Carols by Candlelight set to shine in Mullum

The countdown to the Mullumbimby Carols by Candlelight has begun, kicking off on Sunday, 14 December at 6:30pm at the Hospital grounds.

Sponsored by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, the Carols by Candlelight will feature a packed schedule of local talent as well as a special visit from a certain jolly fat man from the far North.

Sharny Russel and Ronny Monks plus some delightful up and coming stars will be performing as well as the Raise the Roof Choir.

Co-organiser Margaret Hatch says she very excited by the line-up and the special night she has planned.

“It appears Mullumbimby will be the only place in Byron Shire doing the Carols by Candlelight this year,” Margaret says.

“The event promises to be an entertaining community night of peace and harmony under the stars to welcome Christmas.”

The Carols by Candlelight will be free however candles will be available on the night for a gold coin donation and water will also be available to buy.

In the event of wet weather, the Carols by Candlelight will be held at the Mullumbimby High School Hall.

For more information, please contact the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce at

Shop Local Campaign Winners announced

The Mullumbimby Shop Local campaign is in full swing with three rounds of winners now announced. The campaign run in conjunction with Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and Byron Shire Echo will see 30 winners each receive a $100 voucher to spend at local participating stores.

The winner so far…

Round 1 – 25 November

  • Vicki – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Kaliana Rose – The Source Bulk Foods
  • Norm Snow – Mitre 10
  • Vanessa Lahat – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Zee Chaplin – Mitre 10

Round 2 – 2 December

  • Charmaine Atkinson – The Source
  • Rosie Jones – Devine Meats
  • Elaine Robinson – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Karen Escombe-Wolhunter – Mitre 10
  • Peter McDonald – Soul Patterson Chemist

Round 3 – 9 December

  • Hugo Tremayne – Mitre 10
  • Jean Chandler – Stewarts Menswear
  • Chloe Allan – Mullum Mac
  • Rime Turnbull – Santos
  • Patricia Byotes – The Source

Chamber launches Shop Local campaign

Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Echo Publications today launches the Mullumbimby Shop Local Campaign.

The campaign, which goes until 23 December, will see $3,000 given away in vouchers to the community.

Simply spend $20 minimum at any of the participating stores and you will receive an entry form. Fill out your entry form, attach your receipt or have the store stamp your entry form, and drop the entry form at one of the boxes located at the Newsagency, Stewart’s Menswear or Santos.

Each Tuesday of the campaign at 12pm out the front of the Newsagency, 5 winners will be drawn except for the final week when 10 winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $100 voucher to spend at a participating store.

The winners will be announced on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website, in the Echo newspaper, and will receive a notification by phone or email.

Please note: Vouchers must be spent by 31 March 2015 and cannot be spent at more than one store. Winners draws are final.

Participating Stores

  •  Allure Mullumbimby
  • Amore Mullumbimby
  • Bookshop Mullumbimby
  • Bridglands Furniture & Electrical
  • Brunswick Valley Door Centre
  • Building Partnerships
  • Buon Appetito
  • Byron Bay Pork and Meats
  • Chemsave Pharmacy Mullum
  • Chincogan Mechanical
  • Chincogan Store
  • Commercial Hotel (Middle Pub)
  • Court House Mullumbimby
  • Craig Watson Soul Pattinson
  • Crystal Castle
  • Devine Quality Meats
  • Dolphin Office Choice
  • Edens Landing
  • Global Web Pack
  • Hooked & Cooked
  • IGA Mullumbimby
  • Izakaya Yu
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • James Hardware
  • Japunumop
  • Milk & Honey
  • Mudita Institute
  • Mullum Heads
  • Mullum Instyle
  •  Mullum Mac
  • Mullum Music Festival
  • Mullum Power Tools
  • Mullumbimby Bakery
  • Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club
  • Mullumbimby Hire & Sales
  • Mullumbimby Medical Centre
  • Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Mullumbimby Rural Co-op
  • Mullumbimby Tyres
  • Mullumbimby Vet Clinic
  • Phoenix Mens Clothing
  • Punch & Daisy
  • Reclaimed in Mullum
  • Rock n Roll Cafe
  • Sanctuary of Illumination
  • Santos Organics
  • Shanti Town
  • Simply Sheer Hair and Beauty
  • Son of Drum
  • Source Bulk Foods
  • Spice it Up Thai Restaurant
  • Stewarts Menswear
  • Sue M’s Boutique
  • Sunshine Alley
  • Tinker Tailor Dancer Trader
  • Tony Carsburg Motors
  • Tursa Employment & Training
  • Wards Landscape


Mullum Chamber elects new executive committee

Obi McDonald-Saint, Dean Stanford, Margaret Hatch and Trent Morris.
Obi McDonald-Saint, Dean Stanford, Margaret Hatch and Trent Morris.

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce commenced its second year, welcoming a new executive committee at this year’s AGM.

The new executives were Dean Stanford of Mullumbimby Newsagency as President and Trent Morris of Rock n Roll Coffee Company as Vice President.

The Secretary and Treasurer positions were filled by Mullum Mac’s Obi McDonald-Saint and Margaret Hatch of Mooyabil Farm Holidays respectively.

Jeannette Martin of Mullumbimby Community Gardens and David Piesse of Keep It Local were elected as executive members while Janelle Stanford took on the role of Public Relations and Sue Walker the task of Minutes Secretary.

Following a robust discussion at the AGM, the Chamber, made up of more than 50 businesses and community organisations, formalised its plans for developing and growing Mullumbimby businesses and the community in general.

“We don’t want to be seen as a Chamber that has only the business interests at heart,” Chamber president Dean Stanford said.

“We have a very vibrant and supportive community in Mullumbimby and this is the major contributor to Mullumbimby’s business success.”

Some of the plans include a sculpture walk along Mullumbimby’s bike paths, showcasing the artistic talent of the area, organising a community festival for later in the year, and providing free wireless internet to the centre of Mullumbimby.

The Chamber is also rolling out a branding campaign to promote Mullumbimby to both a local audience as well as visitors to the area.

If you run a local business or community organisation and would like to join the Chamber or would like more information about the services the Chamber provides, please contact the Secretary Obi McDonald-Saint on 0410 189 664 or email

Mullum Chamber launches new website

Mullum-Chamber-of-Commerce-Logo9Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to build a website that not only represents the business interests of the community but also actively promotes business growth within the community.

The website aims to promote local business by maintaining an online directory of Mullumbimby businesses, which will feature contact details, trading hours, a Google map with the location of the business as well as an image gallery of the products each business sells.

In conjunction with the launch of the website, the Chamber has planned a number of events to help draw more people to Mullumbimby and put the biggest little town in Australia on the map.