BENEFITS OF MCCI
Benefits - General Membership
Benefits - Special Categories
As a key player in the
business landscape, the Bloemfontein / Mangaung Chamber of Commerce
and Industry truly believes that we are where opportunities unite.
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
There is a specific team selected from the council - which can
include MCCI members - to tackle the issues with different tiers of
Connect MCCI members to relevant Government Departments
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 at 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 the rest of the world (through
their Investment Promotion Agencies).
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 40 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.
Business Breakfasts / Brunches / Luncheons
Businesses sponsor either a Business Breakfast/Brunches, etc. (with
full breakfasts, luncheons. etc. or just refreshments) The
company or corporate sponsoring the event, has the floor for the
duration of the event and can have more speakers and/or
demonstrations. There are innovative additions to this type of
event at no extra costs. Please contact the office of MCCI for more
Innovative events with music,
small choirs, multiple instruments, etc. Examples of other
innovative additions to these events are fashion parades and
exposure of individuals/companies to attendees.
Exhibitions in the foyers of the
& 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
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
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
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
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