A Spring note from the Chairman of Gillingham Chamber of Commerce;
How lovely to hear the birds singing, the weather getting warmer and the beautiful Daffodils dancing in our Town Meadow, It feels great knowing spring is upon us and the cold bleak winter is behind us
Whether you work in a Warehouse, an office or Retail showroom on the High Street it’s time for a bit of spring cleaning to tidy up. Time to brush the cobwebs and dust away, clean and polish the windows, or brush and mop our doorstep.
Maybe a lick of paint and re-arrange the stock in preparation for the summer months. We are unsure of our future regarding Brexit, but we need to make sure that we are prepared in the best way we can be for business serving our local community. Taking pride in our workplace is a great way to start.
Our Membership Secretary Jenny Trim and Marketing secretary Fran Hill have been busy over the last weeks contacting all our members putting together the pull out directory of all our members of which you will see within the April editions of The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Guide and The Gillingham and Shaftesbury News, so be sure to grab a copy and pull out our directory so you have to hand the contact details of all our Chamber Members when you need their services.
The chamber committee have continued to hold the networking events on the first Thursday of each month which have been well attended, we have welcomed several new members and invite you come along to our next Event on Thursday 4th April, we have invited the local Duke of Edinburgh Award representatives along to come and give a small talk about the award scheme and the volunteer work they do in our community.
We shall be presenting the Duke of Edinburgh Awards team with a cheque donated from the Chamber of Commerce towards their new storage unit, they are raising funds through crowd funding, any monies donated are being matched by Dorset County Council. We feel it is important to support the community where we work and play.
We continue to be a sponsor for the Gillingham in Gear annual event and supporting local events.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st May at 6pm at the Jubilee Room Gillingham Town Council Offices we look forward to seeing as many members as possible more information regarding the AGM will be sent out towards the end of April.