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"Our Auckland, your business" is a comprehensive booklet offering a quick, clear introduction to everything you need to know about the benefits and value of being a Auckland Chamber Member business

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  • Our Aucklandyour business

  • Auckland is the place business innovators and leaders are based and business successes and achievements celebrated.

    Its important that your business has the best platform for success

    and thats where we make a difference. We ensure you have access

    to training, networking events, advocacy and representation and

    business support services; and we also ensure you have talented

    and skilled candidates ready to make a difference to your team.

    Join with more than 12,000 Auckland business people who share

    with us the belief of what Auckland and its economy is capable of. MICHAEL BARNETT, CEO AUCKLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • Milmeq is so proud to be a part of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. What we need to do is encourage business to come forward, to support the Chamber, to believe in what they can achieve and to have a go at these Awards because they are something special. MIKE LIGHTFOOT, CEO, MILMEQ LIMITED, SUPREME WINNER, BEST OF THE BEST 2014

    Get in front of the right peopleThe Marketplace

    Featuring guest speakers and a Table-Top expo,

    there are plenty of opportunities to showcase and

    display your business and to do business direct

    with other Chamber members.

    Vital Training

    To ensure you and your team are kept up-to-date

    with the knowledge and skills that directly impact

    your business we offer practical seminars and

    workshops all year round. Training focusing on core

    skills as well as specialist expertise led by industry

    experts will help you stay ahead of competition and

    legislative changes.

    Westpac Auckland Business Awards

    Presented and delivered by the Auckland Chamber

    of Commerce in partnership with Auckland Tourism,

    Events & Economic Development Limited (ATEED).

    The Awards recognise and reward Auckland

    businesses succeeding in excellence and innovation.

    Entry is free. Any size business is eligible to enter.

    Speed Networking

    Speed Networking gives you a one-on-one,

    two minute selling opportunity with up to fifty

    business decision makers in one night. This is a fast,

    fun and cost-effective way to showcase your

    business, secure leads and exchange ideas.


    Business after 5 (ba5) get-togethers are the perfect

    chance to showcase your business as a host or to

    engage as a guest in quality networking with other

    like-minded Chamber members.

    Special Events

    Attend regular events such as Business Update and

    hear from the experts how the NZ economy today

    affects your business tomorrow. Our special events

    also introduce you to leaders, decision makers and

    experts driving business success in Auckland and

    around the country. Guest speakers are inspiring,

    informative and at the forefront of their industry

    or political spectrum.

    For more information call 09 309 6100 oremail [email protected]

    Your Chamber membership connects you to a

    network of future clients and potential customers

    who want to do business. Come along prepared,

    with plenty of business cards and your best offer

    and get yourself and your business in front of the

    right people.

  • As a Chamber member you have access to a wide

    variety of business support services and tools

    to help you do business better. From our Business

    0800 Support line, to free resources and expert

    business mentors, you can benefit from invaluable

    experience and a wide range of tools and insights

    for your business. Check these out under Business

    Support Line and Business Mentors in the

    Business Support section of our website.

    The experience and the ideas we got from our mentor have helped us to find so many opportunities for improvement and to look positively on making changes and feeding the lessons we learn into our business and into future software planning. PAUL ROWE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND CO-OWNER, VERNON SYSTEMS LIMITED

    0800 Business Support Line

    We can assist you directly, refer useful resources or

    connect you with specialist support on any business

    enquiry you may have from finance, staffing, health

    & safety to legal and more.

    Real business case studies and resources

    Access free, downloadable resources covering all

    areas of your business.

    Business HealthCheck

    For no cost, you can complete an online snapshot

    of your business to identify key areas of strength,

    improvement and opportunity.

    Exporter HealthCheck

    Access our free, online diagnostic and identify key

    drivers to help you trade more successfully.

    Online Member Directory

    BusinessSearchAuckland.co.nz is a free directory

    for members with contact details, google map

    location, photo, business profile and more.

    For more information call 0800 CHAMBER or visit aucklandchamber.co.nz

    Business Mentors

    Treat yourself to one of the most invaluable

    investments in your business. Securing a business

    mentor for a year will boost your confidence and

    peace of mind when making key business decisions.

    The Chamber has teamed with Business Mentors

    NZ so you can benefit from 12 months mentoring

    assistance. You will be carefully matched with an

    experienced successful business person from within

    your industry, or from a sector you feel you need

    extra guidance and experience in.

    Available Auckland wide, business mentoring is one

    of the best ways to find solutions, avoid pitfalls and

    plan for success fast. You and your mentor can:

    Test ideas;

    Solve problems;

    Access industry specific insights;

    Benchmark and measure performance.

    For more information call 0800 209 209 or visit businessmentors.org.nz

    Find solutions quickly

  • Get the support you need to make your business a

    global success story. Kiwi businesses are renowned

    for bringing innovative products and services

    to the world stage. Of course, the journey to

    international fame and fortune is rarely easy.

    By partnering with the Chamber you can tap into

    the resources and networks of over 22,000 other

    Chambers of Commerce around the world

    representing over 40 million businesses.

    The networking opportunities that the Chamber offers are a very important part of why we are a member because they give our agency and the Korean businesses we represent a chance to connect with New Zealand business opportunities and therefore establish better trade relations between our countries. KELLY KIM, BUSINESS MANAGER, KOREA TRADE COMMISSION (KOTRA)

    The Chambers specialist team are your resource

    for expert advice and practical support covering:

    Export document certification

    You need the right documentation for movement

    of goods and receipt of payments when doing

    international trade. Once you have registered with

    us, you can complete your export documents

    online 24hrs a day 7 days a week.

    Export document services

    For Certificates of Origin and other essential

    certification and documentation services visit

    chamber.co.nz/global and click on Export

    Document Certification.

    Online and free trade agreement service

    Please email [email protected]

    for this service.

    Manual service

    Please email [email protected]

    for this service.

    Exporter HealthCheck

    A smart way to invest in your business, at no cost.

    Completing the online Exporter HealthCheck will

    help you evaluate the best way to move forward

    for export success.

    Other global services

    Letters of introduction

    Services for visiting delegations

    Global news

    Global events

    Business Councils

    Free resources

    For more information or to apply call 09 309 6100 oremail [email protected]

    Build global trade and contacts

  • We had a recent issue with our export containers into Indonesia and customs clearance was delayed due to certification issues. The Auckland Chamber of Commerce worked alongside us, providing documents to support our export. Within a day of our customer receiving this, the containers were cleared. Without the Chambers help we dont know how it would have been resolved. COLLEEN WILSON, HARVEST FRESH

  • We had a recent issue with our export containers into Indonesia and customs clearance was delayed due to certification issues. The Auckland Chamber of Commerce worked alongside us, providing documents to support our export. Within a day of our customer receiving this, the containers were cleared. Without the Chambers help we dont know how it would have been resolved. COLLEEN WILSON, HARVEST FRESH

  • As a Chamber member, youll have more

    opportunities than ever to connect with other

    Auckland businesses. To make sure you get the

    most out of your membership, heres a range of

    different ways for you to promote and advertise

    your business.

    What has really impressed me about the Chamber is that they dont just take your membership and leave you alone, they take an active interest in growing your business. Definitely join the Chamber, its been a great way for me to make contacts, meet like-minded business people and grow my practice. BIANCA MUELLER, LAW DOWN UNDER

    Business savings email

    For less than 5 cents per contact, you can send

    your offer to our database of 5,000 businesses

    through the Chambers bi-monthly Business

    Savings e-newsletter. Advertising space costs just

    $250 + GST for a 50 word advertisement with

    image and link.

    Direct mail marketing

    Generate maximum impact by targeting your

    specific demographic with your own direct

    marketing campaign to all or some of our database

    of 5,000 Chamber members. We provide a phone

    list so you can follow up.

    Chamber magazine

    This high end, bi-annual publication is distributed

    to over 7,000 members, Auckland businesses and

    a wider audience of influencers and stakeholders.

    Visit aucklandchamber.co.nz to download a rate

    card, access special member rates and booking


    For more information or to book call 09 309 6100 or email [email protected]

    Event hosting

    Business After Five, or ba5s, are networking

    evenings hosted by Chamber member companies.

    ba5 networking events sell out fast, which is

    testimony to their effectiveness as a business tool

    for Chamber members.

    The Marketplace

    This event is an expo style format where you

    can book display space to profile your business

    products and services to over 300 business

    decision makers.

    You can also enjoy drinks and nibbles, an inspiring

    guest speaker and the opportunity to meet a wide

    variety of interesting local businesses at this great

    networking event.

    For more information or to book call09 309 6100 or email [email protected]

    Grow your business with the Chamber

  • Finding the right staff with the right skills for your

    business can be quick and cost effective. Call the

    Chamber to discuss your job vacancies and youll

    receive a list of suitable candidates within 48 hrs.

    Or you can use the Chambers online search listing

    to view up to date job seeker profiles.

    The Chamber has a variety of employment

    programmes that identify and prepare the right

    candidate for your business for no cost.

    The Chambers employment team make it so easy to take people on. They have taken the time to get to know the candidates and their skills so you can trust that good people will be put forward for the role. PETER MURRAY, DIRECTOR, GOODSON IMPORTS

    CadetMax and Career Start

    Youth need work and a great start to their career.

    Fill a vacancy in your business by giving the

    Chambers youth candidates a start. This service

    includes 12 months mentoring support.

    The Business Professional

    This no cost service provides you with business

    professional candidates who have on the job skills

    and experience, are highly trained and available

    for a range of business support roles, from

    administration to marketing.

    Migrant employment services

    We have highly skilled migrant professionals with

    New Zealand and/or overseas qualifications who

    are ready to contribute their impressive skills and

    experience in exchange for some New Zealand

    workplace experience.

    Candidates can work within your company for up

    to 8 weeks an ideal way to check team fit before

    you make a formal job offer - or for you to simply

    meet your short term need for another pair of

    hands without the payroll costs.

    New Kiwis local and global

    In partnership with the Department of Immigration

    the New Kiwis web-based employment service has

    been designed to help employers connect with

    skilled staff with international experience and

    qualifications, at no cost. Fill your vacancy today.

    For more information about employment options call 0800 709 907 or 09 263 8840 or visit aucklandchamber.co.nz

    Get the right staff, with the right skills

  • The Chamber works hard on your behalf to

    influence those with the power to improve the

    environment in which you do business. Access

    online audio updates from CEO Michael Barnett

    on the issues and areas of representation the

    Chamber is working on.

    For the latest update visit aucklandchamber.co.nz

    or if youd like to comment please email us on

    [email protected]

    The Chamber does an outstanding job representing the concerns of business to government and local government. The Chamber is New Zealands commercial touchstone and a necessary, unfiltered reality check for politicians. CATHERINE PETERS, PRAXIS PUBLIC RELATIONS LIMITED


    Articles, media appearances, council submissions

    are all tasks we undertake seriously and regularly

    on your behalf saving you from spending time,

    money and effort away from your business or from

    trying to effect change on your own.


    Chief Executive Michael Barnett represents your

    business needs as the spokesperson for members

    of the Chamber. Michael holds the following

    positions which all contribute to his ability to

    advocate on your behalf.

    Chairman Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

    Chairman Local Government Forum

    Chairman Auckland Business Leaders Group

    Chairman Auckland Business Forum

    Chairman Auckland Childrens Santa Parade Trust

    Ministerial appointee to National Advisory Council

    on the Employment of Women

    Chairman NZ Infant Formula Exporters Association

    Co-Chair of the Rules Reduction Taskforce

    Chamber Social

    You can share your successes and offer up ideas for

    debate on any of the Chambers social media

    channels. Being a member means you get to share

    in the collective wisdom of 12,000 Northern hub

    business decision makers.

    Be an active member of the Chamber network. Talk

    to us, share your views, listen to other members and

    learn from the many business success stories and

    activities posted to the Chamber channels.

    For more information call 09 309 6100visit aucklandchamber.co.nz or email [email protected]

    Your voice for business

  • Keep your dollars where they belong. Use the

    buying power of a nationwide network of Chamber

    members and start saving today. From petrol to

    paper clips, the Chamber and its alliance partners

    bring you great discounts on a wide range of

    products and services.

    We signed up for the OfficeMax offer and now go online to order everything including stationery supplies, laminators and more. The business first offer saved us $1,000. GAIL EVERISS, ENERTEC POWER SOLUTIONS


    Get up to 60% off already low prices on more than

    400 commonly used office products.

    Z Energy

    Save 7c per litre off the pump price at service

    stations nationwide with the Chambers Z Card.


    Enter a 24 month Vodafone Red+ Business Plan

    and get half your monthly access fees credited

    back for three months.

    Mercury Energy

    Show us a recent energy bill and well meet or beat

    your current rate. Whats more, well lock in that low

    rate for the next two years.

    Noel Leeming

    Access trade discounts across our range of

    whiteware, electronics, and appliances nationwide.


    Reduce your credit card processing costs and

    access highly competitive rates on the latest

    compliant and fully maintained EFTPOS terminals.

    Real Savings

    Heres a real life example of how a regular Chamber

    member, with 4 staff and a $400K turnover, saved

    over three times their membership investment

    within a year.

    For more information call 09 309 6100 or email [email protected]

    Save on business expenses

    Alliance Partner

    Annual Spend


    Total Savings

    OfficeMax $2,195 30% $658

    Z Energy 10,000km at 10litres/100km 7c per litre $70

    Vodafone $1,800 3 months half price $225

    Westpac $1,624Transaction

    fees 1.55% or 1.85%


    Noel Leeming


    pricing with membership card or number

    $1,000 Not including personal staff



  • Getting involved with the Chamber has been a great way to meet other business owners. The Chamber is a great organisation to bring together business owners from a range of industries and experience. PAUL REDMAN AND DIANNE WATSON, OXIDE DISTRIBUTING CO. LIMITED

    Membership packagesThrough your Chamber Membership you can save

    your business money, drive sales and attract new

    customers, promote your business to a network

    of over 12,000 business people and talk to more

    than 1,000 potential customers by tapping into the

    Chambers monthly event calendar.

    Here are the top three reasons businesses

    join the Chamber:

    Our regular networking events;

    Big savings on business expenses;

    Free recruitment services.

    Membership business support packages

    Join us today and youll gain access to the right

    advice, support and connections to make your

    business succeed.

    Make connections

    Establish your professional reputation

    Exchange ideas and insights

    Grow your business

    A one-stop-shop for lifting your game

    No matter what stage your business is at,

    having the right team behind you makes all the

    difference to how well, and how quickly, you

    succeed in achieving your objectives.

    Sole trader and partnerships

    1-2 employees $250 + GST per annum

    Small and medium sized businesses

    2-50 employees $350 + GST per annum

    Larger businesses

    51-200 employees $622 + GST per annum

    201+ employees $1058 + GST per annum

    For more information call 0800 CHAMBER or email [email protected] Special discounted rates apply for subsidiary,

    associate, franchise, consulate and charitable trust

    membership. Please call us for more details.

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