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The cost of travelling to Hamilton

In Cambridge, we are incredibly well-positioned, we have excellent local facilities and comparatively easy access to other major centres and recreational areas. We are about an hour to the nearest beach, 3 hours to the snow in Winter, and centrally positioned to most of the North Island's major cities. We often take driving to things for granted; everything is pretty close, so why not?When it comes to shopping, the economies of staying close to home are often overlooked. It's easy to look a...

July 19, 2019

Love our Partners - Rob May

July kicks off love our partners month here at the Cambridge Business Chamber. The Chamber as you know is based on a membership model, but it is our partners who make the difference that matters to our bottom line, enabling much of our activity, advocacy, strategy development and office resources. First off the block, we’d like to acknowledge and thank one of our renewing Cornerstone sponsors, Rob May Builders. I can’t imagine anyone reading this won’t have heard of Rob May Builders, but j...

July 12, 2019

Nominate YOUR Leader of the Year

Know a great leader? A colleague, associate, friend or acquaintance who demonstrates excellent leadership qualities within the workplace or community?We are seeking nominations for Waipa Leader of the Year, you may nominate a business peer from another organisation, an employee, colleague, friend/family member or even self-nominate.This category is to be judged by a panel of experts from the Waikato Management school and they will be looking for someone who has demonstrated the following qualiti...

July 2, 2019

Do you have an Employee of the Year?

Great employees are a business's biggest asset. As brand ambassadors, their expertise, engagement and commitment is paramount to a business's success. Celebrating and rewarding the commitment and achievement of your employees is a fantastic way to show your gratitude and appreciation, and to recognize your team as a whole. Entry the for Waipa Networks Business Awards Employee of the Year Category is completely free and is by nomination, you may nominate an employee, colleague, peer from another ...

June 25, 2019

Advocating for Cambridge Business: Our submission on the Draft Annual Plan

A key role of the Cambridge Business Chamber is providing advocacy and voice for our members, on local and national issues.  We spend much of our time listening to our membership in order to fulfill this role, and believe in transparency and in openly reporting back on our actions, submissions and relevant responses. We recently produced a submission to the Waipa District Council on the draft Annual Plan 2019/20 The Cambridge Business Chamber's submission and responses from the Strategic Pl...

June 18, 2019

Win awards entry for your organisation!

A great opportunity to win FREE entry for your business or organisation in the 2019 Waipa Networks Business Awards.Find out more about the awards.Existing Chamber Members: First:Register for the Waipa Networks Business Awards HERE.Second: Enter the draw to win your entry fee back HERE.Not a Member of the Cambridge Business Chamber? Join the Chamber before June 28th 2019 and your entry, for your business or organisation, into 1 category of the 2019 Waipa Networks Business Awards is FREE...

June 18, 2019

Get your entries in!

Thought you were too late to enter this year's Waipa Networks Business Awards? Think again! Entries have been extended until 15th July, so if you get cracking you definitely have time to put together a fantastic entry for your business. Plus, we can point you in the right direction if you're feeling a little overwhelmed or lost in the process. A great starting point is a quick run through our online category form.  This form will ask some simple questions about your business and let you kno...

June 11, 2019

Our Inspiring Young Athletes

It was an absolute pleasure to hear from three inspiring young athletes at this month's Networking over Coffee hosted by High Performance Sport NZ at the impressive Avatidrome facility. Tom, Anna and Samantha spoke passionately about their sport's and their aspirations to represent New Zealand at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They offered interesting insights into the commitment and sacrifices needed to compete at the highest levels, as well as some of the ongoing barriers they face.Most impress...

May 31, 2019

Economic Overview of Waipa District by Brad Olsen

The Cambridge Business Chamber and Waipa District Council were pleased to welcome Brad Olsen of Infometrics to our special First Retail event held on Thursday, 9th May. Brad provided an interesting and informative presentation which covered the District's current position and looked at future challenges and opportunities.  ...

May 17, 2019

Earthquake-Prone Buildings- Update

NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIALLY EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS Council has now completed its assessments of buildings in the Central Business Districts (CBDs) of Cambridge and Te Awamutu to identify potentially earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs).  The first round of letters to affected building owners will begin in May 2019.  This information will relate to buildings in the CBDs which fall within Category A as prescribed by the EPB Methodology provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation an...

May 17, 2019

Connections and Collaboration- Cambridge Community House

Cambridge Community House (CCH) provides vital support services to those who need them in the Cambridge Community. Providing: Counselling and support, family relationship help and support, money mentoring and alcohol and drug help, the CCH can provide important assistance to our community's most vulnerable.  Recently a wonderful community collaboration took place between High Performance Sport NZ and CCH: ...

May 17, 2019

Celebrating our Members- Cambridge Glass

Owned by Glenn and Jos Philip, Cambridge Glass has been an integral part of the Cambridge community for almost 50 years. Jos and Glenn took over the reins 13 years ago, going from strength to strength and building a reputation for providing “local service you can TRUST”. Growing immensely from its days of predominantly reglazing broken windows, Cambridge Glass have expanded into Splashbacks – both painted and digital imagery, frameless showers and are proud to be the only local Master Glaz...

May 17, 2019

Defibrillator Demo with Heartsafe Cambridge

As part of our Health and Safety Kit, the Chamber carries a portable defibrillator unit. We were pleased to welcome Henry Strong of HEARTsafe Cambridge to give us a demonstration and to explain more about the 24/7 AED units that are provided around Cambridge. HEARTSafe Cambridge places automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in and around Cambridge (you may have seen the red and white AED signs in various community areas). The 24/7 AEDs are located in safe lockboxes accessed by a key code wh...

May 17, 2019

Cambridge on a roll

Cambridge on a roll http://wbn.co.nz/2019/04/30/ca......

May 8, 2019

Young Professionals Pow Wow at Alpha Street

The Cambridge Young Professionals had a great Pow Wow at Alpha Street. The beer was cold, the banter was good, the food was AMAZING! Massive thank you to Fiona and her incredible team for their fantastic hospitality. 7 days later we are still reminiscing of the heavenly food. ...

May 8, 2019

Chamber News - Research & Development

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May 7, 2019

Get ready for the Waipa Networks Business Awards!

Entries for the Waipa Networks Business Awards 2019 are now open after an informative and inspiring launch event at the NZ National Feildays Society. If you are thinking of entering the awards, on the fence, or needing a bit more guidence then our Workshop Session with Jigsaw Professional Development is for you. Workshop sessionsThis year we are excited to have Jigsaw Professional Development on board facilitating the Awards workshops. We have swapped out the one-on-one sessions for so...

April 23, 2019

Business Book Club

Do you love business books but never find the time to read?  Do you find that you just never get around to reading that pile of business books you have been collecting?  Do you battle to find books that are relevant? I know the feeling, but I also know the remedy.  The Cambridge Business Chamber are starting a Business Book Club.  It is a monthly get together where we read and discuss business books that will help build ourselves and businesses.   So if you lov...

April 8, 2019

International Women's Day

It’s a long line of girl power for the Cambridge Business Chamber. With the last six CEOs including the present and the past five presidents leading up to the current being women, the Chamber celebrates their history of female influence on International Women’s Day. Past President of the Chamber (2003-2007) Rosalie Lunson says it was the work of women that championed the standalone of the Chamber, where the organisation broke away from the Information Centre. “Women have been extremely i...

March 8, 2019

Assessing China's importance to regional New Zealand

Over the last month there have been a range of concerns raised about the diplomatic relationship between New Zealand and China, with the announcement that the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism launch event has been postponed and government decisions being critical of China setting a foundation for worry.The concerns around the state of the New Zealand-China relationship highlight China’s importance as New Zealand’s largest trading partner. But which parts of the New Zealand economy are ...

February 27, 2019

Fair Pay Agreements- who gets a fair deal?

Plans to develop legislation for Fair Pay Agreements are underway (Newshub). Understandably, the business community and employers have questions about what this legistalation will look like, who it will impact and how.  Chris Simpson, CEO of the Waikato Chamber, has worked hard to create a synopsis of the Working Group Report which was released at the end of January.  The Cambridge Chamber would be interested to hear your thoughts on FPAs and whether you feel they have the potential to...

February 15, 2019

Thank you!

A massive shout out to Rowing NZ who kindly donated us this impressive whiteboard #upcycling the boys from Mr Shift It popped out to Karapiro to collect and drop off to us.Admittedly getting it up the stairs was like watching an episode of friends where Ross continuously yelled pivot, pivot! Legends for getting the whiteboard up the tight stairwell. Well done!...

February 14, 2019

Waipa Networks Business Awards Appoints Ambassador

Grant Johnson of Rocketspark appointed 2019 Awards Ambassador for Waipa Networks Business. The Awards season is soon to be upon us and newly appointed Grant Johnson willbecome a familiar face for entrants and sponsors alike as he takes on his role as Awards Ambassador for 2019.The Awards Ambassador was a new role created in 2018, with Kerry Saberton from Jigsaw Professional Development, doing a fantastic job within the business community to both promote the Awards and support entrants as th...

January 18, 2019

NoC with People In Mind

We wrapped up the year with our last NoC hosted by- People In Mind at Podium Lodge. The People In Mind team put their clever hats on and came up with a great twist to end the year at our last NoC. We were hosted out at Podium Lodge. Not all our members have had theopportunity to visit Podium Lodge since opening, with that in mind we played a little game. Our members were encouraged to explore the grounds and facilities of Podium Lodge, by doing so we were hunting for 6 green stick men (made famo...

January 8, 2019

Public Place Bylaw Decision

We made a submission to the Proposed Public Places Bylaw 2018 in September.  Waipa District Council has now completed its consideration of all submissions and adopted the new bylaw on 30 October.  ...

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