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Chamber now has instant messaging online community | November 2019

The Island’s biggest business network has introduced a new way for members to keep in touch, and to share information about the latest news and events.

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019

The Island’s biggest business network has introduced a new way for members to keep in touch, and to share information about the latest news and events.

Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce now has its own ‘IOM Chamber Community’ on Slack, a cloud-based, instant messaging platform which is also used by many other leading organisations including media giants Fox and the BBC, and global brands such as IBM, Vodafone, and Trivago.

Rebecca George, CEO Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce, said: “We were very keen to create a user friendly but feature rich platform which members could use for multiple tasks. After thorough research, and testing similar apps which are widely used by business networks, we decided to set up an ‘IoM Chamber Community’ on the Slack platform.

It allows our members to ask questions, share ideas, request mentorship, and share events. It also has sector specific channels for members to discuss industry specific issues – but that’s just a few of its uses and we’re sure that we and our members will find many more ways to utilise its functionality. We plan to expand the community with a view to it becoming an even more effective source of assistance, and a reference tool. Slack is an additional service which complements Chamber’s existing communication and news channels – so members will still receive email updates and our newsletter, and www.iomchamber.org.im will continue to be updated with the latest news and events information.”

Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce members have received an email invitation to join the ‘IoM Chamber Community’ on the Slack platform. It only takes a few clicks to join. Slack is easy to use and doesn’t have to be linked to your social media accounts. You can use it via your desktop at work and/or your mobile – and you have the option of switching off notifications outside working hours. If you would like any further information please contact Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.