an opportunity to be rolled out in Glebe and strengthen the local business ecosystem.
Jen Burn welcomed the developments, and said she was looking forward to working with the new board as Glebe recovered from the lockdowns in 2021.
“The Glebe Chamber has played an important role in supporting local business, and I look forward to the energy our new board members will bring to their vision for community development,” said Burn.
Businesses interested in learning more about the Glebe Chamber or about Local Rewards should contact Lachlan Colquhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org.