MORE than 40 Umvoti business leaders attended a meeting at the Greytown Country Club on September 19 where it was agreed that the Umvoti Chamber of Business be re-established. Arvin Aheer, Ashley Cotterrell, Khetiwe Jobe, Mdu Madonsela, Tseko Mthembu, George Nefdt, Brian Pillay, Johan Scott, and Sean Slatter were elected to serve on the Umvoti Chamber of Business Committee.The initial task of the committee is to draft a constitution for the chamber, as well as set the initial objectives. While formulating these important matters, the chamber will perform its important role in the community.Melanie Veness, CEO of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, offered her support to the Umvoti Chamber of Business.The first meeting of the newly-elected committee was held on October 2 and elected Ashley Cotterrell as its chairperson. At the meeting, the committee discussed the initial framework for the Umvoti Chamber of Business’s constitution. In addition, the initial objectives that the chamber should achieve were also discussed. The next meeting of the committee will be on October 24.Greytown SAPS Station Commander Colonel N.A Mvundla took the initiative and invited the chamber committee to a meeting that was held on October 10 to discuss security in the district. G911 Community Liaison Officer Mark Bauer accompanied the chamber committee to the meeting. The Umvoti Chamber of Business was encouraged by the willingness and eagerness shown by SAPS to work together to combat crime in the community. The Umvoti Chamber of Business is establishing a database of Umvoti businesses. They request that businesses e-mail their contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a committee member for more details. Alternatively, contact Cotterrell at 082 415 0525 or Madonsela at 084 777 7602. — Supplied.