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Hello Mackenzie Businesses,

Firstly, thanks to the many many businesses across our Mackenzie District who are using and benefiting from our services. Keep it coming!! The entire SC Chamber of Commerce team continues to work full-time, striving to provide you with current, correct and useful information during this unprecedented time.  This will continue, and we appreciate the support of Mackenzie District Council who have provided funding to assist this. 

Regional Business Partner COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund:

The government has allocated an additional $25m to support businesses through this pandemic.
Mackenzie businesses are encouraged to contact South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce with queries specific to their business situation.  Assistance can be available with Regional Business Partner COVID-19 that can provide 100% funding in advisory areas of HR, Business Continuity, Finance & Cashflow management, Health & Wellness, Marketing support and Digital enablement services. Many of you have already received funding and undertaking essential work in rebuilding your businesses. The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is the pathway to this funding for Mackenzie businesses. Find out more

LEVEL 3 correct processes:

Those who have started or preparing to do business in the Level 3 trading era, SC Chamber of Commerce can provide an extensive range of resources. Visit South Canterbury official COVID-19 Business Assistance page

Ministry of Social Development

SC Chamber can put you directly in touch with an MSD response team member to talk through options to reach best results for you and your employees. We encourage you to contact us about this invaluable free resource.
Our COVID-19 Response Team is now bringing you a FREE webinar series for all businesses, which has been specifically designed to support business through the impact of COVID-19.

These free webinars bring together updates from leading experts in the region to help clarify and make sense of some of the most pressing topics that are affecting businesses over this unprecedented time. 
To register for upcoming webinars or to view on-demand webinars, visit the Chamber’s Business Support Webinars page or see the list of webinars available below.

Cyber Security and Covid-19 - Register Now
Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Maddy Shepherd, CERT NZ

H&S for Management in the Covid-19 Era - Register Now
Wednesday, May 6, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Presenter: Helen Mason, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Well-being 2: Compassionate Assertiveness - Register Now
Friday, May 8, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Presenter: Steph Holloway
Register now to access the webinars live or on-demand. Webinars are limited to the first 500 registrations. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing your unique link and information about joining the webinar. For the best user friendly experience, we recommend that you sign up for a free basic Zoom account prior to the start of the webinar. 
Register to watch live

Tue. May 5, 9:30-10:30am
Cyber Security and Covid-19

Wed. May 6, 9:30-10:30am
Health and Safety for Management in the Covid-19 Era

Fri. May 8, 9:30-10:30am
Well-being Session 2

Wed. May 13, 9:30-10:30am
Coaching, Mentoring and Supporting Staff

Fri. May 15, 9:30-10:30am
Well-being Session 3

Fri. May 22, 9:30-10:30am
Well-being Session 4

Wed. May 27, 9:30-10:30am
Kiwisaver Investment Implications

Fri. May 29, 9:30-10:30am
Marketing through the Covid-19 Era

Business Assistance contact numbers 

Wendy Smith  |  027 229 2949  |

Fiona Stevens  |  027 434 9322  |

Raewyn Bell  |  027 500 4222  |

Finance and Training: Janet Hogan  |  027 634 6780  |

Certificates of Origins processing: 027 434 9322  |

Membership and Events: Timea Mester  |  028 409 6389  |

South Canterbury website: Raewyn Bell  |  027 500 4222  |

YES: Stacey Darrell  |  027 223 7170  |

Raewyn Bell
Business Advisor
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