Chamber News

Eden unveils even more at the North Lancs Expo

October 03, 2019
Following the success of the third North Lancs Expo, it looks like North Lancashire will have a gateway to show off the people, places, and businesses that makes it such a great work and play destination for many...

Chamber Chat by Jo-ann Harney

September 24, 2019
- Thrown in at the deep end - I joined the Chamber team on 2nd September as their new Administration Assistant, a role previously carried out by Josh. On my first morning after my initial welcome into the Chamber...

The Bay Business Awards 2019

September 24, 2019
Last chance to nominate! If you haven’t already nominated your favourite business in our prestigious Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor Bay Business Awards, you still have time. But hurry, the closing date is...

Chamber Chat - Disconnect & take a digital detox - Paddy Hunt

September 19, 2019
In your everyday working life, it is likely that you frequently use digital devices to help run your business. Whether it’s trading online, carrying out your work on a computer, completing admin tasks or managing...

North Lancs Expo set for a bumper year

September 17, 2019
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, the team behind the unique North Lancs Expo, being held for the third year in a row at Lancaster Brewery tomorrow, are really pleased to announce that this year’s Expo is...

Business Communication - Chamber Chat - Mike Harrison

September 10, 2019
Once again last weeks Chamber Chat by Jon Powell prompted me to reflect on the changes in business communication I have experienced in my working life. Having arrived in Lancaster in 1978 to take up a new job and...

Apprenticeship Campaign Launch

September 10, 2019
As you may know, the Department for Education (DfE) launched the second phase of the apprenticeships campaign “Fire It Up” on Monday 2 September. In addition to the attached toolkit, there is also a more...

North Lancs Expo Exhibitors Guide Documents

September 05, 2019
North Lancs Expo 2019   YOUR GUIDE TO THE NORTH LANCS EXPO   FLOORPLAN   BEST STAND AWARD INFORMATION   I AM EXHIBITING LOGO   DAY 1 TIMETABLE    DAY 2 TIMETABLE ...

Chamber Chat - Email - love them or hate them - Jon Powell

September 03, 2019
My love/hate relationship with emails: I've just come back from a few weeks of leave to over 2000 unread emails. Granted some are from before I went away. I confess I really struggle and have a love/hate relationship...

Chamber Chat - Brexit and Borders Mike Marczynski

August 27, 2019
Well here we are again re Brexit, this time round with a new Prime Minister, and hopefully a Cabinet and a Parliament that supports him, in getting us out of Europe, in accordance with the referendum. If this can be...

Star attraction Eden to exhibit at North Lancs business showcase  

August 27, 2019
The Eden Project team, who are behind bringing Eden to Morecambe Promenade, have confirmed their involvement at this year’s North Lancs Expo. Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, organisers...

Chamber Chat - Lancaster City Council going foward

August 20, 2019
A lot has changed at Lancaster City Council since we last wrote. A new council means new priorities and new ways of working – all intended to support our district in being a great place to live, work and visit....

Lancaster & District Chamber chooses their Charity Of The Year, 2019/2020

August 20, 2019
Each year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce chooses a charity to support as their Charity Of The Year. This year the chosen charity is the Morecambe Bay Foodbank. Morecambe Bay Foodbank provides three...

School and Beyond - Vivien Hacker

August 15, 2019
We are now more or less halfway through the main annual holidays for schools, colleges and universities in the area. From now on many of us will slowly begin to focus on the remaining weeks of the holidays and think...

Business Introduction Service

August 06, 2019
The Lancaster & District Chamber offers a member introduction service, to keep you connected and hopefully share business across the District. How it works: You must have a clear idea and have researched key...

How can you not be present at the 2019 North Lancs Expo?

July 30, 2019
The growth of the internet, for better or for worse has affected many of the traditional ways to collect information, advertise oneself and do business. Many industries have been forced to adapt or to fade away. The...

Chamber Chat - Short termism brings no rewards

July 23, 2019
It is important in business to nurture relationships for the long-term and to avoid short-termism. Building enduring relationships generally has a cost but will invariably pay dividends later. I’m fortunate to be...

Looking to the future - Steve Wood

July 09, 2019
My last Chamber chat was in January.  First few days back after the Christmas break and full of enthusiasm I acknowledged the uncertain times that were ahead of us, but at least we’d know where we stood come...

The District's future transport challenges- John O'Neill

July 02, 2019
Last week’s announcement of the scoping document from the Eden Project threw local social media into a tizz about the ambitions to close Marine Rd in Morecambe to fossil fuel vehicles from Lord St to Central Drive....

Inheriting a healthy Chamber

June 25, 2019
I am so looking forward to the next two years as President, the Chamber is in great shape, member numbers have reached a record high and we have an energetic new team of Ambassadors who are helping us to lead the...
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