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  • Employment growth must be a focus for council elections

    16 Aug 2017

    Ahead of local government elections in Wollongong and Shellharbour (9 September), there is an opportunity for all candidates to outline their plans to provide greater employment opportunities, particularly for young job seekers. ... read more

  • Planning certainty essential for energy project

    14 Aug 2017

    The construction of a gas import jetty at Port Kembla could provide much needed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the region. AGL is looking at three sites (Port Adelaide – South Australia, Crib Point – Victoria and Port Kembla – New South Wales). ... read more

  • Time to recognise the best in business

    09 Aug 2017

    Entries for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards closed on Monday and the judging panel will now be assessing each nomination to assess the best of the best. ... read more

  • New rail link a game changer for Illawarra and NSW

    02 Aug 2017

    Illawarra First has today launched directed research examining measures to improve the speed and reliability of rail connectivity between the Illawarra and Sydney. ... read more

  • Leveraging opportunities key to business growth

    24 Jul 2017

    The June 2017 Quarter saw businesses across the Illawarra and South Coast increase their investment in capital and staff. The Business Conditions Survey conducted by the NSW Business Chamber asked business operators to assess current and expected business conditions across a range of indicators including profits, sales, capital spending and employment levels. ... read more

  • City Deals and the future of regions

    24 Jul 2017

    The Illawarra Business Chamber welcomes the Federal Government’s launch of Australia’s first National Cities Performance Framework Interim Report. The Performance Framework aims to bring together critical data and support all governments to better target, monitor and evaluate cities policy and will be key to the Government's commitment to continuous improvement through City Deals. ... read more

  • Funding Secured to support Illawarra youth employment outcomes

    13 Jul 2017

    The NSW Government has approved funding for an IllawarraYES Coordinator to drive the continuation of the IllawarraYES Strategy. The funding will allow the Illawarra Business Chamber to employ a full-time IllawarraYES Coordinator for two years to manage the delivery of youth employment programs and activities that have been established through the pilot. ... read more

  • Business Awards to recognise best in business

    04 Jul 2017

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards which this year has a number of new categories, recognising the continued transformation of the Illawarra economy and enormous talent of the Illawarra. ... read more

  • Celebrating the first World SME Day

    28 Jun 2017

    Today the world celebrates for the first time ‘Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day’. The Illawarra Business Chamber welcomes the United Nations’ recognition of the important role small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play in our economy through the creation of this Day to be celebrated on 27 June each year. ... read more

  • Skillsroad Show arrives in Wollongong to assist Illawarra Youth

    26 Jun 2017

    The NSW Business Chamber, in conjunction with the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth Initiative, brings the Skillsroad Show to Wollongong this week. The program is delivering expert career advice, counselling and job opportunities to local schools and the community. ... read more

Membership options for small, medium and corporate businesses. From $630 per year.