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WIB Karen Creith Lunch, Time to Breakfast

- Friday, March 14, 2014

TGIF it’s the Inspiring Dubbo Chamber Newsletter!

A tad late again this week as we wanted to include some extra information about our guest speaker at our next breakfast in April. Microsoft Australia Managing Director, Pip Marlow. Book early for this one!

We were also finalising the details and getting up the booking form for next weeks Women In Business: Lunch Connect with Karen Creith as our guest speaker. Should be a great lunch at the Old Bank Restaurant so book now.

Apologies to everyone regarding the old link for the Event Feedback form after last weeks Breakfast. Should have it fixed for the next event.

Congratulations to Jacki Parish and her team for a great first night for the Your Dubbo 2014 workshops. Paul Dunn was brilliant to listen to. Looking forward to the rest of the workshops.


Women In Business: Lunch Connect - Karen Creith, Style Your Business.

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. are proud to bring you the first Women in Business event for 2014.

Lunch Connect is an opportunity for women in business to access high-calibre content, speakers and resources that nurtures and enhances local talent and supports growth for regional businesses. We are a community of women who operate their own business, are employed in a business or are looking to establish a new business.

Karen Creith - Style Your Business

Karen Creith will share her tips and tricks with the audience to help others make their own businesses stand out from the crowd and offer easy to follow advice that she usually shares with her commercial clients around the country in an effort to make their businesses project the image that they want to convey to their customers.

Join us at the Old Bank Restaurant next Thursday. RSVP by Tuesday the 18th using the link below.

Date: 20th March, 2014
Book Now: Women In Business:Lunch Connect - Karen Creith.


Chamber Time to Breakfast - April 9th, 2014.

Guest Speaker - Pip Marlow, Managing Director at Microsoft Australia.

The new “Australian Made”

Australia’s economy is evolving fast as we start to shift our focus from traditional industries such as mining and manufacturing and towards new growth opportunities. This is an exciting time to reimagine what ‘Australian made’ might mean in the future. And what it might mean for leading regional hubs like Dubbo.

Smaller centres and businesses will have a bigger part to play than ever before, especially as the NBN comes online and opens up new possibilities. Technologies like cloud computing will also level the playing field, shrink distances and make location irrelevant.

Now is the time to talk about how Dubbo can thrive in this new digital era and supercharge its position in the Australian economy. Opportunities may lie in enhancing existing areas of strength such as agriculture and tourism, or in enabling new sectors and business models based on advanced technologies and access to a global marketplace. Microsoft is also a strong believer in the power of technology to improve diversity and equal opportunity, and its ability to attract new waves of skilled workers to regional areas like Dubbo.

Our sponsor for this breakfast is Dubbo City Council.

Join us at the Savannah Room on Wednesday, April 9. RSVP by Tuesday the 8th using the link below. Book Early for this one to avoid missing out.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast - Dubbo City Council & Microsoft Australia

Congratulations to Sandy Dunshea from Fortnum who won the free breakfast in the members draw at the March Breakfast.


Short Notes:

Privacy Act changes - March 2014: Did you know the Privacy Act is undergoing a big change this month?

See these websites for more details:
* OAIC Privacy Law Reform
* Are you prepared for the March 2014 Pricavy Act changes? (business.gov.au).

Nominations Open for NSW Training Awards.

The 2014 NSW Training Awards are conducted by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and small employers.

Nominations close April 4, 2014. See NSW Training Awards website for application forms and details.


Members Blasts


Macquarie Conservatorium: Lolo Lovina Gypsy Band

An exciting evening of Gypsy magic and mayhem opens Macquarie Conservatorium’s concert series for 2014.

With members from Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia and Australia, virtuosic world fusion band Lolo Lovina draws influences from Balkan Gypsies, Swing jazz and Tango.

Tonight: Friday March 14, 7:30pm

Macquarie Conservatorium


the Macquarie Matrons Gala Ball

The 8th NAB Macquarie Matrons Gala Ball tickets are now on sale.

The ball will be held in the Bellman Hanger at the Narromine Aerodrome on Saturday, 22nd March.

the Macquaire Matrons Gala Ball


Leading Edge Computers Dubbo - iPads at Work & School

Robo’s Computers extremeley popular training sessions are back. Four new sessions on adopting iPads into your business, in order to be more efficient in the workplace, or school to have more engaged and attentitive students in the classroom.

  • iPad in business.
  • Creating interactive digital books.
  • iOS Device management.
  • iPAd for educators.

March 27, 2014. Bookings essential. iPads at Work & School


NSW Business Chamber

Did you know all Dubbo Chamber of Commerce members also get affiliate membership with NSWBC?

Upcoming NSWBC Webinars - Free

Date Webinar
March 18 10 steps to generating qualified leads using LinkedIn.
March 25 Practical guide to paying less for your energy.
April 9 Getting the most from your purchasing power.
April 30 Temporary employment visas (457 Visas): what employers need to know.
NSWBC For more information & webinar registration

Thursday, April 3: NSWBC Workplace Update Seminar - in Dubbo at Quest Apartments.

Friday, May 9: Central West Orana Business Awards


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For Your Diary - Save The Dates

For more details and events, please see the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar.

Date Dubbo Event
March 18 Your Dubbo - Second Workshop
March 20 Women In Business: Lunch Connect
March 27 Leading Edge Computers iPad training
April 1 Your Dubbo - Third Workshop
April 2 Your Dubbo Customer Program Launch
April 3 NSW BC Workplace Update Seminar Dubbo
April 8 Your Dubbo - Fourth Workshop
April 9 Dubbo Chamber: Time To Breakfast
April 24 Women In Business: Coffee Connect
May 4 AAMI Country VS City Origin Clash
May 7 Dubbo Chamber: TIme To Breakfast
May 9 Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day
May 9 Central West Orana Business Awards
May 23 Dubbo Annual Show

Renew Your Membership Today for 2014

Have you renewed your Dubbo Chamber Membership for 2014 - or still thinking about joining?

Click Here to renew your Membership today, or Contact our members services officer, Toni Beatty, to discuss joining the Dubbo Chamber.


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2014/03 March 14.

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