MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 7th December 2018
One million reasons for our retailers to smile this Christmas
The “Think Local, Support Local” retail promotion has been hailed a success by the Tamworth Business Chamber. The inaugural promotion registered $1 million dollars in retail sales and saw one lucky shopper Wayne Painter, win a brand new Honda Jazz at the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.
Tamworth Business Chamber President Jye Segboer is thrilled with the results of the campaign and thanked the retailers, shoppers and sponsors that supported the new initiative.
“To hit $1 million dollars in sales via a new promotion is a wonderful achievement by all involved. With 5000 entries, this equates to an average of $200 per sale.”
“Early on in the promotion, we logged a number of smaller purchases, but as we have got closer to Christmas, we’ve seen bigger ticket items such as Electrical goods, toys and flowers become popular.”
“Jewellery has been the highest sales amount recorded along with shoes, lingerie and meat!”
The “Think Local, Support Local” promotion was created by the Chamber and backed by Council to increase foot traffic in the CBD and assist local retailers in the lead up to Christmas. A time of the year that is traditionally hard for the sector, competing with major cities and online shopping. Add to that the drought and everyone has been doing it tough.
“It was encouraging to see a good mix of Chamber member and non-member retailers really embrace the new concept. I applaud them for that,” said Mr Segboer, “We need to support local businesses as much as we can. They are the back bone of our community.”
The Chamber has collected and logged every entry and will analyse the data and spending patterns to ensure that the promotion runs again in 2019.
“Who knows what 2019 will throw at us, but we are proud that we have set a foundation for next year and beyond to support our local retail sector.”
“Increased local spending is good for business, generates job growth and has a positive flow on effect on our wider economy.” he concluded.
MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 26th November 2018
Prepare your business for the future at 2019 Tamworth Regional Business Summit
The Tamworth Business Chamber and Joblink Plus today launched the 2019 Tamworth Regional Business Summit.
The inaugural two day summit will be held on 20 - 21 February 2019. It is an opportunity for businesses in the Tamworth Region to help shape their business for the future.
Tamworth Business Chamber President Jye Segboer said, the Summit is so much more than a traditional business forum. “It is a two day event that will educate, connect and prepare your business for the future.”
The two day Summit is comprised of a series of workshops, including Workplace Health & Safety, Social Media & Marketing, Finance, Mental Health in the Workplace, Employment Law, Workplace Inclusion and Diversity, Attracting and Hiring in a Competitive Market and Cyber Fraud. Special presentations by some of Australia’s most highly regarded keynote speakers will give regional businesses insight into current policy, challenges and current business practices.
CEO, Joblink Plus, Christine Shewry said that the growth of the Tamworth region is inevitable and that businesses need to be ready for this.
“As Tamworth grows, so should your business and your capacity for leadership. The growth of our city and region is inevitable and so is the introduction of new talent to our communities, I would encourage you to be at the forefront of this next phase of growth by attending this summit. You’ll be challenged and encouraged.”
“Joblink is proud to partner with the Tamworth Business Chamber to bring this outstanding panel of speakers to the Tamworth community, as well as plenty of home grown insight, so don’t miss out.”
The Summit is the first event of the 2019 calendar year for the Chamber in a shift away from traditional monthly networking events.
"The Business Summit is a formidable way to kickstart the business year. Never before have we seen such calibre of speakers across such a range of highly relevant topics.” Said Mr Segboer.
“Some of the highlights include, CEO, Jobs For NSW, Nicole Cook, Founder of Glasshouse Candles and Fragrances, Nicole Eckels and a Panel on “Growing Regional Economies.” This panel will feature Tamworth Regional Council, Wagga City Council and Toowoomba Regional Council.”
“We encourage you to be at the forefront of this next phase of growth by attending the 2019 Tamworth Regional Business Summit.”
Tickets are on sale, Monday 26th November and there are three ticket package options. A GOLD PASS valued at $250 provides unlimited access to all five keynote presentations, the “Growing Regional Economies” panel discussion and workshops across the two day Summit. Day passes are also available for $175 per day. Morning tea and lunch, plus Summit pack included in ticket price.
Registrations open Monday 26th November via Summit website www.tamworthregionalbusinesssummit.com or by contacting the Chamber office on 02 6766 4810.
For more information:
Jill Stewart I Tamworth Business Chamber I 02 6766 4810
MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Tamworth Business Chamber in solid fiscal position
The Tamworth Business Chamber is in an excellent fiscal position to continue growing member services and the Quality Business Awards for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Record financial sponsorship, highest ever attendance at the 2018 Quality Business Awards, a solid membership base and a progressive and supportive Board has contributed to this.
The Tamworth Business Chamber Board will remain unchanged for 2018/2019 with four nominations received for the four vacant positions on the 2018/2019 Board. The following Directors have been re-appointed to the Board. Ben Davies, Clint Coles, Fiona Burns and Jye Segboer. The Chamber Constitution Clause 17.4.3 states that when there is an equal amount of Board Nominations to corresponding available positions on the Board, then those candidates who are nominated shall be elected and the Chairperson of the AGM shall at the AGM declare the candidates nominated duly elected.
Tamworth Business Chamber President, Jye Segboer is thrilled with the consistency and stability that this provides.
“The current faith in the Chamber, as reflected in our 2018 Financial Statements, is a result of the support and direction of the current Board. A consistent, relevant and active Board driving the operational staff provides consistency and stability. We have an exceptional Board who are forward thinking, supportive and who each bring individual strengths and networks to the table.”
The 2018/2019 Tamworth Business Chamber Board of Directors are: Jye Segboer – President – CH Boutique Hotel (returning) Fiona Burns - private member (returning) Ben Davies – Quality Hotel Powerhouse (returning) Clint Coles - Everingham Solomons (returning) Isis Ashton – H & R Block (returning) Stephanie Cameron – East West Enviro Ag (returning) Sara Crowe – returning - C7even Communications(returning) Mark Woodley - Woodley’s Motors Tamworth (returning)
The Executive positions will be elected at the next Board Meeting, Tuesday 4th December 2018.
2018 Annual Report here
2018 Financial Statements here