e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Illegal signs = Big Fines

New rules for parked trailer advertisements and signage   Illegal signs could mean big fines in NSW. There are new rules in place for parked trailer advertisements and signage to improve road safety and reduce driver distraction. In late 2017 policy amendments were made to improve road safety and reduce driver distraction through the State […]

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

  Enter the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards You are invited to enter the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards. Entries are open to all businesses in the Hunter Region.   This is the 25th year of the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards!   Is it your year to experience the euphoria of winning a trophy […]

Networking Function – Tuesday 5 June 2018

You’re invited to attend our next networking function, per below. There is an online registration form at the bottom of this page, or you can email economic.development@cessnock.nsw.gov.au to register your attendance.  

Digital Bootcamp in Cessnock

Back by popular demand. If you have a website, a social media account or promote your products and services online, this is a must attend! In February 2018 we hosted a subsidised 2x half-day “Specialist Services in Digital Readiness to NSW” bootcamp for Cessnock City businesses. The feedback for the sold out event was exceptional […]

Free workshop to assist small business to become Tech Savvy

SOLD OUT Tech Savvy Small Business Workshops The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program supports small businesses and their staff. They are currently subsidising Tech Savvy workshops which will be FREE for small businesses in our region (worth $400 per person)!   To be eligible for Smart and Skilled training you must be: an Australian […]

New signage showing off each precinct

New signage… Tourists visiting Hunter Valley Wine Country will now get an even better understanding of our various precincts and what they have to offer as precinct signage is now being installed.   The signs have been designed, fabricated and are now ready for installation. A total of twenty signs will be erected to identify […]

Are you an employer of choice?

What are the facets of your business you consider important when you draw up your website, blog, marketing flyer or social media site? Are you focused on the product or service at the centre of your business? A section about the business (the ubiquitous ‘about us’) and perhaps an interesting story about how you got […]

Port to Port MTB Event Notice: Thursday 24 May 2018

Port to Port MTB Event Notice: Thursday 24 May 2018 On Thursday 24 May 2018, the Port to Port Mountain Bike Race will take place in our local area. Please be advised of the below road closure.   Pokolbin Mountain Road will be closed at the Broken Back Road Intersection Local traffic will be permitted.  […]

NSW Export Capability Program

NSW Export Capability Program The NSW Government invites you to an introduction exporting workshop in Cessnock. This workshop aims to help aspiring and existing exporters in the wine sector.   The workshop will cover: Welcome by the NSW Government Tips for export planning in the wine sector by Export Council Australia Developing your pitch for […]

‘Buy Local’ and promote local spending!

‘Buy Local’ and promote local spending! We’re proud of our local businesses and what they have to offer. This July we’ll be launching a guide for all local residents that gives discounts to local businesses across the area. It’s all about locals supporting locals. If you’re a business and want to get involved like Sarah […]