Events

  • Tue
    21
    Jul
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.00pmHart & Hunter

    Cellar Door Networking Event

  • Wed
    22
    Jul
    2015
    5.30pm – 8.30pmThe Business Centre 265 King Street Newcastle
    When disaster strikes…. How prepared are you?

    This workshop is designed to assist businesses to build their organisational resilience.
    The recent storms in the Hunter Region are just an example of a disruption event that in some cases turned into a business disaster. Preparing your business for the worst increases the operational readiness towards risks and provides you with tested and efficient mitigation strategies. Learn how to minimise your business risk from external threats. Know, Do and Manage your Business Continuity Plan by attending this workshop.

     

    What will I learn?
    • Holistic approach in building your organisation resilience
    • Defining and valuating your business assets
    • Identification and assessment of your business risks
    • Leveraging appropriate controls to reduce risk
    • Tips for successful implementation of your business continuity plan
    • Continuous improvement
    Who should attend?

    Anyone who owns or manages a business in any sector.

    Specialist Presenter

    Chrys Bekiaris from PKF brings 19 years of experience in the risk and management consulting area. He has worked with organisations assisting them to design, develop and implement their business continuity capability.

    Registration

    No cost to you to attend and registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the event
    To register visit www.businesscentre.com.au and select EVENTS or call 4925 7700.

     

  • Wed
    22
    Jul
    2015
    9am - 2pmCessnock City Centre carpark - 1 North Avenue, Cessnock

    The Small Biz Bus is a free, confidential service that takes experienced Small Biz Connect advisors all over NSW to give face-to-face, personalised advice to small businesses.  Expert advisors can provide advice on all the issues and questions that arise in small business, giving guidance on:

    • Finances.
    • Staffing.
    • Expansion plans.
    • Starting a business.
    • Dealing with other businesses or government.
    • Marketing or making the most of your opportunities online.

    Book your session now!
    Small businesses can book a FREE session with an advisor by calling 1300 134 359 or by visiting the website - www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2015
    9am - 2pmSlacks Park - Paynes Crossing Road, Wollombi

    The Small Biz Bus is a free, confidential service that takes experienced Small Biz Connect advisors all over NSW to give face-to-face, personalised advice to small businesses.  Expert advisors can provide advice on all the issues and questions that arise in small business, giving guidance on:

    • Finances.
    • Staffing.
    • Expansion plans.
    • Starting a business.
    • Dealing with other businesses or government.
    • Marketing or making the most of your opportunities online.

    Book your session now!
    Small businesses can book a FREE session with an advisor by calling 1300 134 359 or by visiting the website - www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

  • Mon
    27
    Jul
    2015
    3pm - 6pmGreta Workers Sports and Recreation Club 2 West Street, Greta

    You are invited to a Community Information Session
    NBN Co’s fixed wireless wholesale service is being designed to provide access to fast, affordable and reliable internet services to Australians living in rural and regional areas.
    Rothbury residents are set to experience the potential benefits of the National Broadband Network with the scheduled rollout of the fixed wireless service.
    We’re holding a Community Information Session to let you know the facts and potential benefits of the fixed wireless network.

    No need to make an appointment.
    Drop in at any time.

    To find out more:
    Freecall: 1800 OUR NBN (1800 687 626) | www.nbnco.com.au | info@nbnco.com.au

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2015
    9am - 4pmMercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

    The AWRI, in conjunction with the HVWTA, will be conducting a Hunter Valley Workshop – Adapting to Difficult Vintages on Tuesday, 28 July from 9am to 4pm at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.

    Presentations will cover advice on how to deal with drought, salinity, extreme heat or heatwave events in the vineyard, bushfires and smoke taint, processing ripe fruit in the winery and avoiding stuck fermentations, as well as managing compressed vintages and associated logistical pressures. The workshop will include information about growing grapes and making wine in wet seasons with high disease pressures. It will also explore energy use and efficiency savings in the winery, waste water management, and include practicals and tastings of regionally suited alternate variety wines.

    The cost is $65.00 pp, and morning tea and lunch will be provided. To book your seat please complete this reservation form.

  • Wed
    29
    Jul
    2015
    5.30pm – 8.30pmToronto Workers Club 9 James Street Toronto
    When disaster strikes…. How prepared are you?

    This workshop is designed to assist businesses to build their organisational resilience.
    The recent storms in the Hunter Region are just an example of a disruption event that in some cases turned into a business disaster. Preparing your business for the worst increases the operational readiness towards risks and provides you with tested and efficient mitigation strategies. Learn how to minimise your business risk from external threats. Know, Do and Manage your Business Continuity Plan by attending this workshop.

     

    What will I learn?
    • Holistic approach in building your organisation resilience
    • Defining and valuating your business assets
    • Identification and assessment of your business risks
    • Leveraging appropriate controls to reduce risk
    • Tips for successful implementation of your business continuity plan
    • Continuous improvement
    Who should attend?

    Anyone who owns or manages a business in any sector.

    Specialist Presenter

    Chrys Bekiaris from PKF brings 19 years of experience in the risk and management consulting area. He has worked with organisations assisting them to design, develop and implement their business continuity capability.

    Registration

    No cost to you to attend and registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the event
    To register visit www.businesscentre.com.au and select EVENTS or call 4925 7700.

     

  • Thu
    30
    Jul
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.00pmEagles Rest Wines, 534 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin

    Cellar Door Networking event.

  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    5.30pm – 8.30pmEast Maitland Bowling Club, Crn New England Highway & Banks St East Maitland
    When disaster strikes…. How prepared are you?

    This workshop is designed to assist businesses to build their organisational resilience.
    The recent storms in the Hunter Region are just an example of a disruption event that in some cases turned into a business disaster. Preparing your business for the worst increases the operational readiness towards risks and provides you with tested and efficient mitigation strategies. Learn how to minimise your business risk from external threats. Know, Do and Manage your Business Continuity Plan by attending this workshop.

     

    What will I learn?

     

    • Holistic approach in building your organisation resilience
    • Defining and valuating your business assets
    • Identification and assessment of your business risks
    • Leveraging appropriate controls to reduce risk
    • Tips for successful implementation of your business continuity plan
    • Continuous improvement
    Who should attend?

    Anyone who owns or manages a business in any sector.

    Specialist Presenter

    Chrys Bekiaris from PKF brings 19 years of experience in the risk and management consulting area. He has worked with organisations assisting them to design, develop and implement their business continuity capability.

    Registration

    No cost to you to attend and registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the event
    To register visit www.businesscentre.com.au and select EVENTS or call 4925 7700.

     

  • Tue
    11
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 amCessnock Leagues Club

    Each month the Chamber hosts a networking breakfast where members and guests get together to discuss the activities of the Chamber, listen to guest speakers and network to expand their local contacts. Purchase tickets online.

  • Tue
    11
    Aug
    2015
    9:30am – 1:30pmThe Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre, Cnr Barton and Merthyr Streets, Kurri Kurri

    Where is your business heading?
    Do you have a Business Plan?
    Failing to plan is a plan to fail.

    DID YOU KNOW OUR ELITE ATHLETES HAVE A PLAN THEY WORK TO? Why don’t you?

    This workshop will give you the tools and the Knowledge:

    • To plan and achieve realistic and objective business goals.
    • Develop a marketing plan
    • Budgeting/ Financial Planning
    • How to write a successful business plan

    This is a 4 hour workshop that looks at the key areas of your business.

    Cost: $99.00 non members $77.00 members.

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015
    5.30pm – 8.30pmShoal Bay Country Club 35-45 Shoal Bay Rd Shoal Bay
    When disaster strikes…. How prepared are you?

    This workshop is designed to assist businesses to build their organisational resilience.
    The recent storms in the Hunter Region are just an example of a disruption event that in some cases turned into a business disaster. Preparing your business for the worst increases the operational readiness towards risks and provides you with tested and efficient mitigation strategies. Learn how to minimise your business risk from external threats. Know, Do and Manage your Business Continuity Plan by attending this workshop.

     

    What will I learn?
    • Holistic approach in building your organisation resilience
    • Defining and valuating your business assets
    • Identification and assessment of your business risks
    • Leveraging appropriate controls to reduce risk
    • Tips for successful implementation of your business continuity plan
    • Continuous improvement
    Who should attend?

    Anyone who owns or manages a business in any sector.

    Specialist Presenter

    Chrys Bekiaris from PKF brings 19 years of experience in the risk and management consulting area. He has worked with organisations assisting them to design, develop and implement their business continuity capability.

    Registration

    No cost to you to attend and registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the event
    To register visit www.businesscentre.com.au and select EVENTS or call 4925 7700.

     

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015
    6:00 pmKurri Kurri TAFE Campus

    We’re delighted to invite you to the Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber AGM dinner on Wednesday night 12th of August this year.
    The Kurri Kurri Chamber of Commerce as it was first known was established on the 9 January 1913. Next month we celebrate 102 years of supporting business and the community to grow.

    Our guest speaker on the night will be Nick Swanson, owner Harvey Norman Rutheford. Nick is a Kurri Kurri resident and is married to Meryl Swanson.

    Dinner cost: $30 a head, 3 course. (Special meal requirements pl’s notify)
    Dress: After five

    RSVP: Thursday, 30th of July 2015
    Phone: 4938 0510- 0427 380 510 Email: carol@kurrikurri.com

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2015

    Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association Committee Meeting

  • Mon
    17
    Aug
    2015
    5.30pm onwardsCessnock Performing Arts Centre

    Register for a FREE information evening for information on the Wise On Waste project, ideas and inspiration for reducing your waste.

    • A review of current procedures and practices including the identification of ways to reduce waste within your business
    • Resources and mentoring throughout the project
    • Recognition through print media, social media and Council’s website regarding your participation and achievements in the project.

    If you would like to be involved in the WoW project complete the survey and registration form. There are limited spaces available to participate in the project.

    Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

    For further information contact Abigail Bagnall on 0437 107 475 or email abigail.bagnall@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

  • Tue
    18
    Aug
    2015
    8.30am - 4pmCessnock Supporters Club, 1 Darwin Street, Cessnock

    Times:                   Initial Accreditation – 8:30am to 4:00pm

    Re-Accreditation – 8:30am to 1:00pm

     

    Cost:                      Initial Accreditation @ $340.00 per person (GST exempt)

    Re-Accreditation @ $250.00 per person (GST exempt)

     

    The AQF 3 SpraySMART course will issue you with the following Units of Competency by our Registered Training Organisation – Trainer Services Pty Ltd – RTO NO. 40867.

     

    AHCCHM101A: Follow basic chemical safety rules

    AHCCHM201A: Apply chemicals under supervision

    AHCCHM303A: Prepare and apply chemicals

    AHCCHM304A: Transport, handle & store chemicals

     

    The SpraySMART Chemical Accreditation Course is presented to the nationally accredited AQF 3 level and is equivalent to ChemCert, SMARTtrain and any other course delivered to AQF 3 level. Therefore the SpraySMART card and Certificate of Attainment are both as equally recognised within the industry as any other qualification.

     

    Bookings can be made via phone on our freecall number 1800 872 462 or direct on 02 68952102. You can also email to make a booking: enrol@trainerservices.com.au

     

  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2015
    5.30pm – 8.30pmDungog Memorial RSL 100 Lord Street Dungog

    When disaster strikes…. How prepared are you?

    This workshop is designed to assist businesses to build their organisational resilience.
    The recent storms in the Hunter Region are just an example of a disruption event that in some cases turned into a business disaster. Preparing your business for the worst increases the operational readiness towards risks and provides you with tested and efficient mitigation strategies. Learn how to minimise your business risk from external threats. Know, Do and Manage your Business Continuity Plan by attending this workshop.

     

    What will I learn?
    • Holistic approach in building your organisation resilience
    • Defining and valuating your business assets
    • Identification and assessment of your business risks
    • Leveraging appropriate controls to reduce risk
    • Tips for successful implementation of your business continuity plan
    • Continuous improvement
    Who should attend?

    Anyone who owns or manages a business in any sector.

    Specialist Presenter

    Chrys Bekiaris from PKF brings 19 years of experience in the risk and management consulting area. He has worked with organisations assisting them to design, develop and implement their business continuity capability.

    Registration

    No cost to you to attend and registrations must be received by the Monday prior to the event
    To register visit www.businesscentre.com.au and select EVENTS or call 4925 7700.

     

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015
    1-2pmCessnock Ex-Services Club, 201 Vincent Street, Cessnock

    The Office of State Revenue is holding a number of free seminars throughout New South Wales promoting the NSW Government's $2,000 Small Business Grant.

    The Grant provides up to $2,000 per new employee for businesses that do not pay payroll tax and applies to new positions filled on or after 1 July.

    The 1 hour seminar provides an opportunity to learn about the Grant and meet their staff.

    For more information visit: http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/info/news/small-business-grant-roadshow?

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015
    5-6pmMaitland District Leagues Club, 24 Bulwer Street, Maitland

    The Office of State Revenue is holding a number of free seminars throughout New South Wales promoting the NSW Government's $2,000 Small Business Grant.

    The Grant provides up to $2,000 per new employee for businesses that do not pay payroll tax and applies to new positions filled on or after 1 July.

    The 1 hour seminar provides an opportunity to learn about the Grant and meet their staff.

    For more information visit: http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/info/news/small-business-grant-roadshow?

  • Wed
    26
    Aug
    2015
    1-2pm or 5-6pmNewcastle Panthers, Cnr King & Union Streets, Newcastle

    The Office of State Revenue is holding a number of free seminars throughout New South Wales promoting the NSW Government's $2,000 Small Business Grant.

    The Grant provides up to $2,000 per new employee for businesses that do not pay payroll tax and applies to new positions filled on or after 1 July.

    The 1 hour seminar provides an opportunity to learn about the Grant and meet their staff.

    For more information visit: http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/info/news/small-business-grant-roadshow?

  • Mon
    07
    Sep
    2015
    2-5pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    7:00 amCessnock Leagues Club

    Each month the Chamber hosts a networking breakfast where members and guests get together to discuss the activities of the Chamber, listen to guest speakers and network to expand their local contacts. Purchase tickets online.

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    9:30am – 1:30pmThe Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre, Cnr Barton and Merthyr Streets, Kurri Kurri

    Does your business have HR Policies and procedures that are easy to manage and compliment your business objectives?

    Do you want to deliver outcomes that improve employee relations?

    This workshop that focuses on

    • Drafting a position description
    • Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) practice in recruitment
    • Recruitment and Selection process
    • Recruitment letter
    • Performance management
    • First warning letter
    • Final warning letter
    • Dismissal
    • Fair Work  Act

    This 4 hour workshop will help you to improve your HR practices and deliver the best return on your investment for your business.

    Cost: $99.00 non members $77.00 members.

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    12pm-1pmOnline

    SuperStream is a mandatory change for all employers. For small businesses with 19 or fewer employees, SuperStream began on 1 July 2015.  Register for the webinar here.

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2015
    5.30-8.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015

    Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association Committee Meeting

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015
    Pokolbin Hall, Pokolbin

    A Spring Vine Health Field Day Workshop is being held in Pokolbin on Friday, 11 September. This workshop is being held in collaboration with NSW DPI, AGWA, HVWTA and the NSWWIA.

    Details will be made available in due course. For more information phone the HVWTA 4990 0900.

  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2015
    2-5pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2015
    9.30am -12.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015
    5.30-8.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015
    2-5pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015
    9.30am -12.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Economic Centre, Kurri Kurri

    This workshop will look at Cloud Accounting, why you should consider it and some of the useful add-ons you can use with these programs. Specifically what is cloud accounting, how safe it is and how it works, who are the main players. Some of the add ons to be discussed will be Paywave, Receiptbank, Vend, Unleashed and Mail Chimp. Cloud is a pretty common word these days and is a fancy way of saying online. Other common “cloud” products are online banking and emails both of which most people have embraced.

    Workshop location
    Hunter Region Business Economic Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

     

  • Wed
    23
    Sep
    2015
    5.30-8.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Wed
    23
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Economic Centre, Kurri Kurri

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are the buzz on the internet, but is Social Media relevant to your business? If so, how can you tap into this valuable resource? In this session we will look at the main social media avenues and how to effectively use them in your business.

    Workshop location
    Hunter Region Business Economic Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Thu
    24
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.00pmGartelmann Wines

    Cellar Door Networking event.

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015
    2-5pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmMorisset Multi Purpose Centre

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are the buzz on the internet, but is Social Media relevant to your business? If so, how can you tap into this valuable resource? In this session we will look at the main social media avenues and how to effectively use them in your business.

    Workshop location
    Morisset Multi-Purpose Centre
    143 Dora Street
    Morisset  NSW  2264

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    5.30 - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Enterprise Centre 79-99 Barton Street Kurri Kurri

    This workshop will include a look at Marketing and its purpose for business. We will then examine branding and its importance in attracting the right customers. The session will contain marketing channels including your website, social media and marketing collateral to bring your business image together and increase your exposure. Plus we will look at protecting your brand from replication.

    FREE
    Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Economic Centre, Kurri Kurri

    This workshop will include a look at Marketing and its purpose for business. We will then examine branding and its importance in attracting the right customers. The session will contain marketing channels including your website, social media and marketing collateral to bring your business image together and increase your exposure. Plus we will look at protecting your brand from replication.

    Workshop location
    Hunter Region Business Economic Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
    5.30-8.30pmCessnock TBC

    Workshops will be held FREE of charge at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre or Council’s Administration Building (to be confirmed). The workshops cater for businesses, non-profits and special event/market stall holders.

    The Workshops aim to provide participants with basic food hygiene skills and knowledge, satisfying the requirements of the FSANZ: Food Standards Code.

    It is recommended that all food handlers attend a Workshop.

    Should you require ten (10) or more food handlers to attend training please Please insert session number and name of attendee/s as indicated contact Council’s Environmental Health Team to arrange a Workshop on a date and time that best suits your business.

    To receive a registration form, please email: food.safety@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

     

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Economic Centre, Kurri Kurri

    Now you have a good understanding of the role that the digital medium is playing, it is important that you develop a strategic plan to take advantage of this new playing field and maximise your efforts to achieve results.

    Workshop location
    Hunter Region Business Economic Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Thu
    08
    Oct
    2015

    Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association Committee Meeting

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.30pmMorisset Multi Purpose Centre

    Now you have a good understanding of the role that the digital medium is playing, it is important that you develop a strategic plan to take advantage of this new playing field and maximise your efforts to achieve results.

    Workshop location
    Morisset Multi-Purpose Centre
    143 Dora Street
    Morisset  NSW  2264

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015
    5.30-7.00pmHunter Valley Visitor Centre, 455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin

    Advance Cessnock City is a strategic partnership between the Cessnock City Council, local Chambers of Commerce and key business leaders across the region. The primary aim of the partnership is to support economic development, business growth and investment throughout the region.

    We hope you can join us for a night of networking with businesses from across the Cessnock Local Government Area and to receive an update on:

    • Advance Cessnock City partnership
    • Business Capability Study driving future directions
    • Advance Cessnock City website and e-news monitor
    • Hunter Valley Visitor Centre

    Light refreshments will be served.
    For networking purposes, please bring your business cards.

    Invitation:

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    When: TUESDAY 13 October 2015
    Time: From 5.30PM -7.00 PM
    Where: Hunter Valley Visitor Centre, 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2320
    Cost: FREE, please register your attendance
    RSVP: Friday 9 October 2015

    To register, please use the form, Phone 4993 4185 / 4993 4159, complete the online form, or email economic.development@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 amCessnock Leagues Club

    Each month the Chamber hosts a networking breakfast where members and guests get together to discuss the activities of the Chamber, listen to guest speakers and network to expand their local contacts. Purchase tickets online.

  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2015
    9:30am – 1:30pmThe Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre, Cnr Barton and Merthyr Streets, Kurri Kurri

    Do your staff have excellent customer relationship skills that keep your customers coming back?

    FACT: We spend up to 10% more for the same product when we receive better service.

    FACT: It’s far more cost-effective to keep a customer than to find a new one.

    This workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to

    • Build and maintain positive relationships
    • Make the most out of first impressions
    • Effectively manage customer complaints
    • Listen and communicate effectively with your customers

    In this 4 hour workshop you will be making a serious investment in yourself and employees, to improve your business’s customer relationships.

    Cost: $99.00 non members and $77.00 members.

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015
    10.00am - 2.00pmCessnock TAFE - Darwin Street, Cessnock

    Cessnock Community Connect Day 2015 links you with assistance, training and employment options to connect your future.  Activities and services on the day include:

    • Industry career advice
    • Tax file numbers and lodging a tax return
    • Drivers Licence assistance
    • Live performances and a free sausage sizzle.

    Businesses and community organisations can register to have an exhibit at the event.

    Call Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions on 4991 6333 for more information.

     

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015
    10.00am - 12.00pmUniversity of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah
    Export Market Development Grants
    Aspiring and current exporters who want to learn about Export Market Development Grants are encouraged to attend the 23 October 2015 workshop at Ourimbah.

    The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current  exporters.

    Come along from 10am to 12pm and identify:

    • What is EMDG
    • How to plan for EMDG
    • How to apply for EMDG
    • How to get the best out of the EMDG scheme.

    Remember 2014/15 EMDG applications must be lodged by 30 November 2015.

    Register for the workshop by contacting Sharon Foster on 4340 8703.

     

  • Tue
    27
    Oct
    2015
    5.30 - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Enterprise Centre 79-99 Barton Street Kurri Kurri

    This workshop will include social media platforms and the part each plays in business and building your online profile. The profiles will include your business and personal brand profiles, which is important in attracting the right customers to your brand and enticing them to “make a purchase”. The session will include ideas on what to say and how to respond and the rules of social media.

    FREE
    Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Thu
    29
    Oct
    2015
    5.30pm - 6.30pmGartelmann Wines

    Cellar Door Networking event.

    The October Cellar Door Get Together is being hosted by Gartelmann Wines, 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale on Thursday, 29 October from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Matt Dillow of The Deck Café Lovedale will be serving some nibbles and Gartelmann will show their new vintages and old ones too.
    All tourism and wine businesses, and your employees, are welcome to attend.
    For catering purposes please RSVP by contacting Fiona at Gartelmann Wines E sales@gartelmann.com.au T 4930 7113.

  • Thu
    29
    Oct
    2015
    8.30am - 4.30pm Singleton Showground Pavillion

    2015 is the International Year of Soils. To mark this year and to highlight fundamental importance of soils for life, Singleton Landcare Group will present the SOILS SEMINAR on Thursday 29 October at Singleton Showground Pavilions.As part of this event some commercial exhibition spaces will be available on the day.

    Major General Michael Jeffrey, Australia’s Soils Advocate and former Governor-General will open the event,which will feature a variety of experts presenting on topics relevant to Hunter Valley soils management.

    We aim to attract anyone with an interest in soils, with the event being widely publicised throughout the Hunter Valley and beyond. This event will encourage people to think about soil management and the application of technologies and systems appropriate to their land.

    Ticket includes morning tea and lunch

    Including Exhibitors: BioAg; Converte; Doyle Rural Services; Dept Primary Industries; Wood Vinegar; Landcare Australia; Fertspread; GRL; TNN; Farmers Warehouse;  and more..

    General Entry $15

    Exhibition Stall:$100

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    7.00am - 9.00amWests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Street New Lambton

    Don't miss the last Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) economic breakfast for 2015.

    Join the breakfast on 6 November 2015 from 7 to 9am at West New Lambton when HRF will reveal their new research findings and feature one of Australia's leading economists - Hans Kunnen from St George.

    An expert panel will also discuss opportunities to grow the professional services sector and its contribution to the regional economy.

    The last breakfast for the year promises to deliver guests expert local and global economic assessments and strong take-home messages to drive business decisions for the last quarter of 2015.

    Register now.

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    9.30am - 3.30pmWests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Street New Lambton

    Free training workshop for your business to learn about the different online tools available to help create an online presence.

    Workshop is limited to 12 businesses, so book quickly.

    Call Switched On Hunter to reserve your seat: 4936 2557

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    5.30 - 7.30pmHunter Region Business Enterprise Centre 79-99 Barton Street Kurri Kurri

    This workshop will review a number of Cloud based systems available to help run your business more effectively with a realistic look at some of the options available. With the advent of technology based services, businesses who don’t look to cloud based platforms to help their business get organised will be left behind those who are getting their systems and processes sorted. The session will include a review of: Hootsuite, Todoist, Dropbox, Gmail and Base Camp

    FREE
    Hunter Region Business Enterprise Centre
    79-99 Barton Street
    Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

    Contact Hunter Region BEC for more information - 4936 2557

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    7:00 amCessnock Leagues Club

    Each month the Chamber hosts a networking breakfast where members and guests get together to discuss the activities of the Chamber, listen to guest speakers and network to expand their local contacts. Purchase tickets online.

  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2015
    2:00 pmHarrigan’s Irish Pub

    The next HVWTA’s Vineyard Mini Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 11 November at Harrigan’s Irish Pub at 2.00pm. Further details will be made available shortly. For more information please phone the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association on 49900900.

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015

    Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association Committee Meeting

  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2015
    9.00am - 3.00pmThe Business Centre, 265 King Street Newcastle

    Customers - Find Them, Keep Them!

    Come and join us and our industry expert Danielle Storey, from Million Dollar Relationships, as we delve deep into subject crucial to every business, Customers. This one day intensive workshop will provide you with knowledge and strategies that will help you to find your customers and keep them

    Learning Outcomes and topics covered:

    FIND THEM;

    • Clarity – Where are the customers? What is our message?
    • S.Y.S.T.E.M.S.- The power of proces
    • 90 Days to success –Consistency and safety
    • Six ways to find new customers

    KEEP THEM:

    • Million Dollar relationships
    • Customer Service versus Customer delight
    • Six things customers do
    • Three types of systems that create loyal customers
    • Is the customer always right

    Who should attend:  All Small Business owners looking to build, maintain or recharge their customer base.

    Topic Specialist: Danielle Storey is a wonderful storyteller – and a specialist in the field of generating exceptional, repeatable connections between service providers, their staff and their clients. By drawing on her knowledge, experiences and success in her own award      winning company, Danielle, shares her proven business strategies.

    Cost: $115,includes lunch plus a one one on one consultation with our topic specialist.

    Parking: Metered parking is available directly in front of the building on King Street, or a 3 minute walk away at Civic West Car Parking Station, Gibson Street Newcastle.  

    If you need assistance to start, run or grow your business contact the team at The Business Centre.

     

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    5.30pm - 7.00pmTempus Two Winery, cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin

    Cellar Door Networking event celebrating the end of the year.

    This event is kindly being hosted by Tempus Two, Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, Oishii Restaurant, Goldfish Bar & Kitchen and Wine Country Catering.
    http://www.winecountry.com.au/images/documents/Melissa/Seasonal.pdf

    Please come along and celebrate the year that was. For catering purposes would you please confirm your attendance at this event by contacting Tracy-Anne E tracy@tempustwo.com.au by Friday, 27 November.

  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015
    7:00 amCessnock Leagues Club

    Each month the Chamber hosts a networking breakfast where members and guests get together to discuss the activities of the Chamber, listen to guest speakers and network to expand their local contacts. Purchase tickets online.

  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2015
    2:00 pmHarrigan’s Irish Pub

    The next HVWTA’s Vineyard Mini Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 9 December at Harrigan’s Irish Pub at 2.00pm. Further details will be made available shortly. For more information please phone the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association on 49900900.

  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2015
    4.00pm - 6.30pmDungog RSL Club

    Hunter beef producers can learn about opportunities to expand their enterprises at an information session being delivered by Hunter Local Land Services this week.  Producers will gain insights on both national and local markets at the Beef Marketing Information Session, to be held in Dungog on Wednesday, 9 December.
    Hunter Local Land Services has brought together some key industry stakeholders to provide information on the beef industry, national market trends, local cattle markets and Abattoir grading and payment systems.

    The event will be held at Dungog RSL Club from 4-6.30pm. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. To register, visit the Hunter Local Land Services website at www.hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au or call the Paterson office 49301030.

  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015

    Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association Committee Meeting