The Lithgow Business Association Mission: “Growing Regional Business”
The Lithgow Business Association Incorporated was incorporated in 1996 as the Greater City of Lithgow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.
In March 2004, the Executive Committee of the Lithgow Chamber of Commerce met to reconsider its’ approach to the Lithgow Business Community. At this point in time, whilst there had been a considerable amount of interest and growth in the Lithgow region in recent times, the membership was only (XXX). The Executive knew it was time to make considerable changes to facilitate the now diverse business needs of its’ business community.
With a new mission statement “Growing Regional Business” and a new name, Lithgow Business Association Incorporated, the Executive set out to identify its’ role within the Lithgow Business Community.
First on the agenda was the need to focus on the definition of “Lithgow Business Community”. A map of the Lithgow area identified 23 towns and villages that come together to form the city of Lithgow. Therein followed a commitment to involving every business in every town and village. The revamping of the LBA also meant a total revision of the image of the association to bring it into the 21st Century in order to showcase the progress that Lithgow has made in regional commerce.
The increasing intensity of enthusiasm with the LBA executive generated new ideas and the decision to remodel the annual Lithgow Business Awards was made as part of that redevelopment.
Integration of the region as a commercial hub has been engendered by the creation of a corporate logo based on the Lithgow area map. The logo includes the towns and villages of the region and this logo will be used on all correspondence for the upcoming Lithgow Business Awards.
A new website, www.lithgowbusiness.com.au and newsletter will be part of an ambitious plan to revitalize the Lithgow Business Awards. The Awards will occur on 24th July 2004, allowing the LBA and its’ Awards sub-committee to launch the new Association in advance.
Any Business Association is only as strong as its’ Membership and the LBA is committed to fostering the growth of the membership with a view to including every business in the Lithgow region. A strong Membership provides a valuable Information Network, from which our Members can draw on a wide range of experience and in turn, make their own valuable contribution.
Our Vision is to provide diverse services to our Members through our Website and Newsletter and ongoing informative workshops and conferences, and to contribute to the overall recognition of the region as being the commercial hub of the central west..
We are committed to Growing our Regional Business through networking and supporting our Business Community to achieve business success.