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About the Bega Valley Business Forum Inc.


The Bega Valley Business Forum (BVBF) was formed to represent a unified voice for Chambers of Commerce throughout the Bega Valley and has achieved much since its inception in 2000. The Business Forum represents 5 Chamber members including Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tathra, and Cobargo . With a total of over 300 member these businesses represents around $150 million dollars in turnover.

The Forum has been successfully in existence for over 20 years and is credited as being the first and most successful example of a combined shire-wide business organisation in NSW. Chambers of Commerce play a very important role in our region, and all levels of government acknowledge the role that chambers play and look to them for input for any matters regarding business development. In recent year’s of devastating bush fires and pandemic restrictions, business support and networking has been more relevant than ever.

The Bega Valley Business Forum has a key goal of advocacy and building collaborative relationships with local, state and federal organisations, business and the community. Its focus is to promote issues of importance to economic and business development across the region

Download – Bega Valley Business Forum – Vision Values and Objectives


The Bega Valley Business Forum’s purpose is to develop and support the economic well being and prosperity of members and the diverse business community of Bega Valley, through sustainable leadership, collaboration, unity and connection.

Objective 4

To advocate and provide unified representation for our regional businesses.

Objective 1

To foster Economic Development and business prosperity in the Bega Valley

Objective 5

To provide assistance and advancement of business in the Region as the Board may
determine from time to time

Objective 2

To expand and diversify membership in co-operation with other stakeholders and
organisations with similar business interests

Objective 6

To adopt contemporary governance and operational policies, practices and systems to
position BVBF for the future

Objective 3

To collaborate by sharing innovation, entrepreneurial ideas, knowledge, expertise and
resources, and develop productive business relationships

Objective 7

To attract diverse funding streams that are aligned with the purpose

Objective 8

To promote and support ethical and sustainable business practices by taking into consideration social and cultural impact, the environment and a circular economy

Our committee


Nigel Ayling

Vice President




Wendy Pursehouse


Owen Simpson

Committee Members

Full member representatives on the committee.

Janet Dolin – representing CTBA

Eric Wolske – representing Eden

One position is Vacant


The Bega Valley Business Forum holds monthly meetings, usually on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month. You can see our meeting schedule here.
Guests and affiliate members can attend the meetings by contacting the forum.


We adopted the Fair Trading Model Constitution in May 2023

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