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Over a century of business growth in Cambridge
For nearly 120 years, the Cambridge Business Chamber has been a vital support system for our local businesses, advocating for them and fostering relationships to promote collaboration and growth.
Prosperity & growth
Proudly located in the biggest municipality in the Waipā district, the Cambridge Business Chamber plays a crucial role in the prosperity and growth of our town. Through connectedness, advocacy, and support, membership has grown – now a diverse network of over 320 businesses from all sectors and sizes.
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Attracting larger enterprises
While traditionally dominated by small and medium-sized businesses, Cambridge is now attracting larger enterprises who recognise the value of conducting business in the area, and our passionate and innovative local business network.
An expanding business landscape
With construction, professional services, manufacturing, healthcare, and education sectors making the highest contribution to economic growth. These sectors are also the town's largest employers, along with retail, food, and accommodation industries.
5% business growth over 5 years
Cambridge has become an attractive destination for new businesses, with a 5% growth in business over the past five years, compared to a national growth rate of 2.1%.
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& profitable growth
As local business landscape continues to change, the Chamber prioritises fostering sustainable and profitable business growth, recognising and celebrating the achievements of local businesses through events such as the Waipā Networks Business Awards. We remain dedicated to advocating for the business community's needs while offering resources and specialised advice.
Local business are poised to thrive,
achieve greatness, and make a lasting impact on Cambridge and the broader Waikato's dynamic landscape.
“Members join the Chamber to get something – connections, leads, visibility, networking and training. They want a thriving community with the required infrastructure. They want connectivity to the local council, well-managed growth and advocacy where needed. They want to know that the Chamber is working on these issues. And we are!”
Kelly Bouzaid, CEO.
Our services & initiatives
We are dedicated to our mission of uplifting and empowering local businesses through advocacy, relationship building, and knowledge sharing. We offer a range of services and initiatives catering to the evolving needs of the business landscape: