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Our Membership

Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce

Membership of the Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce is a great investment for any business – small, medium or large. The not-for-profit membership-based organisation, represents the diverse range of business and industry located in Broken Hill and surrounding region. The Chamber also has two offices available for rent in the Chamber of Commerce Building at 164 Argent Street which can be leased at a commercial rate.

Business Support
The Chamber provides a suite of business services to eligible members to maintain their reputation as leaders in their field including: Access to up to date versions of Awards and Wage Rate and Allowance Schedules. The Chamber provides an advisory and interperative service on the Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards. The Chamber also has access to information on the latest trends in sales, marketing, information technology. The Chamber is able to carry out research and supply information on request from…

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43% of Small Businesses Spend 6+ Hours Per Week in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

43% of Small Businesses Spend 6+ Hours Per Week in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC].

Broken Hill Business and Industry Breakfast

Broken Hill Business and Industry Breakfast

Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce President Paul Seager at the AGL/ICN Business and Industry Breakfast, October 2012.

Public comment is now being sought by the NSW Planning and Infrastructure Department on the construction and operation of a 53 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant approximately 5 kilometres southwest of the Broken Hill township. Visit: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=4367

Broken Hill Business and Industry Breakfast

What a fantastic roll-up from the business and industry reps of Broken Hill this AM. AGL and the Australian Industry Network outlined how our local businesses could play a part in the Solar Flagship and Silverton wind farm  projects. It is a very exciting time for Broken Hill And Far West NSW. One of the most important follow ups is for businesses to get their capability statements to the Chamber of Commerce, ASAP, so that we can provide to AGL for the tender documents? Email to: execofficer@bhchamberofcommerce.com.au. There are also opportunities coming up with the ABN project, so lets make sure our businesses Win as much of the work as we can!

Our Membership

Membership of the Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce is a great investment for any business – small, medium or large. The not-for-profit membership-based organisation, represents the diverse range of business and industry located in Broken Hill and surrounding region. The Chamber also has two offices available for rent in the Chamber of Commerce Building at 164 Argent Street which can be leased at a commercial rate.

Business Support
The Chamber provides a suite of business services to eligible members to maintain their reputation as leaders in their field including: Access to up to date versions of Awards and Wage Rate and Allowance Schedules. The Chamber provides an advisory and interperative service on the Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards. The Chamber also has access to information on the latest trends in sales, marketing, information technology. The Chamber is able to carry out research and supply information on request from a member and will provide a regular business newsletter to keep you up to date. The Chamber, in partnership with small business specialists, can assist you to access and benefit from their knowledge and experience. Mentoring services can be provided directly by the Chamber of Commerce or through access to skilled professionals in a wide variety of business areas.

Advocacy
The Chamber of Commerce has strong networks with government and industry at a local, State and National level, including membership roles on key committees. The Chamber advocates for the economic development of its members, the City and region. As a part of its commitment to building economic capacity, the Chamber also provides a number of networking opportunities each year and is committed to developing ongoing, sustainable partherships with key stakeholders.

Training
The Chamber has an ongoing training program in parnership with the Economic Development Centre. Training ranges from payroll and taxation workshops, to social media management, grant and sumbission writing, financial management and customer service development. Courses are conducted through out the year and can be industry specific.

Media and Industry Comment
The Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce is committed to representing the interests of its members and the Far West region and is actively involved in developing relationships with the region’s media. The Chamber issues regular press releases and the Executive and Board are available for interview and comment across a range of business specialties including:

1. Economic development and diversification
2. Regional Growth
3. Labour statistics
4. Investment
5. Building Community Capcity
6. Media, Marketing and Promotion
7. Finance and grant funding
8. Customer Experience and Service

Promotion and Marketing
The Chamber has developed a strong media program to promote business and economic development in Broken Hill and individually promote its members. Members have access to free promotional opportunities by placement of their business profile on the Chamber website and online directories which is accessed by developers, other businesses and government departments looking for goods and services in the Broken Hill area. The reinvigoration of the Excellence in Customer Service Awards in 2011, also has lifted the profile of the Chamber and local businesses.

Broken Hill – Excellence in Customer Service Awards

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The Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce recognises Excellence in Customer Service by hosting the Excellence in Customer Service Awards which are presented to recipients at the end of each quarter.

To nominate an individual or business for an award, you can phone the Chamber from 10am – 2pm from Tuesday to Friday, email the Chamber at: execofficer@bhchamberofcommerce.com.au or collect a nomination from 2BH, Broken Hill City Council or Club Legion.

The Awards are sponsored by 2BH, Club Legion, The Caledonian, The Demo, YMCA and Dunes Restaurant. The Chamber also acknowledges the support provided by Broken Hill City Council and the Community Foundation to get the Awards established.

December 2011

  • Kylie Dannenberg, The Coles Express Team
  • Summalicious – Summa and Nathan Gobell
  • Hot Food Cool Jazz – The Astra and dancer Andrew Bevarne

January 2012
Naire Gaiter – BIG W.Awarded for working above and beyond what was expected by customers.

February 2012
Renee Morrison – Cafe Alfresco. Recognised for showing a genuine interest in customer enjoyment.

March 2012
Elysia Rogers, YMCA: Recognised for consistent approach to working with customers across a range of age groups.

Presented at AGM – September 2012

Jordon Emmett, NES Complete Home: Jordon was awarded for his capacity to take time and listen to customers and work above customer expectations.

Wayne Walker, owner of Charlotte’s Cafe in the Broken Hill Town Square: Wayne was recognised for his continued commitment to providing consistent customer service and going above and beyond to serve locals and visitors alike.

Craig Caruana, Far West Auto: Craig was nominated for his excellent communication skills and commitment to clearly explaining what needed to be done.

Nominations can be made through the Chamber of Commerce office at 164 Argent Street, Broken Hill, by fax on 8087 8387 or by e-mail to execofficer@brokenhillchamberofcommerce.com au

Business Industry Breakfast

The Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce invites you to a business and industry breakfast at:
Club Legion on Friday October 26, 2012 at 7.30am – 9am. Cost: Chamber members – free / non-members – $15.00. The event provides local business and industry representatives with the opportunity to network with representatives from AGL (Silverton Wind Farm and Solar Flag projects) and the Industry Capability Network. Guests will explore how they can maximise their opportunities to supply local and regional content in plant procurement and construction including:

  • Site preparation and monitoring services
  • Civil engineering and site preparation
  • Plant construction
  • High voltage power system works
  • Communications and monitoring system works
  • Construction and supervision roles
  • Administration and construction support role.

For catering purposes RSVP: Anne Bransdon. P: 08 8087 2236 or email execofficer@bhchamberofcommerce.com.au

 

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In 2012-2013, the Chamber the Chamber welcomes a new generation of investors equipped with new technologies that promise a re-invigoration of the Far West economy. With about $2 billion of investment to be expended in the region by 2015 resulting … Continue reading

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