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The crisis of the last few months has clearly demonstrated that a strong local Chamber of Commerce is a vital resource for our Lochaber business community. Throughout these hugely uncertain and unprecedented times for everyone, the team at Lochaber Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to support and speak up for the needs of our member businesses and the wider community.
Businesses have been able to get their points across directly to the MPs and MSPs at the heart of the decision-making processes through regular virtual Q&A sessions, find their way through the intricacies of furlough and staffing issues with specialist seminars and access direct help on the huge number of business issues that have arisen.
We’ve been proud to offer our members all the support, guidance and lobbying power we can in order to help make sure that our local economy and community survives and thrives in an economic and social landscape that’s been changing at a dizzying rate.
There’s no getting away from the fact that it’s been, and continues to be, an incredibly challenging time for businesses across all sectors. As part of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network, Lochaber Chamber has been able to make sure that the needs of our local community are heard loud and clear by those in power and we’ve provided a reliable source of up-to-date information and guidance throughout the lockdown and beyond. We’re pleased that our members can clearly see the value that being part of the Chamber brings to their businesses.
A vital part of the effective running of the Chamber is our AGM and this year’s one will be a bit different, as we join together by Zoom on Tuesday August 11. The meeting gives members – as well as interested members of the public – the chance to find out about the plans for the coming year, review what’s been done over the last year and ask questions of the board and chief executive. The AGM is a great opportunity to find out more about how your Chamber is adapting to the changes and refocusing for the future.
Put the date in your diary: our virtual AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday August 11. We promise a friendly and informative get-together; but you will have to supply your own tea and biscuits!
Further details will be sent out to all members directly and made available on www.lochaberchamber.co.uk and our social media channels over the coming weeks.