The first Chambers in France
The Chamber network can be traced back to its origins in Marseilles in the late fifteen hundreds when the first “la chamber de commerce” was thought to have been created by King Henry IV of France. The King charged its members with the growth and development of the town’s prosperity.
The idea spreads to Australia
The idea grew and spread through England and Scotland and eventually found its way to Australia in 1825. Starting with 12 male members in Sydney and undergoing many changes and reforms the Australian Chamber group is now the largest and oldest employer organization in Australia and represents hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses.
Your local Chamber
Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber is a member based, not for profit business organisation located in Forster. In existence since the seventies its profile and activities have changed over time but following its founding principles the Chamber has always been dedicated to the development of a thriving local business environment.
Having a wide range of business in four membership categories, the primary objective of the Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber is to support the members with networking events, programs, workshops and other activities targeted to meet their needs. In the 2013 Financial Year the Chamber will launch a series of new programs to harness the talents of its members and help create new energy and new spirit in the local business community.
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