Connect | Grow | Advance
Business Whanganui is the leading independent business association in the Whanganui region, and an Accredited Member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce network. We champion the interests of Whanganui business, ensuring your voice is represented locally, regionally, and nationally. We provide support, learning, networking and promotional opportunities for business of all sizes, ages, and stages, and help you to connect, grow and advance your business.
Our community is vital, energetic, creative, connected, and well informed. Join us today!
Business After 5
with MTF Finance
5.30pm Thursday 29 Feb 2024
This month, we are hosted by the talented and passionate team at MTF Finance Whanganui, they’re big into customer service and helping Kiwis do even more. Join us to meet the team, mix with other local business people, and to find out more about how MTF can help you, and your customers too.
Mingle & Learn
What is PR with Susanne Martin, CEO, PRINZ
5.00pm Thursday 7 Mar 2024
Have you ever wondered about Public Relations – what it means – how PR differs from marketing – and whether it applies to you? Join us for this informal network and learn event where we’ll be discussing these and other questions about public relations and marketing with our special guest, Susanne Martin, Chief Executive of PRINZ (Public Relations Institute of New Zealand).
Lunch & Learn
Let’s Talk About AI with Simon Murphy
12.15pm-1.00pm Wednesday 13 Mar 2024
Join us for the first of our “Let’s Talk About…” lunch and learn events, brought to you by Business Whanganui Key Regional Partners, UCOL. In this session, UCOL Academic Advisor and AI expert, Simon Murphy will let you know all about AI and how it is relevant to you, your business, and your profession. No charge to attend. Lunch provided. Prior registration essential.
Our Team – Your Place
Business Connect – Let us come to you
Appointments Available Friday 8 or 15 Mar 2024
GET BUSINESS AWARDS READY
Whanganui Regional Business Awards 2024
June – November 2024
We are excited to be hosting the Whanganui Regional Business Awards this year. These high-profile awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity in the business and community sectors, and are a major highlight of Whanganui’s business calendar.
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Artificial Intelligence & Privacy
Thinking about privacy is vital if you are going to use artificial intelligence (AI) tools well. AI refers to computer systems that do tasks which seem like intelligent behaviour, such as finding patterns or categorising. This includes generative AI tools, as well as other systems that interpret data or automate tasks… read more
CREATE A PITCH FOR YOUR BUSINESS
An elevator pitch is a concise and compelling statement that describes who you are, what you do, and why you do it. It’s called an “elevator pitch” because it should be short enough to be delivered during a brief elevator ride. Maybe in New Zealand we could call it a “lift pitch”, but it doesn’t have quite the same appeal… read more
OUR VISION, VALUES, PURPOSE
Learn more about us, what we believe, and how we serve the Business Whanganui community by taking a moment to read through our Vision, Values and Purpose statement below and our Four Strategic Pillars – the areas of focus that underpin our delivery…. read more
Be part of the Business Whanganui Community
We facilitate a host of networking and learning events to help you to be more widely known, connected, informed, inspired, and more successful in your business.
From our biennial regional business awards, business for breakfast or lunch, and after 5 gatherings, factory tours, just-for-fun events, guest speakers, and learning sessions, to our Board Korero and special interest group coffee meetups, we’re sure you’ll find something to interest you.
You can also raise awareness of your business, products, services, and the value you deliver to your customers by hosting a Business Whanganui networking event. If your business is on the smaller side that’s no problem as you can join with other small businesses for one of our Business Showcase events.
It’s said that “It’s not just who you know in business, it’s who knows you.” Contact us to find out more.