What's important to you, is important to us
Membership of Ignite Wanaka means you are not only investing in the most influential business organisation in Wanaka, but you are also investing in your business, your people and the overall wellbeing of the business community.
Our role is to support and champion local business, giving our members a helping hand where they need it most – and if we can’t help them, we’ll connect them to someone who can.
The Ignite Wanaka Chamber is an independent voice, advocating on the issues that matter, uniting Wanaka businesses of all sizes and industries. We also collaborate on a number of national and regional key projects leveraging the power of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce network and the International Chamber of Commerce connections.
With a support base of 330 plus members, we help businesses like yours to grow, succeed and be connected to others in business. Our purpose is to make an impact by empowering the Wanaka business community through collaboration, inspiration, advocacy and recognition.
Benefits of Membership
The Ignite Wanaka Chamber offers extensive benefits and opportunities for members at every level. Whether you are joining for networking, professional development, marketing opportunities, to generate leads, reduce costs or business advocacy, your membership affords you access to high-quality programmes, events, and people that will help you achieve your business goals.
Be connected- locally, regionally and internationally
Be inspired- with our calendar of events, networking and training
Grow - as a business owner/manager and your team
Save money on business expenses through our member partnerships
Promote your products and services to our 800+ database of local business contacts.
Be included in the Nationwide Business Directory so members can easily connect with you across NZ
Show your support of your local business community
Have your voice heard on the local, regional and national stage through our advocacy on key issues
Promote your special business offer to other members
Member-to-Member (M2M) is a digital service that gives you the opportunity to promote your business, directly to our network of members and via our social media channels. Simply create an appealing offer and we’ll take care of the rest.
Promote your business - Business After Five (BA5)
Members consistently rate networking through the Chamber as one of our top services. Whether your business is just starting up or fully established, networking is the most cost effective and influential way to grow your profit and stay connected within your community. Especially during these recent times, we have provided opportunities and a platform for business owners, managers and their teams to connect with others to share ideas, challenges and solutions to key issues facing their business. These events are hosted by a member and allows the opportunity for the host business to promote themselves, their services or products. To book your BA5 talk to the team today!
The Chamber provides opportunities for members to attend Business Briefings for all the latest information including new legislation, economic, local and central Government updates.
Ignite Wanaka hosts a number of events, training, workshops and initiatives to help grow your business and your team. Our goal is to connect and nurture the future of our business community leaders and we are very excited to bring the Ignite Wanaka Leadership Academy to Wanaka. To learn more about the Academy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org To view our upcoming events and training please click here.
Critical business information including Ignite Wanaka newsletter, social media and online platforms, plus economic and legislative updates.
Supporting our Upper Clutha business community
A key part of our role, which has grown since Covid-19 entered our lives, is to provide support, advice and connection for our business community. We have worked hard to ensure businesses receive financial, wellbeing and other support during this difficult time. Up-to-date information is provided on our website with key support available for businesses both long term and short term response to Covid-19.
Explore the benefits that our Alliance Partners offer our member network. This is just one simple example of how savings through the Ignite Wanaka Chamber can more than cover the cost of your membership and go a long way towards keeping your hard earned dollars exactly where they belong!