Four women want to make a difference to business in Coraki.
The Coraki Business Chamber was officially launched on Wednesday, June 16 but Carol Hill, Debbie McGillan, Paula Starkey and Brenda Jones have been working behind the scenes for 18 months.
Debbie said her interest in forming a chamber for the village was when she drove down the main street a few years ago and the place was packed.
A regatta event was happening on the river.
“You couldn’t get a park,” she said. “The Spar supermarket was open but most of the other shops were closed because business owners didn’t know the event was on.”
The chamber aims to unite business and work with Richmond Valley Council for the good of Coraki, Debbie said.
In their sights are improvements in the village including upgrading footpaths and putting up a town map sign with a QR code linking to areas of interest.
The chamber invites all businesses including trades and home businesses in Coraki and surrounds to join up. The Coraki Art Prize, Red Cross, CWA and UHA are members.
For details on joining, email corakibusinesschamber@gmail. com or phone Debbie McGillan on 0418 797 381.
This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 7 July 2021.