Financial assistance has been provided to five local Bellingen businesses that have been damaged by recent floods.
Financial assistance has been provided to five local Bellingen businesses that have been damaged by recent floods. Frank Redward

Chamber lends a helping hand

THE Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber, working with Bellingen Chamber of Commerce, has already provided $25,000 in financial assistance to five local Bellingen businesses that have been damaged by recent floods.

"The NSW Business Chamber is proud to be able to do our part in helping local businesses get back on their feet after the recent devastating floods that have hit the region," Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber, Kellon Beard, said.

"There is nothing more demoralising then seeing one's hard work destroyed by forces that are outside of one's control. We all need to come together as a united business community and provide assistance to those whose livelihoods are threatened.

"It's been an honour to work with the Bellingen Chamber of Commerce and its membership to identify those local enterprises that are most in need of additional support.

"In times of need like these is when being a member of your local Chamber can come to the fore as we all work together to overcome difficult times."

Bellingen Chamber of Commerce President, Guy Saddleton, said $5000 each has been provided to businesses badly affected like the Old Butter Factory, Cargo Lane and Creative Etch.

"This is a fantastic example of the additional benefits able to be provided to member businesses through our affiliation with the NSW Business Chamber," Mr Saddleton said.

"The application process was simple and the money was in members accounts within two to four days."



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