July Business After Hours


Community was at the heart of the July Business After Hours with representatives from several community groups presenting to Denmark Chamber members.

The new look Denmark Community Resource Centre was where it was all happening with the comfortable new setting the perfect place for an energised evening of networking.

In conjunction with support worker Elizabeth Thair the CRC has offered a 6-week programme for dementia sufferers making use of music, art, and movement to enrich lives. Participants have enjoyed the experience and it has been a successful way of raising awareness and understanding.

Matt Sivyer represented Denmark’s own radio station Denmark FM which has now been on air for 9 months with growing momentum. The popular breakfast show is on from 8 – 9 am along with many other initiatives. In the background, there has been a lot of training provided for presenters including training at the high school for students who have been learning how to write for radio and how to put a show together.

Denmark Community Foundation was represented by new chairperson Annette Carmichael. The Foundation manages donations and bequeaths that have been provided to support the town. This has included many community projects including a bushfire relief fund earlier this year to support fire-affected residents. Working with the CRC the Foundation support the food bank and emergency relief which is housed and managed by the CRC.

John Maxwell represented Bushfire Ready which has been setup to help residents prepare themselves for an emergency situation. All the information needed is available on the Shire of Denmark website. John was keen to emphasize that the responsibility to be prepared is up to each individual.

New member Michelle Lott of Tullybrook Individualised Services introduced her business at the event.


Don Anderson and Luka Milbourne


Brian and Julia Fitzgerald with Matt Sivyer


 Jennie Newman and John Maxwell