Welcome to our December In the Chamber update. We hope you’re able to treat yourself to the time you deserve with family and friends this Christmas break! Read on to find out what’s going on a the Chamber as we close out the year and move into 2021.

To help keep your exports moving over the holidays, we will still be open and operating over the break. Check out our hours here.

Lunch with Hon. Grant Robertso
Book early to join us for lunch with Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, 26 February. The event will include a keynote address from the Minister ahead of the 2021 budget announcement, a Q&A session, a Cordis sit-down lunch and networking opportunities.

Book Now.

Get in front of your peers
One awesome benefit of being a member (among many!) is the opportunity to promote your business to fellow members. We’re now taking bookings for our M2M 2021 programme. For $100 + GST, advertise your latest offer or product to our large membership database via e-comms and feature on the Chamber website for six weeks.

Learn more

International News
We would like to wish all our clients a well-earned break. For those of you exporting over the summer holiday period we will remain open to keep your products moving. Click here for more information. Because of the frequency of changes to shipping and flight schedules – we are recommending a key change for the period – exporters apply for Certificates of Origin after a vessel or flight leaves.

A reminder that Brexit is not long away on January 1, 2021. To make sure you’re ready, click here.

Westpac Auckland Business Awards
Last month we featured a story on our first Supreme Business Excellence winner, Skydive Auckland, who won the award in the North & West. We hope you enjoy reading more about our next two winners Woop! who won the Supreme Business Excellence Award in the Central Region and Waste Management who claimed it in the South & East. All winners from the three regions will be heading to Best of the Best in 2021.

Read Woop!’s story

Read Waste Management NZ’s story

ED&EM 
We are looking for employers who are willing to volunteer their time and knowledge for our Ed&Em programme – all about inspiring the next generation. We’re connecting businesses with high schools to influence and foster meaningful employment conversations with young people

Contact us on 09 263 8840 or ed_em@chamber.co.nz to learn more.

New opportunities for those needing a Mentor
Thinking about a fresh start for your business in 2021? If you need advice, a sense of direction or a ‘checkpoint’ for your business, tap into our mentor network.

Find out more about this opportunity here

As the year ends, we would like to acknowledge the resilience and spirit you have shown throughout 2020. Wishing you a warm and relaxing Christmas, and a more prosperous New Year.