What makes me qualified?Having been in business in Shepparton for over 40 years, John is a strong advocate for the success of the Goulburn Valley. Business success is the key to success and John strives to ensure that the Chamber provides opportunities for businesses across the Goulburn Valley.
As an ever changing environment and over 150 years of history I am honoured to lead and serve the business community of the Shepparton region during this time of significant global uncertainty, transition and underlying change throughout the region’s corporate and industrial landscape.
Within this landscape, the region has propelled itself forward through innovation and the reinvention of many traditional business and industry sectors within our region.
Of upmost priority to the Chamber is to deliver value and representation to its members and corporate partners. In particular the Chamber will continue to strongly support and engage in continuous dialogue with the many micro and small to medium sized businesses in the region.
Shepparton Chamber of Commerce & Industry President
WHAT WE DO FOR BUSINESS IN THE GOULBURN VALLEY
Established in 1920s the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce & Industry is where business connects, and we work to protect, support and encourage business growth and opportunities in the Goulburn Valley.
We strive to provide your business with a range of resources to assist you in building and growing your business including:
GOTAFE – Education and Training
Chamber Executive & Committees
VECCI – IR & OHS support and advice
Greater Shepparton City Council – collaboration
Shepparton Show Me – collaboration & support
Tourism Greater Shepparton – collaboration
Projects to stimulate and grow your business
Partnerships to strengthen the business community
Business Excellence Awards – celebration of business excellence
»Networking to help your business grow
Networking is one of the most powerful and cost-effective forms of marketing your business. Shepparton Chamber of Commerce & Industry offers various networking opportunities through:
Monthly Chamber Meetings & Events
Business After Hours Events, hosted by a different business member
Speed Networking Events
Advocacy and support throughout the region for local businesses with:
Issue resolution – help, listening, lobbying
Briefings with Council – be in the know, be heard
Surveying – listening to the voice of business owners
Business Intelligence – plan, strategise, innovate
Support for business – shop local
The annual Business Excellence awards are proudly brought to you by the Chamber.
These awards which commenced in 1995 and are held annually, recognise and support local business in the development and promotion of good service and business excellence, culminating in an award Gala dinner.
Award categories consist of:
Best New Business
Apprentice of the Year
Trainee of the Year
To be a membership body of choice for business and industry in the Shepparton region, offering exceptional value to members and partners, being recognised as the leading organisation connecting, promoting, protecting and growing business.