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The Southland Business Chamber is creating this special edition board game as a way to promote our region, and support our members' in a fun and entertaining way. While it's impossible to feature everything Southland has to offer, contact us today to discuss advertising opportunities.
Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council, and Gore District Council have identified that there is an opportunity for newcomers to hold leadership positions within Southland’s business, community and not-for-profit sectors. The Southland Newcomer Leadership Scholarship is a contestable fund whereby eligible applicants can apply to access funding to enable them to participate in the Southland […]
Jo of the Southland Business Chamber was one of the recipients of the scheme. She received free sushi from Bonsai Sushi in Esk Street, Invercargill. She said the idea was “wonderful”. “It was a very nice surprise and a very nice gesture. A great initiative by Mee & Henry Lawyers,” she said.
Christine Wallace, co-owner of Fiordland Outdoors Company (FOC) said the show must go on and we need to keep pace with the rest of the world. FOC was at just 10% of a pre-COVID season, so Wallace would be "very, very, very glad to see [Aucklanders] down here". Things [have been] pretty grim. Tourism needs it, she said.
Employment New Zealand are hosting Zoom webinars about employment law changes relating to mandatory vaccination requirements for employees, under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the traffic light system). The webinar outlines the Government vaccination mandates for certain work under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the traffic lights system), and the relevant employment law updates including: Reasonable paid […]
Rio Tinto donates almost half a million dollars to the Southland community in response to COVID-19.
The Southland Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Business Confidence Survey for November found all businesses surveyed average costs had gone up in the past three months, with 86 per cent of businesses expecting them to continue increasing.
The Southland Business Chamber has conducted it’s second Southland Business Confidence survey, for the quarter ending November 2021. Your business experience and insights are essential to capture and include in the region’s assessment of our current business climate. The data and results we collect will provide vital information about the current economic climate in Southland, […]
Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Sheree Carey said whilst the fast implementation had been a "headache", most businesses were glad they'd received some level of guidance. "Everybody has got broad advice, and for the anomalies that don't, specific sector advice will be coming next week," she said.
Fiordland Business Association chair Nathan Benfell said the border announcement was “one step forward and two steps back”. International tourists historically accounted for about 80 per cent of Fiordland’s visitors, and tourism businesses had been anxiously awaiting a border re-opening date.
Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey said businesses were in limbo and there were concerns there would not be enough time to sort out staffing before the traffic light system was introduced.
A Southland employment lawyer is encouraging businesses to do their own risk assessments before Government introduces a new process under public health legislation later this year.
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard “work on your business, not in it” I would be a rich woman, well possibly not rich but I would have earned some coin. As any business owner can attest to, it is common to get stuck working in your business and not on […]
The amount and frequency of the Resurgence Support Payment is increasing from 12 November 2021 and will be available until Auckland moves into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to Level 2 […]
Today we celebrated the achievements of our talented Young Enterprise Trust (YES) students. Congratulations to all our finalists, The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise 2021 Southland Company of the Year, and all the Excellence Award winners.
Chamber chief executive officer Sheree Carey said that once vaccine certificates were introduced it would be up to each individual business to decide if they are going to serve unvaccinated patrons or not.
Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Sheree Carey said until the vaccine passport and restrictions around it were officially announced it was difficult for businesses to plan what decision they would make. “A lot of businesses aren’t making money under level 2, so they won’t have a choice, they’ll have to go vaccination only to be able to make money,” she said. “There’s some big decisions to come, it’s just that we’re kind of sitting in limbo at the moment waiting for them to decide to start the work.”
Jocelyn O'Donnell is a finalist in the Southern Institute of Technology’s Business Personality category of this year’s Southland Business Excellence Awards.
With an estimated $1 billion dollars worth of projects commencing or tendering in Southland, The Southland Business Chamber, in partnership with Project Results, is now offering the popular project management PRINCE2® courses. Why PRINCE2 PRINCE2 wasn’t just made up, rather it is the collection of the knowledge of successful project managers. PRINCE2 gives you best practice advice on […]
A group of Mount Aspiring College students have produced an Eco-friendly spray fertiliser for indoor plants, through the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) programme. The group of five Year 13 students have been successfully selling their fertiliser at the local Wanaka Artisan Market and also on their website https://sprout-tonic.mystorbie.com/ Made of three key ingredients – seaweed, tea […]
Southland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Sheree Carey says Monday's announcement did not provide clear guidelines, or respite, for the events industry. "Due to the lack of clarity around the new restrictions for hosting events, the Chamber had no alternative but to postpone the 2021 Southland Business Excellence Awards," she says. "It was extremely confusing and not helpful. We are obviously frustrated and disappointed."