On Wednesday 21st of June, 2017, the Eurobodalla Mayor as Chair of the Tourism Advisory Committee Clr Liz Innes hosted a tourism networking get-together at the Bodalla Cheese Factory and Dairy Shed bringing together members of the local tourism industry to meet, catch up and to discuss their ideas and initiatives With the Eurobodalla shire having a coastline of 130km it presents a difficulty for many of the Shires tourism operators, from accommodation, activity and hospitality providers to meet others in the industry and share their experiences. Eurobodalla Shire Council has previously conducted these tourism networking events in Batemans Bay, Narooma, Mogo and Moruya with each of the events bringing local produce of the area to the table. On Wednesday night, hosts Robert and Sandra McCuaig of the Bodalla Cheese Factory and Dairy Shed showcased the produce of the Bodalla area; including their award winning cheeses. Sandra McCuaig's presence at the event was significant to those who attended as she has been a business inspiration to many on the South Coast for her initiatives and successes in redeveloping Bodalla's global association of quality cheeses and for revitalising the township of Bodalla as a tourist destination with the able assistance of her husband Robert. Winner of the Local/Regional Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2015 Award and now successful distributor of the Bodalla range of bespoke cheeses into the metropolitan markets Sandra was able to offer constructive insights into the changing face of tourism on the South Coast. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes welcomed the guests saying that she is optimistic about Eurobodalla’s economic future. “This Council is absolutely committed to seeing the Eurobodalla economy grow and thrive. We want to help the small businesses who make up our tourism industry as much as we can. Tonight’s amazing spread of locally produced food shows how much we have to offer as a tourism destination.” Clr Innes also spoke about of not losing sight of the value of the personal connection that great customer service offers in this age of digital media.