Making Business Support Accessible.
May 5, 2023
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The Chamber has observed that many firms are oblivious to the resources and support available to them to support the development and expansion of their businesses.  Many are not aware that there are regional agencies with various resources, financial and technical, that they can benefit from. This lack of awareness is prevalent, because the information is broadly dispersed and not consolidated in any single place and easily accessed and utilized.

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, in seeking to strengthen the business support and facilitation infrastructure available to its’ members, will be hosting on June 1st,2023, The Resource Agency Forum, under the theme Making Business Support Accessible.

The Resource Agency Forum is expected to commence at 2:00 p.m., with pointed presentations on the support available, and provided by the participating agencies, that so far include, the Caribbean Development Bank, Caribbean Export, Caricom Development Fund, Export St. Lucia, St. Lucia Development Bank, the Bank of Saint Lucia, and Invest Saint Lucia who is also a sponsor of the Event. There will be ample opportunities for dialogue between presenters and participants.

This event continues the development series initiated by the Chamber in 2021, Accessing Available Incentives, Concessions and Support, which has been attended by over100 firms, then the second module, “How to Access Available Incentives, Concessions and Support “, a practical Workshop attended by over 45 firms and now this Resource Agency Forum, that brings regional agencies to the table to engage St. Lucia based businesses. Interested firms are urged to contact the Chamber regarding participation via email and telephone 758 452 3165.

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Frequently asked questions
Where is the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce located?
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The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is located at Orange Park Commercial Building, 1st Floor, Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet.

Is the chamber of commerce part of the government?
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While most chambers work closely with government, they are not part of government  

What are the benefits of being in the chamber of commerce?
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Advocating on behalf of members with the public sector. Increased visibility and credibility. Business training and education information sharing and networking.

What is the main purpose of the chamber of commerce?
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A chamber of commerce is an organization of business owners and entrepreneurs who promote the interests of their local business community. Chambers of commerce provide access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their products.

What powers does the chamber of commerce have?
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Chambers of Commerce will act to promote public policies that are in the best interest of business, in general. Specific Chambers of Commerce may also attempt to promote policies that serve specific industries or geographic locations.