HABITAT Personnel managing director Gerry Moore and Telstra Business Centre manager Nicole Francis will this week contest the role of president of the Shoalhaven Business Chamber.
The tenure of sitting president Warren Seccombe will end with a vote on Wednesday at the chamber’s annual general meeting.
Former president John Lamont said he was glad to see some interest in the chamber’s senior positions.
Mr Lamont, who was president for almost three years, said both nominees were in it for the right reasons.
“I’ve spoken to Mr Moore and Ms Francis and both said they would also be applying for the vice president role as well.
“They are looking forward to working together.
“It’s great to see dedicated people working for business interests in the region,” he said.
Ms Francis has been in business locally for two years and a chamber member for the past 12 months.
“I’m keen to see the chamber thrive which in turn makes the businesses around it thrive,” she said.
“I listen to small to medium business owners all day every day so I hear their struggles and I know they’re looking for support.
“I think everyone involved in the chamber is there for the gain of the chamber and the business community.”
Mr Moore is a familiar face in the local business community and is an Aboriginal leader.
He thought it was good to see enough interest in such an important local position for there to be some competition.
“I think regional Australia has been going through tough times lately and it will require the skills and innovation of a strong business community to pull us through,” he said.
“I believe I’m in a good position to help meet the needs of our business community by offering strong leadership.”
The election will be held at the Nowra Golf Club on Wednesday from 5.30pm.