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Support local this January to WIN one of five $100 gift cards

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Team have five $100 gift cards to giveaway this January as part of their ongoing ‘Support Local’ campaign. For the month of January, residents are encouraged to post to Facebook or Instagram to describe in 25 words or less how they’d spend their $100 gift card in the Greater Cessnock…

Share your ideas to grow Hunter Valley Tourism

Whether it’s more food and wine experiences, family attractions, business events or better infrastructure, residents and business operators in the Singleton and Cessnock local government areas (LGAs) are being encouraged to share their ideas for the future of tourism in the Hunter Valley over the next 10 years to increase the more than 1.5 million…

Think like Google or Think with Google’s new interactive tool

Did you know that patio heaters are the top trending retail Google search for this month in NSW and nationwide? Would you love to understand the fast-rising retail categories and how you can use this to your business’ advantage? While we all know COVID-19 is presenting new challenges to businesses, having access to insightful data…

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…

Suite of grant programs to boost visitor economy

The NSW Government has announced a suite of grant programs offering more than $8 million to drive the visitor economy’s recovery. Destinations, tourism operators and events can kick off their recovery efforts with this much-welcomed boost post COVID. A range of projects and initiatives are eligible for funding through the following 4 programs to be…

Win a $500 Hunter Valley staycation travel voucher

Council’s Economic Development Team have launched a new Support Local competition, this time focussing on our wonderful local accommodation providers. For the month of November, residents are encouraged tag their favourite accommodation business (or somewhere they would really love to stay) on Facebook, explain why in 25 words or less, and post a photo of…

Tag a trusted tradie for your chance to win a $100 gift card!

Council’s Economic Development Team have launched a new Support Local competition, this time focusing on our trusted local tradies. For the month of October, residents are encouraged to ‘tag a trusted tradie’ on Facebook and show a photo of work recently completed at their home or business for the chance to win one of five…

Empowering small business owners with crucial insights

As we navigate the obstacles of the current pandemic, it’s obvious that we can no longer operate the way we used to. The last few months are a testament to the fact that we need to change the way we think to survive. To support small business owners on this journey of navigating the path…

Create, Connect and Convert in Cessnock

Cessnock City Council in partnership with the Hunter Region Business Hub (HUB), Australian Small Business Advisory Service and the Digital Solutions Program under the Advance Greater Cessnock banner is delighted to bring the Create, Connect and Convert webinar to our businesses. The workshop is the ultimate digital marketing guide for small businesses and is being…

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…

Funding now available to reboot the Business events sector

$5.5 million is now available to business event organisers to host conferences, conventions, training courses, trade shows and exhibitions in regional NSW to give the state’s visitor economy a significant boost. The NSW Government’s Business Events Industry Support package – part of the $51.5 million Tourism Support Package – will turbocharge the state’s business events…

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…