Past Events: 2021
Local Southland student take out National Excellence Award at Young Enterprise National Award ceremony. An Aparima College student is the winner of the 2021 Ministry of Youth Development Award for Resilience for The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Sole trader, Sam Pratt, created Tech Angel after seeing his grandad struggle with technology. Covid-19 lockdowns […]
We enjoyed hosting our Eastern Southland “Off the Clock” Christmas drinks last night, held at the The Thomas Green Restaurant & Bar. It was great to catch up with Leadership Academy Alumni from through-out Southland including Lumsden, Invercargill, Edendale and Gore, along with local members and guests.
A brilliant day on Friday for our Export Southland Annual Golf Tournament. Team Placings 1st – GWD 2nd – QFS (Quality Foods Southland) 3rd – Great South. A huge thank you to our sponsors and supporters on the day. With Hyundai GWD sponsoring the Longest Drive – Tim McKay from the Great South team won […]
The Southland Business Chamber hosted NZAS’s Business After 5 (BA5) event last night at TW Events & Incentives. At this event NZAS launched their upcoming tender pipeline with over $35 million spend announced for 2022. Tender invitations are being sought including, but are not limited to, transport, building & construction, maintenance and catering. Contact the […]
WOW! What an inspirational inaugural Westpac Smarts event, with guest speaker Tony Laker. Tony’s presentation was entitled “How the Hell did that Happen”? which he described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, good fun, roller-coaster ride of adventure, controversy, intrigue, some good ideas, with a little bit of sex and travel. We found out the secrets to the House […]
Thank you to Janet Copeland from Copeland Ashcroft for her brief on the latest COVID19 employment updates. This information session focused on: Handling mandated vaccination Health and Safety risk assessments How to shape workplace strategy regarding vaccination, and Workplace policies for the Delta environment. Very helpful and informative session.
Congratulations to our first Eastern Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today Alan Thomas, Aon New Zealand Craig Tutem, Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Ltd Delwyn Soper, Gore Health Ltd Garth Devereux, Westpac (Gore) Gurmeet Kaur, AdvanceQuip – Southland Newcomers Scholarship Hilary Copland, Bannerman Cruickshank Pryde Jessica Fraser, Aquila Sustainable Farming Joel Philpot, Daiken Southland Ltd […]
Member of Parliament for Epsom, and Leader of ACT, David Seymour spoke on the issues affecting New Zealanders. Thank you to David and his office for taking the time to visit Southland. “Business is not dirty word and Entrepreneurship should be celebrated”.
BNZ Biz Bites today – Electric Vehicle 101, was an interesting look into what our future in the transport industry will look like. Michelle Findlater from GWD Toyota Invercargill explained the benefits and basic differences between: ICE (Internal Combustion engine), HEV (Hybrids), PHEV (Plug in Hybrids), EV (Electric Vehicles), and FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles). […]
Today we celebrated the achievements of our talented Young Enterprise Trust (YES) students. This year YES students from James Hargest College, Southland Girls’ High School, Southland Boys’ High School, Aparima College, Verdon College, Wakatipu High School and Mt Aspiring College were provided with the ultimate learning experience as they started a new business during a […]
Today we wish to make a special thanks to our Sponsors for providing a St John Invercargill 1st Aid Mental Health Workshop to our Not for Profit members. Principle sponsor PowerNet, Venue sponsor Ascot Park Hotel and Southland Business Chamber for the catering.This is a worthwhile day for you or or staff to take time […]
Sponsored by PowerNet Ltd this St John Mental Health First Aid Course was offered FREE to Southland not for profit organisations and charities. St John Mental Health First Aid course helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members. We would also like to give thanks to the […]
Congratulations to our newest Leadership Academy Alumni Jaeun (Alice) Lee, Habitat for Humanity / Newcomers Leadership Scholarship Rupert Mitchell, Blue River Dairy LP Leon Hartnett, IHC NZ Grant Harris, Segard Masurel Nicolette Bottger, South Port NZ Ltd John Douglas, Southland District Council Geoff Carter, Southland Home Ventilation Debbie Smith, Prime Range Meats Fernanda Cristina, H&J […]
It was awesome to welcome some of our new members to our New Member Mixer this morning at the Tuatara Invercargill including Holly Flannery, C H Faul and Company Ltd Raelene Jenkins, Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home & Glenbrae Gardens Rest Home Geraldo Miranda Youthline Southland Claire Spencer, Elite Edge Consulting Ltd Matthew Hancock, happyplankton Gurmeet […]
Last night we hosted our monthly Wellbeing Webinar – Boost team productivity through head health. A big thank you to Helen Tufui from The Headache Clinic for her tips on how to prevent and manage tension headaches and migraines, and advice on how to set up your at home work station.
Yesterday we co hosted the first of our three 2021 workshops for the St John Mental Health First Aid. This workshop is a must do, particularly in these trying times, and is certainly more important now than ever to understand how our mental health is – in your workplace, home or community. During the session […]
It was great to be able to host our BNZ Biz Bites again this month. Thank you to Sarah Valli and John Schol from Malloch McClean who shared their knowledge around building a smarter, better business. Thank you to all attended on this beautiful sunny lunchtime.
We are all presented at times with unpredictable, aggressive, or inappropriate people. Stephanie Holloway designed a training session to help those working, or leading in customer environments or facing the general public to help them feel more prepared the next time it happens by teaching them the following conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques: Recognising the […]
Fiordland Business Association and Southland Business Chamber hosted a 5-Day Business Support Summit to support businesses in the region. Over the 5-days 18 different sessions will be held covering lots of business topics including marketing, financial, business planning, employment law, we’ll-being, immigration, legal, teamwork and more.
It was great to be back out and about today, hosting our first Covid-19 Alert Level 2 workshop. Thank you to Jesse Hall for sharing his knowledge. A very informative session for businesses as we all navigate our way through a challenging environment and look for opportunities to adapt and grow our businesses. Thank you […]
Stephanie Holloway provided an exclusive opportunity for Southland Business Chamber members to join her for a 30 minute Zoom where she provided some simple tips for us on Spotting the signs of stress in body language in your colleagues How to be a great communicator even under challenging circumstances Zoom fatigue – lessening the impact. […]
Thank you to our fabulous local leaders – Grant Butler (Butler & Associates), Helen Young (South Port NZ Ltd), Nigel Finnerty (Invercargill Airport), Reece McDonald (Ricoh Southland) and MC – Sheree Carey (CEO Southland Chamber) for sharing your leadership journey, experiences, and thoughts at tonight’s Southland Leadership Academy Alumni Panel Discussion. It was excellent catching […]
Was excellent to host Jane Pairman in Invercargill to present an Intellectual Property Management – What you need to know workshop. Jane established Pairman I.P. after nearly 19 years experience in the intellectual property area. She saw a need to apply her understanding and experience of science research to assist clients in obtaining the maximum […]
Thank you to Janet Copeland from Copeland Ashcroft Law for presenting at today’s BNZ Biz Bites. Janet covered upcoming workplace law updates including Employment law changes on the horizon, including fair pay agreements, sick leave increase and minimum entitlements Immigration and compulsory accreditation changes Privacy Act 2020 – update on key issues COVID-19 vaccination and […]