e-News Monitor

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Resources for Regions program Cessnock City Council has put six projects forward for consideration under the Resources for Regions program, totalling $22.5 million! The six projects submitted under expressions of interest under the program included: Branxton to Greta Cycleway – an off road cycleway between Greta and Branxton. Cessnock to Kurri Kurri – HEX Cycleway […]

Roaming the nation

ACCC decides not to declare domestic roaming Are you stuck with just one mobile and internet service provider? Feel like you live in a mobile technology time-warp? Digital tools save time and money, help generate business and can make running a business less challenging. It’s no wonder small businesses are increasingly reliant on mobile services […]

Tired employees costing businesses millions

Tired employees make a dint in your profits   Have you found yourself or your staff nodding off out the back of the store or at the desk? Are your employees looking a little sleepy-eyed?   Poor sleep reduces productivity. It can lead to accidents and it costs Australian businesses millions.   Sleep is one […]

The future of work in Australia

How is work changing across the nation?   The future of work in Australia is changing. Industry, business owners and workers alike face a raft of changes and challenges. Rising automation, the decline of low-skill jobs and the rise in science and technology are having impacts across the country. Business owners undertake a delicate balancing […]

Grants to create new business events!

New grants for business events     Destination NSW has created a funding opportunity to bring new business events to NSW. The NSW Regional Conferencing Grant Development Pilot Program aims to help stakeholders create new business events, or to bring existing business events to NSW. The program has been implemented to help create innovative and […]

I give this story 5 stars… I bet you click on it.

Are your reviews 5 stars? Do you give reviews?   TripAdvisor, Google reviews, Facebook reviews… the range and breadth of customer review websites is increasing. Peer reviews are now one of the primary influencers of purchase behaviour. Increasingly, savvy shoppers are not just asking friends and family for recommendations and opinions on how the product […]

Economic Update 2017

Economic Update for 2017 The figures are in for the Cessnock Local Government area. Read on to find out what is happening across our region in industry and employment.   Where are we at?   Employed Residents   At June 2017 there were 20,355 employed residents in the Cessnock local government area (LGA). The retraction […]

Glass half full for Hunter Valley Wine Country

Export and Regional Wine Support   Hunter Valley Wine Country is in for a welcome boost following the launch of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.   The package is an exciting one-off allocation over four years, which aims to increase wine exports by up to $565 million to a […]

From the Chambers September 2017

News from the Chambers September 2017   Take a moment to catch up on the news from our local Chambers of Commerce in this ‘From the Chambers September 2017″ edition. Towns With Heart Town Of Murals Art Show The annual Weston Art Show commenced in 1964 and established itself as an important social and cultural event for the Hunter Valley. […]

Welcome boost for Hunter Valley Wine Country

Signage boost for the Hunter Valley Wine Country   Cessnock City Council has been allocated $1.25 million under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for a $2.5 million Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project. The $481.6 million BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional […]