AGM Wrap Up

2017 has been an extremely productive year in which the Chamber consolidated key events, improved communication, and continued to grow and promote The Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters. Membership numbers have continued to rise throughout the year with a 20% increase. The website has been further developed as has the social media coverage and […]

Stephen Lowe | Secretary & Treasurer

Stephen Lowe is the Campus Manager of the University of Wollongong Southern Highlands campus in Moss Vale. Since taking on the role in 2015, he has worked collaboratively with the co-located Moss Vale TAFE, Council and the community broadly on strengthening links between higher education and local business needs. Some recent achievements have been the […]

Brigid Kennedy, President

Director of The Loch, Simmer on the Bay and Simmer Catering, Brigid Kennedy is an expert chef, established catering and events director and successful author. Brigid trained at the well-known Cordon Bleu Institute in London, and La Varenne, Paris. She owned and ran a catering business in London, then became a personal chef to the […]


          The Moss Vale and Rural Chamber of Commerce AGM will be held Tuesday, September 26, 6pm start at Moss Vale Golf Club. We have a very strong line up of nominations for 2018, with nine people interested in heading up the following sub committees: Events Education and building the work force […]

Recent Chamber Highlights

As volunteers working for the Chamber, we achieve a lot and while recognition from outside the chamber is welcomed it’s also important that we recognise our own. The following list of highlights is what we have achieved in the last two months. Creating a network of local suppliers for the Fitzroy Falls café and General […]

Opening of Fitzroy Falls Cluster

On Friday, July 28 the Fitzroy Falls cluster opened at the Burrawang Village Hotel. Approximately 80 food and wine lovers gathered together to celebrate this fantastic new addition to the clusters and to sample some of the wonderful produce on offer. The Hon Pru Goward MP once again took care of the formalities by officially […]

Illawarra Business Awards

  The Moss Vale and Rural Chamber have been nominated for Local Chamber of Commerce for 2017 in the Illawarra Business Awards. The Illawarra Business Awards celebrates and recognises business excellence in the Illawarra region. The Local Chamber of Commerce Award recognises the achievements of a Local Chamber in supporting their members to maximise business […]

Awards: Cherry Tree Hill Wines

Some great results from James Halliday’s 2018 Wine Companion. 2015 Chardonnay rated 93, 2016 Riesling rated 94, 2015 Diana Reserve Chardonnay 93 Won 2 Bronze medals at the 2017 Boutique Wine Awards for both 2015 Hayden Reserve Pinot Noir & 2016 Riesling Also won a Bronze medal at the 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show for […]