Getting to know Whanganui's business community has been "a real honour" for Whanganui Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Marianne Archibald.

But, after nearly three years in the role, Archibald says it's time to move on while she's at the top of her game.

"It's been great - I've loved it," she said.

"My favourite things have been seeing the incredible businesses in Whanganui and what they are doing. There's a lot of unusual, very exciting, interesting businesses.

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"Seeing those businesspeople who are innovative and passionate about what they do. It's a really courageous thing to run your own

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