In 2004 the Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) evolved from the 'Bairnsdale Business and Tourism Association' which itself had assumed the role of the former Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce in 1995.
The BCCI liaises with local, state and federal governments on behalf of the Bairnsdale and district business community.
The BCCI has representation at East Gippsland Regional Business and Tourism Association meetings, providing feedback on behalf of the BCCI.
It promotes business growth and development of the city and networking opportunities for all business sectors.
The BCCI is the local representative body for businesses to have their say on the future direction of business in Bairnsdale.
Living and Working in Bairnsdale:
Businesses start here because they want to surround themselves with successful entrepreneurs and employees with a "no problem" work ethic.
Businesses grow here because they participate in our active Chamber of Commerce, town activities, town planning, and tourist attractions.
Businesses relocate here because they want to be part of a balanced community with a quality of life that attracts and retains a committed work force.
Businesses thrive here when they participate with the community.
The Strategic Aims and Objectives for the BCCI are:
· Provide strong representation and advocacy on behalf of members
· Promote Bairnsdale as a town and the businesses that are vital to the community
· Develop membership and structure
· Create and encourage business networking opportunities
· Facilitate business improvement strategies for the local business community