TCB is the acronym for both our locale (Tweed Coast Beaches) and our mission (Taking Care of Business - borrowed from Elvis Presley – thank you very much)
Unlike our sister (or brother?) Chambers that represent major Tweed services centres (Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff), TCB was formed to represent the smaller beach villages of Cabarita/Bogangar, Hastings Point, Pottsville & Wooyung who have different wants and needs and our own unique culture.
Although we are called a Collective, we are still affiliated with the Chamber movement and are members of the NSW Business Chamber Alliance (MK – check Alliance wording here).
What is a collective? Wikipedia defines a collective as a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest or work together to achieve a common objective. As an entity, the TCB’s objects (as detailed in our Constitution – make Constitution a direct link) are:
To promote, encourage, maintain, support and assist businesses in the Tweed Coast Beaches region;
To foster awareness of the Tweed Coast Beaches region as a destination;
To advocate on behalf of business in the region;
To offer and provide unified representation for business in the region;
To promote and maintain co-operation, collaboration and close relations with other like-minded organisations;
To create opportunities for members to share knowledge, expertise and resources, and to develop productive business relationships to achieve their objects; and
To undertake such other measures for the assistance and advancement of business in the region as the Board may determine from time to time.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6.00 pm in various venues across our villages. Follow us on Facebook, join our database or subscribe to our newsletter (link/coming soon) to remain up-to-date with functions and relevant info. We have chosen to rotate our meetings to enable local venues and businesses to showcase their wares. If you have a venue or business premises suitable for a meeting and would like to host TCB, please drop us an email at with VENUE in the header. While members can attend meetings at a slightly discounted rate, friends are always welcome as well. We plan to launch additional meetings (at different times) to allow wider participation from those who find the 6.00 pm meeting a bit tricky to make (we get it - kids, homework, dinner, work – life is busy!) Although meetings are generally of a business nature, we will never exclude members or friends who cannot make child care arrangements from attending with their children. In some instances, depending upon the venue and their requirements, children may be difficult to accommodate however we will do our best at all times to make these meetings accessible to all. If you ever have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us. (NOT SURE IF WE SHOULD EMPHASISE THIS BUT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A POINT OF IT – WHAT DO YOU THINK SIM?) PHOTO GALLERY (selection of photos from each meeting)
MEET THE BOARD:
TCB is managed by a dedicated group of local business representatives who are passionate about business in this amazing region.
President: Simone Millar
Vice President: Meagan Kruger
Treasurer: Karen Kirkland
Secretary: Bob Harris
Director: Ben Charlton
Director: Kat Fermanis
Director: Allison Henry
Director: Rod Irving
Director: Michael Simmons
Our Board members can be contacted via email:
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AFFILATED CHAMBERS (NORTHERN NSW BUSINESS CHAMBERS):
TCB Business Collective represents the small beach villages of Cabarita and Bogangar, Hastings Point, Pottsville and Wooyung. We are part of the wider network of Tweed Business Chambers including the: Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber Tweed Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kingscliff & District Chamber of Commerce (make these direct links to their websites) If you haven’t already, we recommend attending meetings of each of these Chambers to get a sense of the business climate across the Shire. We are current working towards an affiliate membership model enabling discounted membership across the four Chambers. Watch this space… (ANOTHER IDEA SIM – WHAT DO YOU THINK? JANE LAVERTY BRIEFLY TOUCHED ON THIS DURING A CHAT AT THE LAUNCH MEETING)