|It’s a question that I ask a lot… As I get around to meet with members, I like to ensure they’re getting value for their membership of the Chamber, and while it’s surprising how varied the answers are; it’s equally surprising how consistent they are.
At an individual member level, feedback from members suggests that access to networking opportunities is high on the list of ‘wants’ and so we maintain a busy events schedule on the website at https://lcc.asn.au/events/ where we list Chamber hosted events to support that demand. We also maintain a subsidiary website with a curated list of business events that are on around town being run by members or 3rd parties and are likely of interest to members. Got an event coming up that you’d like to promote? – talk to us or submit it here.
Ultimately the Chamber exists to enrich the economic well-being of Launceston, preserve the business system, and promote business growth and development. It’s a dynamic organisation comprised of members who seek the betterment of Launceston business through collaboration.
Collaboration happens when you can get together with potential clients, referrers, partners, and influencers. People do business with those that they know, like & trust; so what better way to promote that than create events that are free or low-cost to Chamber members and promote cross-pollination of ideas and opportunity. This month, there’s a few coming at us really soon as a demonstration of ‘value’.
The Fresh faces networking night at S. Group in February was a big success, so we’re reprising that at the Boag’s Brewery Experience. This will be a Fresh Faces night, complete with an address from Tas Recycling – free to Chamber members;
A week later, The Premier Debate to be hosted in conjunction with Platinum Member The Examiner and Gold Member – NTDC; and held at Platinum member Tasmanian Country Club.. (See? Collaboration in action to deliver value!) – This is a Free Event & filling fast so get ticketed!
In the same week, there’s the Western United Festival of Football in town with major A-League games being played here in Launceston. Chamber Members can access a discount on a Chairman’s Table hospitality package – just the ticket to entertain your clients at.
And.. we have the Small Business Masterminds event – Part 2. This one’s on Marketing for Small Businesses and limited to 12 attendees. Get in quick!
It’s a busy few weeks in town and there’s lots on, so please scroll on for details… In the coming days, we’ll be issuing a member survey to give you a really good opportunity to have a say in what you need from the Chamber moving forward.
(This item first appeared in the Chamber member’s newsletter on 8th April 2021 – some links may be outdated)