This evening the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce held an end of year function as its final event for 2008. The Ringwood Chamber, which represents Ringwood based businesses, provides a voice for its members and aims to represent their concerns.
The end of year function provided an opportunity to speak to the many participants within the chamber and to discuss goals for 2009. Projects like the Ringwood Transit City will only be successful if they incorporate all members within our community, including businesses.
Since the redevelopment of Eastland and the station forecourt is expected to begin towards the middle of next year there will be the need for proactive strategies to assist in mitigating the temporary adverse effects of these works. Organisations such as the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce and the newly incorporated Maroondah Business Group will play a key role in assisting businesses during this transition.