Past Events

Essentials of Leadership

Essentials of Leadership

16 August 2022

The Southland Business Chamber welcomed 19 local leaders to our Essentials of Leadership two-day training programme designed and facilitated by Mark Greaney. This course is designed to teach new leaders the skills they need to effectively lead their teams. The course focusses on how to apply theoretical concepts to practical situations at work in line […]

New Member Mixer

New Member Mixer

16 August 2022

A big turnout for our new member mixer yesterday afternoon at the Invercargill Club. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us and sharing a bit about yourselves and your business: Bev Small – Invercargill Club Cathie Cotter – Southland Rural Support Trust Chris Fraser – Miele Apiaries Craig Billows – Billows Law […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Otautau

Leadership Academy Graduation – Otautau

2 August 2022

With warmth and aroha, we celebrated with our Otautau intake 18 Southland Leadership Academy Graduates.

BA5 – Te Rau o Te Huia –  Centre for Creative Industries

BA5 – Te Rau o Te Huia – Centre for Creative Industries

29 July 2022

Wow! What an incredible asset this space is for our city. Located in the heart of town, Te Rau o Te Huia opened in 2021 and houses Southern Institute of Technology’s Art, Design, Fashion, Film, Animation as well as Music courses. The old St John’s Church today is equipped with the latest technology from the […]

Speed Networking

Speed Networking

28 July 2022

What an awesome night – Networking at Transport World. Professional networking at its best in Invercargill :- Jay Coote from Tuurama as our special guest and MC a wine some delicious nibbles, and pretty special seats to relax in while meeting your business date. Thanks to the team from TW Events & Incentives hosting this […]

Project Management – PRINCE2

Project Management – PRINCE2

15 July 2022

In partnership with Project Results, the Southland Business Chamber hosted the popular project management PRINCE2® courses – Foundation and Practitioner in Invercargill this week, for the first time. These two courses will be available again in 2023 – Click here to learn more.

Wellbeing Webinar  –  Building your financial fitness

Wellbeing Webinar – Building your financial fitness

6 July 2022

During last night’s Wellbeing webinar, we heard from Ngaire Peek enable.me – Financial Strategy and Coaching. Ngaire explained the building blocks of financial success, the impact of your money psychology and why better financial literacy (and more money) are no silver bullet for financial wellbeing. What type of spender are you?

New Member Mixer

New Member Mixer

28 June 2022

A great turnout for our new member mixer today at COIN South – thanks to everyone who made the effort to join us and sharing a bit about yourselves and your business Alana Conroy – Transcare 2021 Ltd Ari Shaw & Vince Howell – Road Runner Panel & Paint Emma Hammond & Kylie Davidson – […]

Export Southland Panel – Our Future

Export Southland Panel – Our Future

23 June 2022

A huge thank you to our guest speakers: Chris Edwards – Managing Director, Go Air Land Sea / President, CBAFF Chris Blenkiron – CEO, NZAS Bernard May – CEO, Mataura Valley Milk Limited Nigel Finnerty – CEO, Invercargill Airport And to our MC Jamie May – Business Development Manager, South Port NZ who lead the […]

Where is our rural sector heading?

Where is our rural sector heading?

20 June 2022

With a bit of a rocky start due to plane delays, we were privileged to have Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, present to our members on Thursday, over lunch. She talked about the rural sectors future. As one of New Zealand’s leading farming academics she says “we should count our blessings because we live in a beautiful […]

YES Mid Year Pitches

YES Mid Year Pitches

17 June 2022

Lion Foundation Young Enterprise students did not disappoint despite the horrendous weather attending  one of two inspiring days of YES Business Pitches – day one in Invercargill, and day two in Wanaka. 120 students (32 businesses) showcased their wonderful businesses in a dragon den’s pitch. Beeswax fire starters, lawn mowing services, noodle t-shirts, tea, and toothpaste […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Gore

Leadership Academy Graduation – Gore

17 June 2022

Congratulations to our second Eastern Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today Josie Robinson, Robbies NZ Pickles & Preserves Charlie Gilder, Daiken Southland Limited Michael Stuart, Stuart Timber Co. Ltd Sam Grant, Craigs Investment Partners Jason Craig, Aquila Sustainable Farming Andrea Greer, Nurturing Relationships Kyle Hewlett, Daiken Southland Limited Karen Nicholson, Combined Veterinary Services Christian Harvey, Blue […]

Westpac Smarts. Mastering Communication

Westpac Smarts. Mastering Communication

9 June 2022

Today’s Westpac Smarts series with Amy Scott, People Expert was held at SIT Centre Stage, Invercargill. As a reformed lawyer and former NZ Women’s ice hockey representative, Amy has key insights into how effective communication leads to better connection and collaboration. Thanks Amy, great presentation, a lot of laughs, especially when we all worked out […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Value adding through Technology

BNZ Biz Bites – Value adding through Technology

1 June 2022

Thanks to Jim Dowling from Digital Stock presented at our BNZ Biz bites today. “TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE IS MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER” “TRANSFORMATION IS A JOURNEY – BUT YOU NEED TO KEEP UP” A fantastic presentation Jim, very polished!

New Member Mixer – Fiordland

New Member Mixer – Fiordland

30 May 2022

We had a great turnout of new members for our New Member Mixer in Te Anau on board Fiordland Historic Cruises ship, Faith – our first networking event in Te Anau since before the red light settings! Thanks to everyone for making the effort to join us and Adam and the crew. We look forward […]

Immigration Law Seminar

Immigration Law Seminar

18 May 2022

Thank you to Copeland Ashcroft Law, for providing yesterdays workshop on the recent employment law updates inlcuding: Overview of the AEWV policy and key dates Obtaining Employer Accreditation status Maintaining Employer Accreditation status The Job Check Process Preparing for these changes.

New Member Mixer

New Member Mixer

3 May 2022

We had a great turnout of new members for our New Member Mixer today at Coin South – our first networking event since before the red light settings! Thanks to everyone for making the effort to join us. Abby McDowell – NZME Carly Thomson – Kyber Healthcare Ltd Dani Burns – The Urban Kitchen Jan […]

2022 Annual General Meeting

2022 Annual General Meeting

7 April 2022

Today we held the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Southland Business Chamber via zoom. Congratulations to Reece McDonald, Ricoh Southland and Helen Robinson, Hawthorndale Care Village who have been elected to the 2022/23 Chamber Board. Thank you to retiring board members Shaun Drylie and Luke Macpherson, and to all the other nominees who put themselves forward. Click here to […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Inflation. What does our future look like?

BNZ Biz Bites – Inflation. What does our future look like?

6 April 2022

Phil Townsend, Senior Dealer – Treasury Solutions at Bank of New Zealand presented some interesting statistics on what our future may look like with business floating and fixed rates. This session was recorded for members. Please contact us by emailing office@southlandchamber.co.nz to request the link. Thanks Phil, and to our partners – BNZ Invercargill for […]

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATION – INTAKE 16

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATION – INTAKE 16

1 April 2022

Congratulations to our Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated on Friday: Adam Reinsfield, TW Events & Incentives (Transport World)  Brett Murray, Wallace Murray Electrical Bryony Clarke, Fortuna Group Ellice D’Arcy, Makarewa Coolstores Ltd – COIN South Scholarship Gemma Scott-Hall, Drivetech Leeanne de Vries, Tonic Interior Systems Ltd Luke Futter, Aquilia Sustainable Farming Megan Watt, H & J Smith Ltd Rachael […]

St John Mental Health First Aid Course

St John Mental Health First Aid Course

29 March 2022

So awesome to finish the week with another PowerNet funded Mental Health First Aid course, hosted at the Ascot Park Hotel. Recipients said they really enjoyed the day, and even some tears had been shed as stories shared. Tutor Kate said it’s amazing to see how emotive this course is and how much people take […]

Wellbeing Webinar  – Hiding in Plain Sight

Wellbeing Webinar – Hiding in Plain Sight

25 February 2022

Wow! Thank you Jess for sharing Aquila’s Wellbeing success on our Wellbeing Webinar last night. Some brilliant takeaways for our members. We can certainly see why Aquila were the winners of the Blue River Dairy 2021 Workplace Wellbeing Award! Jess shared their Values – People, Animals and Environment – what these mean in terms of […]

Omicron:  What we will we be facing from a Health & Business Perspective

Omicron: What we will we be facing from a Health & Business Perspective

24 February 2022

Last night our members heard from Dr Hywel Lloyd, Medical Director at Southern District Health Board (New Zealand), and COVID-19 Lead. Dr Hywel presented slides and step through the COVID-19 pandemic, talking about the plans for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Omicron Outbreak. Very interesting and real. We need to be diligent and […]

Westpac Smarts. Brad Olsen

Westpac Smarts. Brad Olsen

17 February 2022

Principal Economist, Director at Infometrics.  “Our resilience is encouraging” was the message from our Westpac Smarts guest speaker today, Infometrics Ltd Principal Economist, Brad Olsen. “Southland’s economy shows strength, but with clear challenges ahead”

ILT Langlands Hotel – Hard Hat Tour

ILT Langlands Hotel – Hard Hat Tour

16 February 2022

ILT Langlands Hotel – Hard Hat Tour was held yesterday for our members. What an awesome new community asset, with beautiful rooms, amazing views and a fabulous entertainment district with a variety of small restaurants and bars to enjoy! Thanks to Emma and Angee for showing us around and to ILT for investing in Invercargill’s […]

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