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New program empowering small businesses

Cessnock City Council is delighted to support the Hunter Region Business Hub and Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program under the Advance Greater Cessnock banner to bring this opportunity to our businesses. The Digital Solutions Program is a new Australian Government initiative empowering small businesses across the Hunter Region to make the most…

Bushfire Recovery stimulus continues to back business

Around a thousand local businesses are to be connected and workshops planned to help local businesses prepare for natural disasters following Cessnock City Council securing more funding under the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. 10 business networking events and 15 Business Disaster Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Workshops will be held in various locations across…

Build those gains with the Cessnock Innovation Bootcamp

Cessnock City Council, in partnership with AusIndustry bring to you, the Cessnock Innovation Bootcamp as part of the Hunter Innovation Festival. The festival will run across the Hunter Valley from Monday 3 May 2021 and will feature a range of events from workshops, interactive sessions, performances, installations, speaker events and more. The Cessnock Innovation Bootcamp…

Hunter Innovation Festival is back!

The Hunter Innovation Festival is back for 2021, kicking off on Monday 3rd of May, until Sunday the 16th, with this year’s festival theme ‘Innovate to Regenerate.’ Made up of more than 40 events, the festival aims to connect, inspire, educate and promote a culture of innovation throughout the Hunter. The events will range from…

Make a difference through employment

There are not many better ways to make a difference in someone’s life, than to offer them employment. The health, social and psychological benefits of work are well documented. As an employer, you have the power to make a difference in your local community by considering diversity when looking for staff. Hiring a diverse, local…

Cessnock Customer Service Awards return with a virtual twist!

Cessnock businesses have shown incredible dedication to their customers in 2020, adapting and changing their practices to fit the challenges of COVID restrictions while still offering top customer service to the community. In recognition of these qualities, the Cessnock Customer Service Awards are returning in 2020 for their 11th year since revival in 2010. In…

Cessnock Customer Service Awards 2020

The Cessnock Chamber of Commerce have announced the Cessnock Customer Service Awards will return this year with a twist! This year the awards will be held online with a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020. Now is the time to get your nominations in to recognise the people and businesses who go the…

For the love of riding: Biketober Business Challenge

NSW Get Healthy at Work has partnered with Love to Ride to launch the local Biketober Business Challenge 2020. Biketober is a NSW Government initiative that aims to create healthy workplaces and improve the health of working adults in NSW. During the month of October, Cessnock City Council staff along with many organisations across NSW…

Empowering small business owners with crucial insights

As we navigate the obstacles of the current pandemic, it’s obvious that we can no longer operate the way we used to. The last few months are a testament to the fact that we need to change the way we think to survive. To support small business owners on this journey of navigating the path…

Reinventing in Troubled Times

Small businesses have been forced into discovering digital marketing in order to transform their business to ensure development and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many small business owners have struggled to cope with the fall out of COVID-19, the importance of implementing these types of strategies during the current unprecedented times is critical to…

Introducing a series of digital workshops

The digital age is changing the way businesses communicate with their consumers. To coincide with the evolving digital world, a series of digitally focused workshops will be delivered to the community in the upcoming year. Cessnock City Council has partnered with Hunter Region Business Hub and Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program under…

Celebrating women in business

Cessnock Leagues Club have organised a community event for International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day Charity Dinner is being held on Thursday, 5th March 2020 and you are warmly invited to attend the event and get involved. The event will provide an evening of entertainment and speakers being interviewed; covering topics of this year’s…