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Entrepreneurship Expo

Entrepreneurship Expo The Entrepreneurship Expo is an exciting and FREE community event that brings together local businesses, subject matter experts, and service providers to collaborate and showcase their ventures. You can expect a jam-packed day of engaging activities, including cultural experiences that celebrate our diverse local community. You’ll also have the chance to participate in…

Bimbadgen Outdoor Cinema – Sing 2

Bimbadgen Outdoor Cinema – Sing 2 Join us this March Bimbadgen’s first outdoor cinema featuring – Sing 2! Tickets on sale now. This is a free event, but spots are limited – everyone must book their tickets below to sercure a spot. Enjoy pre-show entertainment from 4pm – 7pm, including live music by Anna Weatherup,…

Doing Business with Council Event

Doing Business with Council Event We’re thrilled to invite you to a valuable event to help simplify and enhance your interactions with Cessnock City Council. Join us for a FREE information session on ‘Doing Business with Council,’ focusing specifically on quotations and tenders for goods and services supporting CCC operations. This event is tailored to…

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards Attention all outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs in the Hunter Region! The Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards are your chance to shine a spotlight on your achievements, showcase your innovation, and be recognised for your contributions to the thriving business community of the Hunter Region.   This year has a new category:…

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,…

Scholarship for Diploma of Event Management 

Scholarship for Diploma of Event Management  Calling all aspiring event professionals! You can now apply for a scholarship to undertake a Diploma of Event Management thanks to a partnership between the NSW Government and Meetings and Events Australia (MEA). Applications are now open, with seven scholarships available across the state. The industry designed and delivered…

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program EOI

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program – EOI Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) increase an individual’s chance of survival during cardiac arrest. The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program is an incredible opportunity to increase AED availability within local communities. Now that the 2022/23 program has closed, expressions of interest (EOI) are open for the 2023/24 program. Funds…

Creating Accessible and Inclusive Experiences

Creating Accessible and Inclusive Experiences Destination NSW has created a new resource through its NSW First Program to help visitor economy businesses deliver better experiences for all travellers. ‘Quick Tips for Creating Accessible and Inclusive Experiences’ offers guidance on ensuring visitor experiences and marketing materials target the diverse physical, sensory and cognitive needs of travellers. According…

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Protecting your Data

Protecting your Data In today’s digital era, businesses face the crucial task of gathering and safeguarding personal information. However, the escalating cyber threats demand businesses grasp the dangers and take proactive measures in collecting and storing such data. A data breach event, like a hack or cyber-attack, poses significant risks, affecting a business’s cost, productivity,…

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55+ Employment Session and Morning Tea

As part of the 2024 Seniors Festival, a 55+ Employment Session and Morning Tea will be held at Cessnock Leagues Club. Open to local businesses looking to hire 55+ staff, and local 55+ residents looking for work.    If you are a Local Business In 2021 the Seniors unemployment rate was 4.5% in Cessnock or…

2024 Visitor Economy Grants – February Round

2024 Visitor Economy Grants – February Round Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce the latest round of Visitor Economy Grants to boost local business through mid-week tourism. Organisations or individuals wanting to host events, run projects and hold conferences in the Hunter Valley region are invited to apply for the grants, which provide funding…

eNews Edition 261 Grants

ANZAC Day Schools Awards The 2024 theme is ‘Discover the Stories of Veterans in Your Local Community.’ Entries must must focus on learning about the experiences, service and stories of veterans from your local community. Each school is limited to one entry. If a school submits multiple entries, only the final submitted entry will be assessed by the judging panel….