MEALS that matter are being started by the leading business group in Bognor Regis. The town’s chamber of commerce and industry is launching its lunch club next month.
On the menu will be the chance for leading businessmen and women from around the area to get together in a relaxed atmosphere. The lunches will take place monthly from October 21 at 1pm at Middleton Sports Club in Sea Lane.
Chamber chairman Alan Cunard said: “We believe the lunch club will be enjoyable to those individuals who run companies in the Bognor Regis area.
“There are very few opportunities available for those who help Bognor Regis to prosper to meet each other and chat. It’s not that business talk will be banned or anything like that.
“But the purpose of the meetings will be social rather than a formal occasion where firms are looking to sell their goods and services to each other.
“It seems only fitting that the chamber, which has successfully represented the commercial interests of Bognor Regis for nearly 100 years, should organise the meals.”
The chamber’s executive committee continues to meet formally. Its annual Britten Trophy and the new business award also recognise the best in Bognor Regis personally and as a company.
Starting the new lunch club is a sign of the renewed strength of the chamber. Its membership is steadily climbing back towards 100 as more and more firms see the advantages of belonging.
“These are uncertain times for all businesses,” said Mr Cunard. “That’s why it makes sense to become a member of the chamber and I’m glad an increasing number of companies are realising that.”
The meals cost £17.50 for chamber members and £20 non-members. Details from: firstname.lastname@example.org.