AS Business Horsham takes time to refresh, it has brought new opportunities, including a name change.
Business Horsham will be known as West Vic Business.
In October of 2020, Mainstreet Australia approached Business Horsham to expand their support of the surrounding shires in recognition of the difficulties faced in sustaining registered and active chambers of commerce or business groups in the smaller regional centres.
Business Horsham's executive agreed to expand their geographical spread in an official capacity, to assist and collaborate with the shires of Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack, West Wimmera and Northern Grampians.
Ambassador for Business Horsham Stacey Taig said the change reflects the progression and nature of support provided by the group.
"This was a natural transition, as we were already providing support to businesses across the greater region where needed, and we have long standing networks and relationships with shires, businesses, progress and action groups throughout North West Victoria," Ms Taig said.
Chairperson Paul Atherton said the executive committee voted for the change, but a new name was the only essential change.
"The only thing to change essentially is our name, our commitment to our members and our business community is steadfast," he said.
"We continue to advocate at a federal and state government level for our region, and we are there on the ground with our members on a daily basis.
"West Vic Business has an inclusive representation, and we encourage those in our stronger sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, industry and health to join and assist in supporting projects and programs that stimulate activity across our region. There are exciting things to come."
For more information about membership with Business Horsham, head the website businesshorsham.com.au, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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