Thursday, 4th February, 2021

Media release from Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce 
Thursday 4 February 2021

Southern Lakes Businesses to be surveyed on business confidence to glean insights into local economy

The Queenstown and Wanaka Chambers of Commerce are encouraging all local businesses to contribute to the annual business confidence survey to provide greater insights into the local economy.

Supported by the wider Southern Lakes Business Response Group, which formed in 2020 to coordinate the district’s response and recovery to the impacts of covid-19, the survey aims to gauge business confidence across the district.

Queenstown Chamber of Commerce CEO Ruth Stokes said: “It’s important that we have consistent and coordinated information from our business community, to ensure we can provide the advocacy and support they need.”

Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce Executive Officer, Naomi Lindsay, added: “We have anecdotal stories of the challenges our business community is experiencing, but we need to hear from many more businesses and more regularly to paint a more complete picture of business needs.”

The survey is open to all businesses in the Southern Lakes District and closes at 5pm on Friday 12 February 2021. The survey is planned to be a quarterly initiative this year to ensure regular data is captured and we grow the ability to track trends and predict future business states.

The information gleaned from the surveys will enable the Chambers of Commerce, Destination Queenstown, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Queenstown Lakes District Council and Regional Business Partners to better advocate for and support the Southern Lakes businesses, as well as provide insights into future capability building of businesses.

The survey takes around 3-4 minutes to complete and results will be released once analyzed. We encourage just one response per business and suggest the owner or key management team member completes the survey on behalf of the business.

The survey can be found  here 


For more information, please contact:

Queenstown Chamber of Commerce
Ruth Stokes, CEO
M: 021 424 831


Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce
Naomi Lindsay, Executive Officer
M: 021 942 502