Gather up tourists with events
MACLEAN businesses are looking forward to a busy couple of weeks.
Easter will always boost the number of shoppers moving around town, and we also have the highly successful
Highland Gathering which brings a considerably higher number of tourists into the town.
We can only hope that this year's rainfall quota has been achieved and we end up with a dry gathering.
Maclean is not necessarily recognised as a tourist destination and these events are critical for bringing new blood to the town.
A big achievement for the chamber has been the refurbishment of the Southern Highway sign.
This was made possible with the joint co-operation of the Scottish Town Committee and the chamber.
The sign was completed by the Scottish Town Committee and its point of difference has really created a lot of interest with the travelling public.
The chamber held its AGM on Monday, April 11, and Ed Munday was elected president with Denise Worrill elected vice-president.
Alan Sams was re-elected as secretary and Jo Worboys was re-elected treasurer.
A recent survey that was distributed out to all business people, asking where they believe the best location for a super-market would be.
The survey has been finalised and the results are as follows: out of 130 emails sent out there were 74 responses; 67% of those preferred the car park, 18% preferred the Telstra site, and 15% preferred the Church St site.
The next chamber meeting will be a breakfast meeting to be held on May 10.
It will be at a venue to be decided.