CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE

1. WHAT IT IS:
The Lydenburg Mashishing Business Chamber Chairman’s Circle is a leadership body, created to engage Lydenburg Mashishing business leaders on a variety of issues that affect Lydenburg and the Thaba Chweu Municipal area. This group will work closely with public officials and civic partners to ensure transformational change and a better life for all.

2. THE REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE:
It should consist of business leaders that are motivated and passionate to see Lydenburg and its citizens achieve their true potential and has the financial muscle to ensure that the initiatives identified succeed.

3. THE ENVISAGED IMPACT
The Chairman’s Circle members will strive to promote:

  • Local Economic Development
  • Business promotion
  • Job Creation
  • Leadership development
  • Entrepreneurship development, and
  • A safe, clean and healthy environment.

4. ITS MISSION
Making Lydenburg Mashishing a great place to live in!

5. ITS VISION
To use its collective strengths as community and business leaders to create a clear path to positive change in Lydenburg and the broader Thaba Chweu Municipal area.

6. ITS INITIATIVES

  • Create an enabling environment for business to prosper
  • Develop an Industrial Park (Centre of excellence in Manufacturing)
  • Develop entrepreneurs
  • Develop leaders
  • Advance Green space and promote healthy living
  • Promote a safer environment
  • Promote Tourism

7. CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
The Lydenburg Mashishing Business Chamber Chairman’s Circle, in order to encourage both small and large businesses to participate, has three membership categories:

  • Platinum membership
  • Gold membership
  • Chrome membership

8. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
(a) Platinum membership has the following benefits:
i. Can nominate a Trustee on the Board of Trustees to oversee the project finances
ii. Will receive special invitation to VIP receptions
iii. Will have a banner advertisement on the Chamber home page
iv. Will have a Member profile on the Chamber website
v. Its logo will be displayed on the Chairman’s Circle webpage under the Platinum members category
vi. Will be recognized at member meetings and events

(b) Gold membership has the following benefits:
i. Will receive special invitation to VIP receptions
ii. Will have a banner advertisement on the Chamber calendar page
iii. Will have a Member profile on the Chamber website
iv. Its logo will be displayed on the Chairman’s Circle webpage under the Gold members category
v. Will be recognized at member meetings and events

(c) Chrome membership has the following benefits:
i. Will receive special invitation to VIP receptions
ii. Will have a banner advertisement on the Chamber news page
iii. Will have a Member profile on the Chamber website
iv. Its logo will be displayed on the Chairman’s Circle webpage under the Chrome members category
v. Will be recognized at member meetings and events

9. MEMBERSHIP FEE’S
The Annual fee will be R60,000 for a Platinum Member; R30,000 for a Gold Member; and R10,000 for a Chrome Member

10. MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT
The participation in the Chairman’s Circle will be managed strongly on the principles of ethical business practices, i.e. any possible conflict of interest must be declared; members must refrain from pursuing personal gain; and members must commit to act in a manner that ensures the greater good of the broader community. Any application for membership of the Chairman’s Circle has to be approved by the majority of members of the Circle as well as the Chamber Executive Committee