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Kapiti Chamber - from the Chair
July 2013
Former Prime Minister and now Kapiti resident Jim Bolger speaking at Chamber lunch.

New this year for the Electra Business Awards is a 'customer choice' category where you can get your customers to vote for you online and perhaps even win an award. It's easy to enter and quite separate from the main excellence awards. If you value your customer service and want to show it, check out the article in this newsletter and have a think about entering but don't delay, entries close midnight on Thursday! All entrants will be publicised in the Kapiti Observer and on Beach FM.

There's quite a number of articles in this newsletter keeping us up to date with what is going on in the District. From the anniversary of the Electra Trust to a book launch at the Mediterranean Food Warehouse, to the arrival of the Whitireia Foundation and the Nikau Kapiti Trust. If you have something of interest to the 850 mainly business people who get this newsletter, make sure you send it through to the Editor. A nominal charge may apply to help cover our costs in bringing this newsletter to you.

Thank you to those who attended the Chamber lunch with guests Jim & Joan Bolger. It was great to be able to welcome them to the District, and to be plugged into a bigger world with an excellent address by the 'great helmsman'.

Look forward to seeing you at the BA5 on 31 July (details below) hosted by Arbmed (Roger Pitchforth) for some business networking and community building.

Mark Ternent
Kapiti Chamber of Commerce

Training/Events Coming-up

Kapiti Chamber Events Calendar
Note your diary of Chamber events coming up:

Wed 31 July BA5 Hosted by Arbmed
Venue: Kapiti Sports Turf @ 5.30pm
Members Complimentary Non Members $20
Invitation to be sent very soon for this event

Wed 28 Aug Women in Business
Lunchtime meeting
Members $20 Non Members $25

BNI Networking Event
Date: Wed 24 July
Time: 5.30-6.30pm
Venue: The Boundary Tap and Kitchen, Raumati Beach

The Gold Coast Chapter of BNI (Business Network International) is holding a networking event for local Kapiti businesses to introduce themselves to a network of local business people, and for interested parties to learn more about BNI. Finger food will be provided and there will be full bar facilities at specially discounted prices.

All local Kapiti business people are invited to come along, meet local BNI members, introduce their business and learn more about BNI. Contact Richard Calkin for more information,

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