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Richmond Vale Rail Trail one step closer to becoming a reality

Another milestone towards the Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) becoming a reality has been achieved with a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) now on public exhibition. The proposed trail is a 32km cycling and walking track along the former Richmond Vale railway between Kurri Kurri and Hexham/Shortland. This regionally significant trail traverses the three Local…

FREE Hunter Business Forum events

Cessnock City Council, in partnership with the Hunter Region Business Hub, is pleased to announce there will be a series of free events designed for small to medium businesses located in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The Hunter Business Forum is a series of free events being held across the Hunter, aimed at bringing…

Celebrating Cessnock’s Customer Service stars!

Business and customer service excellence has been in the spotlight lately, as Cessnock celebrates its industry and community achievers. A sell-out crowd of 230 attended “Cessnock’s biggest Christmas Party”, the 2021 Cessnock Customer Service Awards at the Cessnock Leagues Club on Friday evening. After another challenging year for local businesses, it was time to let…

Celebrating excellence in customer service

The Customer Service Awards are run each year to recognise, showcase and reward exceptional customer service within the Cessnock Local Government Area. It provides an opportunity for our community to celebrate local customer service excellence. This project also helps to develop networking opportunities with local businesses, the Chamber, and the community in general. Word on…

NSW Export Capability Building Workshop

NSW Export Capability Building workshop is aimed at businesses seeking to initiate export activities, or export-ready businesses looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains. Given the challenges of COVID-19 and the changing international landscape it is more important than ever to be prepared for what lies ahead. This Introduction to exporting workshop…

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…

October is cyber security awareness month

Cybercrime is described as a dishonest or criminal activity conducted online or by phone. It can include deceptive conduct such as malicious software or viruses, scams by phone or online, fake over-payments, fake invoicing, hacking your business to obtain business or customer details or access your supplier’s computer network. To help businesses better understand the…

Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival goes online

The 2021 Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival is adapting to current circumstances and will become an online event this for year.   Finalists had already been selected for exhibition at this year’s festival when NSW was plunged progressively into lockdown from late June. Rather than deprive the community of the fantastic collection of works that had…

Create, Connect and Convert in Cessnock

Cessnock City Council in partnership with the Hunter Region Business Hub (HUB), Australian Small Business Advisory Service and the Digital Solutions Program under the Advance Greater Cessnock banner is delighted to bring the Create, Connect and Convert webinar to our businesses. The workshop is the ultimate digital marketing guide for small businesses and is being…

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…

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…