The Chamber's third newsletter for 2017 has been released.
Read about the upcoming Business Excellence Awards, the Chamber's achievements over the past year, and news from the NSW Business Chamber.
Get your copy here.
Vote for your Favourite Businesses
The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2017 Business Excellence Awards are now open for Voting
The BCCI Business Excellence Awards recognise local businesses that demonstrate excellence in practice, business achievement, or for their contribution to the local area. All BCCI members are invited to nominate local businesses for these awards and all local businesses are eligible for nomination regardless of size, nature or membership status.
There are five award categories:
Business of the Year - this award recognises an outstanding local business that demonstrates exemplary practice or has achieved particular success – for example, by providing employment to the local community, demonstrating a high standard of business management or growth, and/or contributing in some way to the local business sector or the local community.
Service Excellence – this award recognises a business that provides outstanding customer service to its clients, and/or other businesses, and/or the broader community.
President’s Award - this award recognises a business, small or large, for a noteworthy achievement or for demonstrating excellence in ways that may not be covered by the other award categories.
Trade Services Award – this award recognises a business in the Trade Services industry that demonstrates excellence in understanding of customer requirements, technical product delivery, maintenance management, sound time management and customer service.
Community Service Award – this award recognises an organisation or an individual who selflessly volunteers themselves to assist others in the broader community
How to nominate
Please complete the form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB, Friday, 28 July 2017. Nominations will be reviewed by the BCCI Executive Committee and the Awards will be presented at the BCCI AGM and dinner: 6.30pm, Friday 11 August 2017, Le Tres Bon, Bungendore.
To vote for your favourite business, you can download a Word version of the Nomination Form or find a PDF version here.
The new Bungendore Village Guide is now available
Copies of the Guide are available from businesses around Bungendore.
You can also download and print your own copy here. Once printed, it can be folded into your own handy guide.
Please do let businesses know that you found them in the Guide!
The 2017-18 Bungendore Directory is now available
Copies of the new 2017-18 full colour Bungendore Directory are being distributed to all homes and businesses in the local area.
Thanks so much to Sharon Rasker, John Salmond, Linda Williams and Juliet Dowling for their efforts in bringing this project to fruition.
An electronic copy of the Directory can be downloaded here.
2016 Business Excellence Awards
The BCCI held its AGM and 2016 Business Excellence Awards on the 9th September. The following awards were presented to the worthy winners:
Business of the Year – Royal Hotel
Accepted by David Mac Laren on behalf of Scott and Lara PrestonPresident’s Award – Bungendore Weekly
Accepted by Sharon Baxter-JudgeService Excellence Award – The Big Green Cup
Accepted by Linda Brown and Vicki CannonTrade Services Award – CTM Backhoe and Truck Hire
Accepted by Lyle and Sue MontesinCommunity Award – Priceline Pharmacy
Accepted by Glenys Daniel
Congratulations to all award recipients and nominees.
We have a Facebook Page!
The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce now has a Facebook page….yes, it has finally happened!
On our page you can find out about our meetings, courses and workshops, Chamber news as it happens and other relevant information.
Just search Facebook for Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
Member Survey results
All members are invited to read the Key Findings from the 2015 Member Survey which are being used to inform the BCCI Strategic Plan for 2016. Once again, the Executive Committee extends its thanks to all members who responded to the survey and provided invaluable information and insights on member views and priorities.
Optimised search results for the BCCI website
To provide a more dynamic and searchable online directory of member business, the BCCI website was recently optimised to ensure anyone who searches online for services in Bungendore will now find the relevant Chamber webpage on the first page of their search results. For example, anyone searching for 'Bungendore restaurants' will see a direct link to the Chamber's restaurant page on their first page results. The same will hold true when people search for other categories such as accommodation, shops and galleries, professional services etc.
This new feature provides even more reason to take advantage of FREE member advertising on the BCCI website! If you haven't already done so, simply send your business name and contact details and a few words about your business – along with your logo and up to three photos – to email@example.com
New local newspaper – the Bungendore Weekly
Those who were saddened by the recent demise of The Bungendore Mirror, will be please to hear that a new local newspaper, The Bungendore Weekly is about to commence production. This new, free paper will be community and business orientated and edited and produced locally. The BCCI Executive Committee urges all members to consider supporting the paper through advertising to ensure its success.
BCCI will be contributing to the newspaper by way of our regular monthly news update and will also be advertising the 2016 Business Directory in the paper. To arrange your own advertising in the Bungendore Weekly, or to obtain more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon Baxter-Judge on 0419 025 533.
Abbeyfield – looking for community support
Further to the Abbeyfield presentation given by Peter Blematl at our May General Meeting, the Abbeyfield project is progressing. The project will deliver a much-needed home for seniors in Bungendore but is not government funded, so Abbeyfield are now asking the local community for support. To contribute to the Bungendore Abbeyfield project, please visit their crowd funding page.
To learn more about Abbeyfield and the great work they do, you can view this Youtube link, visit the Abbeyfield Facebook page, or come along to the Bungendore Community Christmas Party on 6 December and have a chat to the folks from Abbeyfield at their stall.
Invitation to Chamber members – increase your web presence free of charge
All BCCI members are entitled to advertise their business on this website at no extra cost. All you need to do is provide a short blurb about your business, along with 1-3 images. If you've already advertised on the website, now is a great time to review and update your details. Simply email your new entry or updates to email@example.com.
Don't miss this opportunity to increase your web presence and complement your entry in the 2015 Bungendore Business Directory. We look forward to seeing you on the BCCI website!