2014 Board, Your Dubbo, Time to Breakfast

2014 Board, Your Dubbo, Time to Breakfast

- Monday, February 17, 2014

A belated Happy New Year and welcome to 2014 - welcome to our first members Newsletter for the year.

The Chamber Board has a few new faces this year and a lot more people sharing the load and new responsibilities. I’ve (Michael Quinn) taken over the responsibilities of the Website and Newsletter for this year.

We have been a bit quiet on the “outside” but probably never busier on the inside as the new board members get up to speed and a few handovers and training take place.

My hope to make the Newsletter a regular thing again. The goal at the moment is twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, with some other reminders for breakfasts and events as needed.

Enough chat - LOADS to cover in this first blast. That’s why it’s an extra one this week.

2014 Dubbo Chamber Board

Back in December at the AGM, our new Board and Executive was elected for 2014. In 2014, there are quite a few new portfolios created so the workload is placed on many, rather than just a few. Each board member is either responsible for their portfolio, or a member of a few committees helping others. In the two months since Christmas, this seems to be working pretty well.

Name Company Main Responsibility
Andrew O’Toole (President) LJ Hooker HR
Megan Dixon (Senior VP) Seed Business Solutions Rhino Awards
Matt Wright (VP) Choice Home Loans Membership & Golf Day
Natalie Bramble (Secretary) NB Management Operations & Women In Business
Scott Christian (Treasurer) Boyce Accounting Finance
Lee Bennett Quest Apartments TBA
Luke Cameron Skillset Marketing
Richard Lidner Countryman Dubbo / Eagleboys Membership
Sharon Mansfield Inland Petroleum Women In Business
Alex McCormack Commonwealth Bank Golf Day
Michael O’Dell St George Bank Time To Breakfast & Golf Day
Kerrie Phipps Kerrie Phipps International Membership, WIB & Accommodation
Michael Quinn AusClicks Website, Social Media & Newsletter
Kevin Saul Macquarie Credit Union Time To Breakfast & Membership
John Southwell Coachwell Australia EDAC & Golf Day

Hope to get the Chamber website Our Board page updated within the week featuring some more informaiton and headshots. All about priorities at the moment though.

Your Dubbo 2014 - Business Registration Closes Feb 28.

Your Dubbo is a business development program that will help you better understand your customer market, capitalise on growth opportunities and be operationally successful. Registrations are open to all businesses in Dubbo including retail, professional services, home businesses, light industry, entertainment, trade and commercial businesses.

What’s included?

  • Access to a unique structured business development program from experts in customer service, business management efficiencies, setting goals and digital marketing.
  • Unlimited attendance at all Business Development Workshops.
  • Two customer feedback reports specific to your business.
  • The opportunity to apply for one of three $10,000 Business Development Grants.

Date: 28th February, 2014
URL: Your Dubbo 2014 Information

Time to Breakfast - March 5th, 2014

Our February breakfast was a great start to the year with some very positive feedback.

Book now for our March Breakfast. More details soon on the website and in the next newsletter.

Date: 5th March, 2014
Time: 7am - 8:30am
Venue: TBC
URL: March Time To Breakfast

Short Notes:

Dubbo City Council is seeking feedback on it’s Dubbo City Recreation Strategy. Takes about 5 mins.

AAMI Country VS City Origin Clash - Tickets now on sale. How will your business take advantage of 10,000+ visitors?

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

  • Handling & processing personal Information.
  • Using personal information for direct marketing.
  • Disclosing personal information to people overseas.
  • Changes to credit reporting laws.

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

Members Blasts

One Day ‘Business of Farming’ summary workshop - Dubbo

The Farm Management Principles of Top 10% Farmers

Central West CMA in conjunction with PrincipleFocus will be delivering a one day BOF summary workshop focusing on dynamic principles of land, people and business management.

An update to the original four days “Business of Farming” course. A new dynamic one day workshop which summarises the key principles. For more information see the Principle Focus website.

The Business of Farming
Date: 27th February, 2014
Time: tbc
Venue: Lazy River Estate
Pricing: $100 per person
URL: Business of Farming Workshop

Christine’s Touch of Beauty - Dubbo

Makeup Styling Workshop with Morgan Bridge

Want to learn tips to enhance your natural beauty? Are you stuck in a make-up rut?

Book in for a makeup styliing workshop with Morgan Bridge - Australian National Napoleon Perdis Event Makeup Artist.

Makeup Styling Workshop with Morgan Bridge
Date: 17th March, 2014
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Christine’s Touch of Beauty
Pricing: $70 (fully redeemable on Napoleon Perdis products purchased on the day)
RSVP: 02 6884 2888 URL: Christine’s Touch of Beauty

Express Mobile Bookkeeping

Did you really go into busines to spend all your days on your paperwork? Can you press someone else to do the job? Or would you rather a professional?

  • Simplified Business Compliance. GST & BAS services, superannualtion processing & payroll.
  • Basic Bookkeeping Serives: Record keeping, entry into computer files.
  • Regular Reporting & Clarity:

Work is done off site on a contract basis. No overheads. Enquire about cloud based accounting.

Arrange a no-obligation visit.
Call Chris: 0427 890 848

Bosweb Training Program for 2014

Bosweb Systems are offering a range of training sessions throughout 2014.

  • Tuesday “Talk to a T-expert” sessions.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst training.
  • In-house seminars and online webinars covering various Digital Marketing & Social Media strategies.

Bosweb Training 2014
Date: Various Pricing: Various
URL: Bosweb Training 2014

Do you have something to promote to Dubbo Chamber Members?

Did you know all Dubbo Chamber Members can have up to three free menitons in our Members Newsletter during the year?

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.

Preference will be giving to Members offering a special promotion via the Newsletter . Why not use this platform to promote a new service or special pricing? Be creative and encourage others to engage with you.

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

For Your Diary - Save The Dates

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

Date Dubbo Event
February 28 Your Dubbo 2014 Business Registration Closes
March 5 Time To Breakfast
March 8 Women Out West 19th Birthday Celebration
March 20 Women In Business - March Lunch
April 9 Time To Breakfast
April 24 Women In Business - April Coffee
May 4 AAMI Country VS City Origin Clash
May 9 Dubbo Chamber Golf Day
May 23 Dubbo Annual Show


That’s our first Newsletter done for the year - told you it would be a big one. Hope you liked some of the new ideas and content - all feedback is welcome. If you know of someone having problems getting the Newsletter, or might like to get it - please ask them to get in touch.

Please visit our Facebook Page, don’t forget to Like Us to get more of the latest news. Also visit the Dubbo Chamber Twitter Page and Follow Us for more information. We hope to be doing a lot more with Facebook, Twitter and more this year.

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