Benefits of being a member
Be a part of something bigger
Standing for your business
At the Shoalhaven Business Chamber we understand the importance of collaboration and building a strong network of like-minded businesses all with a common goal, profitable growth for the Shoalhaven. The Chamber has been providing valuable support for different businesses across the Shoalhaven since 2005. Whether a sole trader, small business, medium size enterprise, Not-for-profit or a multi-national organisation, we pride ourselves on delivering information and insights to keep Shoalhaven businesses connected and maximising business growth opportunities.
Prioritising your business success
Our vision is to achieve a vibrant and profitable business environment for the Shoalhaven and we have three key functions for our members: • Nurture business networking • Lobby federal, state and local government for issues that impact our business growth and sustainability • Provide business education and support through effective communication. No other networking group in the Shoalhaven listens to local businesses as much as we do.
Building relationships and supportive networks is integral to our members so we encourage attendance to our successful networking events in order to get to know their business neighbours better. Since there are hundreds of members, there are plenty of opportunities where you could be providing a product or service that fulfils the needs of another business. These events provide networking opportunities with Shoalhaven businesses, Shoalhaven City Council representatives, councillors and government departmental representatives. Each year, we have monthly Business After Hours networking events, quarterly Super Dinners and a series of lunch and learn and breakfast seminars hosted by different sponsors covering various business topics.
Your Chamber committee members collectively sit on regional, state and federal consultative and advisory bodies including the Illawarra Regional Advisory Group, Regional Development Australia, Shoalhaven Business & Employment Development and the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Committee. The Chamber committee holds interests for the arts, business and community partnerships, economic development, education, export, infrastructure law, marketing, tourism and transport. Your Chamber provides a forum to raise issues that affect your business and action major issues on your behalf with local, state and federal government.
As a member, you will receive informative updates of new developments, business opportunities, education, legal requirements, compliance and training. When you join, you also automatically receive free membership to our Local Chamber Alliance. It provides a number of valuable tools available through the NSW Business Chamber including assistance with workplace decisions, business advice, guides and toolkits for your business. You can also raise your profile to over 13,000 members in the NSW Business Chamber Directory. Be rewarded As a Local Chamber Alliance Member, you will also be eligible for exclusive offers on your energy bills through the Better Energy Manager Program as well as automobile advice and savings through NRMA Business Motoring.
Be a part of it
As a Not-for-profit organisation that represents local businesses, we are driven by the success and growth of the Shoalhaven economy and the businesses that operate here.
To join today, simply call 02 4423 3582 or go to www.shoalhavenbusinesschamber.com.au
Free monthly invitations to events including business after hours and lunch and learn events. VIP invitations and discounts to Shoalhaven’s most unique Super Dinner business events and expos.
Build your business presence through event sponsorship or hosting business after hours at your premises. Membership also entitles you to listing on local and state chamber business directories.
MEMBER BUSINESS DISCOUNTS
All Chamber members (small businesses only) are entitled to a 24% discount on their electricity usage and 5% on gas usage charges for 12 months with ActewAGL. Contact ActewAGL on 13 12 93 and tell them you’re a Shoalhaven Business Chamber member and you would like the discount. Talk to us about other current member discounts and offers from local businesses as well as NSW Chamber Membership upgrades.
Receive monthly newsletters directly to your inbox that keeps you updated with Shoalhaven business news, networking events, policy matters and relevant information on federal, state and regional levels.
NSW CHAMBER BUSINESS HOTLINE
For information, advice and assistance to help run your business.
The NSW Business Chamber runs regular webinars that are either free or discounted for local Chamber members. Listen to experts talk about a range of topics including marketing, HR, IR, IT, finance and even current hot topics like blockchain technology.
NSW WORKPLACE ADVICE
Connect with workplace experts to help you navigate through workplace decisions from legislations on wage rates to long service calculations. A dedicated phone service providing members with specialist advice in the areas of IR, HR, Legal and Marketing.
All calls are answered by professionals within their field who will respond to your queries with expert advice. Examples of topics and issues covered include, but are not limited to:
HR/IR – such as Pay Rates, Redundancies, Modern Awards.
Legal – such as Commercial Disputes, Intellectual Property and Property law.
Marketing – such as Strategy, Digital Marketing and Brand.
Developed exclusively by NSW Business Chamber for our members, the Business Legals Toolkit saves you time and money by bringing together the key legal templates you will need for your business in one easy to navigate location.
Receive the official digital NSW Business Chamber magazine to stay informed on NSW business.
FIXED PRICE LEGAL SERVICES
Members who need a legal consultation or service can rest assured that their legal fees will not spiral out of control by leveraging this service. Delivered by Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) – it includes a free email service to determine the scope of your requirements and an initial consultation at just $825.
10 Reasons to Join the Chamber
1. Be Heard.
Be a part of a chamber network that has local, state and federal government issues raised on behalf of your business.
2. Growth Initiatives.
Share your support for business growth in our area by getting involved in SBC initiatives.
3. Business Visibility.
Be seen in a comprehensive business listing for all members in SBC and NSW Business Chamber database.
4. Business Pulse.
Get regular updates and newsletters delivering relevant timely insights and opportunities for your business.
5. Collaborate and Grow.
Stand together and share our business community’s vision to maximize profitability and the economic growth of the Shoalhaven.
6. Relationship Building.
Attend regular networking opportunities at our events.
7. VIP Invitations.
Earlybird notifications of the SBC affiliated training, workshops and seminars.
8. Free NSW Business Chamber Membership.
$600 value offer to all new members.
9. Free Business Services and Advice Line.
Call us for free IR, WHS and HR advice for your business.
10. Business Energy Saver.
Save 20% on electricity usage with ActewAGL.