As well-known for his colourful bows and quick humour as his immense contribution to the local business scene, Glenn Creecy takes over as the new president of Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce at an exciting time for our city.
“I see the key role of the Chamber today as a platform for members, not only members but sponsors and people outside that are starting business to actually come to meetings and enjoy socially networking with other businesses,” he says.
Glenn’s current mission is to “get every business in the Campbelltown area to be a member of the Chamber”.
Ask him why they should actually become members and the smile switches to business mode. “One of the main benefits is the alliance that we’ve got with the New South Wales Business Chamber. Now they have many services that we can access as members, to help support start up businesses all the way to businesses that are massive in the area.”
As proprietor of Around the Clock Pest Control, Glenn understands only too well the challenges of running a small business in a climate that isn’t always conducive.
“When you start off as a one-man band, you do everything. You’re the marketing person, you’re the person who opens the front door, you’re admin. So having ready access to these outside services within the Chamber is such a boon. It sure beats searching through a directory and is so much more dependable,” Glenn explains as we dash over from
One of Glenn Creecy’s first moves as Chamber President was to award immediate past President Rick Fitzpatrick with the Chamber’s very first Lifetime Membership.
“I was fortunate enough to have Rick as my predecessor, who has set up the Chamber to be in a great position today. It’s nothing but befitting to honour him in this way”, he says.
Through the last three years of being the Director of Sponsorship and Events, Glenn has enjoyed watching the Chamber grow… “not only in members, but in sponsors as well. We’re very fortunate to have four Platinum Sponsors at this point in time: Marsdens Law Group, Macarthur Square, EmbroidMe Macarthur Clintons Toyota.”
Glenn is fondly known in community circles as a true Good Samaritan, someone you can depend on to support even the littlest local initiative – especially if it involves a good game of golf or an evening out with wife Emily and children Josh, Matt and Charlotte. He is also a partner/director of the Business Chamber Referral Group, a group networking app system launched this year.
His favourite spot in Campbelltown? “The stadium”, he shoots back. “I’m an avid fan of the West Tigers. I love getting down there with my kids, actually sitting on the hill. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy being up in the corporate box, but getting down on the hill with the kids is amazing.”
GLENN CREECY: hoping every business in Campbelltown becomes a Chamber of Commerce member. Photo: Good Morning Macarthur
FIRST LIFETIME MEMBER: Glenn Creecy honours past President Rick Fitzpatrick with the Chamber’s first Lifetime Membership. Photo: Francly Speaking