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Amy’s story begins and ends with AimBig Employment

Each and every step of Amy Green’s journey with AimBig is as important as the other. After a run of unwanted experiences with a few job active providers, Amy was struggling to find her calling. She decided to be proactive and commenced looking into other job active providers in the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector….

New Year, new goals!

As a new year rolls around, it is a great time to take a close look at your business and what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Good financial advice is critical for business growth. Accountants and financial advisors can help you define your business goals and help create a plan…

New Consumer Travel Support Program

Applications are now open for travel agents and tour arrangement service providers impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a one-off payment. The COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program provides a one-off grant to help travel agents and tour arrangement service providers stay viable. The funding is being offered to assist businesses in the travel sector to…

Christmas comes early as $1.3 million secured for community projects

Cessnock City Council welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that Council will receive more than $1.3 million to fund four exciting community projects. The funding is from the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions Program Round Seven. Council was allocated the following: Cessnock Pool Splash Pad Stage 2 – $420,300 Beautification of Rotary…

Identity theft for business; protect your brand

  Identity theft for business… Protect your brand.   Identity theft can be easier than you think.   Did you know that registering your business name with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or purchasing a domain name does not give you the exclusive rights to use that name?   Is your business name worth…

NSW Road Trip Campaign to boost regional tourism recovery

Domestic travellers are seizing the opportunity to take a road trip and discover smaller regional towns, as borders reopen across the country. To capitalise on our new-found freedom, Destination NSW has launched the next phase of the successful Love NSW campaign, “The Great Escape.” Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development and Visitor Centre teams are encouraging…

Newfound freedom as restrictions ease

As of Monday 7 December, many businesses across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) have embraced a new-found freedom after almost a year of imposed restrictions. Residents and businesses are enjoying benefits of increased capacity in venues, stadiums and theatres and greater numbers at outdoor gatherings and events as COVID-related restrictions are further eased. The…

5,000 jobs to be created from Regional Job Creation Fund

The Hunter Valley Region is home to thriving agribusiness, energy and resources industries and strong manufacturing, tourism and service sectors, enforcing the fact that our region is a key driver of our state’s economic strength and future. To continue to support existing regional businesses to grow and encourage interstate and international businesses to invest in…

Free support to strengthen local businesses

Help is available to rebuild after the 2019-20 Black Summer Fires. As part of the Australian Government’s Small Business Rebuild Package, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is providing a new service called Strengthening Business. It focusses on supporting businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires….

Opening the gates of equal opportunity

Equal opportunity at Cessnock Toyota Stephanie Nella is one of a rare group of female mechanics in a heavily male dominated industry. Stephanie’s passion for cars started when she would help her father when he was conducting light service on his own car – inspiring young Stephanie to take that career path years later. Stephanie…

Cessnock City Council 2021 Mayoral Scholarship – Sponsorship Callout

Supporting our local economic future Cessnock City Council is seeking like-minded businesses to join us in our aim to grow and develop our people through supporting the Mayoral Scholarship Program. The Mayoral Scholarship Program is an initiative of Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent to assist local residents in achieving their educational goals. The objective of…

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…