e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Cessnock wins national economic development award

Cessnock wins national economic development award Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development team have been recognised at a national level at the National Economic Development Awards 2018 held in Rockhampton. Council’s Cessnock City Youth First Employment Project and National Toolkit took out the nation’s top prize for Economic Development Strategic Thinking. Council’s unique business platform Advance […]

Small businesses celebrated in Cessnock!

Small businesses celebrated in Cessnock! Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development team was pleased with the success of their recent Advance Cessnock City Let’s Talk Business seminar. Held on 24 October as part of NSW Small Business Month, the business event featured small business expert Mark Carter and a panel of seven local business high achievers. […]

How to motivate your staff

How to motivate your staff You may be surprised to hear that 76% of Australian employees are unmotivated at work. According to a recent Gallup poll, 60% of Australian employees are ‘not engaged’, meaning they lack motivation and 16% are ‘actively disengaged’, indicating they are not only unhappy and unproductive at work, they are liable […]

Incubator Event Fund grants up to 20K – now open!

Incubator Event Fund grants up to 20K – now open! The NSW Government is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held in rural and regional NSW from January to June next year, to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help attract more visitors and boost local economies. The Incubator […]

Free workshop for local landholders

Free workshop for local landholders Cessnock City Council is partnering with Hunter Local Land Services (HLLS) and Hunter Region Landcare Network (HRLN) to deliver a series of landholder workshops across the Cessnock local government area in early 2019.   The principal focus will be finding out how HLLS and HRLN can support agricultural enterprises in […]

The Digital Bootcamp is back!

The Digital Bootcamp is back! A comprehensive program to deliver awareness and deep insights of what’s required to succeed in the digital world. The program is comprises 1 full day of workshops which deliver business owners a significant shift in the knowledge they require to run their businesses using digital strategies. Date: 20 November 2018 […]

Cessnock City Gateway Signage update

Cessnock City Gateway Signage update Advance Cessnock City is pleased to give you an update on the multi-million dollar signage rollout from grants Cessnock City Council received under the Building Better Regions Fund and Restart NSW. This project will significantly improve both tourism and citywide signage in our local area. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob […]

From the Chamber – Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

From the Chamber – Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards In its 25th year, they are the longest running awards in the Hunter. They showcase the region’s businesses that provide outstanding products and services, and are achieving excellence and success. They have become an important symbol of success, one which local businesses aspire to receive. For some businesses, […]

Small Business Month – free events

Small Business Month events Small Business Month is an initiative of NSW Department of Industry. Cessnock City Council and Advance Cessnock City partners are pleased to present:     Let’s Talk Business – 23 October 2018 9 – 11am – Cessnock Leagues Club Auditorium, 1 Darwin St, Cessnock For small business people who want to […]

Attention event organisers – $20,000 grants available

Attention event organisers – $20,000 grants available Does your organisation or business hold an annual event in the Cessnock local government area? Have you held it annually for at least the last two years? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions read on… The NSW government, via the statutory authority Destination NSW, offers […]