Sunday, 17 February 2013

Pz Chamber AGM 19th Feb 2013 - Meeting Agenda

The Chamber’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 19 February starting at 6.00 pm.  There will be break at 6.45 prior to our guest speaker, Andrew George MP addressing members at approximately 7.00 pm.

The AGM agenda can be found here.

Any business not a member of the Penzance Chamber of Commerce that wishes to attend should contact the Chairman.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Penzance Work Hub to fill 3rd Floor of old Tax Office

Penzance will have its own 'work hub' providing facilities for professionals, freelancers and start up businesses from April this year.  The new work hub, named the Workbox by Tim Dwelly, the founder of the project, is going to have some of the best views of any work hub facility in the UK because it is on the third floor of the Penlowarth Building (the old Tax Office) adjacent to Morrab Gardens.

Approximately 50% of the £250,000 funding came from the Business Catalyst Fund. The Penzance Chamber of Commerce lobbied the LEP to support this worthwhile project which will provide a supportive enviroment for start businesses and those who have recently become self employed.

Find out more about the Penzance Workbox here (Facebook site)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Penzance to follow St Austell on BID path.

St Austell voted yes to a Business Improvement District by a whopping 75% on 31 January. The Town now joins Truro, Newquay, Falmouth and Camborne as BID towns. Truro is on its second 5 year BID stint having relatively recently voted in favour of renewing it for another 5 years. 

The Chamber Chairman, Dick Cliffe, confirmed with Josyanne Thatcher, BID Development Officer, Cornwall Council, that Penzance is scheduled to start the process in May this year with the startup cost of £20,000 funded out of the Sainsburys Section 106 funds earmarked by Penzance Town Council for this purpose. 

A meeting of the Penzance Town Team will be called in the next couple of week to start the process of setting up a Penzance BID Steering Group. This group will be responsible for developing the proposal that businesses will eventually vote upon. For the BID to be approved over 50% of business must vote for it and the 50% must represent over 50% of the rateable value of the BID businesses. 

See Cornishman online news item dated 6 Feb here.
See the St Austell BID Proposal here (highly informative).

Friday, 8 February 2013

Penzance Chamber AGM - Queens Hotel 19 Feb 2013

The Chamber’s AGM takes place on Tuesday 19 February in the The Queen’s Hotel, Penzance starting at 6.00 pm.   We are please to welcome Andrew George MP as our guest speaker.  The calling notice and draft agenda can be found here.
Any Chamber member who uses email but has not received the calling notice directly should email the Chairman immediately.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Chamber Committee Meeting - Tue 5 Feb at 17.45

There is a Chamber Committee Meeting in the Wharfside Centre Conference Room (top floor - follow signs for 'Management Office'.  This is an open meeting and any member is welcome to attend.  Prospective members are welcome to attend by invitation (please just email or telephone the Chairman first).

The meeting agenda can be found here