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About Business Coogee

Business Coogee, formally Coogee Chamber of Commerce, is a not-for-profit organisation formed to support all types of businesses and business people in the local area of Coogee, New South Wales. 

It is is run by a volunteer executive committee which seeks to make doing business better in Coogee by:

  • Promoting businesses and local connections
  • Providing leadership and advocacy
  • Liaising with all levels of Government to advance business
  • Facilitating knowledge and skills development for business

The chamber hosts networking opportunities for business people, and other events to boost the local economy with a focus on connection, support and learning.

Previous events under the banner of Coogee Chamber of Commerce include:

  • Coogee Family Fun Day on Goldstein Reserve
  • Taste of Coogee food and wine festival on Coogee Oval
  • Regular networking events for members
  • Public election debates with political candidates

OUR MISSION

Supporting all types of businesses in Coogee and surrounds to thrive by providing
connection, learning and support

Your Elected Committee

Your Chamber of Commerce – also known as Business Coogee – is run by a volunteer Executive Committee with key office bearers as per the Business Coogee constitution. Those office bearers are voted in at an Annual General Meeting each year, typically in December. Below are the Coogee locals who have stepped up to volunteer their time and talent to Business Coogee and its mission to help all types of businesses in Coogee and its surrounds to thrive.

Cynthia Colli

Cynthia Colli

President

Cyn is a web and digital designer, writer and creative allrounder with a focus on sustainability and ethical business. She’s particularly enthusiastic about local environmental issues and came to fame when she led the charge to clean up Coogee beach after the Christmas Day in 2016 that we will never forget.

Lucy Bloom

Lucy Bloom

Vice President and Secretary

Lucy had a career in advertising before she stepped into the not-for-profit sector as the CEO of an international aid charity funding hospitals in Ethiopia. After two more CEO roles, Lucy prefers to be unemployed and now consults in governance, is a sought-after international keynote speaker, author and CEO coach.

Arlys Olson

Arlys Olson

Treasurer

Every executive committee needs a committed treasurer and Arlys is exactly that for Business Coogee.  Arlys is a bookkeeper and registered BAS agent dedicated to helping small business keep their finances on track. She hails from the United States, speaks fluent English and Xero, lives in Clovelly and likes a good savvy B..

Sam Mehta

Sam Mehta

Executive member

Sam is a management consultant with particular interest in organisational change. His broad business experience helps leaders to prepare for and transition their organisations and ways of working. If the sun is shining, Sam prefers to be on Coogee Beach than in the boardroom and has an impressive collection of SUPs and kayaks.

Casual vacancy

The Executive Committee of Business Coogee has one casual vacancy for a general member to join the volunteer team. The Executive Committee meets once a month. If you have time and talent to share with your local business community then, please get in touch. Click on the link below to go to the contact page and send us an email.

Business Coogee - your local chamber

A model constitution

Business Coogee is a not-for-profit association that is governed by a model constitution provided by Fair Trading NSW. To download a copy, click here.

Building the future

The way we do business has been changed forever thanks to a swift move to decentralise many workplaces. Never before has Coogee and surrounding suburbs been home to so much industry! Furthermore, hundreds of sole traders call Coogee home and more than sixty retailers line the streets. Pubs and restaurants, hotels and clubs all make Coogee the place to do business.

Coogee means business.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Be part of a community of business owners. Connect with other business people and learn how to do business better with upcoming events and a value packed e-newsletter.

ADD YOUR FREE BUSINESS LISTING

The Business Coogee Directory is free to join for any business from Coogee and surrounding suburbs. Let everyone know what you do, who you serve, and where to find you.

THE BUSINESS COOGEE DIRECTORY

You have every service and product you need, right here where Coogee means business! Check out the Business Directory to find the business you’re looking for.

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Get in touch with Business Coogee today.

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