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Juggling the circus also known as working from home!

The current pandemic, infamously known as COVID-19 has provided the opportunity for innovation and new concepts focusing on working remotely for organisations across the world. Many people have been met with the challenge of trying to juggle full-time childcare, home-schooling and working from home while attempting to preserve as much productivity as possible. Maintaining a…

Support Australian Made, Grown and Owned

Now more than ever it is important to rally behind Aussie made products and support our Australian makers. The Australian Made Campaign is urging shoppers to support local manufacturers and growers in these unprecedented times. As the current COVID-19 crisis continues to develop with restrictions changing rapidly, businesses have been forced to think outside the…

Government delivers support in response to COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The targeted stimulus package is focused on keeping Australians in jobs and helping small…

Jobs and training partnership forged in the Cessnock region

A sustainable workforce and supporting existing local businesses to employ more staff locally are the aims of Cessnock City Council’s Employment and Training Network. The collaborative working group is made up of employment agencies and training bodies from across the Cessnock Local Government Area. The Network is focused on identifying and removing barriers to employment,…

Play here, Stay here campaign launch!

Australian Golf Digest has announced that it has launched an initiative encouraging golfers across the country to ‘Play here, stay here’. Nick Cutler, Managing Director of Australian Golf Digest said “We have heard directly from the courses themselves and tourism bodies how the bushfires have directly impacted traffic, and now the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it’s…

Build back your business; bigger, better and stronger

Recovery process can seem overwhelming after a disaster, particularly if you don’t have an emergency plan in place. The NSW Government are committed to building small business resilience by rolling out a range of resources to provide support and assistance to disaster affected businesses. NSW Small Business Commissioner has released a step by step guide…

Promoting a culture of graceful exits

Would your business actively support your employees to find their next job opportunity? Does your organisation strive towards investing in your people? ‘Graceful exits’ have become an increasingly popular practice with many organisations being receptive to the idea of helping their people become equipped professionally to leave their workplaces onto greater opportunities. While it appears…

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…

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…

Tap into the NSW Government’s Tourism Recovery Package

Cessnock City Council, Advance Cessnock City Partners and the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre have been anticipating the launch of the Tourism Recovery Package campaign. The multi-faceted marketing campaign ‘Now’s the Time to Love NSW’, is a social media led, community driven initiative that encourages people to make holiday plans in NSW, inspire them to…

$1 Million Fund for Regional Events Now Open!

Do you have a brilliant event idea or have an event to deliver between 1 May and 31 December 2020 and need funding?! Regional communities – in particular those affected by bushfires and drought – can now apply for $1 million worth of grants to deliver events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost…

Support for bushfire hit Wine-Grape growers

Bushfire affected wine-grape growers across NSW will have access to free smoke taint tests, through a new program funded by the NSW Government. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Disaster Recovery John Barilaro said NSW businesses were heavily impacted by the bushfires and the NSW Government is acting quickly to ensure communities and industries get…