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Ladies Golf - Give It A Go!

Grab a couple of girlfriends and head along to Cambridge Golf Club on 1 October to Give Golf a Go!...

September 14, 2018

UCI Track Cycling Champs Are Coming!

In January The TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup is coming back to Cambridge, 18-20 January, 2019, bringing the world’s best track cyclists back to the Avantidrome. NZ hosted its first ever Track World Cup at the Avantidrome in 2015 – to huge local and national support, with capacity crowds at all racing sessions, and extensive media coverage and social media following. This year the event runs over three days, with 2 race sessions each day.  The spectator capacity is 1500 per race se...

September 13, 2018

Unwritten: Book Review

Business Book Review: Unwritten by Jack DelosaThe nutshellUnwritten challenges everything we know about what it means to be an traditional entrepreneur. He uses the stories from some of the great minds in history, like Michelangelo, Einstein, Mandela as well as some present day icons, like Oprah, Branson, Musk to uncover the secrets to their success and challenge your thinking as a business person. Excellent read!! Five StarsInsights• Don't live by OPR'S (other people's rules)• Comfort ...

September 13, 2018

Introducing Kelly

The new CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is Kelly Bouzaid. With almost 270 members which includes multiple groups such as Love Cambridge, Optimum and the First XV Young Professionals Group, President Phil Mackay said they are thrilled to welcome Kelly. “She joins us at an exciting time and comes to an organisation that’s in great shape,” he said. “Outgoing CEO Tania Witheford has seen the Chamber through substantial change and growth and formed strong relationships and partnersh...

September 12, 2018

Congratulations Winners!

The 2018 Waipa Networks Business Award winners were revealed at last Friday's fabulous Gala finale hosted at Mystery Creek. With 425 attendees and over 70 different businesses present, there was an awesome cross-section of Waipa and Raglan businesses in attendance....

September 7, 2018

New Face At The Chamber

There’s a new face in the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce office – Aroha Croft, who is joining Loren Bennett in job sharing the Membership Co-ordinator role. Aroha is a well recognised face in Cambridge, as she was with Onyx Café and Restaurant for more than 10 years. She recently left her post to embark on her own business with husband Aaron – The Smoke Collective, a gourmet food truck....

August 28, 2018

Last Chance For Awards Tickets

Just a few tickets left for this great night out. Bring your clients or suppliers along and show them what Waipa is made of!...

August 22, 2018

Safer Roads, Safer Waipa

Waipa District Council is looking for your feedback on our Waipa roads.You can make a submission online at www.waipadc.govt.nz/haveyoursa... or download and fill out this form: ...

August 17, 2018

Business Confidence Survey Results

The results of the Chambers' Business Confidence Survey are in.  ...

August 8, 2018

What Impact Will New Employment Laws Have?

This week we hosted a panel discussion on employment, focusing on the proposed law changes, recent employment court and authority decisions. Our panelists, LelseyAnn Thomas (People in Mind), Andrea Twaddle (DTI Lawyers) and Stephen Deverell (Mitre 10 Cambridge), discussed a range of issues and answered questions.Expect the employment law rollbacks to come into force but don't lose sleep over the more complex proposals. It is anticipated that rollback changes such as trial periods, are likely to ...

August 8, 2018

Review: The Laws of Extreme Business Success

Business Book Review By: Tracey OlivierTitle: The Laws of Extreme Business SuccessAuthor: Carl Bates Month: AugustThe nutshell This book is for Small and Medium Business owners who are working harder than they should, getting fewer results or rewards than they would like or deserve.  If you understand the “rules” of the “game” you can expect to get better results. If your business dies with you, you probably aren’t playing the right game, there are 12 Laws that can and will change...

August 8, 2018

First XV Fundraising For Kids In Need

Each year, the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce First XV Young Professionals Networking Group (the First XV), holds a fundraising event to support a local charity or community organisation. This year, the recipient of this generosity will be Kids In Need Waikato.  Started by Cambridge woman Linda Roil, Kids In Need Waikato was founded in 2017 to help kids with little or no belongings, especially those coming into emergency or longer-term foster care. The First XV are hosting a special private ...

August 7, 2018

Focus On Practical Learning

For the last few weeks, Cambridge St John Hall has been home to something new.  Participants on the latest Arotahi course by Chamber member Industry Training Solutions have been learning barista, service, and food prep skills.   Taking turns at being customers, the group serves coffee and lunch to each other in the 'cafe'. We attended last week, and enjoyed pumpkin & kumara soup with a side of garlic bread, followed by a hot coffee - all served with polite, smiling servi...

August 6, 2018

Update From NZTA

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August 3, 2018

Low Business Confidence: Suck It Up

There's a lot of talk about business confidence – or lack of – and SMEs, one of the bedrocks of the economy, are joining the chorus. So without fear or favour, or flashing red or blue coats, listen up to what SMEs have to say please Government. They are too big to ignore. We're a nation of small and medium sized businesses. In fact,97 per cent or 487,602 enterprises, employing 29 per cent of the workforce or 600,000 employees and contributing 26 per cent of our GDP are SMEs - and they are no...

August 3, 2018

Do You Hire Staff Who Need Practical Hands-On Skills?

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is looking at how to make New Zealand’s institutes of technology and polytechs (ITPs) more financially sustainable and better equipped for the future. The TEC is out and about talking to students, employers, staff and the community in July and August. If you hire staff who need practical hands-on skills, they want to hear your views on ITP education. Take their quick, anonymous online survey by 24 August and tell them what you think. You can find the sur...

August 2, 2018

Toolbox Talk From OSHbox

Here are some handy links compiled by OSHbox Health & Safety to the latest prosecutions listed by WorkSafe, and what we can learn from them. Marshall Industries - inadequate guarding of machinery, lack of routine maintenance, unclear operating procedure Nutrimetics International - lack of operating procedures, inadequate training and unguarded machinery CJW 2011 Ltd - lack of risk assessment, guarding, operating procedures, training and regular inspections of machinery Trade Depot - lack of ...

August 1, 2018

It's A Short Window....

Got a Serious Misconduct? Don't Delay! One thing I really want to stress is the small window of time you have, to progress serious misconduct matters. As soon as you have cause to think you may have a serious misconduct matter to address, act while it is fresh. Too often we see employers who put it on the back burner. Three months later, when the employer tries to dredge up a serious misconduct matter (usually because they are now thoroughly sick and tired of the employee), it's just too late. T...

August 1, 2018

6 Questions in 60 Seconds

Business confidence is a key topic of conversation at water-coolers around workplaces. What’s being said at your place? Is talk about confidence, or the lack of it, matching what you’re seeing in your business - or is your performance not being affected by the mood? Now we’re halfway through the working year – please tell us about your business environment. We can make your voice heard.Take The Survey...

July 30, 2018

Your Website Is Important - Protect It

When you’re running a business time is money, so taking time out to restore a website that’s gone down can cost you big. Just like having the company car serviced so you’re prepared for any future issues before they happen, giving your website a warrant of fitness doesn’t take long, but prepares you in the long run.  “Since we launched in April 2017, we’ve seen small businesses and their websites being affected by a range of cyber security issues,” says Erica Anderson, Senior ...

July 30, 2018

Aloha, It's Casual Friday!

Do you do Casual Friday? Casual Friday, when businesses loosen the dress code rules for the last day of the working week, started to spread globally in the 90s, after starting as a movement in Hawaii. In 1962, an association known as the Hawaiian Fashion Guild began to promote aloha shirts and clothing for use in the workplace, particularly as business attire.  The campaign was a popular one and the Hawaii Senate even passed a resolution recommending aloha clothing be worn in summ...

July 27, 2018

Finalists Announced!

A huge congratulations to all the 2018 Waipa Networks Business Awards finalists. This year we saw a record number of entries across the categories. To make the finalist cut is an accomplishment they can be very proud of! In fact, the Excellence in New & Emerging Business category has been split into three: small, medium and large. This was brought about by the sheer volume of entrants and quality of the entries received in this category. To see the full list of finalists please go to the Waipa B...

July 27, 2018

Cambridge Repertory Society Presents....

Directed by Tracey Barlow, "Domestic Bliss" features three New Zealand women; Grace (a 1950's housewife with a secret), Jackie (a feisty 1970s solo mum) and Sarah (a modern businesswoman and mother of two), who, while living in different historical periods, share the same kitchen. Their stories unfold through monologues, and intersperse together one afternoon. This meeting reveals how these three women, change each other's lives.Inspired by tracks worn into the lino of a kitchen in an old abando...

July 27, 2018

Make the wise decision to fly

No one likes being caught in traffic and spending more on petrol than we need to, especially at the moment,  think fuel prices, let alone Auckland Fuel Taxes. So many reasons to fly from Hamilton: Less  traffic congestionSave timeAccessible and cost effective parking Less stressMore time at home or at the officeIt's affordable The team at Hamilton Airport set out to compare what a typical journey to Wellington looked like ex-Hamilton and ex-Auckland.  Check out out the compar...

July 22, 2018

Happy Friday - New Look Chamber Chat Launch

Happy Friday everyone! Here is the first edition of our new look Chamber Chat. What do you like? What could we improve? It's a work in progress...and we've discovered that the fonts and buttons look a little different on different email clients - we'll see what we can do about that next time! (You can view it in your browser for best results!)...

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