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Our Charter

The Maitland Chamber covers the entire Maitland Local Government Area and was first incorporated in 1949. Its original objectives, as outlined in its "Articles and Rules" were as follows:

  • to promote and protect the trade, commerce, shipping and manufactures of Maitland and to consider all questions connected therewith, to collect and disseminate statistical and other information relating to trade commerce shipping and manufactures;
  • to promote or oppose legislative or other measures affecting the above interests
  • to undertake by arbitration, the settlement of disputes arising out of trade and to do all other things incidental to the attainment of the above objects.

Since its inception, the primary aims of the Chamber have remained unchanged, although, these days, there is far less focus on the "shipping"...

In 2014, Maitland Business Chamber has the following objectives:

Vision

To be a strong and vibrant peak body creating a unique relationship between business, the community and the environment, forging strong commercial partnerships.

Mission

To support members of the Maitland business community and to help attract new and diverse enterprises

Values

The Maitland Business Chamber values:

  • Integrity
  • Strong Leadership
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Excellence and Innovation
  • Transparency
  • A high standard of professionalism and ethics.

Goals

The Maitland Business Chamber exists to:

    1. Promote and protect the trade, commerce, and manufacturing of Maitland and to consider all questions connected therewith, to collect and disseminate statistical and other information relating to trade commerce and manufacturing
    2. Promote or oppose  legislative or other measures affecting the above interests
    3. Undertake by  arbitration, the settlement of disputes arising out of trade and to do all other things  incidental to the attainment of the above objectives
    4. Foster understanding of new technologies, legislation and business methodology  
    5. Facilitate the provision of information, statistics and relevant legislation updates to members
    6. Advocate on behalf of local business
    7. Facilitate a working relationship between business, the Community, Government, and related associations and organisations