Message from the President
One of the most important roles of a Business Chamber is to connect its members, with the view of encouraging business-to-business relationships. The sharing of ideas, concerns and experiences in this environment then become both the catalyst for growth and for prospering long-term relationships. This is what makes local business chambers distinct and unique.
Local business chambers have the responsibility to protect the well-being of the business community as a whole, and work towards its best interests. Chambers protect the welfare of businesses in their districts, and promote the growth of commerce, trade and industry in their respective zones.
Business chambers around the world collect data relevant to different areas, regions and even countries, making them a valuable asset to the business community. Information about potential markets is also collected, and the opportunity to discuss and communicate this data is open to all members.
Local Chambers maintain a strong relationship with local Councils, as well as representatives of both the State and the Federal Government.
They bring to the notice of both the Council and the Government the impact of various laws, regulations and environmental changes. A Chamber can also voice changes and modifications to various laws, in order to make them more practical and useful. This in turn, gives a voice to the unified business community.
Chambers organise meetings with appropriate officials for an open discussion on various issues concerning the business community. They are inclusive, not exclusive, and work side by side with other business and networking groups.
Our newly established Greater Blacktown Business Chamber is one such organisation, which offers the opportunity for businesses to brand, engage, create and build long-term relationships. We are extremely proud and appreciative of the enormous support we are receiving from the business community in establishing this local chamber. Testimony to this was the support of the 175 businesses which were represented at our the Chamber launch and inaugural ‘Business After Five’ held on the 28th August.
On behalf of the Greater Blacktown Business Chamber, I extend to you an invitation to join us at our next event. Currently we host a monthly Business After Five event, networking workshops and other ad hoc events. You can view our upcoming events on our Events Page by clicking here.
The business community is at its best when it works together.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on (02) 8880 6315.
Trevor B Oldfield AM KSJ JP