BRUSH UP: Warwick Chamber of Commerce secretary Jacob Cadman (from left), president Julia Keogh and vice-president David Martin clean up shopfronts on Palmerin St.
BRUSH UP: Warwick Chamber of Commerce secretary Jacob Cadman (from left), president Julia Keogh and vice-president David Martin clean up shopfronts on Palmerin St. Elyse Wurm

Notice anything different about Palmerin St this morning?

WHILE the sun was rising above the city, three members of the Warwick Chamber of Commerce were already hard at work on a stealthy mission.

The group were dressed in protective jumpsuits and armed with mops and dusters yesterday morning, ready to clean up Palmerin St.

Chamber president Julia Keogh, vice-president David Martin and Jacob Cadman hit the street at 5am to remove cobwebs and dust off shop fronts.

In an hour, they'd cleaned both sides of the street between the Palace Hotel and Ray White.

Ms Keogh said she wanted to show the chamber gave tangible support to Warwick businesses.

"We've been wandering around thinking we don't look up and look at our town the way others do,” she said.

"It's easy to get into the daily routine but it's good to get that jolt.

"If we want to be a thriving town we need to put the effort in.”

(From left) Warwick Chamber of Commerce secretary Jacob Cadman, president Julia Keogh and vice-president David Martin sneak through town.
(From left) Warwick Chamber of Commerce secretary Jacob Cadman, president Julia Keogh and vice-president David Martin sneak through town. Elyse Wurm

Ms Keogh said with Jumpers and Jazz starting at the end of the week, there would be a lot of foot traffic through Warwick.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce will also be visiting Warwick businesses tomorrow morning to give them a gift to assist with the buy local message during the festival.

Mr Martin encouraged business owners to take pride in the appearance of their stores.

Ms Keogh said the chamber had four projects in the pipeline to help support businesses, but a membership drive was currently being run to boost member numbers.

"Like any not-for-profit there is strength in numbers and volunteering, as well as businesses supporting businesses,” she said.



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