Tuesday, 20th September, 2016

A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING has been signed between the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce & the South Canterbury Branch of Federated Farmers

A leading initiative, sees the South Canterbury Chamber and South Canterbury Federated Farmers commit to a formal memorandum that seeks to develop a closer relationship between town and country and to establish a greater understanding of the interdependence of our communities.

The relationship will provide current effective and affordable training, coaching and professional development opportunities, a range of networking and guest speaker events and work to raise awareness of the career opportunities within agriculture and related industry sectors.

Mark Adams President of SC Federated Farmers said “The closer working relationship between our two organisations is intended to reap benefits for both organisations and our members; from networking and local training opportunities through to lobbying and advocacy.”

In the first year a one off introductory offer for SC Federated Farmers members to join the SC Chamber of Commerce is likely to prove very attractive for non-Chamber members.

Wendy Smith CE of the SC Chamber said “There has been a long standing relationship between the SC Federated Farmers and the SC Chamber of Commerce for many years, including a co-opted role for SC Federated Farmers on the SC Chamber Board. More recent discussion in 2015 and 2016 has established a number of common goals.
Following approval from both organizations a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the key objectives and operational and district wide benefits that will be pursued was signed in August 2016. Mark Adams has now joined the SC Chamber Board following in the footsteps of long serving board member and past President Tony Howey.

- See more at: http://southcanterbury.chamber.co.nz/business-connect/news-advocacy/media-releases/#sthash.g6OiSK7L.dpuf