Stowmarket Chamber of Commerce Welcome

Friendly networking and support… and sometimes cake

Networking isn’t just about the food and drink… but it helps! Why not start by trying one of our breakfasts or informal coffee mornings and see what you think? You’ll always be welcome.

Are you looking to make long-lasting connections?

  • see friendly faces?
  • meet people who understand what it’s like running a business like yours?
  • share your successes and get a boost on the bad days?
  • have a voice in the wider business world?
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Based in ‘the green bit in the middle of Suffolk’, we are a well-established and pro-active organisation, aiming to champion small businesses. We are building links with other like-minded organisations in the region to ensure that the voice of SMEs is heard! Stowmarket Chamber actively supports and sources from local businesses, contributes to local charities and generally aims to create opportunities and help make this area a pleasant place to live and work.

And you can be part of all this.

There’s no pressure to join

(but we think you might like to)

You’re welcome to come to any of our events as many times as you like without being a Member. No-one will pressure you to join and you won’t be treated like a second-class citizen for not committing yourself.

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Meanwhile, why not try out our events?

We run two friendly networking events each month – a sit-down Full English breakfast and a coffee morning drop-in, both of which are very popular.

Are you a nervous new networker? Don’t worry – we’ll help you feel right at home. Just come along and chat to people – new leads and successful business partnerships begin with friendly relationships. Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start.

Breakfast Networking

For the early morning addicts, our breakfasts provide a great opportunity to meet with old friends, existing and potential customers and new businesses in the area. Breakfasts are held on the 3rd Friday each month, and the next dates can be found in the sidebar. Booking is essential!
(Occasionally our events are at a different venue, so do please check before you set off.)

Coffee Mornings

Or if the crack of dawn is not your thing, join us for friendly, relaxed and informal mid-morning networking over coffee and cake. Drop in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour or two! Pay on the door. No 60 seconds, no pressure, just nice people to chat to about business.

While we don’t charge in advance for Coffee Mornings, it really helps us if we know how many are coming to ensure we have enough cake to go round! Therefore, we’d very much appreciate it if you could book in – it really would help us, and you won’t be charged.
(Occasionally our events are at a different venue, so do please check before you set off.)

Everybody welcome

Although we are principally focused on the dynamic and growing smaller business sector, Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce has members and visitors from organisations of all sizes and sectors.

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Larger businesses, public sector, and not-for-profits are very welcome to attend and to join, whether they are looking to build their relationships with the local community, or to develop their portfolio of local suppliers and subcontractors.

The Chamber is a not-for-profit organisation and enjoys productive working relationships with Town and District Councils.  We’re also linked to Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, which ensures that we can give our views and receive information about the local issues that will affect our businesses.

Here’s what our visitors have to say

“Always welcoming, always friendly, and always relaxed”

I have been visiting the Stowmarket chamber networking breakfasts for a while now and find them to be a very refreshing group. There’s no pressure to join and you don’t feel ‘targeted’.

The speakers are informative and relevant, and I like that the content is aimed at local issues and smaller businesses.

Being a small business owner its reassuring to have a wealth of expertise to tap into, so we can all get up the ladder, and have fun doing it!

Paul Dennis Circle

Paul Dennis

Pure – Flooring, Beds & Home

“Stowmarket Chamber – a friendly, unstuffy group of people”

“I like Stowmarket Chamber as it is a friendly, unstuffy group of people, keen to help you in your business through their networking groups and other activities.

Their links to other external bodies also make sure that the voice of the self-employed and small business owners is heard by larger companies in the area and the local authority, helping to make Stowmarket a thriving place to live and work”.

Linda Barbour

 

Linda Barbour

Calm for Change

 

Stowmarket Chamber breakfast networking

Stowmarket Chamber breakfast networking

Upcoming Events

Under the current government guidelines for Covid19, we have decided to postpone all face-to-face networking for the time being. We will advise when these are reinstated.

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The subscription form is at the foot of this page.

Coffee Morning
7 August 2020 at 10am
Now a free virtual meeting on Zoom!

Please click here to book on Eventbrite.

Networking Breakfast
21 August 2020 at 9.00am
Now an online meeting on Zoom!
Book here
Members £3.50 and Visitors £5.00

Online Seminars

Getting the best out of Networking
Tuesday, 28th July 2020
9.30am – 10.15am

Book here
Members £3.50 and Visitors £5.00

For information on other events in Suffolk

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Events

Click here to visit the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Events page

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