THE new Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce website (www.jindabynechamberofcommerce.org.au) went live this week and will now be the hub to find every business in the local area, and act as a great source of local information in one simple location.
Already there have been more than 70 businesses sign up for new membership, an overwhelming support of confidence in the new direction and enthusiasm the chamber of commerce has taken.
The homepage will have news items and general information on Jindabyne targeted directly at local people, as well as a detailed event list of upcoming events.
The chamber website will list every business in up to three categories, so you will always be able to be found no matter what area someone is trying to find your business.
The categories will list on the left side of your screen.
You will need to be an active member though to have full details of your business listed.
Non-members will just have their business name but no contact details.
Naturally the chamber would like to have every business join as a full member so not only will the website be a full and comprehensive list of all businesses, but with everyone on board Jindabyne will be a town on the move with multiple people involved.
The website is very easy to navigate, and once the business has become a member they have the ability to update all their own information, and change it as they see fit to suit the seasonal changes and even opening hours.
You can add whatever details you require into your section to show people exactly what you offer.
Up to three promotional images can also be loaded, and again these can be changed to suit your business.
There will also be current details on all events in Jindabyne and the surrounding areas that will benefit not only event organisers, but be a home base for local people to see what is happening each week or month ahead.
This will be an ongoing source of information and event organisers are asked to forward their event details so they can be added. The events page has capacity for a logo or promotional image, including start and finish times and dates of events.
All event organisers are urged to contact the chamber to submit their events.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro viewed the new chamber website in Jindabyne last week and mentioned, "I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce recently to have a sneak peek at their new website. As a former business owner I know the value of staying connected with other businesses in the community. Being a part of a local chamber offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace. The Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce website is a useful tool for businesses to stay in touch with each other and a means for tourists to connect with the community through the Destination Jindabyne website. Congratulations on creating a user friendly, effective and informative website."
In conjunction with this new chamber website, Destination Jindabyne will also be revealing a new website that will be directed at tourists and visitors coming to the region. It will mirror the chamber website in some aspects and will have a different "feel" as it will be promoting Jindabyne as a destination for all months and seasons of the year.
The destination website is currently being fine tuned and will be live in the coming weeks.