"I have recently become a member of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce with the primary objective of expanding my professional network within the Taranaki region. I must express that this decision has proven to be a fruitful investment of both time and a nominal membership fee, given the valuable business connections I have established thus far.
Throughout my association with the Taranaki Chamber, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with their dedicated staff who have exhibited exceptional professionalism and a genuine willingness to assist me and my business. Their efforts have played a pivotal role in broadening my network, and I am immensely grateful for their support.
Moreover, I have found the chamber's resources and communications to be exceptionally informative. Regular updates and essential information keep me well-informed about the latest developments, training opportunities, and upcoming events within the region's business landscape.
The quality of service provided by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce has been nothing short of outstanding. As a result, I am enthusiastic about continuing my membership and look forward to furthering my professional growth with their assistance in the future.
Together we help create a strong and vibrant business community, we appreciate and thank you for your support."
Andy Thompson - Andy Thompson Photography NZ Ltd, Adventure Lens NZ
"We've been a member of the Chamber since we first opened and from the start. Everyone including members where all so warm and welcoming. It’s great to keep up with the latest industry trends. As a business we've stepped out of our comfort zone and been actively involved in the Taranaki showcase, Top Shop business awards where we made it through as a finalist and attended many networking events. It's great for networking and building relationships with other like-minded people in Taranaki. Plus the member benefits are always a perk as well."
Amelia Robinson - Owner of The Little Rainbow Company
"I ended up in New Plymouth in lockdown. I came down from Auckland to open a branch of our business & was planning to work between New Plymouth & Auckland.
It was hard having no friends & family here, only clients. I was very fortunate to be told by one of my clients that joining the Chamber is a great way to meet other like-minded business people. She was right & it was a fabulous decision. I have made a lot of connections & the Chamber offers so many services (and the staff are all very helpful & professional). I highly recommend anyone who is in business to join. It's a great investment & highly valuable."
Angela Matthews - The Advice Hub
"I just want to express our thanks for the training sessions for Xero. We learned quite a lot of new little tips and tricks. And appreciate the time BDO put in. Having a face to go to their (BDO’s) XERO Wednesday walk in has also given me confidence shall I feel the need to do this."
Donna Hardgrave - Utility Scan
“I have learned valuable tips to become more confident at presenting. I now believe in myself more. Sam is very easy to learn from and has a wealth of knowledge.”
Kelly Penn - Leighs Construction Limited
"The transformative techniques and personalised feedback I received during the Speaking and Presenting with Confidence Workshop have not only elevated my presentation skills but also instilled a newfound sense of self-assurance when presenting."
Casie Smith - Design Garage
"Speaking Made Easy has completely changed my feelings about presenting! It was surprising how much could change in such a short time with my approach to speaking in front of others, and Sam makes it an enjoyable, fun experience full of laughter. I’ve walked away with a solid toolkit full of ways to improve both my content and delivery, and I have so much more confidence presenting now! If you’re nervous about public speaking or presenting, sign up for one of Sam’s courses - You won’t regret it!"
Erin Knightbridge - Strategy Collective
“Ever since updating the CV I have received two quick follow ups asking for a phone call, so thank you so much! Seems the Chamber Hubs advice is definitely working”
“Was such a great session last week, so glad I enrolled in the Treaty of Waitangi 101. The presenters were great and kept us all engaged and I think that is what made it so good.”
“The training provider is fantastic and the Excel workshop was the best I have ever encountered. It made a real difference to my efficiency at work!”
Amy De Faria
Mitre 10 - Jones & Sandford
“It's not like you pay a membership fee and buy some friendship. For the Chamber supporting young businesses is a passion. In my short experience with the Chamber I realised the definition of being connected to a web of resourceful and supportive people.”
"I was lucky enough to be nominated by our General Manager to attend the ‘Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability’ stand-alone course at WITT. I wanted to say a big thank you to the Chamber for giving me this opportunity to grow and learn. This particular course was invaluable to me as I broadened my understanding about Taranaki history, incorporating Tikanga in businesses and how Māori values and inclusiveness might lead sustainability innovation moving forward."
WISE Charitable Trust
“Using the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Ricoh room for meetings is wonderful. The room has great technology enabling seamless Zoom meetings and online presentations, plenty of seating and the support of the helpful Chamber team making it easy to book and use. We use it for committee meetings, and events, it’s a true local gem!”
Taranaki Branch Manager
Institute of Directors
"Greenbridge directors Daniel & Bena both attended the Te Tiriti workshop run by Margaret Smith in conjunction with the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce yesterday. It was a great day, that was super informative, well structured and beautifully facilitated. A truly worthwhile use of our time that has given a us both a greater understanding of of our history, but also the start of a thought process of not only what we can do as a business to better honour our country's founding documents, but how we might work together to build the Aotearoa of our future..."
Greenbridge - Homes & Landscapes