At the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture, we provide the community with a wide range of services. Here are a list of the services we offer:

The Chamber Business Information Centre

The Chamber has automated many of its processes to better serve the information needs of its members and clients. The Chamber also operates a documentation centre with a wide range of trade and business directories. Additionally, Chamber staff are able to provide support and assistance to Chamber Clients by conducting searches on request and on a fee basis on a wide range of subjects, from legislation, rules, standards, and market conditions and contacts locally and internationally.  

The wide connections of the Chamber in the business and national community allows it to serve as a first step in seeking information on business, social, legislation, policy development and institutional arrangements in St. Lucia.
 
This website is a critical component and tool of the Chamber Business Information Centre and much information on the members of the Chamber can be found on this Website. In addition, by using the website to communicate with members and the wider community the Chamber is always reachable and only a click away.

Training Services

 

On of the core services the Chamber provides to it's members, is programmes to increase productivity of the member work force as well as programs to enhance the capacity and skills of workers. Through an active and dynamic Productivity and Human Resource Development Standing Committee, the Chamber regularly holds workshops, seminars, Forums and other events. Such events  either provide training to staff of member companies or bring together key persons in the Business Community and wider society to discuss issues in productivity and human resource management and development.
 
Members of this Productivity and Human Resource Development Committee were in the forefront of reviewing the Draft Labour Code in 2006 and have through that process become a valuable and knowledgeable resource for their firms and the wider business community.
 
The range of programs held are broad and have been very well received by members. Through a Training Needs Assessment, the Chamber Secretariat was able to identify key areas of training required by members which were validated and revised by the Standing Committee.
 
Programs held over the years include;
 
In 2004:
      Dale Carnegie Course " Break through to Success"
      
      Maximizing Personal Productivity Through Effective Time Management (Workshop)
     
      Managing for Productivity (Workshop)
     
      Stress Management Seminar
      
      Human Resource Forum
      
      Coperate Governance (Training workshop)
      
      Measuring the Impact of Training (Workshop)
 
In 2005:
      Supervisory Development/ Management Skills for the New Manager (Training workshop)      
     
      Idea Power: How to unleash creativity and innovation in your organisation (Workshop)
       
        Performance Management: A Balanced Scorecard Approach (workshop)
       
        Creating a High Performance Organisation: The Malcolm Baldridge Excellence Model (Seminar)
       
        Midwestern State University Tuition Waiver Program
 
In 2006:
        Dale Carnegie (Program)
      
      Entry Level Skills (Program)
     
      Dale Carnegie (Program)
        
      A Journey to Greatness with Ken Blanchard (Program)
      
     Train the Trainers (program)

In 2007:
       Inventory and Time Management (Workshop)
 
    
     Entry Level Skills (program)
 
    
     Human and Resource Forum
 
     
     Business Continuity workshop
 
    
     Conflict Management (Workshop)
 
    
     7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Workshop)
 
 

                         Representation

 A key role played by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture is that of representation of private sector interests at the National Level. As a one hundred plus old national institution, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture is part of the national institutional framework and an important partner in the development of St. Lucia.  Therefore the Chamber has representation on a broad cross section of National Bodies: 

      CHAMBER REPRESENTATION ON BOARDS
 
Representative
Board
Mr. Gordon Charles
WASCO
Mr. Peter Devaux
National Community Foundation
Mr. Egbert Louis
Construction & Engineering Technical Committee
Mrs. Charmaine Gardner
Standing Committee on Independence
Mrs. Thecla Deterville
National Development Corporation
Mr. Trevor Bristol
National Emergency Management Organization
Mr. Brian Louisy
Banana Industry Trust
Mr. Claudius Francis           
Ministry of Education National Training Board Training Sub Committee
Mr. Albert Daniel
National Council for Science and Technology
Mr. Vaughan Louis-Fernand
Cultural Development Foundation
Mr. Claude Guillaume
National Land Policy Committee
Mrs. Thecla Deterville
National Training Committee
Mr. Desmond Duboulay
Soufriere Regional Development Foundation
Mr. Kenneth Lalsingh
Bureau of Standards Technical Committee
Mr. Gerard Bergasse
National Insurance Corporation
Mr. Damian Biscette
National CODEX Committee
 

 
 

                               Advocacy

 As any good Chamber of Commerce,  Advocacy is a critical part of the work of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture. By keeping a close eye on Government and its legislative and policy agenda, the Chamber is able to make an input in the content and substantive design and final output of these processes.  

The Chamber adopts rational, informed positions that take account not only of the short term interests of members and the wider business community, but brings to bear a perspective that calls for efficient, well researched and thought out policy that achieves national goals and objectives with minimal negative impact on the business, society, environment and economy.
 
Strong advocacy that respects the views of others has been and remains the hall mark of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, for –
 
“Our voice is not often heard, our sword is not often drawn, but we labour hard and long, let no one doubt our resolve