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27 OCTOBER 2020

Good morning all,

It's the newsletter week again. Hope you all enjoyed the warm long weekend.

Don't forget that the Chamber AGM is today at 5pm and you must attend to vote. 

Richard Briggs, Chief Executive of Hamilton City Council is talking about leading yourself and a high-performance team at our Inspire event on Wednesday 4th November.

Business After 4 is on Wednesday 4th November at 4pm, hosted by the Ministry for Social Development, come along to learn more about how the MSD could support your business through their free recruitment service.

Have you booked your tickets for the Westpac Waikato Business Awards? Final tickets for the Westpac Waikato Business Awards are on sale now. Get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Have your say in the Peoples Choice Award. Go to www.slido.com, enter the code #wwbapeopleschoice and vote for your favourite business. The winner will receive a $4000 travel voucher from Air New Zealand.

Visit our events calendar for upcoming events.

If you have any queries, suggestions etc, please email to help@waikatochamber.co.nz


Have a great fortnight!
The Chamber Team

WCOC AGM 2020 

Join us at the 2020 Waikato Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. 

Registrations essential. Register online or email help@waikatochamber.co.nz

Business of the AGM is to include:
1. Receive minutes of the previous Society's Meeting
2. The Chair/President's report on the business of the Chamber
3 . Election of Board Members
4. The CEO's report as to the operations of the Chamber
5. A report on the finances, and the annual financial statements
6. Motions to be considered
7. Election results announced
8. General Business


Note: You must attend the AGM to vote. Only one representative per corporate member may vote.

Date/Time: Tuesday 27 October, 5 pm - 6.30 pm 
Location: Wintec, Gallagher Hub Events Room 1

Registration 5pm, Meeting to start at 5.30pm

REGISTER FOR THE AGM

Inspire brings a new inspirational speaker to share their story and connect like-minded people.
Inspire events are sponsored by LINK Business Brokers.

Join us for the November Inspire event of 2020 - a conversation with Richard Briggs, Chief Executive of Hamilton City Council who will be talking about leading yourself and a high-performance team. 

Richard Briggs is the Chief Executive of Hamilton City Council, the local authority for New Zealand’s largest inland city and one of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand.

Date/Time: Wednesday 4 November, 6.45 am - 8 am 
Location: Wintec, Gallagher Hub Events Room 1

Free admission

REGISTER FOR THE INSPIRE

BA4: Ministry of Social Development
Come along to learn more about how the MSD could support your business through their free recruitment service. 

What it's about - If you list your vacancy with Work and Income, they can offer a range of recruitment services, including advertising and shortlisting candidates.
Who it's for - Any employer can use this recruitment service, whether you’re a small, medium or large business, or looking to recruit locally or nationally.
What it offers - You’ll get a tailored recruitment plan to meet your needs. Candidates will be shortlisted for you and interviews can be arranged for you.
 
In addition- MSD can also help with some of the costs to Employ, Train and Develop skilled Employees through the below Funding options:
Flexi wage 
Industry Partnerships
Mana in Mahi
Apprenticeship boost


Date/Time: Wednesday 4 November, 4 pm - 6 pm 
Location: Ministry of Social Development Regional office
                 Level 9, Anglesea Tower Building (above Ministry of Health)
                 218 Anglesea Street, Hamilton

Free admission

REGISTER FOR BA4

Webinar with Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor and General Manager Financial Stability

Join us as we speak to Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor and General Manager Financial Stability from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 

Geoff will be giving an update and speaking about the Monetary Policy Statement being announced on November 11th. His presentation will be followed by Q&A from the audience. 

Date/Time: Thursday 12 November, 2 pm - 3 pm 
Free admission for members
Non-member: $25+gst

The link to join this webinar will be emailed with your confirmation email once registered.

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

WESTPAC WAIKATO BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER 2020 

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present to you the 2020 Westpac Waikato Business Awards Dinner.

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of the Waikato's business calendar for over 25 years. 

An invitation is extended to anyone that would like to come and celebrate the innovation and creativity our businesses in the Waikato has to offer.

Date/Time: Friday 13th November
Doors open at 5.30pm.  Event starts at 6.30

Location: Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton

Fees/Admission: Single Ticket: $250.00
                               Members and Finalists: Table of 10 $2195.00
                               Non members: Table of 10 $2495.00
                             
Prices exclude GST

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 AWARDS HERE
Are you a Chamber member? As a membership benefit you can advertise your event or training workshop here.
Email your event details to: 
help@waikatochamber.co.nz. Subject to space availability and conditions apply.

Upgrade your skillset at Waikato Management School

Are you looking to pivot your career in a new direction, or enhance your business skillset?
The University of Waikato’s Management School offers a wide range of postgraduate courses with new intakes starting this summer - in November, January, or March.
Most courses are taught in Hamilton, but some are also available online and/or part-time.

Choose from the following options:

Master of Management - specialise in either Marketing or Supply Chain Management
Master of Professional Accounting – academic pathway to become a Chartered Accountant
Master of Digital Business – study online or in Hamilton
Master of Business Administration (Waikato MBA) – transform yourself into an outstanding business leader
Graduate Certificate in Project Management – completely online
Graduate Certificates
Graduate Diplomas
Master of Business and Management
Master of Applied Finance

To get personalised advice, contact the Management Student Centre (MSC) on 07 838 4303 or email msc@waikato.ac.nz
 

The Privacy Act is changing and the new law will come into force on 1 December 2020.

The Commerce Commission invites you to attend virtual Business Seminar 2020.

Advice for sole traders struggling with debt. Here's how to get back on track.
 
THE WAIKATO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS YOUR AUTHORISED AGENT FOR EXPORT DOCUMENTATION

If your documents need certification as detailed on your Letter of Credit or through instructions received from the importer, we offer both manual and electronic service.

Chamber members receive a special rate for this service. If you are an exporter, become a member to get the discounted rate.

For more information please email us help@waikatochamber.co.nz or call us on 07 839 5895.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SERVICES CLICK HERE
If you would like to join the chamber, get more information about the chamber and see what the benefits are to become a member, please visit our website, call 07 839 5895 or email us.
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