Why Join the Chamber?
At times running a successful business can seem like a bit of a juggling act. It takes energy and commitment to keep all the balls in the air and everything under control. While managing the everyday facets of your business, you still need to find the time to make the connections and secure the relationships that will ensure the long-term success of your business. As the ultimate success network for business, this is where we come in! When you join you get immediate access to special member savings tailored to meet your business needs. Click here to check it out now
Great reasons to join…
1. BUSINESS ADVICE AND INFORMATION
Our toll-free business advice line is available to all members – simply phone 0800-CHAMBER (0800 242 6237). Our business information service is an important first point of reference for those who want to know where to go for assistance or advice. Our trained staff can provide contacts and information on a diverse range of government and non-government services including funding. Visit our offices located at 1st Floor, Old Library, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei, phone us on 09 438 4771
2. EVENTS & NETWORKING
Networking in business is synonymous with opportunity. We host a range of events which offer members the opportunity to network, share knowledge and forge better relationships such as Business After 5’s (BA5) and motivational/educational/special interest breakfasts and luncheons. You have access to over 30 Chambers in NZ and 20,000 Chambers internationally. Membership is communal which means anybody within your business can be involved in Chamber activities.
3. BUSINESS SAVINGS
The Chamber has negotiated savings benefits for Members such as fuel, appliances, financial services, office products, power and telecommunications on both a local and national level. Click here now to view these savings
4. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
One of the few certainties in a world full of change is that a business will always benefit from developing the skills of ITS workforce. As a member, the Chamber gives you access to courses that cover business-related topics, focussed on upskilling you and/or your team to improve the performance of your business.
5. A VOICE FOR BUSINESS
The Chamber represents the collective voice of its members to local and central government on business issues that can significantly influence the environment within which businesses can operate.
6. TARGETED MARKETING
Effective marketing is promoting the right people at the right time. The Chamber can help you market to the right people by facilitating your business promotions to those Chamber members who meet your targeted profile.
7. INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES
Important for the export sector, the Chamber acts as a signing authority to assist with trade documentation, international contracts and trading opportunities such as Certificates of Origin and Letters of Reference. Meet and learn from fellow exporters, share export related services; obtain specific market information from actual exporters, benefit from networking with exporter members, skill build and share information, attend special interest seminars.
8. FOCUSED TEAM
Your local Chamber team is focussed on helping you be the best that you can be in business. We do this by positively influencing the environment in which businesses operate and by providing opportunities, products, and services that will improve the success and vitality of business.
9. BUSINESS MENTORS NEW ZEALAND
Getting bogged down with day-to-day issues can make you lose sight of your own dream. Mentoring can provide peace of mind, inspiration or simply a sounding board to bounce ideas off.
The mentoring service is available to any New Zealand company that has been in business for at least six months, with evidence of accounts, and less than 25 full-time employees. There is also a specialised export mentoring service available. A registration fee of $225 + GSTapplies, which entitles applicants to use the mentoring service for one year. This is the only cost – the mentoring a business receives is free.
There is also a start-up programme for $300+gst for six months.
The Chamber provides 12-month memberships from the date of joining. This means that you will renew your membership on the anniversary of your joining, so if you join in June you renew your membership in June the following year.
Current membership fees are: (INCLUDING GST)
|Business Start-Up (trading less than a year)||$149.50|
|65+ – Retired individual membership (non- voting rights)||$51.75|
|Not for Profit||$201.25|
|1 – 3 Employees||$201.25|
|4 – 6 Employees||$304.75|
|7 – 9 Employees||$419.75|
|10 – 50 Employees||$603.75|
If you think none of these apply to your business, please suggest alternative.
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