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Love the Bay

By | Featured, Love the Bay

Meet Clare Lovelace, the proud owner of two Soul Tribe yoga studios in Batemans Bay. 🧘‍♀️ Clare believes in the power of yoga, because it is not just about the psychical yoga postures, but also about how you relate to yourself and others and how to find piece of mind. She is passionate about creating a safe place where both beginners and experienced ‘yogi’ can develop their skills.

Clare joined the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber because she wants to support local businesses thrive! She feels the Love the Bay campaign has created a real pink ‘buzz’ around town and has given Batemans Bay and surrounds a ‘positivity injection’!

This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from Production Haus www.productionhaus.com.au

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to watch all videos of your local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ

Sign up for a free course about how to make your own online shop

Free Training – Setup Your Own Online Shop from Love the Bay

By | Events, Featured, Love the Bay, News

Set Up a Web Shop DIY Course – FREE

Sign up for a free course about how to make your own online shopEvery business is different, but one thing we all have in common is the challenge of adapting to the current situation. There has never been a more important time for small business owners to grow their digital skills and have a digital presence. For your shopfront business this could mean starting to diversify and look at other (additional) options to sell your products.

Are you that retailer who wants to get their products online but doesn’t know where to start?

Over two or three sessions* trainer Cameron Thompson will share tips on how to build your own web shop, how to put your products online and how to be found. In this practical face-to-face course, you will work through the creative E-commerce process from start to finish. Upon completion you know how to create their own online store ready to sell and ship your products to the world (if required)..

Topics covered include:

  • Research
  • Marketing strategies
  • Basic graphics
  • eCommerce store setup,
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

and more!

Training dates:

Friday 2nd and Friday 9th October 2020 from 9:30am – 2:30pm

OR

Tuesday 13th, Tuesday 20th and 27th October 2020 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Have you ever wanted to start your own #online shop?

Are you a retailer who wants to get their products online?

This is your chance… thanks to the support of NSW Treasury (as part of the NSW Small Business Month 2020) this training course is totally free-of-charge for you!

All we ask of you is your commitment!

Click Here to Register

Note: we have 13 course spots available, allocation will be conducted on the basis of ‘first-in-best-dressed’. Preference will be given to current members of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, but other business owners are strongly encouraged to apply as well.

About Cameron Thompson

Cameron is the founder and director of Thompson Marketing (Batemans Bay), a website and marketing consultancy involved in delivering digital media and web projects. Cameron has consulted extensively on online marketing, social media and website development with organisations such as Bain & Company, Aussie Farmers Direct, Chubb Group, The Australian Charities Fund, Chugg Entertainment, Northcott Disability Services, Southern Phone Company and many more. Being a ‘local’, Cameron knows firsthand what the challenges and opportunities are for the business owners in our regional area.

Love the Bay – Sansom’s Furniture One

By | Featured, Love the Bay

Finding the best fit for every customer, is what Sansoms Furniture One does well, owner Vaughan Sansom explains in this exclusive Love the Bay video. That is probably why they received so much support from their customers and the community after they lost their building in the NYE 2019/2020 bushfires. Their new showroom is located on Orient Street, in the heart of Batemans Bay. Vaughan and local manager Kim are huge supporters of the Love the Bay campaign, highlighting wonderful businesses that people otherwise might overlook. Sansoms Furniture One is also an active member of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber. 💕 This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from Production Haus www.productionhaus.com.au💕 Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to watch all videos of your local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ  💕

AGM This Wednesday 2nd September

By | Events, Featured, News, Newsletter

Dear Members,

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather upon us, how wonderful it is to see some vibrancy happening in the town, with new shop openings, the returning of some visitors and the exciting news that the collaboration between the Chamber and River of Art beginning from the 18th September, when street art will be part of the CBD. Watch this space….

The chamber has a healthy bank balance due to some successful grant applications over the past 6 months, thanks to the Love the Bay Campaign and what it brings.  It is a great time to be a part of the chamber and the community.  Come on board and be part of the proactive team.  It’s not too late to put your hand up.

Date:- Wednesday 2nd September, 2020

Time:- 6.00 pm

Venue: – Club Catalina

Please note to allow extra time upon arrival due to the COVID 19 restrictions and obligations of Club Catalina.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Regards,

Alison

Alison Miers

President

Love the Bay – Guerrilla Roasters

By | Featured, Love the Bay

Mathew Hatcher is a guy with his heart in the right place. After the bushfires he wasted no time starting up the volunteer organisation

South Coast Donations Logistic Team to help affected residents with their immediate and practical needs.  You could almost forget that he co-founded and runs an amazing local business: Guerrilla Roasters, which he recently moved from the Mossy Cafe to Moruya. In this video he tells us about this sustainable business, supporting farmers all around the world. Mat loves living here, when he finishes work he can be at the beach in just two minutes!

Mathew is a huge supporter of Love the Bay showcasing what we have here and of connecting businesses. He strongly encourages other businesses to join the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, to maximise collaboration in our town.

Information: www.baychamber.com.au

 This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from

Production Haus: www.productionhaus.com.au

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to find the video with your favorite local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ

2020 Annual General Meeting

By | Events, Featured, News, Newsletter

Dear Members,

Another month has rolled around and unfortunately due to the recent small outbreak of COVID locally, we have been forced to postpone the AGM for another month, which will now be held on Wednesday 2nd September, 2020 @ 6.00 pm at Club Catalina.  The notice of the Chamber’s AGM, which includes a proposed amendment to our constitution and a nomination form for office bearers and committee positions is attached.

Proposed Constitution Amendment

The amendment contains a clarification of the various levels of membership and has been drawn up following advice from Business NSW, our parent body.

The changes were foreshadowed to members in a communique from our Membership Secretary earlier last month, but in short, it sets out to clarify membership classification, clear up uncertainty in the constitution regarding Council and political membership, not-for-profit organisations staffed by volunteers who provide community services, and associate members with valued input.  An appropriate membership fee structure will reflect that membership status.  More importantly the amendment clarifies voting rights and meeting attendance to ensure the Chamber is run by members for the benefit of members, free from possible conflicted influence.

The committee recommends members support the amendments.

Nomination Form

Proxy Form

It is important that three separate parties record their signatures for each nomination.  This will include the member nominating, a member being the seconder and the person being nominated. This ensures compliance with the constitution and as an indication that the nominee is comfortable with being nominated.  All signatories MUST be full financial members of the Chamber as at the date of the AGM.

Completed nominations must be recorded as received by the Chamber Secretary at least seven days prior to the AGM either by a scanned emailed copy or hardcopy by post, to the Chamber postal address.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone for acting so promptly, to avoid any further COVID outbreak in recent weeks – the response was fantastic, with high numbers of people getting tested and self isolating if required.  It certainly has been a roller coaster this year and I don’t think we have seen the last of it.

Support any small business you know, we are here for the long haul and if there is any support required, please reach out and we will see how we can assist.

In finishing, how wonderful is it to see the activation on the foreshore with the recent additions of two new sculptures.   The purpose of public art is to engage the community, excite, amuse, challenge and reinvigorate a sense of place, pride, identity and connection.  The sculptures are certainly challenging some in the community but the overall response has been amazing.  We look forward to seeing many locals and tourists enjoying this wonderful sculpture walk for many years to come.

Kind regards,

Alison Miers

President

Love the Bay – Eurobodalla Home Improvements

By | Featured, Love the Bay

Meet Lucinda and Ainslie Dunn, 14 years ago they exchanged their busy city lives for the family-friendly environment of Batemans Bay and they never looked back. They love our pristine environment and the lifestyle. 💕
Lucinda and Ainslie own and run Eurobodalla Home Improvements (EHI), a window furnishing company on North Street in the Bay. They pride themselves on their craftmanship in delivering awnings, shutters, blinds, shade systems and security doors.
Lucinda and Ainslie are active members of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber and huge supporters of the Love the Bay campaign.

💕This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from Production Haus www.productionhaus.com.au💕

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to watch all videos of your local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ 💕

Love the Bay – Hip Pocket Workwear

By | Featured, Love the Bay, News

Hear from Kim Smith who has been running Hip Pocket Workwear & Safety with his wife Sandra for the last 15 years and truly loves working in and with our community. 💕 Kim explains why he feels that especially now it is so important for businesses to stick together, promote shopping local and… join the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber*. Kim and Sandra have fully embraced the Chamber’s Love the Bay campaign and stock our pink Love the Bay shirts and white Love the Bay baseball caps. Get in touch with Hippocket to get yourself a beautiful outfit! 💕

*Do you have a business, however small or large? Join our Bay Chamber or renew your Chamber membership in July for a 20% discount – just pay $132 for a full year of membership benefits – for more info and to join: www.baychamber.com.au 💕

This Love the Bay business video has been produced by local photographer/videographer Martin Helmreich from Production Haus
www.productionhaus.com.au💕

Check out our Love the Bay YouTube channel to watch all videos of your local businesses: https://bit.ly/3gXa0WJ 💕

Love the Bay – Batemans Bay Business Chamber

By | Featured, Love the Bay

Did you know that Love the Bay is an initiative of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber? Hear from President Alison Miers about the importance of a strong Business Chamber to advocate for our small business community. Especially in these trying times, it is all about coming together, supporting each other and encouraging people to shop local. Alison explains what the Chamber is working on, with the Love the Bay campaign and its Gift Card program being one of the more recent projects in support of our business community. Are you a business in the 2536 postcode area? Please join our Batemans Bay Chamber: www.baychamber.com.au.

This and all other amazing Love the Bay business videos have been produced by Martin Helmreich from Production Haus. https://productionhaus.com.au/

July Members Meeting

By | Events, News, Newsletter

Dear Members,

Please see the agenda, together with a paper prepared by David Seymour which sets out the pertinent points of interest that may assist members in their submission to the BATEMANS BAY WATERFRONT – ACTIVATION STRATEGY, at the links below:

Due to CoronaVirus restrictions, numbers will be strictly limited to 50 members only. This meeting is not open to the public.

Yours Sincerely,

Alison Miers

President