Mercury Bay Business Association
The Mercury Bay Business Association (MBBA) represents the business community across the Mercury Bay area from the Tairua Hill north to Whangapoua. The Association is made up of 200+ members from a wide variety of business sectors such as retail, accommodation, hospitality, tourism operators, trades and local clubs and services.
Our vision is to develop Mercury Bay as the Coromandel Peninsula location of choice for investment, business, customers, employees, visitors and our local residents.
Our mission is to create the environment where members of the MBBA can be the best at what they do.
Our purpose is to promote, support, develop and represent the interests of the local business community as it grows.
Our Way Forward 2012-2014
In April 12 we developed a Business Plan which identifies our vision and purpose, backed by an action plan which highlights areas of improvement for our Association. The MBBA Committee reviews the plan 6 monthly – with flexibility to change as our environment changes. You can view our plan here
Many of our members have commented that being part of the Association allows them to make new contacts, find potential clients, develop their knowledge and build skills. Here’s what some of them have to say …
“Functions that I have attended have been great and being fairly new to the area, it is good to meet people ” – Debbie Holmes, Whitianga Bed & Breakfast
“It’s an opportunity for sharing thoughts on improving what we can offer”
- John Donelley, Mercury Bay Estate
“Always great to catch up with fellow business operators and find out what is going on in our area”
- Linda, Dive Zone
Networking opportunities – regular meetings and get togethers are organised for members
Communication and Information sharing – regular emails and newsletters to help members keep their finger on the pulse
Website listing – no matter how big or small your business, get good exposure from the tens of thousands of visitors to our website www.whitianga.co.nz
Marketing opportunities – our i-Site can give you advice on the best options for marketing your business that won’t cost the earth – they can actively promote your business so you can get on with what you do best
Waikato Chamber of Commerce – MBBA members are affiliated with the Chamber, giving them opportunities for networking, business functions, seminars and training, advertising and promotional options
Having your voice heard – we regularly engage members through feedback opportunities and pass those opinions on to various partnerships we have developed
Supporting your community – MBBA members are active in their community through supporting local events like the Whitianga Scallop Festival, Summer Programme, annual Fireworks Display and Christmas Street Parade.
Up Coming Members Events:
23 May 2013 - BA5 - Dive Zone
19 June 2013 - Mid Winter Members Function - Motu Kitchen
July 2013 - BA5 - Guthrie Bowron
August 2013 - BA5 - Boutique Brewery Opening Whenukite
September 2013- Scallop Festival behind the scenes Members function
September 2013 - AGM
October 2013 - BA5 - BNZ
November 2013- Destination Coromandel Industry Update
November 2013 - End of Year members function
December 2013 - BA5 - Christmas House - Wharekaho
Your MBBA Committee are:
Gordon Barnaby (Chair), On the Beach B&B Ph. 866 2433
Darrell Bird, Dive Zone Whitianga, Ph. 8671580
Graham Caddy (Vice Chair) Feet Streat, Ph. 866 5527
Mark Dooley, The Warehouse Whitianga, Ph. 867 1978
Sandy Gaskell, Combatzone Family Adventure Park, Ph.866 0038
Barry Kite, Snapper Jacks, Ph. 866 5482
Graham Eccles, Paper Plus Ph. 866 5698
Dave Simmonds, Salt/Whitianga Hotel Ph. 866 5818
Helena Stratford (Secretary/Treasurer), Mercury Bay Holiday Park Ph. 866 5579
Shirley Wilson, Fagans Furniture Ph. 866 2546
Want to find out more?
Talk to our friendly team at the Whitianga Visitor Centre i-Site Ph. 07 866 5555, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up today via our online form here or contact a Committee member.