Here’s what some of our members have to say about belonging to the Chamber: 

Prices Pharmacy:

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.”

Karen Stratford – Aflex Technology (NZ) Ltd:

“The work the Chamber offers in fostering local businesses, guest speakers, networking opportunities, and keeping members updated with relevant legislation changes is of tremendous value.”

Andrew McGlashen – McGlashen Pharmacy, Richmond:

“The Chamber provides that essential connection between local (and sometimes international) businesses.  It offers an excellent opportunity to expand your network and is constantly working to see Nelson business thrive.”

On Business Building Block workshops:

Angela McGrath – New Vision Landscapes Nelson Ltd:

“Fantastic, thank you! Course content was relevant and applicable to all industries.”

Kathy Lloyd – Waka Kuata Ltd:

“Excellent discussion of points and concerns raised by the attendees very responsive. Very topical and relevant.”

On entering the annual Business Awards:

Jason Monopoli – Orange Dog, Supreme Business Winner 2018: 

“Entering the business awards was about measuring our business. We thought we’d been doing not too bad a job but wanted to test this. The entry process forced us to take a long hard look at ourselves and we picked up bits that may have otherwise been missed.”

Eva Maureau – Abel Tasman Canyons, Supreme Business Winner 2017:

“Getting down on paper what’s been in our minds for the business has provided real clarity for our business goals, and we would encourage anyone thinking about entering to do it. Just make the time early and it will be a worthwhile exercise.” 

Emma Heke – Datacom Innovation Award Winner 2017

“Highly recommend entering the Chamber Business Awards. A great chance to take a deep look at your business. The team are so friendly and helpful and put on a stunning Awards night event. Winning the Datacom Innovation Award 2017 is very exciting for me at Heke Homemade Herbals. Thank you!”

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