Connecting and Networking

Connecting and Networking


By attending and participating in the regular networking activities offered by the Chamber you will build up relationships and connections with a wide range of people.

You can use these events to

  • meet new people
  • tell others about what you do
  • support other local businesses
  • promote your products and services
  • talk to like-minded people

CLICK HERE to view the events and activities coming up or to register for an event.


 

Our current portfolio of regular networking events includes:

Business After 5 (BA5) - Dunedin

Generally held on the last Thursday of each month, these networking functions are held by a host company to which all chamber members and their staff are invited.

 

Business After 5 (BA5) - Oamaru

Generally held on the first Tuesday of each month, these networking functions are held by a host company to which all chamber members and their staff are invited.  Alternatively we will host a Beer N Yarn at a local hospitality venue.

 

Business After 5 (BA5) - Central Otago

Generally held on the third Thursday of each month, these networking functions are held by a host company to which all chamber members and their staff are invited.  Alternatively we will host a Beer N Yarn at a local hospitality venue.

 

Golf Tournaments

February - Dunedin Golf Tournament held at one of our associated golf clubs in Dunedin.

September - The Otago Chamber of Commerce Alexandra Blossom Festival Tournament held at the Alexandra Golf Club.

 

 Business Expo

An opportunity for our member businesses to showcase their business alongside others and for members to be introduced to a variety of local businesses at this special annual event in the Otago Polytech Hub. Book through our events calendar or find out more here.

 

10 Hot Tips for Networking

A one-hour presentation which teaches you how to network. A popular session held regularly for you and your staff to enable you to make the most of the networking opportunities that you will come across.


 

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Testimonials

  • An owner of a restaurant 30 minutes from town went to a BA5 and swapped business cards with a number of people. Over the next three months he got eight group bookings averaging 12 people each from the people he met at the BA5.

  • A tyre salesman joined the Chamber and began to attend networking functions. The day after his first BA5, someone he met drove in with a Porsche 911 and bought four tyres at $900 each. In total he estimated he sold $5,000 worth of tyres to people he met in the first two months of membership.

  • A couple who owned a commercial cleaning firm went to a BA5 and got talking to an old school friend. The friend owned a large student residential complex and by the end of the evening the cleaners had secured the job of cleaning the whole complex at the end of the student year.

  • A graffiti removal specialist attended a BA5 wearing his franchise uniform and within 15 minutes of walking in was tapped on the shoulder by a building owner and asked to call in the next day for a job.