NEW LINEUP: New Granite Belt and Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce board with Graham Parker, Josh Cavallaro, Nathan Colyer, Tim Carnell, president Bill James, Danny Tjan, Scott Bradburn and Amanda Harrold.
NEW LINEUP: New Granite Belt and Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce board with Graham Parker, Josh Cavallaro, Nathan Colyer, Tim Carnell, president Bill James, Danny Tjan, Scott Bradburn and Amanda Harrold. Contributed

Chamber welcomes new members to executive team

THE Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce has said goodbye to two executive members while welcoming in their replacements.

At the handover three weeks ago Mick Spiller and Samantha Wantling retired after putting in good hours and time.

President Bill James said both members made significant contributions to Chamber, notably Mr Spiller's involvement on the Big Thermometer steering committee.

"It was certainly the biggest achievement in the past 12 months and it's a great achievement and it took a lot of hard work,” Mr James said.

He said Mrs Wantling's knowledge of publicity would be missed by the organisation.

"Sam was great in making sure that we got publicity for anything we needed.

"It wasn't just making the contacts, just her advice and her knowledge of getting publicity and working properly.”

Stepping into their places will be Nathan Colyer and Graham Parker.

"We have two guys that are just as passionate about the district and passionate about making sure we achieve things like the rest of us,” Mr James said.

"People move on and it is a good idea to have good ideas and fresh ideas in a group like the chamber.

"You can only improve by all of that.”

Mr James said operations would continue as usual at chamber, with Emu Swamp Dam, regulated parking and RV friendly hot topics in meetings at the moment.

"We intend to continue working with members and with council and the business community to promote business in Stanthorpe and on the Granite Belt.”

Chamber members are invited to attend a breakfast at Queensland College of Wine Tourism on Friday, September 28, from 7-8.30am. RSVPs are essential.

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