About

About the Chamber

Your Business | Your Community

Our mission is to empower, connect, and advocate for sustainable business growth across the Denmark region, by providing our member businesses with advocacy, networking, promotion, and business support.

 

Our Story

The Denmark Chamber of Commerce was officially incorporated in 1989. It was created to help retain public and private expenditure amongst local businesses, particularly in relation to the work of the Shire of Denmark.

To ensure the organisation was financially sustainable, the local Denmark Business and Community Directory was developed in 1992 and since 2019, the directory is also online.

The Denmark Chamber of Commerce vision and strategy is based on the premise that the economic growth of Denmark is best served by the growth of the small – medium enterprise sector seeking lifestyle choices and investing in innovative economic development that supports our natural and social environment.

In November 2021, DCC received a three year service and lease agreement with the Shire of Denmark to become the leader in local tourism. This saw the office moved to the Denmark Visitor Centre and exciting new future for the Discover Denmark brand. 

We employ six part time staff, have over 20 active volunteers and currently have a membership base of 350 businesses (and growing) from around the district.

 

As a Chamber, we:

Facilitate and support economic and tourism development and year round trade to Denmark and the region.

Value and maintain our independent voice.

Seek to build the capacity and resilience of our local businesses so they can continue to enhance the quality of life of their families and the broader community.

Facilitate and support opportunities in collaboration with our regional stakeholders.

Our business is underpinned by four values:

  • Trusted business facilitation
  • Mutually beneficial relationships
  • Independent advocacy
  • Creative and energized action

The benefits of which include:

  • A united voice
  • Working as a team
  • Maintaining a flow of information
  • Sharing ideas and opportunities
  • Promoting the Denmark Experience beyond Denmark

Why join the Denmark Chamber of Commerce?

Promotion

Be featured in red bold in the back of the printed directory, on our online directory, social media pages and monthly newsletters. Also be referred directly to customers from our staff and volunteers.

Advocacy

The Chamber is often the first point of contact for business-related events and funding opportunities both locally and outside the region. We have partnerships both locally and outside the region which assist in a strong and well represented Denmark business voice.

Business Support

All DCC members can access free one on one confidential business support from our specialist staff and business advisors.

Professional Development and Training

DCC hosts events with high quality speakers and content, saving you money on professional development.

Access to the CCIWA

Being a member allows you free access to CCIWA’s employment relations advisory service for OHS, staffing and leasing support (valued at over $800). 

Monthly networking events

Including Business After Hours providing support and B2B relationships.

Supporting your community

Being a member of the Denmark Chamber connects your business with an organisation whose goal is improving our region and advocating for issues that are relevant to the community, both socially and economically.

Denmark Chamber of Commerce Staff

Pictured Left to Right: Ronice Loveland – Bookings Manager (recently retired), Anna Boaden – Administrator, Catherine Reid – Membership, Caren Blair – DCC Marketing, Rob Perisic – Visitor Centre/Bookings Manager, Jazmin Maher – Discover Denmark Marketing and Sumer Addy – Chief Executive Officer.

2021-22 Committee

Chris Langslow

President

Julia Fitzgerald

Secretary

Stuart Evans

Vice President

Kath Kinnear

Committee

Gill Atkinson

Treasurer

Michael Cranny

Committee

Contact Us

74 South Coast Highway

9848 2065

info@denmarkchamber.com.au

9am – 3pm Monday to Friday

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