Past Events: 2020

Launch of BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland

Launch of BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland

2 December 2020

Yesterday we met with some of our Eastern Southland members at the very impressive Heartland Hotel Croydon. With a very positive response from those in attendance we are excited to offer the BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland every second month, with the first session in March 2021. Keep a look out for the invitation. […]

BA5 – Southland Farm Machinery

BA5 – Southland Farm Machinery

26 November 2020

Thank you Southland Farm Machinery for hosting Southland Chamber members at your Business After 5.

A Conversation with Hon Stuart Nash

A Conversation with Hon Stuart Nash

26 November 2020

Minister of Economic & Regional Development, Forestry, Small Business and Tourism.

BNZ Biz Bites – Using Brand as a Competitive Advantage to push Growth

BNZ Biz Bites – Using Brand as a Competitive Advantage to push Growth

21 November 2020

Thanks to Simon Owen from Orange Sheep Creative, delivering out last BNZ Biz Bites Session for 2020. Using brand as a competitive advantage and how it can strengthen your growth strategy. Use this analogy when thinking of your brand…“Whatever comes to mind when you think about a business”

Building Capability – Making Time for What’s Important

Building Capability – Making Time for What’s Important

17 November 2020

At Coach Kris Mac workshop this morning, we learnt the simple steps to supercharged our productivity and the tools to use to put them into action. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle” Thanks Kris for a great session this morning! We will make sure we have set up our […]

YES Regional Final and Awards

YES Regional Final and Awards

23 October 2020

Congratulations to all our Regional Finalists that pitched today – outstanding presentations!! The high calibre that all 10 teams showed are true examples of resilience given the challenges this year has presented. The students demonstrated their ability to be adaptable, task focused and outcome driven. Thank you to our fabulous MC, Ashleigh McIntosh – YES […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 8

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 8

23 October 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today!

Building Capability – Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches

Building Capability – Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches

20 October 2020

Full house at our Building Capability workshop discussing Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches with Angela MacKenzie, Eagles Eagles & Redpath. Special thanks to our delivery partner, Eagles Eagles & Redpath, and community funder, Community Trust South, for supporting this initiative to provide local organisation’s and businesses with easy, and affordable access to bite-sized professional […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Lets Lean it

BNZ Biz Bites – Lets Lean it

7 October 2020

Thank you to Isuru Rodrigo from Front-Line Training and Consultancy, speaking at todays BNZ Biz Bites session about applying Lean Management methodologies to gain and improve your business efficiencies. Watch out for Front-Lines calendar for more opportunities to train yourself and your business.

Building Capability – Digital Marketing

Building Capability – Digital Marketing

18 September 2020

Thanks to Emma Lindsay from ELM Marketing delivering our Building Capability workshop in Digital Marketing last night. Some fantastic takeaways and strategies to help you identify your target market, work through your content management categories, for your digital marketing strategies.

BNZ Biz Bites – Engage your team in preventing Illness a nd Injury

BNZ Biz Bites – Engage your team in preventing Illness a nd Injury

16 September 2020

Thanks to Bronwyn Campbell from Adaptive Health & Safety for our Biz Bites session today. Small crowd held at Coin South, which created a nice environment to engage in conversation around this topic. Bronwyn’s area of work is facilitating and coaching people to integrate health and safety systems into other areas of business management. Bronwyn […]

Building Capability – Accounting 101

Building Capability – Accounting 101

20 August 2020

Great training session with Jesse Hall, Malloch McClean sharing his knowledge around the Business 101 Cycle at our Accounting 101 Building Capability workshop. Thanks to our community funder, Community Trust South, and delivery partner Malloch McClean for supporting this initiative.

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

10 August 2020

One of the benefits of being part of the Southland Leadership Academy Alumni is being able to access intimate panel discussions, gaining knowledge from our regions incredible leaders stories. On Friday, we hosted our second Thought Leadership Panel Discussion. A huge thank you to our four guest speakers Lana Winders, Netball South and Ascot Park […]

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Own Your Day & Get More Done!

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Own Your Day & Get More Done!

5 August 2020

Do you own your day? Three steps to help you achieve this 1. Clarity 2. Structure, and 3. Discipline Kris Mac from McIntyre Dick presented to a full house today at our monthly BNZ Biz Bites session. Thanks Kris, a lot of takeaways – Own your day!

Building Capability – Restructuring and Redundancy

Building Capability – Restructuring and Redundancy

4 August 2020

This afternoon members learnt from the experience of Janet Copeland, Copeland Ashcroft Law at our Restructuring and Redundancy workshop. Thank you Janet, a fabulous session! Copeland Ashcroft Law has offices in Invercargill, Dunedin, Queenstown, Auckland, Tauranga and Hawkes Bay, servicing clients nationwide. Their team of solicitors can assist with all employment and health and safety […]

Building Capability – Innovation during Disruption

Building Capability – Innovation during Disruption

23 July 2020

Special thanks to Jeffrey Broughton and Michael Lee from Findex New Zealand for delivering a great Building Capability Series workshop: Innovation during disruption. Disruption is the new norm. Disruptive innovation explains the phenomenon by which an innovation transforms an existing market or sector by introducing simplicity, convenience, accessibility or affordability. Lots of takeaways from this […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 7

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 7

17 July 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today

Building Capability – Payroll: Getting it Right

Building Capability – Payroll: Getting it Right

7 July 2020

Thank you to Kerryn Douglas PAY CHECK – Payroll Specialists for sharing her expertise at our first Building Capability Series workshop Payroll – Getting if Right. The Chamber is partnering with our members to deliver fortnightly bite-sized workshops designed to support organisational success. Special thanks to Community Trust South and all our delivery partners for […]

Lockdown – The Business Break Out!

Lockdown – The Business Break Out!

3 July 2020

What a great night at Southland Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS BREAK OUT at The Handle Bar Classic Motorcycle Mecca last night. Fantastic to welcome our members and so many of our new members.

BNZ Biz Bites – Working Remotely – Winning with Dispersed Teams

BNZ Biz Bites – Working Remotely – Winning with Dispersed Teams

1 July 2020

Great to see everyone back at our first Biz Bites, post lock down. Today we heard from the engaging Lachie Shannon from Malloch McClean. Lachie is the engagement strategist at Malloch McClean.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 6

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 6

12 June 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today

BNZ Biz Bites – Being Well in the Workplace

BNZ Biz Bites – Being Well in the Workplace

5 March 2020

Yesterdays BNZ Biz Bites session Alison Young, from Southern Cross Health, presented on their new BeingWell programme.

Courageous Conversations for Leadership Academy Alumni

Courageous Conversations for Leadership Academy Alumni

27 February 2020

On a beautiful Southland evening, Southland Leadership Academy Alumni were invited to come along to this session to learn how to have courageous conversations – that effect positive and permanent change.

BNZ Biz Bites – Why should we fight for the smelter?

BNZ Biz Bites – Why should we fight for the smelter?

5 February 2020

Our first BNZ Biz Bites for 2020, was a capacity crowd. Today we hosted NZAS CEO and General Manager, Stew Hamilton.

Have your say on better protections for contractors

Have your say on better protections for contractors

3 February 2020

This afternoon Nehal Davison, Principal Advisor, Labor & Immigration Policy, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consulted with our members around law changes that are being consider which could affect contractors.

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