About the CBCC

The CBCC connects local businesses and supports business growth in the Canterbury Bankstown region and beyond. We invite all business owners to contact us to see how we can help you grow your business. The Canterbury Bankstown Chamber is one of the few Chambers in Sydney that has a dedicated full-time Chief Executive Officer. Established in 2016 by Wally Mehanna who is now the Full-Time CEO

What We're About

Our Mission

The Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to provide opportunities to:

 Get your business name out there

 Network with local business and potential suppliers

 Learn about best practice from others

 Stay up-to-date with market trends

 Business mentorship opportunities

 Cementing our sense of community

Our Vision

Our aim is to provide the business sector in the region with a common voice, which will listen to local business needs, advance their interest and support our community sectors, through direct advocacy, to encourage local investment.

Our Values

The Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce Values:

We focus on members and the economic and social prosperity of our district -the Canterbury Bankstown LGA. We need your trust and trust comes from transparency. We are open to discussing any and all mission goals.


Business Innovation


Our Objectives

When our members needed us the most #COVID19Aus we strived to stand shoulder to shoulder with them. We digitised and mentored our members on #howto pivot. We ramped up our operations, kept events on, delivered online support, and founded our #shoplocal video series.

Membership Target
Events Targets
Community Engagement

Build partnerships to help our region be an ideal place to live, study, work and do business.

Inclusion & Diversity

Promote, Educate & Lead.

Our Patrons, Ambassadors and Community Representatives
As the pandemic unfolds, Australia is navigating its way to the next normal. We’re working to support businesses to build resilience through the next phase of the pandemic collectively with our members, community leaders and the support of Local, State and Federal Government. We believe that through conversation, collaboration and teamwork – our economy will recover more rapidly.
Jason Clare
Hon Jason Clare MP
Member for Blaxland
CBCC Patron

Minister for Education

Mayor Bilal El Hayek
Bilal El-Hayek
Mayor City Canterbury Bankstown
CBCC Community Representative
Hon Jihad Dib MP
Hon. Jihad Dib MP
Member for Bankstown
CBCC Ambassador

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Youth Justice.

David Coleman
Hon David Coleman MP
Member for Banks
CBCC Patron

Shadow Minister for Communications

Councillor George Zakiah
City Canterbury Bankstown
CBCC Community Representative
Meet our Board of Directors
Wally Mehanna - CEO - Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce
Wally Mehanna
CEO and Board Member

A founding board member of the CBCC, Wally is the current CEO and the backbone of our operations. A connector who empowers others with assertive, clear and innovative strategies, he works tirelessly for the betterment of the community.

Bill Parasiris
Bill Parasiris
Western Sydney University

After a varied career in various industries, Bill is currently Western Sydney University’s Chief Estate & Commercial Officer, and founding board member of the CBCC. He is currently leading the delivery of their Bankstown City Campus, set to open in 2022.

Jason Arraj - Forward Legal
Jason Arraj
Forward Legal Pty Ltd

Jason Arraj is a founding board member and the principal and founder of Forward Legal, an experienced solicitor, effective communicator and advocate for promoting local businesses in the community.

Geoff Gaymer
Geoff Gaymer
Manager TAFE Services

Geoff is a founding board member and the Manager of TAFE Services at TAFE NSW, leading property and logistics for the Western Sydney Region. He’s passionate about quality education and supporting the community he’s lived, worked, and supported most of his life.

Antoinette Khalil
Khalil Lawyers Pty Ltd
Chairperson - Entrepreneur Committee

Antoinette Khalil, Principal solicitor of Khalil Lawyers and Chair of the Women’s Committee for the CBCC. Antoinette has completed her Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) and is passionate about inspiring others to pursue their career aspirations whilst fulfilling their parenting roles as she herself is a loving mother to her 3 children.

Jessica Emily
Jessica Wehbe

Industry-leading client relations extraordinaire and passionate about helping people, Jessica Wehbe is well known amongst Sydney-based property and construction circles as well as charity organisations and various chambers of commerce.

Tracy Minett
Tracy Minett
Minett Group
Chairperson - Women's Committee

CEO of Minett Group, Tracy prides herself on being a hands-on CEO and patient-fronting pharmacist. Tracy is an award-winning female entrepreneur recognised for her skilled business acumen, superior patient care, her contributions to the pharmacy industry as well as her commitment to the community.