PROFILE Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry The voice of business in the Free State. The Chamber seeks to be the voice of business in Mangaung and to assist in promoting economic development and investment in the province. The new Chamber of Commerce and Industry was constituted in 2003. In 2013 we reregistered as the Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to include the whole metropole. Although the MCCI is the oldest business chamber in the Free State, we strongly believe that we have the progressive outlook befitting a chamber complying with the modern-day requirements of the business world. In these endeavours the MCCI won the PMR Africa award for the organisation doing the most for business development as well as BBBEE in the province three years in a row. Objectives • Entrepreneurs are the engines of communitywide economic development. The MCCI is creating a sufficient number of entrepreneurs to transform this region’s economy. • We serve our members and the community with innovative approaches to establish a vibrant business network that will promote all levels and stages of businesses. • Signing and implementing MOUs with stakeholders that can make a difference. • To give practical credibility to the term “Local Economic Development” not only in Mangaung, but in other areas in the Free State as well. • To promote and support local businesses through specific interventions like the “Member-support- Member” campaign. • To promote BBBEE by, among other initiatives, linking big and small businesses through the Chamber’s network. • To do advocacy on behalf of our members so that we can influence and monitor relevant authorities and role-players. • To promote the development of the city and surrounds as a destination of choice for tourists. • To become a strategic vehicle for the participation of member businesses in social responsibility programmes. • To promote and support initiatives aimed at renewable and alternative energy sources. Benefits for members • Innovative networking events and opportunities • SMME development and support centre • Import and export support centre • Seminars, training, workshops and business mentoring • Advertising opportunities for our members • Lobbying municipalities, local and provincial government • A new innovative emerging farmers development and financial support programme with the support of the United Nations CONTACT INFO Mangaung Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tel: +27 51 522 1710 Email: President@bcci.co.za Website: www.mcci.co.za FREE STATE BUSINESS 2019 44
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