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South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
3 Sophia Street
Timaru
South Canterbury
New Zealand
Phone: 
03 687 2733
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

Strength in numbers - become a South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce member.  Join the 490+ South Canterbury businesses enjoying local, national and international networking and connections to achieve "Better Business Outcomes"


Through the Chamber there are many ways to create better business outcomes.  You can build business connections, access business expertise, and save on business expenses.

As a Chamber member you can market to nearly 500 other business decision makers throughout the South Canterbury region who have networked to do better business, together.

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is the recognized and respected business services organization for South Canterbury and the voice of the local business community.  With strong national and internal affiliations we offer services for manufacturers, tradespeople, professionals, international traders, retailers, service businesses, not for profit organisations, owner/operators and more.

We are an affiliated member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Incorporated (NZCCI) which is the National body representing the 27 Chambers of New Zealand, which in turn represent approximately 20,000 businesses.
We encourage our members to bring us any issues of concern, so we can raise awareness and if necessary adopt an advocacy role.

The South Canterbury Chamber team:
Chief Executive: Wendy Smith wendy@scchamber.org.nz 03 555 5090
RBP, Office & Contracts Manager: Fiona Stevens fiona@scchamber.org.nz 03 687 2733
Events & Membership Manager: Kirsty Burnett kirsty@scchamber.org.nz 03 555 5093
Business Advisor: Raewyn Bell raewyn@scchamber.org.nz 03 555 5092
Training & Business Awards Manager: Janet Hogan janet@scchamber.org.nz 03 555 5091

Quick Links:
Training Directory
Events
Join Us – Membership
Membership Card
Business Excellence Awards
2016 SC Chamber Board
www.scchamber.org.nz
www.southcanterbury.org.nz
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Business Support

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce business services staff can be a sounding board for your business, helping you with business planning, and connecting you to others as appropriate – either within the larger Chamber of Commerce network or independent partner or government organisations. We will stay in contact with you to make sure you are getting the support you need. Partner organisations include but not limited to:


NZTE Regional Business Partner Programme.
The SC Chamber can make Capability Development co-funding Vouchers available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of development and training in the following areas: Business Planning, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Capital Raising, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing, Business Operations, Managing Resources, and Marketing.

Business Mentors New Zealand
 Offers a structured and supported volunteer business mentoring programme to New Zealand businesses. Grow your business opportunities and expand your business skills by utilising a Business Mentor’s knowledge, skills and experience. Speak to SC Chamber about how this can assist your business.

Exporting- New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)
can help businesses that are exporting or thinking of exporting. The SC Chamber can help you to gain access to NZTE’s support which can include funding and global expertise your business needs to have the scale, commitment and drive to succeed internationally.

Research & Development
Support Talk to us about how Callaghan Innovation can support and possibly help fund your research and development.  Callaghan Innovation accelerates the commercialisation of innovation. 

New Zealand Food Innovation Network
 The South Island hub of New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN) is FoodSouth, an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of food & beverage businesses of all sizes.

Export Documentation (Certificates of Origin)
 Certain exports need export documents to be certified (authenticated) by a Chamber of Commerce. South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce provides a certification service for Certificates of Origin and some other related trade documents.
 




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TRAINING

SC Chamber of Commerce members are eligible for discounts on all Chamber Business Training Courses.  
Businesses may also be eligible for NZTE Capability Development vouchers that can cover up to 50% of training courses costs.  The criteria for this funding is listed in the NZTE Regional Business Partner programme.  Please contact us to check your eligibility.

Half day, full and multiple day training workshops are available to improve your business knowledge and skills with a wide range of training events every year.  Attend SC Chamber of Commerce group training courses, or contact us for information about specific in-house training options for your business.
                                        
SC Chamber of Commerce Training Directory

EVENTS
SC Chamber of Commerce holds and hosts numerous events throughout the calendar year including networking such as Business After 5 (BA5) where members have the opportunity to host the function and outline their company’s products or services to other members and seek feedback.  

Business After 5 (BA5)
The key purposes of a Business After Five (BA5) is to: Provide the opportunity for the networking of business people in South Canterbury on a reasonably informal basis, while providing the opportunity for the host to briefly explain their business operations and promote their range of services offered.  Please contact Events and Member manager Kirsty Burnett

Business Excellence Awards

This prestigious annual event provides an excellent platform to showcase your business. 2016 Business Excellence Awards  Please contact Training and Business Awards manager Janet Hogan.
Premier sponsors 2016 BEA: 
Thompsons Construction, Engineering & Precast
Barkers

There are also many topical and industry specific events throughout the year, often supported by these Chamber Clusters:

“Heartland Design & Print” Young Chamber Cluster

The young Chamber Cluster aims to support people who are younger in age or young in business.  It is ideal for younger people who have recently set up their businesses and for those who are young executives.


“PrimePort/BNZ” Export & Import Cluster

The Chamber has an active Export/Import cluster that meets numerous times during each year at a range of events.  These include visits to businesses, dubbed the Export Experience, and guest speaker events.

“KPMG / Fonterra” Primary Produce Innovation Cluster

The purpose of this cluster is the enhancement, development and support of primary production adding innovation and value to the chain.

The cluster sponsors are:
 


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Strength in numbers - become a South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce member.  Join the 490+ South Canterbury businesses enjoying local, national and international networking and connections to achieve "Better Business Outcomes"

Business Networking
Drive sales and get new customers.  Talk about your business to more than 1,000 potential customers. Work the room at regular business networking events

Market your products and services
You can reach 700+ business decision makers.  Try the Chamber Shop, direct mail outs, targeted advertising and the Table Top Expo.

Do business directly with other Chamber Members with your online directory

Upgrade your Skills
Cost effective training courses including Health & Safety, HR, Marketing and Social Media

Free Business Advice
Get support to help you succeed.  Call for professional business support or call your 0800 helpline

Online Help
Access free guidelines and documents to assist you with your business queries

Discounted training workshops
Half day and full day training workshops are available to improve your business knowledge and skills with a wide range of training events every year.

SAVE MONEY with your Chamber Membership Card
 
A variety of offers available through our membership card, from local Chamber members, which may help reduce the cost of running your business.  Get nationwide alliance partner benefits for stationary, fuel, office equipment and appliances, telecommunications and energy

Have a Voice

On issues affecting business in South Canterbury and New Zealand

News Bites
Get the latest employer news each month through our email newsletter, News Bites

Credibility
Being a Chamber member, with a membership certificate on your office wall & a logo on your website & promotional material, provides you with credibility and respect in the eyes of customers and others.

Membership information and application form

 


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