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PROFILE has launched a Pro Bono Service Programme which entails the pairing of qualifying SMEs with service provider/s, who are volunteer members of the organisation. This programme will continue in 2018.

nesses in the region, who are members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. To download the App, please search NMBBC on the AppStore or PlayStore.

Events

Certificates of Origin

Events at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber keep business owners up to date and informed on a wide variety of topics affecting business in Nelson Mandela Bay. Regular networking functions offer business owners the chance to make new professional contacts. The Business Chamber’s flagship events – the Annual Business Chamber Golf Day, the Annual Ladies’ Breakfast and the Annual Business Chamber Banquet – are highlights on the Bay’s business and social calendar. The Events Department reached a new record in 2017 by hosting a total of 91 events.

A Certificate of Origin is a document which states the origin of goods being exported and this “origin” is a key requirement for applying tariffs and other important criteria. As an accredited provider of this service, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber signs Certificates of Origin for member and nonmember businesses requiring the services in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Certificates of Origin Department reached a record in August 2017 when it issued the most monthly certificates it has ever completed over the past six years of recordings. This was up 22% from August 2016.

Publications and marketing

Corporate Social Investment

As another value-added service to members, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber provides members with a variety of publications across print and electronic platforms, including our quarterly printed member magazine, Infocom, and the printed annual Business Guide. Both of these publications are ABC-certified, glossy publications. The electronic monthly newsletter The Good News provides links to good news on the local business front. The Business Chamber regularly updates its website, and can be found on popular social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. In 2017 the Business Chamber also launched the NMBBC App: a digital, interactive platform for business to business promotion in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas. A key feature of the App is a business directory, which connects users with busi-

Because the majority of our membership’s workforce is based in the city, the region of Nelson Mandela Bay is the direct beneficiary of their Corporate Social Investment programmes – including skills development initiatives, bursaries and scholarships. Many of our member companies significantly contribute to alleviating poverty and specifically unemployment in the region of Nelson Mandela Bay through various initiatives purposed to grow the local economy. Every year the Business Chamber adopts NGO organisations and collects goods and services from our member companies in order to create awareness around the NGOs. In 2017 the Business Chamber adopted SOS Children’s Village Port Elizabeth and St Francis Hospice and collected several items from our companies, including furniture and vehicles.

CONTACT INFO Address: KPMG House, Norvic Drive, Greenacres 6045 Tel: +27 (0)41 373 1122 Fax: +27 (0)41 373 1142 Email: info@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za Website: www.nmbbusinesschamber.co.za

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