Why TCB Business Collective?
TCB is the acronym for our locale (Tweed Coast Beaches) and our mission (Taking Care of Business - borrowed from Elvis Presley – thank you very much)
Unlike our sister Tweed Chambers representing major Tweed service centres (Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads 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 we are members of the NSW Business Chamber Alliance.
Why Collective and not a Chamber? Prior to formalising the entity, the project drivers were all of the opinion that an opportunity and need existed for a modern approach to the Chamber movement and although we are essentially a business chamber, we felt that Collective was better suited to us and our vision for the new entity.
A collective is defined 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.
TCB meetings are staged on a rotational basis across the locale enabling various 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:
Click here to view our Constitution
(link to download)
TCB Business Collective is part of the wider network of Tweed Business Chambers including the Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber, Tweed Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kingscliff & District Chamber of Commerce. (NB make these direct links?)
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 currently 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)