Chamber nears 100 Members

The Cooma Chamber of Commerce is about to reach 100 members, which is a major milestone for the not for profit organisation.

Kathy Kelly, President of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce advised “There has been significant growth over the last 18 months and this has been due to a number of key activities implemented. This includes our Love to Shop campaign and the recent Why Leave Town Cooma Gift Card. I would personally like to thank the Snowy Monaro Regional Council for their marketing initiatives and support which has helped us grow.”

The Love to Shop campaign was to encourage locals and visitors to shop local and increase economic drive in Cooma. Initiatives for this campaign included a number of targeted campaign days where over 30 retail members throughout Cooma’s CBD were easily visible through So Much To Love balloons outside their businesses, shop decals and So Much to Love clothing and caps.

The Why Leave Town Gift Card is an Eftpos based gift card. When a customer purchases a Cooma Gift Card they decide how much money to load onto the card and this money can then be used by the cardholder to purchase goods in any of the businesses participating in the Cooma Gift Card program.

Benefits to town include -

- It encourages shopping locally

- It provides a convenient gifting solution

- Increases businesses opportunity to make sales

- It helps promote businesses via a wider network

We now have over 50 participants in this initiative.

As an incentive, The Cooma Chamber of Commerce is offering the 100th member a free $50 Cooma Gift Card.

Now is the time for businesses to join the Cooma Chamber of Commerce.

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