Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry creates Great Southern Business Network to help people shop local

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ACCI chief executive Benita Cattalini at the chamber’s new Shared Workspace on Collie Street.
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The Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry is creating the Great Southern Business Network to help people connect with businesses and services online in Albany.

Still in its consultation phase, the network aims to create a complete online tool for people to use when needing to find business in the Great Southern.

The network plans to help people support local businesses through a virtual directory and community, linking customers with businesses and tradespeople, requesting tenders, and promoting employment.

ACCI chief executive Benita Cattalini said it was an opportunity to promote the whole region in a new way.

“We have recognised not all businesses have a strong online presence, and sometimes can be lost in the online algorithms,” Ms Cattalini said.

“This platform will be a space where businesses, local governments, community resource centres, major events, job advertisers and regional tourism groups can promote their activities.

“Great Southerners can feel confident knowing they will be accessing a full list of local businesses that will be able to service their needs. People from outside the region can find opportunities to do business, visit, invest and possibly even live here.”

Workshopswill be held over the next six days. For details, visit gsbusinessnetwork. albanycci.com.au.

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