FUTURE OF THE VISITORS CENTRE
Last month the ACCi and MRBTA conducted a community forum for interested parties to learn the new approach for the future of the visitors centre. Representatives from MRBTA were present to inform everyone for the reason of the imminent closure of the visitors centre, but more importantly the diversion of funds directly back to Augusta. As a community, the Chamber is aware that the tourism has a large impact on our town and all our business. A steering committee will be formed, including representatives from the MRBTA and ACCi, this will include an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) written and agreed by both parties ensuring that the future direction in the promotion of Augusta will increase the awareness of our town. MRBTA are keen to still receive your feedback as to how we can, better service and attract tourists to stay, and to provide input on a marketing strategy that will increase visitation and longer stays in this region. To share your thoughts go to firstname.lastname@example.org
MRCCI BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018
This inaugural event hosted by Margaret River Chamber of Commerce is to recognise and reward local businesses for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our region. This year Augusta has 2 finalists vying for awards. First time nominees Blackwood River Houseboats are hoping to take the gong for the Micro and Magnificent category, and once again successful nominees Ocean Grown Abalone hope to bring home the prize for the Robust and Remarkable category. The winners announced on August 29th at a Gala evening presentation.