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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…

Celebrating excellence in customer service

Cessnock businesses have shown incredible dedication to their customers in 2021, 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 2021 for their 12th year since revival in 2010. The…

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…

Map launched for cyclists hitting the Hunter!

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development in partnership with the local cycling community have launched ‘Cycle Hunter Valley’. The new brochure has everything a cyclist visiting the Cessnock Local Government Area needs! Cycle Hunter Valley shows suggested routes with information on starting points, length of ride, grading and surface type. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent…

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…

New initiative encourages locals to support locals

Cessnock City Council have partnered with local business chambers and associations to launch a new campaign aimed at encouraging community support for businesses across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The ‘Support Local’ campaign has been designed to raise awareness of the importance of shopping and buying local during these difficult times. A key component…

From the Chambers: December 2019 – Kurri Kurri Towns with Hearts

TOWNS WITH HEART NEWS Two new murals unveiled November saw the completion of two new murals for Kurri Kurri. The Women of World War I mural was created by local artists Peter Sesselmann and Stevi Cannon and is located on the Allworth Street wall of the Kurri Kurri Library. This mural recognises the role of…

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From the Chambers – NEIS Award Winner and Finalists Business Excellence Awards

Local takes out National NEIS award for Best New Business A small business from the Hunter took out the top Award at the National NEIS awards annual presentation evening on Monday evening 26th August in Sydney! Gina Wilks commenced Achieving Solutions through the NEIS program in April 2018, after completing her business training. Her dream…

Entries open for murals art competition

FROM THE CHAMBERS Calling all artists – entries are now open for adult, youth and junior categories in the annual Town of Murals Art Show. Thanks to the many generous sponsors, prize money is offered in all sections. The major $2000 prize is sponsored by Cessnock City Council. Attracting hundreds of artists each year, the competition…