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The Armidale Business Chamber is the voice of business in our region.

The Chamber works to inspire, energise and resource local businesses, by:

  1. Creating connections and helping forge stronger business networks;
  2. Promoting change and innovation
  3. Facilitating quality training and development
  4. Recognising local business excellence.

Want to join more than 200 businesses committed to growing our businesses - and our city? We meet regularly - at least monthly - together trades, professional services and other businesspeople.

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15 Nov NORTEC: Digital Readiness - Ecommerce Does your business have an Ecommerce strategy? Business Connect aims to support small businesses develop digital readiness and strategies to sell services and products online. Our digital specialist Advisors can make sure you are making the most of your digital marketing and maximise online sales. We will cover the following: Ecommerce - Planning and Preparedness Points regarding various technologies, systems and tools available to run an e-commerce business Technology and Infrastructure including multiple online sales channel development Security and Legal - SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption and an SSL Certificate to SPAM control Customer Experience - systems for the entire shopping process Find more information here - https://www.nortecsmallbiz.org/digital-readiness---ecommerce---new-england.html 15 Nov Women in Tech with Elisha Tan In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Jobs for NSW brings international success story Elisha Tan to Armidale for an exclusive event.   Elisha will lead you on her journey from putting her heart and soul into a startup that failed and being fired from her job, to building developer communities for Facebook and empowering more than 2400 women through TechLadies.   This intimate event will include question time and a networking opportunity. 11am: Women in Tech with Elisha Tan 12pm: Lunch and networking   About Elisha   Elisha is passionate about bringing people together to solve important problems. She founded TechLadies – a community for women in Asia to learn technical skills and switch careers into the tech industry. Prior to TechLadies, Elisha founded a startup called Learnemy, an online skills marketplace. That startup failed but when Elisha was deciding whether she should shut it down, she moved to Silicon Valley for advice and mentorship. Her story has been covered by Today for its Singapore National Day Special and by The Business Times. Elisha enjoys sharing her startup experiences and lessons learned and has been featured on media including The Straits Times, Her World, e27, and High Net Worth. She has been a mentor at Startup Weekends (San Francisco & Penang) and SPARK Global Acceleration Program.   RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-tech-with-elisha-tan-armidale-tickets-51132059366 Thursday, 15th November 2pm - 4pm NERAM – Armidale 15 Nov Why Virgin Startup Thinks Global and Deploys Local Virgin Startup, is Richard Branson’s social enterprise to support entrepreneurs and was developed with the skilful guidance of Ian Mason, himself an entrepreneur and investor.   Ian will be in Armidale to meet with agtech founders and learn about the growth of agtech startups working with the UNE SMART Region Incubator (SRI). Ian is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs to grow business ideas. Ian is a great communicator of what it takes to develop a startup up and think global and deploy local. Ian will describe the types of startups being supported through Virgin startup and how you know if your idea has value in the marketplace.   Join us for an informal presentation and Q and A session with Ian, from 5.30pm for a 6pm kickoff at Charlies Last Stand (finishing by 7pm). Numbers strictly limited, so please book early.   For more information and to book for this event visit the event website: https://smartri.com.au/event/ianmason/ 20 Nov Local Procurement for Regional Prosperity For many years there has been strong interest to increase local procurement as a means of retaining more ‘local spend’ and strengthening our Regional economy. In response, Armidale Regional Council will convene a series of workshops over the next six months to discuss various aspects of local and other types of government procurement. The first session will have a local government focus. It will be held on 20th November at 5.30pm at the New England Regional Art Musuem's Mazda Theatre, covering topics such as tendering, quotations, purchasing and supplier arrangements. Presenter Cindy Garrahy is a long-term local and ARC’s Program Leader for Procurement. She is passionate about local procurement and keen to inform as many local businesses as possible about how to improve their competitiveness in securing local government contracts. Seats are limited - follow the link below to register. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/local-procurement-for-regional-prosperity-tickets 22 Nov New England Visions 2030   The Third and Final speaker for 2018 will be the Hon Barnaby Joyce who will be presenting his New England Vision 2030 at the Armidale City Bowling Club   RSVP by email only | by 5pm Monday 19th November RSVP: maria.hitchcock@gmail.com Q & A questions must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 15th November  

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