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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…

Shop local Christmas campaign, share your experience and win!

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Team have another fantastic prize to give away this December as part of their ongoing ‘Support Local’ social media campaign. Throughout December, residents can go in the draw to win a $500 gift card by posting in 25 words or less what their favourite activity is to do in the…

If you spend local, Santa will create 91 jobs in Cessnock City

Choosing to shop local is always a great investment into your community. Buying local this Christmas has a direct impact on the viability of our region’s economy as well as jobs. If local residents could consciously invest their Christmas spend towards local businesses, the combined impact of this spend could be exponential. What $50 can…

Staff safety and Christmas parties

Christmas parties are a time to let your hair down and have a laugh with your employees and co-workers. But there are things to remember so that everyone has a good time without any negative fallout.   Before the event Remind staff that although this is a party acceptable workplace behaviours still apply. Reinforce your…

Christmas parties and the tax department

It’s that time of year, the silly season has officially started. So what things do you need to consider in regard to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) when you organise your work Christmas party? There are probably two main areas an employer needs to concern themselves with; Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and tax deductibility.  …