COMMERCE Moyne’s 12-month pilot program has taken a huge step forward, appointing an experienced head to lead the representative body as its Executive Officer.
Liz Grant has been supporting businesses and helping them grow for 14 years through her business, What Your Customers Want.
The Commerce Moyne Executive Committee met on Wednesday morning to officially welcome Liz to the role with chairperson, Ashley King excited to see the vision for Commerce Moyne coming to life.
“The vision for Commerce Moyne is to be the number one relevant source for business in the Moyne Shire,” he said.
“Liz’s appointment gives us the opportunity to develop and implement the objectives of Commerce Moyne, focusing on all sectors of commerce that operate in our shire.
“Her strong background in supporting business will help us move forward to consult with business, develop our membership base, and provide strong, reliable leadership and advocacy to business.
“This really is a landmark appointment.”
The Commerce Moyne pilot program was funded through Community Bank Port Fairy and District and the Moyne Shire, each providing $25,000 to fund operations for 12 months, with the aim of empowering the shire’s businesses to thrive throughout the year and into the future.
In her role, Liz will work closely with the shire’s Economic Development team to implement events, share learnings, and create more effective communication between the shire and business operators – resulting in a stronger and more supportive business community.
Liz reiterated that Commerce Moyne was created to support all businesses in the shire, no matter the location or size.
“Commerce Moyne supports and represents business and all enterprise across the Moyne Shire region, it’s not just for the south-west or large organisations,” she said.
“I’m excited to support business in the region to collaborate, grow and become more sustainable.”
Ready to hit the ground running, Liz said there were plans to not just work with business owners, but also employees, helping staff develop their expertise.
“Save the date for the official launch of Commerce Moyne, which will take place on Friday, April 28 with a networking breakfast,” she said.
“Keep updated on the details via the Commerce Moyne social media channels and website.”
Membership to Commerce Moyne is free. Members are entitled to a regular newsletter, member pricing to events, a voice at the table, access to local decision makers and grant writing expertise, and more.
Image: Moyne Executive Committee member, Cheryl Steel and chairperson, Ashley King, with newly appointed Chief Executive, Liz Grant (centre).