With businesses facing an ever challenging economic, political and legislative climate, it is more important than ever to partner with organisations that can help businesses navigate with the confidence to make the most of current market conditions and present a united voice for business in NSW.
Tracing our heritage back to 1826, NSW Business Chamber’s mission is to create a better Australia by helping businesses maximise their potential. The Chamber is a passionate advocate for business in the public arena, whether standing up to government and decision makers when business interests are neglected or working together to create positive change. On a one-to-one basis, the Chamber helps all businesses from small enterprises to large corporations maximise their business potential through expert advice and business solutions.
Through careful investments over the years, NSW Business Chamber has built a substantial asset base allowing it to draw down on its investment portfolio to fund activities that support all businesses in NSW, hence this affordable program.
The Chamber Alliance Program has been developed to strengthen the relationship between the NSW Business Chamber and the Local Chambers of Commerce within NSW. This program represents a significant opportunity to unite the Chamber movement in ensuring the interests of small and large businesses are represented at a local, regional, state and federal level.
The objectives and benefits of the program are:
- Foster and develop a co-operative, non-competitive relationship between the NSW Business Chamber and the Local Chamber movement by offering Local Chambers a limited NSW Business Chamber membership for their members. This dual membership arrangement strengthens the value proposition of the Local Chamber membership and removes the concerns around competition for membership.
- Access to advice, tools, products and services from the NSW Business Chamber to help your member’s business and assist the Local Chamber to grow and retain its membership base.
- Create one voice for business in NSW and the united Chamber movement to represent business interests at a local, regional, state and federal level. This will be achieved through Local Chamber engagement with the NSW Business Chamber at our policy forums, information on media releases, engagement with Relationship Managers and Regional Advisory Councils.
The model has been developed with consideration to feedback gathered from workshops conducted with Local Chambers across the state.
The attached document outlines the Chamber Alliance Program, the benefits to both the Local Chamber and their members, and the commitments of both the NSW Business Chamber and the Local Chamber of Commerce.
We look forward to working with you to create a strong chamber movement, a more effective advocacy platform and better outcomes for business in NSW.
Stephen Cartwright CEO,
NSW Business Chamber