5 Jan 2016

Locals wanted for American Samoa Chamber of Commerce

9:22 am on 5 January 2016

The former chair of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, David Robinson, says it's been a struggle trying to attract business people to join the Chamber.

David Robinson has been the voice and face of the chamber for close to ten years, however his last day as chairman was on December 31st, 2015.

Mr Robinson says after 6 terms as chairman, he feels it's time for someone else to take the reigns of the organization.

He says he hopes that the change in leadership will help attract new blood, particularly Samoan business owners and entrepreneurs.

"The days of the Chamber being an old palagis club, are long in the distant past. And it's up I think now to the Samoans who are coming through in business, the younger ones particularly, to show an interest and keep the Chamber going because it can provide a very valuable focal point for the business community."