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AGM 2021 – New Executive Elected

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Congratulations to the new Executive

Due to the NSW State Government health orders, the Picton Chamber of Commerce and Industries AGM was held online via Zoom on the 25th August 2021. Many thanks to our Returning Officer Matt Deeth for chairing the meeting.

Our twenty twenty President and life member Geoff O’Brien held a round-table, or round-screen, asking members to share their experiences running their businesses during these times of government imposed Covid sanctions and regulations. It has been a real mixed bag for member businesses with some unable to open their doors at all while others offering services and products essential for at-home work and schooling were run off their feet.

Geoff then recapped Chamber highlights of the previous year which included the Resilience Event which paid tribute to emergency first responders, businesses and community members who, through flood, fire and drought, fought all the odds to stand with their colleagues in support of one another.

The growth in membership during the last year stands as testimony to the need for support through organisations like the Chamber and we encourage business persons to join our upcoming meetings and events where you will find much needed support and encouragement while navigating the uncertain terrain that running a business and supporting a family during these Covid times bring.

All executive positions were declared vacant and the following members were elected to executive positions:

  • President: Jo-Anne Bentley, Uniquely Local Events Co-odinator

  • Vice President: Kylie Greffenius, Photogreff Photography

  • Treasurer: Frank Di Bella, Accountant

  • Secretary: Pat Nellestein, River Road Creative Academy

  • Executive: Christine Di Bella, All Essentials Pty Ltd

  • Executive: Aaron Greffenius, Loan Market

Members of the chamber thanked the outgoing executive for the previous year’s service and welcomed the new executive with multiple zoom screens of applause.

The new President, Jo-Anne Bentley, spoke of her plans for directing the Chamber over the next year which included building on work of the previous year’s executive to continue as an avenue of communication with community, State, Federal and Local authorities to inform members of relevant events and information.

The President also moved to elect Geoff O’Brien and Ren Moolhuyzen as Joint Chairs of the Picton Chamber Inaugural Golf Day Event which was unanimously adopted.

The next Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd 2021 at 6:30pm. Venue or Zoom link to be announced

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RESILIENCE 2020 – A Great Success

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Nov 2020 – How is Wollondilly after drought, fires, flood and Covid-19?

A combined meeting of Wollondilly Chambers of Commerce and Tourist Association

Picton Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with Appin, Wilton, Tahmoor Chambers and Wollondilly Tourism Association, would like to invite you to attend our November United Chamber Event on Wednesday evening 25th November from 6pm.

This evening will unite us in recognising the Resilience of our region, Kylie Brydon-Smith, the Director of Stakeholder Relations and Industry Engagement Resilience NSW will speak to us about why Resilience NSW was formed and how they are assisting our region with recovery from the devastating drought, fires, flood and most recently Covid-19. We will pay tribute to our local SES & RFS Brigade representatives as our guests.

Join us in an amazing venue, our own NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere, to enjoy an evening of networking, a delicious meal and hearing from our united Chamber representatives. Our thanks to event sponsor Governors Hill.

We encourage you to purchase tickets at the link below. Feel free to fill a table with your associates.

Kind regards
Picton Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.


Event Sponsor, Governors Hill.


Dinner Meeting

Date: Wednesday 25th November 6pm for 6.15pm

Venue: NSW Transport Heritage Museum, Thirlmere

10 Barbour Rd Thirlmere NSW 2572

Speaker: Kylie Brydon-Smith CEO Resilience NSW



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A combined meeting of Wollondilly Chambers of Commerce and Tourist Association

Date: Wednesday 25th November 6pm for 6.15pm

Venue: NSW Transport Heritage Museum, Thirlmere

10 Barbour Rd Thirlmere NSW 2572

Speaker: Kylie Brydon-Smith CEO Resilience NSW


Get your tickets here

$50 + Booking Fee


Did you miss out? Oct 20

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with David Blakely of Chanel Australia

At our October Dinner Meeting we had a special guest talking about Brand Identity. The Managing Director of one of the world’s most iconic and most recognizable brands, David Blakely, the MD of Chanel Australia for the past 20 years imparted his knowledge of how important your brand is to your business. We had a great turnout at Vabys of 40 guests. If you missed out keep an eye on the Chamber’s website for upcoming events and the latest business news for Picton and Wollondilly.

As our final event for Small Business Month, we are grateful for the support from NSW Government Small Business Month incentives.


Kevin Abey, David Blakeley, Jo Bentley, Judith Hannan, Geoff O'Brien

CEO Chanel Australia David Blakeley and VP Picton Chamber of Commerce Jo Bentley


David Blakeley and Jo Bentley

Kevin Abey (Wollondilly Council), David Blakeley (Chanel Aust.), Jo Bentley (Picton Chamber), Judith Hannan (Councillor), Geoff O’Brien (President, Picton Chamber)




New members are always welcome.

We would love to hear from you. Why not drop into one of our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Regular membership is $80 per year. However this year (2020)  we are offering a special incentive to join up.

With your $80 membership, you will receive a $60 voucher to redeem at participating Chamber member businesses.