Chatswood Chamber of Commerce

Improving business opportunities on Sydney's North Shore.


Welcome

Running for 99 years since 1921, Chatswood Chamber has been the voice of local business just like yours.

About The Chamber

The Chatswood Chamber of Commerce is organised and run by a diverse group of local business people and community representatives.

Upcoming Events

The Chatswood Chamber of Commerce runs regular networking and keynote speaker events. Register now for our upcoming events.

Thanks to the support of our Platinum Patron Members:

And our Gold Patron Members:


Note: The Members Directory will be back up soon.

Why join Chatswood Chamber?

Here are just a few reasons...

Encouragement of positive and profitable interaction between local businesses.Strong promotion of Chatswood through support of business, social and training activities.Effective channel of communication with all levels of Government on members’ issues.Coffee Mornings - Speedy format to network with a lot of people and get you back at work in 1 hour.Business After Hours – An opportunity for members to develop new business contacts and to showcase their business and team.Business Breakfasts – Briefing on business topics of interest.A personal opportunity to give something back to your business community.

Chatswood Chamber of Commerce members also get free Chamber Alliance with Business NSW.
See the Business NSW benefits here

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Events

Upcoming


NETWORKING EVENTS

Due to Covid-19 there are no upcoming physical events for Q2 2020.
Instead, we are hosting a number of online events and business networking meetups via Video Conferencing.

Follow us on Facebook and Eventbrite to be notified of upcoming events so you can register.
We look forward to meeting you.


JOIN THE FUN WITH THE CHATSWOOD CHAMBER ON INSTAGRAM
Follow us, tag us and we will promote your business. We use the Chamber Instagram to share the beautiful photos from our networking events.

If you have been featured, please tag yourself and feel free to comment. Have fun.


PARTICIPATE IN THE CHATSWOOD CHAMBER FACEBOOK PAGE
Connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with events, news and share your business.

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Membership

Benefits

Collective Growth – Through Active Collaboration
Our Members treat each other as Business Partners who are invested in each others growth. We leverage our diverse backgrounds and wide range of business expertise to help each other.

New Members are first welcomed to The Chamber at the Monthly Business Luncheon. Our Directors will introduce you to the right people to help you with your business.

Change Through Representation – Your Voice For Getting Things Done
With 95 years experience representing local businesses, The Chamber is passionate about representing your interests in the local community.

Together, we are a powerful voice, working with other businesses, local councils and authorities to get things done. We encourage Members to raise issues with us – either directly or through our Quarterly Business Survey.

Key Insights – For Making the Right Decisions
We pride ourselves on keeping our Members informed about key developments, data and information from the local business community.

Our events, newsletters and blog keep you up to date with what’s going on in the local area.

We keep you up to date with economic, social and environmental trends and issues that impact your business. As well as proposed, planned and new developments in infrastructure, transport, town-planning, social and economic changes.

Stronger Together – Giving Generously To The Community
Chamber Members are passionate about giving back to the local community. The Chamber works with Not-For-Profits, local social and community groups.

We strive to improve overall sustainable outcomes – social, economic and environmental – for the benefit and prosperity of all in our area.

Our signature event is Chatswood Sleeps Rough. An annual event raising money for The Salvation Army, Chatwood and StreetWork to assist their ongoing work with those suffering domestic violence and homeless youth.


All our Members enjoy added benefits through Alliance Membership with the NSW Business Chamber.




Application

Joining Chatswood Chamber of Commerce is simple and quick.

Fee Structure per annum

TypeAnnual Fee
Sole Trader*$220
2-20 employees $330
21-50 employees$490
51+ employees$850
Patron$1,250.00**

Sole Trader: *One person business only.
Patron: **$1,250.00 + member’s base fee.
All fees are inclusive of GST.

The Membership packages have been designed to deliver a flexible set of options that will suit the size and type of your business. If you have any queries about which membership is suitable for you or your business, please call Julie on 02 9415 2636.

Complete the form (link below) to join Chatswood Chamber of Commerce today!

Please download and print our Membership Form (Microsoft Word download), choose which category you are eligible for or wish to join, fill out the form and email or fax it directly to Julie Burgess.


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NSWBC Chamber Alliance

Chatswood Chamber is an Alliance Member of the NSW Business Chamber.


Through the Alliance we can offer members $1200 worth of valuable extra benefits. These benefits are only available to Members who “opt in” to the Alliance. If you’d like to join, you’ll see there’s a place you can sign on our Membership Form which means we’ll opt you in ASAP so you can take advantage of this program.


Local Chamber member entitlements

As part of the Chamber Alliance Program, your Local Chamber members will be entitled to opt-in to become a NSW Business Chamber member under the Local Chamber Limited membership package.

Inclusion:Entitlement:Info:
Business Hotline 13 26 96Unlimited callsWith just one call you are connected to the right information, support and advice for all your business questions.
Workplace Advice Line 13 29 593 phone callsA dedicated members’ only phone line that connects you to workplace experts to help you make the right Industrial Relations decisions.
‘Ask Us How’ business guidesOnline accessA series of detailed reference guides covering a range of business issues, such as sales, marketing, business planning, WHS, people management and finance.
Networking and educational eventsLocal Chamber member ratesNSW Business Chamber events are run regularly across the state to help you increase your business network and stay up to date with topical business issues and matters.
Business magazine and e-newsQuarterly and monthlyPublished every quarter, the Business Connect magazine keeps you up to date with the latest business news. Every month you receive an e-news letter directly to your inbox.
Business Legals ToolkitLimited online accessOnline access to sample commercial agreements, templates and other legal business documents.
Free trial of WorkplaceOHS14 day trialWorkplaceOHS is an online resource that helps make your workplace safe and helps you meet your OHS and safety obligations.
Free trial of WorkplaceInfo14 day trialWorkplaceInfo is the ultimate online workplace relations resource that helps you manage all your IR, HR and payroll matters.

Local Chamber members can upgrade to full NSW Business Chamber membership at a 20% discount on condition of retaining Local Chamber membership.


NSWBC Events

NSW Business Chamber events are run regularly across the state to help you increase your business network and stay up to date with topical business issues and matters. Alliance members can enjoy local chamber member rates. For more information, click below to see more details about NSWBC events.

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About Us

Chatswood Chamber of Commerce


Our Board


Steve Hui – President

Steve Hui, Founder and CEO iFLYflat – The Points Whisperer
[email protected]
www.iflyflat.com.au
02 9258 1115

Steve Hui is the Founder and Chief Executive of iFLYflat.

iFLYflat is Australia’s leading boutique points advisory company, helping hardworking business entrepreneurs and individuals use their rewards points wisely.

Steve structured a way to leverage the value of credit card points to fly business class at half price, and helps companies cut the cost of travel.

As an CPA Accountant, Steve is very comfortable with numbers and comes from a background in solving complex problems in senior finance and accounting roles in corporations including Macquarie Bank.

Since he quit his corporate job 4 years ago, Steve has carved out a niche as the recognised reward points expert.

His passion is to help people to enjoy flying again. To escape the struggles of flying in Economy, and enjoy the freedom of Business class.


Stig Falster, Vice-President & Immediate Past-President

Sales Director, Interock Pty Ltd
[email protected]
www.interock.net
0400 441 666

Stig Falster has had a very “non-traditional” career path. Stig was born in Norway, educated in Australia and has led an international career spanning over 40 years. Stig holds a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma in Business Programming.

Stig’s very strong background in manufacturing and his people management skills bring a real strength to the team at Interock. He has a proven track record of business development across three continents.

An Industrial Chemist by profession, he commenced his career with Diversey in Australia before travelling back to Norway with his wife and taking up a position as Product Sales Manager with Norske Hoechst A/S where after a year he was approached by a major Scandinavian industrial chemical manufacturer.

In 1974 Stig joined Kjemi-Service in the role of Manager – Client Development. The company was responsible for the manufacture and marketing of Marine and Industrial Chemicals and Stig was deployed to engineer products to marry-up with company concepts.

Soon after this period Stig was seconded to the company’s Singapore operations in order to set up and run the production plant. He remained in the position for 8 years and then was recruited to Elkem, at the time, the world’s major ferro-alloys producer. Stig established the regional office in Singapore in the capacity of Regional Manager covering the Asian territory from Pakistan in the west, down into Australia and New Zealand. In 1987, Stig relocated the Regional Office to Hong Kong, to build on bilateral business with China.

Upon his return to Australia, Stig accepted the position of General Manager with Abel Lemon. He has since moved into a few General Management positions within the Manufacturing and Trading Industries and has managed budgets up to $35 million dollars.

Stig’s career has been multi-faceted, as demonstrated through his role as lecturer in Sports Marketing, Business Communication and Personal Selling at Macleay College in Sydney, as Senior Consultant in recruitment at Munro Select, Project Manager for an industry Skills Council, working with the resources and infrastructure sectors and Sales Manager for LMA-MTC Group. He has always focused around people and their development and has considerable expertise in performance management. This broad understanding of business and people in a global perspective is a real asset to Interock and its clients.

Member of Chatswood Chamber since 2008. Past-President for 2009 to 2019 and is on the Board of the Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce.


Warwick Andison – Vice-President

Founder & Managing Director, lntertrade Insurance Services
[email protected]
0411 609600
www.intertradeinsurance.com.au


With 45 year's experience in the Insurance Industry, providing advice on both general and personal insurances. The company has 8 staff in Sydney and 2 in Melbourne. The company is also ISO9001 Certified by Price Waterhouse Coopers.

He has also been involved in property development having built two unit blocks in Lane Cove and one in Chatswood, as well as a 90 acre land subdivision at Anna Bay, Port Stephens.

Warwick is an enthusiastic Rugby follower and staunch Gordon Rugby Club Supporter. He is also a keen music lover playing both the Guitar and Ukulele.


Julie Burgess, Chamber and Company Secretary

Julie Burgess
[email protected]
02 9415 2636


Carol Chen – Director

Director, ICAN Solutions
[email protected]
www.i-can.com.au
0433 158 420

Carol Chen is co-founder and director of ICAN Solutions.

ICAN Solutions is an IT consulting & service company, specialised in customised CRM and Business Management Solution. The CRM solution is integrated with the website and all other management modules including e-commerce, e-marketing, membership management, event management, Jobs/projects management and other business management & reporting system. ICAN provides customised IT solution to the small to medium size businesses. ICAN has successfully delivered the customised CRM solution to many different vertical markets including not-for-profit organisations, financial services companies, legal services companies, manufacturing companies, dental clinics and laboratories, property services, retail and other services businesses, etc.

Carol has worked as an IT consultant and project manager for more than a decade. Before Carol founded ICAN Solutions, she had worked as a structural engineer for Sinclair Knight Merz and companies in China.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Tongji University, China and a Master of Information Science from UNSW.


Edmund Chu – Hon. Treasurer

Associate Director, CO Partners Accountants and Advisors
[email protected]
www.copaa.com.au
0498 811 198

Edmund Chu is Associate Director of CO Partners Accountants and Advisors (COPAA).
COPAA is an integrated business advisory firm located in Chatswood providing practical accounting, tax and business advices to individuals and small and medium business. At CO Partners, you will find a more personal customer experience and a comprehensive solutions to your business.

Edmund has accrued more than 9 years of senior experience in accounting practice with profound expertise involvement in a great number of different industry sector. Previously he has also been taking an active role in the CPA Australia serving NSW members in the capacity of Chairperson of the Young Professional Committee.


Ello Meguerditchian – Director

EM Funerals, Director
0405-675-571
[email protected]

EM Funerals Serving with Dignity Compassion & Excellence Proudly Australian owned and operated.

EM Funerals is an Australian family owned and operated business. Providing high level of customised service to families at their time of need. Will always answer your call 24/7. Beautiful and caring Service that won’t cost the earth. Call us for a discreet and confidential talk. Ask us about our Pre-Paid funeral plans.

diligent are how my clients describe me. As a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) with over 18 years’ industry experience and being nominated by the CPA as one of the country’s Top 40 Young Business Leaders in 2013, I have a strong passion in implementing strategy to maximise values for SMEs and high net worth individuals.

I specialise in the Medical and Dental industries but also actively engages with clients in a broad range of industries including Marketing, Professional Consulting, Legal practices, Property Development and Government Agencies. My expertise from financial analysis enables me to pin point the key drivers of each business and the focus needed to improve business performance. My commitment to my client is not only to provide outstanding and proactive advice but also see me as a strategic business partner in their businesses growth and development.


Mark Sing – Director

Director, The Wealth Success
[email protected]
www.thewealthsuccess.com/
02 9905 9480

Director at Wealth Success Financial Planning and I have more than thirteen years of experience in the Financial Services industry. I am dedicated to providing holistic financial planning services to all people. I’m focused on thoroughly understanding my clients’ financial goals and objectives in order to assist them in developing appropriate strategies to achieving their goals and objectives.

I was born and educated in South Africa, where I studied at the University of Pretoria. I hold an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and a Self Managed Super Fund Diploma . I have been a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales, as well as a member of the AFA since 2002 .

I enjoy playing tennis, jogging and golf in my spare time. I also have an interest in community activities.


Warren Stevens – Director

Managing Director, Properties Realty
[email protected]
0412 244658

Warren is proprietor and licensee of M D Properties Realty, Chatswood. He specialises in Real Estate on the Lower North Shore and City CBD since 2006.

Sales – Rentals – Auctions – Commercial – Investments

Warren has been licenced since 1976 , including being licenced as an Auctioneer until 1995. He prides himself on offering service to our clients above their expectations. His personal qualifications include…

Justice of the Peace
University of NSW graduate in Marketing and Business Studies
Qualified – Life and Business coach
AIM graduate
Previously he worked as General Manager at Sanyo ( Australia ) and LG Electronics ( Aust ) Pty Ltd.


Neehal Clements - Director

Founder and Entrepreneurial CFO, NH&Co Solutions
[email protected]
0424 853444

Neehal has a proven financial and operational acumen from both a consulting/professional services background and a retail operations experience. Neehal is an energetic and driven person who will succeed in a dynamic, fast growth and entrepreneurial environment.

Neehal has a passion for technology and enabling business success, the ability to drive project outcomes, lead teams and successfully develop internal and external relationships, which are the key to her success.
Neehal likes to surrounded herself with a highly motivated, engaged and ambitious team, to achieve success and rapid career growth in Australia and overseas.

As the Founder of NH&Co Solutions Neehal aims to always uphold her company motto, “Partnering with businesses through Integrity, Honesty and Trust". These values align with those of the Institute of Public Accountants ensuring advocacy for businesses.

Neehal currently also holds positions as the Deputy Chair of IPA Nominations Committee, President of IPA NSW Divisional Advisory Council, Chair/Treasurer Committee Council, NSW Strata and Community Schemes and Senior Consultant, EBIT Management Services.



Life Members:

Philip Williams - Honorary Auditor & Life Member
Phil Williams Carbonara Business Advisors
Suite 203, 11 Spring Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
[email protected]
02 9411-1600


Peter Benjafield

Peter Benjafield - Honorary Solicitor & Life Member
Benjafield & Associates
Suite 702, 7 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
[email protected]
02 9411-2233

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Contact Us

Chatswood Chamber of Commerce


PO Box 1024, Chatswood NSW 2057

Telephone: 02 9415 2636
Email: [email protected]

Julie is our fabulous and friendly Chamber admin and Company Secretary.
Please feel welcome to chat with her and ask her any questions.


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