Dubbo Chamber Latest News

Woolworths CEO Breakfast, Golf Day Results

Michael Quinn - Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter


Last week we hosted SCA Property Group CEO, Anthony Mellowes as the latest in our ASX200 Chamber Breakfast series. Our next speaker is Woolworths Ltd CEO, Grant O’Brien. This will be at Savannah Room, TWPZ on Thursday June 4 - not our usual Wednesday! Bookings have already been strong for this one so please get in early.

Don’t forget next week is the last week to make a submission to Ignite Dubbo CBD.

Quite a few new members this month which is great to see. Don’t forget ALL Chamber Members can have up to three free plugs in the Newsletter which now goes out to 650+ people, is featured on our website homepage, plus now we feature the plugs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Many members to take advantage of this - but so many don’t. From personal experience I can say it does work if you put together a special promotion for Members. So don’t let your business miss out - see below for what’s needed.

Follow the Dubbo Chamber Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for the latest news about the Chamber and business in Dubbo.

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Chamber Breakfast: June 4 (Thursday) - Woolworths Ltd CEO - Grant O’Brian

Sponsor: Macquarie Inn
Guest Speaker: Grant O’Brien - CEO of Woolworths Ltd
Venue: Savannah Room - TWPZ

Dubbo Chamber 2015 ASX200 CEO Talk Series

Presentations from an outstanding collection of CEO’s from some of Australia’s leading companies over a networking breakfast.


PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast is on Thursday, not our regular Wednesday & Venue is Savannah Room at Zoo

Grant O’Brien’s career extends more than 25 years with Woolworths, starting as an accountant in Purity Supermarkets in Tasmania, a division of Woolworths Limited. He was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

He has held the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CEO Designate, Chief Operating Officer Australian Food and Petrol, Director New Business Development, General Manager Woolworths Liquor, Senior Business Manager Marketing Supermarkets, and Marketing and Merchandise Manager for Purity. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard in 2010.

Mr O’Brien is a Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, the peak global body for food and grocery retailers and manufacturers. Mr O’Brien is a member of the Business Council of Australia. He is also a Director of the Avner Nahmani Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Mr O’Brien was appointed a Director of Woolworths Limited in April 2011.


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Dubbo Chamber would like to thank Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo City Council for their assistance with the 2015 CEO Talk Series.



Bob Berry Real Estate 2015 Chamber Golf Day Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our golf day on May 1st. Around 70 players had a great day at the Dubbo Golf Club.

Prize Sponsor Winner
1st Bob Berry Real Estate Team Bob Berry
2nd Dubbo City Council Dubbo City Toyota
3rd Commonwealth Bank Agri Community Mutual
4th ANZ Bank Agri Dubbo City Council
5th St George Bank Choice Home Loans
Nearest Pin Snooze Sandy Dunshea & Toni Beaty
Photo Comp ImajenIT Luka Group
Lucky Card QantasLink Alex McCormack
Lucky Card Choice Home Loans Ben Thompson
Raffle GH Cole & Christine’s Touch of Beauty Michael Ferris
Longest Drive - Michael Ferguson & Toni Beaty

There are some great photos up on Facebook already, if you have some more, please share them with us.

Big thanks to everyone that helped out on the day too.



Recent New Chamber Members 2015

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • Robinson Sewell Partners
  • Pivot Stove & Heating
  • Cleanaway - Transpacific Industries Group
  • Veldt Restaurant
  • Country Hygiene
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
  • What’s On In Dubbo
  • Commercial Hotel
  • Bentleys Corporate Recovery

Welcome to them all - please support your fellow members and local Dubbo businesses.



Short Notes:

Lions Club Charity Auction for Nepal - May 30
The Lions Clubs of Tooraweenah and Dubbo Macquarie are joining together to hold a Charity Auction to be held on 30 May, in St Brigid’s Church Hall, Brisbane St, from 6pm–9pm. All money will go to Nepal to help in their rebuilding and recovery process. If you have something wonderful you would like to donate for auction, please contact Narelle Rodway on 0428 464 884. Tickets to the event are $10, which will include entry and light refreshments. Tickets are available from The Grapevine Cafe.

Dubbo CBD Ignite Program
Dubbo Ignite is a program aimed at developing a plan to improve the commercial centre of Dubbo City. Council is looking for ideas, comments, and suggestions from the public to help shape the plan and the future of Dubbo. Submissions close June 5. Dubbo Ignite.


Members Events & Promotions


Orana Farm Safety Day - June 4

On Thursday 4 June 2015 WorkCover NSW and its partners, NSW Farmers Association, Western TAFE, Dubbo City Council, NSW Fair Trading, Local Land Services and Dept. of Primary Industries are supporting the Orana Farm Safety Day at the Western TAFE 12 L Narromine Rd Dubbo.

This is a community event aimed at delivering practical advice, demonstrations and support to current and future participants in the Sheep and Beef Cattle Farming industry.

For more information go to the Orana Farm Safety Day page.



iPad and Mac in Business Training - June 18 & 19

Leading Edge Computers in Dubbo (and Orange) are having a couple of training sessions regarding using iPads and Apple Macs in your Business. These sessions are held at their training room and are run by an Apple Product Professional who comes out specifically for these training events.

  • June 18, 5:30pm - iPad in Business
  • June 19, 8:00am - Mac in Business

Spaces are limited so booking early is advised. For more information and booking go to the Eventbrite website.



Retail and Marketing Manager position at Inland Petroleum

Inland Petroleum is advertising for a new Retail and Marketing Manager, working from the Dubbo Depot.

Reporting to the Managing Director, your charter will be to establish, implement and monitor a whole of business approach to marketing, branding, internet capabilities and retail site performance.

For more information go to the Inland Petroleum website.



Royal Bubs n Tots - New Location

Royal Bubs n Tots has now moved to 55 Talbragar Street near the post office. They cater from newborn - teens with everything from fashion in clothes, shoes and accessories right through to Pram, Cots and beds. With a fantastic range of bedroom decor from love chairs, rugs, lights, shadow boxes, prints, toys to linen up to queen size!

Next time you’re wanting a gift or giving a kids bedrooms a new look head into Royal Bubs n Tots, Larrissa and the girls will be happy to help!

Shop online 24 hours at Royal Bubs n Tots.



Transpacific Cleanaway open new facility in Jannali Road

There is nothing like being local. Transpacific Cleanaway are proud to open our new facility in Jannali Road to service Dubbo and surrounding areas – taking our service delivery, passion for the environment and focus on safety to the next level with a local branch and local people!

Transpacific Cleanaway is Australia’s largest waste management, recycling and industrial services company. Fully Australian owned and operated, our philosophy is to take away the issues associated with your waste. We are strongly committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment, and we will look for every opportunity to recover, recycle and reuse.

For more information contact Mick Burdon on 0466 503322 or visit our website.



AusClicks Website Audit EOFY Special - Save $50

Would you like an independent review of your existing website and some recommendations to improve your online business?

Michael Quinn and AusClicks are offering Chamber members $50 off the normal Website Audit package if it’s ordered and paid for before June 30. Normally $300 - just $250 for Dubbo Chamber members before the end of the 2015 financial year.

Your website audit report will include:

  • Evaluate website for SEO, user experience, navigation etc.
  • Assess the function, content & design of your website.
  • 5+ page report (includes points of action & recommendations).
  • 1–2 Hour Discussion / Presentation of Report. (within Dubbo area)

Once you have our report, you can take it to your existing website developer to implement the changes – they are welcome to attend the presentation. Or we can use it as the basis for future work together.

For more information contact Michael Quinn on 0405 698 880 or visit the AusClicks website.



Lazy River Estate Winter special - book now and SAVE!

Lazy River Estate is the perfect location for your next corporate event, we can provide everything you need to style the ultimate corporate event, large or small.

Book your corporate event in June or July 2015 and we will waive the venue hire fee valued at $150.

Room features:

  • Full air conditioning and heating
  • Unlimited parking
  • Wireless microphone, lapel microphone and lectern
  • White board and 3 x flip chart boards
  • Wireless internet access (limited access available)
  • Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the vineyard
  • Plenty of breakout space
  • Data projector and screen
  • Fantastic in-house catering
  • Personal event coordinator

Click here to download our 2015 packages.



NSW Business Chamber

All Dubbo Chamber of Commerce members get affiliate membership with NSW BC at no extra cost.

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
May.28 Is your website helping or hindering your export business?
June.3 Learn how to save up to $12,000 on your online business degree.
June.9 How to get your website onto page one of Google.
June.15 Customer Journey Mapping.
June.11 Key considerations for marketing success in China.
June.16 Performance Management - Having the difficult conversation.
June.16 The Travel Industry Meets Semantic Search.
June.17 Power Up Your People – The Secrets To Developing Great Managers and a Thriving Organisation.
June.23 Men’s Health Webinar.
June.24 Privacy Laws what you need to know.
NSWBC More info & registration


Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
June.4 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Woolworths Ltd CEO, Grant O’Brien
June.4 Orana Farm Safety Day
June.5 Deadline for Ignite Dubbo CBD idea submissions
June.17 Women In Business Lunch
June.18+19 iPad & Mac in Business Training
July.19 Dubbo Leg - Evocities MTB Series
Oct.23 Rhino Awards Gala Night

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

Got something to promote to Dubbo Chamber Members?

All Dubbo Chamber members can have up to three free mentions in our Newsletter during the year.

The Dubbo Chamber Newsletter has a subscription base of 500+ and growing.

Please provide the written copy, 75–100 words max. Plus relevant details such as Date, Time, Pricing, URL etc. Please don’t send in a graphic that we need to spend time typing out. We can link to your website, Facebook event page etc, so we don’t need every single detail for the newsletter.

Please allow a minimum of 21 days for events, promotions etc.


Join the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

Have you renewed your Dubbo Chamber Membership for 2015 - or still thinking about joining?

Contact our members services officer, Toni Beatty, to discuss joining the Dubbo Chamber.


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Michael Quinn - DCoC Website Manager & Newsletter Editor

2015/10 May 27. my towel is over there


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