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Monday May 10, 2010

Illawarra Business Chamber renews vital connection

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The University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) today (10 May) renewed a partnership agreement to help maximise future opportunities for both institutions and consequently assist the region as a whole.

"The link between the University and the business community is very important to the city," CEO of the IBC, Mr Greg Fisher, said following the official signing ceremony with UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerard Sutton.

"This adds to the blending of the University into the general community," according to Mr Fisher whose personal ties with UOW includes three degrees he has undertaken.

"UOW is a most innovative place and the IBC is proud to be able to connect with such an institution," he said.

Through this important connection, the business community at large can expect to benefit from UOWs' strong knowledge base and services. The partnership will be built on a long-term focus, centralising communications and strategies through the University's Office of Community and Partnerships.

The promotional partnership focuses on:

The University of Wollongong being able to promote its faculties, facilities, people, events, programs and courses highlighting the many different areas and mediums that the University can proactively engage with the business community

The Illawarra Business Chamber assisting the Office of Community and Partnerships to streamline communications and deliver this information directly through to the decision makers of the business community

IBC providing the tools and access to reach the targeted businesses and/or industries

The Vice-Chancellor said that both UOW and business in the region will greatly benefit from this ongoing relationship.

Following today's signing ceremony, Mr Fisher and other key staff from IBC met stakeholders from the University who benefit from the partnership agreement. The Vice-Principal (Administration), Mr Chris Grange, hosted the meeting.

Source: University Of Wollongong

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