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See it for your-selfie, Hunter Valley Selfie Trail

With school holidays upon us, why not explore your own back yard, along the Hunter Valley Selfie Trail. Navigating the Hunter Valley region has become even easier, with the introduction of a new self-guided tour. The Hunter Valley Selfie Trail is a Cessnock City Council initiative which has been funded by the Australian Government as…

Planning for the future ahead – Sponsorship call out

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, so now is the time to begin to plan for the new financial year ahead. The new financial year brings fresh opportunities to look at your business plan and the opportunity to lay down some solid foundations for the year ahead. Ever thought about becoming a…

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…

More time to dine and discover the Hunter Valley

NSW residents have been given more time to take advantage of the Dine and Discover vouchers. The Dine & Discover initiative has been extended until 31 July 2021 to allow people more time to use all of their vouchers, which is perfect for the upcoming school holidays. Latest data shows more than 4.23 million people…

Wollombi, Pokolbin & Broke Fordwich represent our region

The Hunter Valley region was well represented at the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards with Wollombi, Pokolbin and Broke Fordwich all named as finalist of the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards for 2021. It comes as no surprise, as the Hunter Valley is home to so many amazing tourism operators who provide first class experiences,…

EOFY – Keeping it together!

The end of financial year is fast approaching. End of financial year doesn’t just mean ensuring the books are in order, tax returns and planning for the new financial year ahead. Here is our small business checklist to get you through end of financial year. Keep it Together! Make sure your documents are organised, and…

Driving road safety in the workplace

With more people returning the to work after being in lock down for months, there has been a focus on road safety in the workplace. Road safety in the workplace is not just the responsibility of the employer nor the employee, everyone is to take responsibility. Did you know, that almost 30% of workplace fatalities…

Going Global Program

dfghjkdgjsfghfskg The NSW Government has launched the new Going Global Program, which has been designed specifically to help exporters to expand internationally. If you are a small to medium sized business, are export capable or ready and looking to start exporting or diversifying into new export markets you may be eligible to apply for this…

Mayoral Scholarship Recipients Announced

Succesful receipeints of the Mayoral Scholarship were announced earlier in  the month following a quaint presentation ceremony. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent, stated that the scholarship program has been running since 2002 and aims to help young people develop job-ready skills for industries that offer gainful employment in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA)….

e-Commerce Strategy Development Workshop Series

For NSW businesses, selling online gives access to new customers and markets without many of the challenges, risks and expenses of establishing a physical presence. To harness the opportunity to export products or services, businesses need to develop a strategy to improve their e-commerce and online sales channels. NSW businesses are invited to participate in…

EOFY, get your expenses right!

  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent drought and bushfire crisis, people are being urged to be on the front foot leading up to tax time. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is preparing for a massive task and is taking a range of additional measures to help businesses process tax returns…

If you spend local, Santa will create 62 jobs…

  If each Cessnock resident spends $100 more within the Cessnock Local Government Area this Christmas, the combined impact of this spend would have the potential to add 62 jobs to our local economy. That’s the findings of economic impact modelling by Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development team. If local residents could consciously invest their Christmas spend towards…