Logan Regional Chamber of Commerce waives membership fees until September

The Logan Village Chamber of Commerce will suspend its membership fees until at least September to help struggling local businesses survive the financial impacts of the coronavirus.

Helping business: Chyerl Pridham and Kerry Menck from the Logan Village Chamber of Commerce.

Helping business: Chyerl Pridham and Kerry Menck from the Logan Village Chamber of Commerce.

The organisation will re-assess the situation at September's annual general meeting before making another decision on the fees.

The chamber has waived corporate membership, which usually costs $2000, with individual fees of $120.

President Chyerl Pridham said the move was designed to support the economy.

"We are not discriminating between corporate members and individual businesses, because this is affecting everyone," Mrs Pridham said.

"COVID-19 affects everyone and does not discriminate. We as a community, business or otherwise need to rally together and support one another."

The hospitality industry had been hit hard. Cafe on Cusack closed its doors to get through the virus impacts.

"They are the places where we all choose to gather and meet normally," Ms Pridham said. "Many of them have adapted to the restrictions and continue to trade, but they all need our support. All have become takeaway venues - some for the first time, with many now also providing delivery services."

The support businesses showed each other in testing times had been strong, Mrs Pridham said.

"We have even seen big business supporting small businesses as well, by simply treating their staff to a morning tea," Mrs Pridham said.