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Christmas Display Competition

    It’s Competition Time! Help light up Cessnock this Christmas by simply decorating your shop front in this year’s festive season Christmas Display Competition an initiative of Cessnock Chamber of Commerce. 3 prizes valued at $200.00 are on offer for the following categories: Best light display in the evening Best window display in the…

New Hunter Valley Jobs website launches

Cessnock City Council is urging businesses to assist in the test phase of a new local jobs portal and list their position vacancies for free. The new website,, is being piloted to make hiring easier for Hunter Valley employers and job seekers.   The website is a one-stop online shop where businesses can advertise…

Gender pay gap still ‘disappointing’ in Australia

  This year’s Gender Equality Scorecard by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has found across all industries that men are still taking home, on average, $25,000 more a year than women. Women are still hitting the glass ceiling at the highest levels. The number of female CEOs has stalled and Australia’s boardroom tables remain dominated…

Business in Profile

Jonath’s Animal Kingdom

Jonath’s Animal Kingdom opened its doors 3 weeks ago and are now open to the public on Cessnock Road in Neath. Jodie and Nathan Nisbett-Bickel specialise in breeding hand raised birds, reptiles and small animals. “Most of the animals in-store are bred by us” stated Jodie, “we created this business from our own ideas, having…

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Cessnock Business Events

Business Study

Three in four Cessnock businesses intend to expand or grow in the next two years according to the Business Capability Study 2019. 713 Businesses were surveyed to better understand industry and businesses in the city.

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Skills Audit 2018

Two out of five businesses in Cessnock City said they were experiencing skills shortages in our comprehensive Skills Audit conducted in 2018.

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Cessnock Under Construction

Updates for local businesses during the Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project works.

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