A message from the CEO

June 8, 2023 BY

Geelong Chamber CEO Jeremy Crawford with Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan. Photo: Supplied.

On behalf of Geelong Chamber of Commerce, I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations to all past and current members, partners, and sponsors as we celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce.

For over a century and a half, your Chamber has been a driving force for economic growth and prosperity in Geelong, advocating for the needs and interests of local businesses and entrepreneurs. The Chamber’s efforts have helped create jobs, foster innovation, and support the development of a vibrant and thriving business community.

As we celebrate this historic milestone, it is important to also look to the future.
The challenges and opportunities that lie ahead will require us to be agile, innovative, and collaborative in our approach. The Geelong Chamber of Commerce has a critical role to play in ensuring that our region remains at the forefront of economic growth and development. We have done this for 170 years now and look forward to continuing in new and different ways.

We are excited to expand our offerings promoting entrepreneurship, attracting investment, and creating new opportunities for our businesses. By embracing new technologies, fostering innovation, and supporting the development of a skilled and adaptable people economy, we can build a more sustainable and prosperous future for our region.

As a proud Geelong resident and CEO, I feel privileged to make my own contribution to an organisation that has played such an essential role in shaping the business landscape of Geelong. I have no doubt that with our collective vision, determination, and hard work, the Geelong Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a vital force for good for many years to come.

Once again, congratulations to everyone for making this collectively significant milestone, and here’s to an exciting future ahead.

Jeremy Crawford – Chief Executive Officer.