Advance Cessnock City provides for a strategic partnership between Cessnock City Council, local Chambers of Commerce, and key business leaders across the region.  The partnership stimulates enterprise, investment, job creation, economic resilience and creates an environment conducive to business.

The following chambers and business entities are available to support and network businesses within our region.

Cessnock Business Chamber

Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce

Around Hermitage Inc

Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

The Cessnock Chamber of Commerce is a point of access for all businesses, a source of information with a clear focus and direction committed to the growth of the business district.

They look after small, medium and large businesses and gather once a month for networking and support in order to better their business and performance.

The chamber offers incentives and opportunities for businesses in the region.

The Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc represents local business interests, providing services for the community and visitors to the Wollombi Valley. In 2010 WVCC launched a new brand Wollombi Valley Tourism (WVT) to be clear that our main focus is to promote the Wollombi Valley as a destination. We believe that today’s visitors are tomorrow’s home owners and that “tourism is everybody’s business” either directly or indirectly.

The Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail incorporates over 100 businesses including cellar doors, accommodation, restaurants and attractions.

Around Hermitage is an active business and social neighbourhood group with over 30 social members as well as the business members, dedicated to promoting and improving lifestyle of our area and importantly having fun whilst doing so! We welcome new members.

Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA) is a ‘not-for-profit’ membership based incorporated organisation representing over 280 businesses in the wine and tourism industries. HVWTA have a Joint Tourism Services Agreement with Cessnock City Council, and works in partnership with Singleton Council to proactively represent the region in lobbying and advocacy and securing appropriate levels of funding.

HVWTA's mission is in ensuring that the Hunter Valley is one of the most visited wine and tourism destinations in Australia and that our wines are recognised and valued, domestically and internationally. We achieve this through advocacy and lobbying, destination marketing, industry development, business development and via the delivery of visitor servicing at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, managed by Cessnock Council.

Central Hunter Business Chamber

Lovedale Chamber of Commerce

Parish of Pokolbin

Hunter Region Business Hub

The Central Hunter Business Chamber is a not-for-profit based out of Branxton and Greta. It is a membership based group funded by member subscription, government grants and fundraising activities.

The chamber's mission is to support the development, management and growth of local business through the provision of advice, advocacy and targeted community projects designed to enhance the local business community and the community as a whole.

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The Lovedale Chamber of Commerce works to promote and advance the interests of the businesses of Lovedale.

This is through actively promoting Lovedale as a tourist attraction and destination. Cooperation among businesses is encouraged by the chamber.

The chamber represent to government and other authorities and organisations in relation to the roads, services, facilities and signage within Lovedale.

The Parish of Pokolbin organisation hopes to first and foremost preserve the traditional Pokolbin area through increased awareness of its traditional geographical boundaries and also to allow businesses, whether it is food, wine, accommodation or other attractions, within the parish limits to use this as a marketing and promotional tool.

The Parish of Pokolbin remains as part of the oldest continuous viticultural region in Australia whose decedents devoted many years to building the reputation of Pokolbin.

Business advisory services cover the establishment of new small business enterprises and existing small to medium enterprises who are experiencing issues, want to grow, or just want to be better. Businesses can also take advantage of numerous business workshops and information seminars to assist in the development of their business.

They facilitate networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog , Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.

Towns With Heart

Mount View Tourism Association

The Business Centre

Towns With Heart (TWH) is a community based economic development organisation working primarily in the area of Kurri Kurri and surrounding villages of Abermain, Stanford Merthyr, Weston, Heddon Greta, Pelaw Main and Neath.

TWH is a vibrant community group of volunteers, passionate about delivering quality events, projects and initiatives which generate economic and social benefits, increase visitation and tourism expenditure and showcase the community’s assets.

Mount View offers boutique wineries nestled in the hills, a patchwork of picturesque vineyards, and a wide range of accommodation including contemporary cottages, luxury villas and homely farm houses. Admire the views, take a tour and enjoy the fine dining options.

Contact Jenny Lewis

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