We are the largest and most active business networking, training and advocacy group in the Nelson Tasman region.
With a support base of more than 580 members, the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce has a wealth of expertise at its finger tips and is the best vehicle for connecting business people across the region. We are independent of local and central government as we are funded by businesses to be accountable to our membership. This provides us a strong advocacy voice.
Each year we host more than 50 events – business training seminars, networking functions, luncheons and the Aspire Conference – which members get free or subsidised entry to. These collectively attract more than 5000 participants.
Celebrating local business success is a large part of what we do. In addition to our annual Business Awards, we promote member businesses through our social media channels, website, weekly email newsletter and via this bi-monthly magazine.
Members get discounted advertising rates in chamber publications. They are also entitled to discounts with a range of national retailers and 30 minutes free employment advice from a selection a local specialists.
Paul Brockie -Absolute Energy and Brockie renovations:
“For what you get out of it, the Chamber is cheap to join. And despite what some people think, it’s not really aimed at big business. It’s very suitable for small businesses that want to grow and need to know what is going on in the business community around them.”
Sean Thurlow – Ground Power Electrical:
“The Chamber offers great support for tradespeople. The bigger organisations are there to support the smaller business. I would certainly go to the Chamber for help as my business grows and I need advice in specific areas.”
Pete Patullo – Ubike:
“The Chamber provides an independent viewpoint. They have good public profile and they don’t hold back on important issues. They provide a crucial voice for business.”