As we head into the final furlong of 2016, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce has a busy programme of events coming up and will be supporting its retailer members in the launch of their Christmas shopping season.
We start October with the launch of the second annual Cranleigh & District Business, Innovation & Growth (BIG) Awards.
Our press launch at Cranleigh Arts Centre on 3rd October is a preview of the upcoming awards which take place in the New Year.
We will be inviting entries from members and non-members across the district, showcasing the fantastic range of innovative businesses in our local area.
Our next breakfast meeting is on 12th October and takes us to Wildwood Golf & Country Club. Our speaker is Christine Martin, managing director of Travel Retail Training.
Christine will be sharing the secrets of winning prestigious awards for your business and how these can help you raise your profile, win new customers and grow revenues.
For our breakfast meeting on 16th November, our guest speaker is chartered financial planner Martin Bamford.
Martin will be describing the demographic destiny we all face in life and business, how we can live well in retirement, and what the future might look like for an ageing society.
Fittingly for this subject, the breakfast will be hosted at Rowleys Centre for the Community, a venue which offers adult day care in Cranleigh.
Christmas is an important time of the year for our retailer members and the Cranleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On is our flagship public event.
Taking place this year on Saturday 19th November, Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is organising a family day of entertainment, live music and late-night shopping.
With business membership of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce now more than doubled in eighteen months, we look forward to good attendance at all of these events, as we continue to be a positive voice to attract, retain and encourage growing businesses.