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Carlene Cardona

Carlene Cardona

President

Tell us about yourself and your business:

My business South West Sydney Virtual Assistant was created in 2015. Having been in the corporate world for over 17 years and having started a family, I wanted more flexibility to spend time with my kids whilst doing what I loved most. My business provides outsourcing solutions to small to medium sized businesses not only locally but interstate as well. We provide a range of se

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Carlene Cardona

Tell us about yourself and your business:

My business South West Sydney Virtual Assistant was created in 2015. Having been in the corporate world for over 17 years and having started a family, I wanted more flexibility to spend time with my kids whilst doing what I loved most. My business provides outsourcing solutions to small to medium sized businesses not only locally but interstate as well. We provide a range of services from Social Media Management, Virtual Reception, Website Management, Customer Service, and more. With the business now based out of offices in Ingleburn the business has grown so much during the past 4 years and we hope to continue to service many businesses in the local region for years to come.

What inspires you in either personal life or in business?

My 2 children are what inspires me. They are the driving force behind me starting my business and to work as hard as I do to support them.

What is your biggest achievement?

Successfully running my business for the past 4 years and supporting other local mums in business in that same time with Start Up Mum, a mum specific networking group designed to help educate mums working from home with new tools to use in their business whilst doing so in a child friendly environment. Along with this successfully running a Micro Business Expo each year in conjunction with Campbelltown Council which has grown with each year we do this.

Vayshali Chandra

Vayshali Chandra

Vice President, Secretary

Vayshali joined the Chamber Board as the Secretary in 2019.  Vayshali is a Senior Solicitor in one of the pre-eminent firms of the Macarthur region and who has worked locally for her entire career.  Founded in 1968 in Campbelltown by the late John Marsden, Marsdens Law Group delivers specialised legal services.
 
Navigating the legal system is a daunting prospect for most people, so by focusing on understanding our cli

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Vayshali Chandra

Vayshali joined the Chamber Board as the Secretary in 2019.  Vayshali is a Senior Solicitor in one of the pre-eminent firms of the Macarthur region and who has worked locally for her entire career.  Founded in 1968 in Campbelltown by the late John Marsden, Marsdens Law Group delivers specialised legal services.
 
Navigating the legal system is a daunting prospect for most people, so by focusing on understanding our client's individual needs, Vayshali and the rest of the professional staff at Marsdens are able to advise you or your business on the best and most appropriate legal avenues available.  Marsdens have an extensive network of offices situated at Oran Park, Camden, Liverpool and Sydney, with our head office located at Campbelltown.

What inspires you in either personal life or in business?

Growing up in western Sydney I have always wanted to give back to my local community. I am looking forward to being able to contribute back to the business community of Campbelltown and assist in guiding the future direction of the Chamber for the next generation of business owners.

What is your biggest achievement?

Being able to give back to the local community by providing free legal advice at various non for profit local organizations. Also being personally involved on the board for other local charity’s is my way of giving back and guiding the future of the local Macarthur region.

Leon Chen

Leon Chen

Treasurer

My name is Leon Chen. I am a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) specialising in providing compliance and taxation services to trustees and other advisors of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

I graduated from the University of Western Sydney (now Western Sydney University) with a distinction in Accounting in 2012. In 2014 I joined the rapidly growing Kelly+Partners in its South West Sydney office. During this time I have quickly dev

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Leon Chen

My name is Leon Chen. I am a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) specialising in providing compliance and taxation services to trustees and other advisors of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

I graduated from the University of Western Sydney (now Western Sydney University) with a distinction in Accounting in 2012. In 2014 I joined the rapidly growing Kelly+Partners in its South West Sydney office. During this time I have quickly developed my skills and knowledge in areas such as accounting, taxation and superannuation. I am now the Assistant Manager for the SMSF Team.

For me, the Campbelltown area is a special place. I migrated from China to Australia in 2008. During my time at University, I was living in St Andrews, Campbelltown. I worked for a local IGA serving the local community and another non-profit organisation linked to the local university campus, not to mention that I learnt how to drive, how to speak English and how to be an Aussie in this wonderful community.

I am now expecting my first child with my wife, Kivia

Shefali Pall

Shefali Pall

Membership

Tell us about yourself and your business :

Born & Brought up in the culturally rich heritage lands of India , I moved to Australia in 2005 . My educational background is graduation in Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics , Masters in Business Adminstration . I started my career with multinational Telecoms in product and brand development but I have always loved food , meeting up with different people as well as creatin

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Shefali Pall

Tell us about yourself and your business :

Born & Brought up in the culturally rich heritage lands of India , I moved to Australia in 2005 . My educational background is graduation in Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics , Masters in Business Adminstration . I started my career with multinational Telecoms in product and brand development but I have always loved food , meeting up with different people as well as creating and innovating with ingredients and hence working in hospitality was the perfect answer for combining my passion of food together with my love for meeting new people . Alkalizer was conceptualised with an aim to provide a way to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle and when developing the business plan , the only place I could envision establishing the flagship store was in Campbelltown as it’s my home , my heart , my love. Alkalizer’s philosophy is to create balance and infuse positive energy through its various offerings - Alkaline water , speciality coffee , range of gourmet teas , chocolates , and nutritionally planned menus demonstrating that meals can be healthy yet scrumptious. Alkalizer offers the community of Macarthur services of cafe , restaurant , catering, high teas along with the latest addition - the launch of the dinner service on Friday’s and Saturdays “Alkalizer at Dusk” . Alkalizer is a multi award winning institution which constantly supports the local community and various charity organisations and causes in Macarthur.

What inspires you in either personal life or in business?

“Love for people” and I can now say with pride in particular for the Community of Campbelltown , combined with love for health and innovation is the passion that drives me in personal and business life .

What’s your greatest achievement?

As a little girl ,I used to visit the deaf and blind school for kids in my hometown with my grandmother to provide kids with home cooked meals or necessities. The resilience of those children and their capability to smile through all the adversities would amaze me and give me strength . I always thought if I would ever get an opportunity to do something in life , I would try and contribute back to the institute . In late 2016 , Alkalizer opened its door in our beautiful city of Campbelltown and ever since all profits from sale of Alkalized water have been donated back to the institute in various forms. I feel grateful towards the ongoing support of my community to be able to work towards this cause.

Victoria Kukielka

Victoria Kukielka

Sponsorship & Events

Victoria was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018, taking on the Marketing  portfolio.  In 2019 Victoria was appointed as Sponsorship Director.  Victoria also assits with the Civic Committee.

Currently working in her role as Advertising Account Executive at C91.3FM Radio, some of her roles include: Manage client portfolio, advertising sales, expert account management, closely assist in the production of radio comm

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Victoria Kukielka

Victoria was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018, taking on the Marketing  portfolio.  In 2019 Victoria was appointed as Sponsorship Director.  Victoria also assits with the Civic Committee.

Currently working in her role as Advertising Account Executive at C91.3FM Radio, some of her roles include: Manage client portfolio, advertising sales, expert account management, closely assist in the production of radio commercials, as well as organise briefing content for commercials.  Works with Australian Traffic Network in co-coordinating and booking credit lines. Confidently advise on specific marketing procedures, schedules & strategies to business Work with parliamentary candidates & local councillors for strategic marketing campaigns. Works closely with council to deliver weekly Mayors messages & assist in managing & marketing the local events through radio media. Regularly attend charity functions & presentation evenings wherein professionally represent C91.3FM Learn about clients industry & business activities then suggest more personalized solutions Collaborate with colleagues to design creative campaigns & other projects.

Also throughout her professional career the knowledge she has gained has enabled her to work in many roles such as Experienced Business Development Manager, Sales & Marketing coordinator, Mentor & Leader. Victoria has worked side by side with senior administrators on matters regarding compliance & human resources, while successfully leading administration & sales teams to maximum work output. I have also confidently conversed with multiple professionals in a wide range of industries & this has assisted in fostering, building & maintaining solid & lasting working relationships. I have the drive, initiative, limitless energy & relish working with a diverse team in ever changing work environments. I successfully contributed to the output of 4 newspapers per week & solely 2 glossy magazines per month researching target demographics, economic trends, customer needs & interests as well as other data that was used in creating strategies for business development. I also have studied & have a background in Interior Design & Events. I have acted as Account Executive for interior designers & Architects & also managed around 1,000 accounts along with the management & administration of the commercial office. I withheld NSW commercial professional bedding industry co coordinator role in looking after a majority of the major hotels.

What Inspires Me In My Personal Life & Business

So many things My Family My Friends That I am so lucky to wake up in the morning & start a new day. My good health Business people I see that have started from nothing & with sheer hard work & sacrifice are now reaping the rewards. You are your best inspiration. I believe that you have to believe in yourself , have faith in yourself & know that you can do what you set your mind out to do. If you are positive good things will happen. If you surround yourself with positive people good things keep happening. Nothing is impossible.(Im Possible) Success doesn’t just come & find you , you have to go out & get it. “Your smile is your logo , your personality is your business card , how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark”

What is My Biggest Achievement

There are so many things I could say however my biggest achievement is being a Mum. There is no training & nothing can prepare you for Motherhood. Above all else first & foremost we are parents. Children are honest & keep you on your toes. You never stop learning from them. And they keep you going in good times & bad. It is a commitment & a role that you can’t have time off from , no holidays , no sick days oh & the pay is lousy. It is a selfless role. However how blessed we are to have this opportunity & how we love it!!

My Vision For Our Chamber for the next 12 months

I would like to see the Chamber Grow membership & Sponsorship And to offer more to the Sponsors & Members for being part of our Chamber Also for the members to have input & ideas as to what they would like that would benefit them from the Chamber. I would actually like to have them more involved in the planning stages about what we are doing & get their thoughts As I believe that together we can conquer & become great! As we have so many amazing , talented & influential members that I believe their knowledge & ideas would be a great benefit. In a nutshell it is about the Members & The Sponsors who help to make up Macarthur Business. It is about them.

My Goal For My Role Is

I believe that one of the most important parts of this role is to be a good person, loyal, honest & highly approachable. I have and will always be a mentor, support and always there to also help the businesses of Macarthur through the experiences I have had with many aspects of business through all the years of my career. Being on the board is quite a time commitment which I take very seriously, and fortunately I do have personal free time that I can dedicate to this role. I will also be a support to my fellow Directors & be there to help , guide & most of all offer my friendship & loyalty to them. I am looking forward to looking after our Sponsors & work with them as to what we as a Business Chamber can do to benefit them & their Business. I would also like to encourage new Sponsors to join the Chamber.

Raymonda Aoun

Raymonda Aoun

Marketing

Raymonda Aoun is the Engagement Officer for the School Of business at Western Sydney University.

Through her leadership in the role, particularly during the pandemic, Raymonda has helped shape the changing way in which marketing and events management takes place.

Raymonda’s project management skills and inclusive nature has enabled her to build and strengthen the broad and complex stakeholders not only within the University b

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Raymonda Aoun

Raymonda Aoun is the Engagement Officer for the School Of business at Western Sydney University.

Through her leadership in the role, particularly during the pandemic, Raymonda has helped shape the changing way in which marketing and events management takes place.

Raymonda’s project management skills and inclusive nature has enabled her to build and strengthen the broad and complex stakeholders not only within the University but those who participate and attend the events.

Raymonda is passionate about creating opportunities that promote the great work of the University, the potential of the students, and the work and outcomes that individuals and organisations in our communities provide. One such example of Raymonda’s commitment to supporting individuals, businesses and local communities who make a difference was when Raymonda assisted in coordinating the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce’s July online event.

Jennifer Rodwell

Jennifer Rodwell

Administration Staff

Jennifer joined the Chamber in 2021. She has worked in Accounts/Administration for over 10 years.

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Jennifer Rodwell

Jennifer joined the Chamber in 2021. She has worked in Accounts/Administration for over 10 years.

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Platinum Sponsors

Brydens Lawyers
Campbelltown Catholic Club
Macarthur Memorial Park
Macarthur Square

Gold Sponsors

Campbelltown Mall
Club Menangle
Marsdens Law Group
Oz Manufacturing
Rydges Campbelltown
Wests Campbelltown

Sapphire Sponsors

Aussie
BOQ Campbelltown
Campbelltown Blinds & Security Doors
Esteem Carpet and Tile Cleaning
Quest Campbelltown
The Sleeping Giant
Westfund Health Insurance