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Ongoing Support For Business Recovery And Reposition Welcomed

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:01 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s Budget announcement by Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson will help Canterbury "recover, respond and reposition", says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Budget 2020, entitled, Rebuilding ... More >>

Additional Air Freight A Relief For Local Businesses

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 7:02 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The announcement today that Air New Zealand will fly its 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Christchurch and Auckland three times a week to help transport cargo from the South Island to the rest of the world has been welcomed by Canterbury Employers’ ... More >>

Survey Shows Impact Of Covid And AL3 On Local Businesses

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:02 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Over 63 per cent of respondents to a recent survey of Canterbury businesses are reporting significant financial impacts from COVID-19. Over 21 per cent are citing moderate impact, with over 7 per cent citing minor impact. The data was gathered ... More >>

Move To Alert Level 2 Shows "high Level Of Trust"

Monday, 11 May 2020, 5:43 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The move to Alert Level 2 has been welcomed by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, with Chief Executive Leeann Watson saying enabling more businesses to open and increasing production capacity is crucial given the impact the last six ... More >>

Government Package To Support Immediate Cashflow Needs Of Small Business

Friday, 1 May 2020, 1:34 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Government’s announcement today of interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by Covid-19, together with the tax reforms providing more than $3 billion in tax relief will provide much needed support for small business, which ... More >>

Alert Level 3 In Sight For Some, But Not All Businesses

Monday, 20 April 2020, 5:51 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

This afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country’s Alert Level 4 would be extended until 11.59pm on Monday, 27 April, moving to Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, 28 April. It was announced that in Alert Level 4 this week businesses ... More >>

Christchurch Package Welcomed By Local Business Community

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 3:16 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s announcement of a new $200,000 Business Support Subsidy package to help Christchurch businesses impacted by COVID-19 is welcomed by Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. The ChristchurchNZ Business Support ... More >>

Local Advocacy Key To Central Response

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 4:32 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

"Cashflow, confidence and connection" are pivotal during these challenging times, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Ms Watson says the significant, sustained number of enquiries from local businesses ... More >>

Greater Support Needed From Local Government For Canterbury Businesses

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:25 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Increased support from local Government is needed during the current climate, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Ms Watson says the current operating environment calls for a step-change from the status quo. ... More >>

Minimum Wage Increase Postponement "most Sensible Option"

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:30 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The planned minimum wage increase for 1 April should be postponed to reduce pressure on businesses during an unprecedented and challenging time, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. On 1 April the minimum wage will ... More >>

Business Continuity Package "will Support Cashflow And Confidence"

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:06 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s announcement around the Government’s Economic Response Package will provide some comfort and assurance for both employers and employees, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. The $12.1 billion ... More >>

City Parking Increase "incredibly Disappointing"

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 3:21 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The announcement around the proposed price increase for parking in Christchurch’s city centre has not been welcomed by the local business community, according to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. "This price ... More >>

Reserve Bank decision disappointing for small business

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:10 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s announcement of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s decision on capital lending will have a significant impact on small business and rural-based sectors, according to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Leeann Watson. More >>

Small Business Council report "a decisive plan for change"

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:31 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The release of The New Zealand Small Business Strategy could be the turning point for the New Zealand small business sector, according to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. More >>

New Board announced for The Chamber

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 6:56 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Board for 2019/2020 was announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 23 October 2019. The successful candidates are: More >>

Taska Prosthetics and Ethique take out top business awards

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:21 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Producer of the world’s first waterproof myoelectric prosthetic hand, TASKA Prosthetics, and the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand, Ethique, have taken out the Supreme Awards at this year’s Westpac Champion Business Awards . More >>

Immigration changes to benefit rural Canterbury

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:05 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s policy announcements around employer-assisted temporary work visa settings will provide welcome relief for some rural Canterbury businesses according to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. More >>

Chamber outlines business wishlist for Council candidates

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 2:11 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has released a pre-election report that represents a local business perspective in the lead-up to the 2019 local election in Ōtautahi Christchurch. More >>

A welcomed investment for employer-led training

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Government’s commitment to support literacy and numeracy training in the workplace is a strong signal from Government on recognising the importance of upskilling, reskilling and increasing productivity alongside their commitment to address the challenges ... More >>

Staff and societal wellbeing a key driver in business awards

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:17 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

This year’s finalists in The Westpac Champion Business Awards are all examples of highly adaptive, responsive and innovative local organisations, says Champion Canterbury Ltd Chair and Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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