Connect, influence & grow

Kia ora and welcome to the Southland Business Chamber. Our purpose is success for our members, business leadership for our community, and prosperity for our region. 

Invest in your business

What's important to you, is important to us

Membership means you are not only investing in the most influential business organisation in Southland, but you are also investing in your business, your people and the overall wellbeing of the community.

Our role is to support and champion local business, giving our members a helping hand where they need it most – and if we can’t help them, we’ll connect them to someone who can.

The Chamber is an independent voice, advocating on the issues that matter, uniting Southland businesses of all sizes and industries. We also collaborate on a number of national and regional key projects.

With a support base of 540 plus members, we help businesses like yours.

Benefits of membership

We will connect, enable, and inspire you!

The Chamber offers extensive benefits and opportunities for members at every level. Whether you are joining for networking, professional development, marketing opportunities, to generate leads, reduce costs or business advocacy, your membership affords you with access to high-quality programmes, events, and officials that will help you achieve your business goals. 

Membership is at the heart of everything we do.

Your membership subscription includes:

Network for success

Strengthen your business networks and make valuable new connections


Connect to our regions brighest thinkers, innovative minds, and entrepreneurial achievers


Advertising in our online member directory is included

Increased exposure

Increase your exposure through delivering a presentation to members, writing articles, sharing your company news or hosting an event

Grow your business

Get your brand in front of more than 540 local businesses, and market your products and services to over 1,800 subscribers *Fee applies

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor us to increase your business profile and get noticed


Invitations to attend member only events

Upskill yourself and your team

Gain new skills and learn best-practice techniques that will lead to personal and business success

Keep up to date

Critical business information including ChamberLink newsletter, social media and online platforms, plus economic and legislative updates


Share experience and knowledge from industry leaders and experts

Have your voice heard

Keep up to date with current advocacy and representation topics, and have your say


Influence central and local Government with our collective voice

Business Savings

Reduce your costs through discounted services with our national partners

Membership cards

All staff can receive a membership card to access member to member offers


Recognition for engaging in corporate social responsibility

Member rates

Discounted rates on training and events

Open doors

Invitations to meet elected officials, city leaders, government and business leaders

Member to member offers

Offer a member to member discount to promote your business to fellow members

Pictures above. Salmon & Mussel Farm – Southland – Credit Jeremy Pierce
Southern Dairy Hub – Credit: Great South, and Stabicraft Marine – Credit Videocopter