WHAT is a chamber of commerce

A Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that exists primarily to represent promote & protect the interests of its member businesses. Its role & function is to

  • Sustain & grow business in the community
  • Be a resource for its business members
  • Promote business opportunities
  • Be an effective, innovative & sustainable business network
  • Facilitate improvement strategies for local business
  • Strongly represent & advocate
  • Create & encourage networking opportunities
 

ABOUT the colac district chamber

The Colac & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CDCCI)

is a not for profit membership based group, funded through member dues, business partnerships, sponsorship & fundraising. We strive to provide a service to our members the community by playing a lead role in the promotion & development of the region & linking local businesses together to forge stronger business relationships.Formerly known as Otway Business Inc. the Chamber undertook a name change and a new direction in 2015 to better support & advocate on behalf of its members.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

Advocacy

  • Participate in business forums & discussions
  • Access to local, State & Federal representatives
  • Complimentary membership to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) - valued at
  • $700 a year Contribute to Chamber policy positions
  • Engage with one of many various CDCCI sub-committees relevant to your business & help develop
  • the region Access business tools, consulting services & training courses through VCCI
  • Representation at important local events
 

Networks

  • Business After Hours events
  • Exclusive discounts on key services legal, financial, advertising etc
  • Attend business seminars & gain insights from guest speakers
  • Connect with other local businesses
  • Keep up to date with regular CDCCI emails and calendar items
  • Women's & Young Leaders events
  • Hear what's happening in your local
  • community Participate in monthly Executive Committee meetings - as often as you like

Promotion

  • Promote your business through our media partners
  • Free promotion through CDCCI website & e-newsletters
  • Promote your business at Chamber events
  • Include your events, sales or activities through our multiple promotional avenues
  • Involve your business in local events
  • Colac Otway Business Awards
 

WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?

CDCCI welcomes all individuals and businesses that have an interest in the local business community. Business Memberships are open to any business registered in the Colac Otway Shire. Individual Memberships are open to people who want to support, or network with, local businesses.

 

AIMS

Over the next two years the aim of the Colac District Chamber is:

  • To assist our members in business growth
  • Launch the Enjoy Colac campaign to keep money local
  • Coordinate marketing campaigns through local media and television for our members
  • Educate the Colac District community about the importance of supporting local business
  • Strengthen our member Business 2 Business network
  • Become a united and strong advocate for our business members
  • Source exclusive rates on services such a utilities, advertising,insurance, freight etc for our business members
 

PARTNERS

Since 1984 ACE Radio Broadcasters has been at the forefront of regional Victorian radio. In Colac, ACE Radio provides two programming 'streams' that target different audiences according to age reaching 50,000 listeners.

 

As leading Accountants and Financial Advisors, Crowe Horwath has a history dating back 70 years in the Colac region. Our local staff are attuned to the local market & can deliver a quality service & friendly, pro-active relationships with clients.

 

SLM Law aims to give you a prompt professional, cost effective & personalised legal service.We pride ourselves on high standards of integrity with a long term commitment to our clients.

 

The award-winning Colac Herald is the district’s newspaper of choice, filled with local news, sport and advertising. Produced by a dedicated Colac based team, the Colac Herald arrives each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

The Colac Bowling Club, located beside Lake Colac offers a beautiful setting for your next function or conference. The Club also hosts regular bowls tournaments and social games.

 

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the most influential business organisation in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members around the state.

 

VCCI

Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

A Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry membership gives you access to specialist advice and information, which allows you to reclaim your time and resources and concentrate onbuilding a brighter future for your business.

CDCCI is pleased to announce a new alliance forged with VCCI in 2016. This exciting partnership provides CDCCI members with complimentary ESSENTIALS MEMBERSHIP access, valued at over $700 annually.This is a great inclusion for those wanting the convenience of online resources and information, a full suite of communications and access to VCCI member discounts.

COMPLIMENTARY ESSENTIALS MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to monthly Victorian Chamber News eDM
  • Business Trends & Prospects Survey (published quarterly)
  • Online manuals
  • Tools and templates
  • Connect - member only offers
  • Member pricing on training, events, briefingsand consulting
  • Access to Apprenticeships Services Australia

By working together Victorian Chamber and Colac Chamber will strengthen the voice of local business.Want to know more about Victorian Chamber of Commerce? Visit - www.victorianchamber.com.au

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER

For those businesses who need a complete service, including access to unlimited advice from VCCI helplines and information about modern awards.

Upgrade from your complimentary VCCI Essentials membership to the COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP for $432 per annum + GST NORMALLY $1076 + GSTT

ADDED INCLUSIONS:

  • Workplace Relations Helpline
  • Modern award subscriptions
  • Sustainability Helpline
  • Member pricing on export
  • documentation
  • Member pricing on training, events, briefingsand consulting
  • Access to Apprenticeships Services Australia

By working together Victorian Chamber and Colac Chamber will strengthen the voice of local business.Want to know more about Victorian Chamber of Commerce? Visit - www.victorianchamber.com.au

 

GET IN TOUCH

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PO Box 343 Colac Vic 3250

The Chamber is an independent organisation run by a diverse group of local business people who volunteer their time and business expertise to the Chamber. The strong common trait they share is their passion for forging a strong future for businesses throughout Colac & District.

We host local meetings and events for business operators and liaise with Council and key stakeholders on matters of commercial interest. Anyone can join the Chamber as a Member, and anyone can join the Committee to offer as much or as little spare time as they have on one of the many various sub committees. Everyone has something different to offer, and strength is in our numbers.

Whether you’re a local business operator, worker or resident, you can join us in strengthening local business. The Colac Chamber of Commerce is your link to local business and we invite you to connect with us.

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