ADVOCACY
  MCCI Lobbies on critical issues affecting business, with government, on behalf of business.
  Members are invited to share, participate and comment as “The Voice of Business” in critical issues affecting business Local and National level
  There is a specific team selected from the council – which can include MCCI members – to tackle the issues with different tiers of government
  Connect MCCI members to relevant Government

NETWORKING
  Regular networking opportunities are available at all the events hosted by the MCCI, including the opportunity for members to distribute promotional and
      marketing material.
  Members can contact the MCCI to distribute information on functions they arrange that can benefit other members
  Forum meetings and events are held for businesses (also in the broader Mangaung area) to share information on current and local affairs in the areas where they conduct their businesses.

MEMBER SUPPORT MEMBER CAMPAIGN
  All new members are introduced to the existing membership through the distribution of its business offerings and profile that are sent out by email,
      newsletter or on the website.
  Existing members can send information to MCCI, for sharing with other members via email and linkages via the website. The Chamber creates
      awareness of members’ businesses and services locally, nationally as well as into Africa in the rest of the world (through their Investment Promotion
      Agencies).

BUSINESS LINKAGES & EVENTS
  Business Linkage events

This is the first level event where every member attending gets an opportunity to introduce their businesses. It is an informal event with an attendance of about 30 people. To sponsor such an event, the   company only needs to provide a venue (Preferably at the company) and can offer tea/coffee/refreshments (which is optional). After the function the attendees can be taken on a tour of the business. The company hosting the Business Linkage will have more time to introduce its business.

  Businesses sponsor either a Business Breakfast/Luncheon (with full breakfast / luncheon or just refreshments)

These events give opportunities to companies/organisations to share information with the members and other attendees. These events are very popular with members and well attended. There are innovative additions to this type of event at no extra costs. Please contact the office of MCCI for more information.

 

TRAINING & OTHER ASSISTANCE
  Training for Co-Operatives & SMME’s covering various categories, is conducted on a regular basis
  Companies can contact the MCCI if they want to conduct a training session in which ever field they are. This will give the company a networking boost as well.
  Training by National Organisations on multiple issues


GENERAL BENEFITS
  MCCI is a member chamber of South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI). SACCI offers incentives to all member chambers. For more
      information, contact the office of the MCCI.
  MCCI is a strategic vehicle for the participation of member businesses in social responsibility programmes
  To give practical credibility to the term “local economic development” – applicable not only to Mangaung, but other areas in the Free State as well

                       
NEW FOCUS AREAS OF THE MCCI

                               
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  MCCI considers community members to be experts in their lives and communities, and values community knowledge and wisdom. Support projects and
      programmes are built around this.
  MCCI supports community members to identify and take collective action on issues which are important to them. This empowers community members and
      creates stronger and more connected communities.
  Rural community development is built on the five capitals of a community – physical, financial, human, social and environmental. MCCI and existing members
      can support the up skilling of communities, the building of human, physical and financial capital.
  MCCI will utilize its resources to help the communities improve their environment.


AGRICULTURE

 

MCCI believes that the farming community, especially the start-up and small farmers, of the region and the province should also have a voice through the Chamber of Commerce taking into consideration the contribution of the sector to the GDP of the province. A strategic plan on incorporating those areas and new sector into the MCCI, is currently one of the main goals for 2018. All benefits & services offered to the Bloemfontein / Mangaung branch will be extended to the new areas to unite not only the Metro, but also the Free State and Qwa-Qwa in the near future.

 

MCCI, through programs of the United Nations, will assist the entrepreneurial, start-up and small farmers in large development projects.