Kia ora koutou,
We hope this update finds you rested and refreshed after an Easter break; here at Chamber, we are recharged and looking forward to reconnecting with you all in-person. Our events calendar is filling up fast with many exciting (and, finally, in person!) opportunities for networking, upskilling, and connecting. In May, the Kāpiti Coast Business Network is back with a bang on the 10th, our Key Partner Bayley’s will be kicking off our 2022 Business After Five’s on the 25th, and the Women in Business Coffee Connections will be waiting to warmly welcome you for a cuppa to wind down the month on the 27th. It has also been a delight to see the continued success of our online ‘Coming to Your Front Room’ series. Join us on the 18th to discuss this month’s topic, ‘HR looking after your people in a global pandemic’, with panellists Bede Laracy, Sheryl McFadgen, and Julia Palmer. Be sure to head to our website to register now. We are thrilled to announce that St Joseph’s Skin Cancer Centre is joining us as our newest Key Partner. St Joseph’s Skin Cancer Centre are committed to serving our community with kindness and respect, and we look forward to collaborating with them to further the health of Kāpiti business. We also extend a warm welcome to our most recent members: WineCraft, The Walker Group Ltd t/a Beach FM, Summerstone Gallery, Nigel Wilson, ALL Together Architecture Limited, Tuk Tuk Waimea, and Kāpiti Youth Support. It is wonderful to see our Chamber whānau growing! Our advocacy committee is up and off to a running start, keeping busy with the new opportunities brought by the successful opening of Transmission Gulley. A powerful representative for local business, this committee is here to advocate on your behalf to the Kāpiti Coast District Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and New Zealand Government. Have your voice heard, and reach out to us with any thoughts, issues, or concerns you have to help us best serve you. With so many exciting opportunities coming up, make sure you check out our website to stay up to date with all the latest news and events. Here, you’ll also find helpful resources, exclusive member benefits, our handy members directory, and more information on our Key Partners, who are invaluable in supporting the work Chamber does. We look forward to catching up with everyone soon. Monique Leith and Heather Hutchings, Co-Chairs.