Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Insider

Damian Collin’s Monthly Business Clinic

Chamber members and local businesses are invited to air their views with Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins at his second ‘Business’ Surgery being held this Friday 1st October at Channel Chamber’s offices, Shearway Business Park, Folkestone.
This is your chance to talk to Damian one-to-one on any particular issue you want to highlight. To book an appointment with Damian between noon & 2pm please email Sezen.zeki@channelchamber.co.uk

Channel Chamber’s 2010 AGM

This year our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Friday 12th November and Chamber members and non-members are most welcome to join us.
The AGM will be held at the Chamber’s offices at Shearway Business Park in Folkestone, beginning at noon and this will be followed by a buffet lunch Our new Chamber President Damian Collins will be giving us a short review of his first three months as an MP and there will be an opportunity to meet and talk to members of our Chamber Board.

There will be a small cost of £12 Plus Vat for lunch. To avoid disappointment you are urged to book your place soonest with Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022.

Chamber Speed Networking Evening

Join us for a fun evening of Speed Networking and meet plenty of new business contacts on Thursday 14 October at the Quarterhouse, Folkestone.
Our guest speaker is Dorothy Thom who will be talking about ‘The Customer Factor’ – a taster session demonstrating how natural learning can give you a fresh perspective on self development.
Members:£14.95 +VAT Non-members £17.95 +VAT and this includes a 2 course evening meal with a glass of wine. For further details and to book your place please contact Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022

East Kent Conference - The Big Society

Registrations are now open for this exciting event. The Big Society is happening in East Kent now, with rising demand for services but massively reduced budgets across the four districts of Dover , Canterbury , Shepway and Thanet, resourceful ways of working need to be introduced. Public and voluntary sectors will need to communicate and collaborate better than ever before to meet this challenge, which is why the East Kent LSP is working with CASE Kent to facilitate the East Kent Conference – Big Society in East Kent .

If you would like to join in this conversation, look out for full details of the conference, including how to register your interest, which will go on-line next week, at www.eastkentconference.org.uk The event will take place on the 4th November 2010, Dover Cruise Terminal 2

Free IT Assessment

Members and non-members are welcome to bring their own laptops and other IT equipment to this all-day event at the Chamber’s offices, 11am -7pm Folkestone Enterprise Centre, Shearway Business Park in Folkestone on Monday 11th October. Award winning Chamber members, Nova IT Solutions are providing practical help and advice to fellow businesses on all aspects of their IT systems, hardware and software.

Booking in advance via Tracy Reynolds (01303 270022) is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

iShop – Kent’s First eCommerce Conference

Kent 's first eCommerce conference comes to the Pines Calyx Eco Conference Centre near Dover on Friday 5th November. With experienced guests speaking on key strategies for successful online trading, it's a fantastic opportunity to listen to, learn from and ask questions of those at the sharp end of eCommerce.

The day's full agenda, plus details about the speakers and booking can be found at www.ishopkent.co.uk

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