Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce celebrates 70 years

Momentous occasion: More than 150 celebrated the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce's 70th birthday this month.
Momentous occasion: More than 150 celebrated the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce's 70th birthday this month.

Eschol Park House was transported back to the 1940s earlier this month as the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 70th birthday.

The shindig was held on Saturday, February 2 and the occasion marked 70 years of success in Campbelltown.

The music was 1940s-themed – with performances by Rock the Block Dance and Circus and The Aston Martinis – and two classic cars greeted attendees as they entered the venue.

Everyone who attended the party also received an Australian penny from 1949 – to give them luck.

Chamber president Glenn Greecy said the event was a great way to celebrate a great organisation.

“I’m proud to say the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce currently has 235 financial members and climbing,” he said. “As a birthday gift, we would like to extend our $7 membership until February 2019.

“In over 10 years as a member, the chamber is in the strongest position I’ve ever seen.”

Mr Creecy thanked previous presidents Anne Parnham and Rick Fitzpatrick “for all their hard work over many years”. He also thanked the various businesses which provided lucky door prizes on the day.

“What makes a good chamber is its members,” Mr Creecy said. “What makes a great chamber is members that bring in new businesses to the group.”

More than 150 guests attended the event.

Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce is a business network aimed at furthering the interests of business owners within the Macarthur region.