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Our Charter

First incorporated in 1949, The Maitland Business Chamber was established to promote and nurture business throughout the greater Maitland local region.

In 2023, the latest charter was drawn up as a means of upholding and updating the provisions of the Maitland Business Chamber for the 21st-century commercial landscape.

Our Objectives:
  • To promote, encourage, maintain, support, assist and protect businesses in the Maitland region.

  • To foster understanding of emerging technologies, legislation, and business methodology.

  • To promote the Maitland region nationally and internationally.

  • To advocate and lobby on behalf of local businesses of the Maitland region.

  • To create opportunities for members to share knowledge, expertise and resources, and to develop productive business relationships.

  • To offer and provide unified representation for business in the Maitland region.

  • To encourage growth in industry, trade and commerce and the development of new business and industry for the Maitland region.

  • To develop policies and strategies for the benefit of the members.

  • To promote, maintain co-operation and liaison and close relationships and collaboration with other like-minded organisations or groups representing the business interests within the Maitland region.

  • To undertake any other such measures for the assistance and advancement of business in the Maitland region as the Committee may determine from time to time.

Our Vision

To strengthen the point of contact between business, the community, and the local environment, reinforcing each side of this triangle and forging lasting commercial partnerships which benefit all.

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive and ongoing support to local business in Maitland and to assist as they build new, exciting and diverse enterprises which will stand the test of time.

Our Values

The Maitland Business Chamber is built upon the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Strong leadership
  • Perpetual improvement and development
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Transparency
  • Superlative standards of professionalism and ethics.

Our Goals

The Maitland Business Chamber is driven to fulfil the following objectives:

Create a thriving business environment

To achieve a business environment in which local organisations can thrive, protecting the trade commerce and manufacturing sectors in Maitland. This involves collecting, retaining and disseminating the relevant data to organisations which need it.

Working independently from local government

To work independently from local government and council bodies to either oppose or support legislative measures in the local area, thus protecting the interests of our members.

Correctly settle business disputes

To work to settle business disputes which may arise in Maitland and use arbitration measures to achieve outcomes which are fair and mutually acceptable.

Following the latest & best practises

To build our understanding, and that of our members, on the latest legislation and business best practices, as well as staying abreast of technological advances.

Advocate for local Business

To advocate on behalf of local Maitland businesses annd provide the necessary support they require.

Build Links between Business & Maitland

To build links between businesses and the local community, local government and local trade communities in the Maitland area.

Our Committee

The leadership of Maitland Business Chamber comprises an elected board of up to 12 members including the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Members who commit on a voluntary basis.

Our Charter

We adhere to the values of Integrity, Strong leadership, Improvement and Development, Excellence and Innovation, Transparency and the highest standards of Professionalism and Ethics

How We Help

We provide comprehensive and ongoing support to local businesses in the Maitland region by lobbying all levels of Government, representing the local business community and connecting businesses within and outside our region.