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February meeting of the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce

The Ringwood Chamber of Commerce and Industry is Ringwood’s main trader group, representing its members on matters relating to commerce in Ringwood.

Tonight’s meeting included an update on development projects within Ringwood, including the long awaited redevelopment of Eastland. While some commercial development is taking place, the catalyst for Ringwood’s transformation will occur with the next stage of the Eastland redevelopment and the transformation of Ringwood Station into an accessible, integrated and safe transport interchange.

The Ringwood Chamber of Commerce is one of Maroondah’s longest running trader groups and provides a networking opportunity for its members. This evening Terry Macdonald, the Chairperson of Eastern Volunteers, spoke about the organisation and its emphasis on business partnerships.

Constructive partnerships can be formed between businesses and community groups, but it is imperative that the focus is on delivering mutual value. While corporate social responsibility, can form part of this business case, there is a need to demonstrate tangible value that creates a beneficial partnership for both the community organisation and business.

Eastern Volunteers is actively discussing partnerships with businesses to ensure mutual value and benefits.

Alex Makin

Author Alex Makin

In a career spanning over fifteen years, Alex has been instrumental in transforming, reinvigorating and growing the capacity of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He is a visionary who understands the big picture. Alex’s expertise is a Certified Practising Marketer and as Chair of the Victorian State Council of the Australian Marketing Institute. Alex is also an accomplished speaker, author and mentor and former Mayor and Councillor for the City of Maroondah.

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