2015 Rhino Finalists

2015 Rhino Finalists

- Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

This Friday night is The Night! The announcement of our winners for the Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards. Our 20th Rhino Awards has been a great celebration of Dubbo Business all year. The Gala Night on Friday night should be a great night for everyone.

Best of luck to all the finalists. Hope everyone has a great night.

Pick up the Daily Liberal next week for full coverage and winners list. Of course we will post the winners in our next newsletter.

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2015 Rhino Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards.

As well as 20 Silver Rhino Awards, the Chamber will present the annual Jean Emile Serisier Roll of Honour and the Gold Rhino Award at the gala presentation evening at Dubbo RSL Club on Friday 23rd October.

Category (Sponsor) Finalists
Apprentice & Trainee of the Year Codey McGuire, Carlton House Childcare Centre and Preschool
Skillset Ayla Barker, Dubbo City Council Parks & Landcare
Tabetha Thompson, Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Morgan Whale, EMS Group Pty Ltd
Nathan Johnson, Regand Park Early Childhood Education Education Centre
Emily Johnstone, Skillset Dubbo and Orana Support Services
Best New Business (Baby Rhino) Concrete World Industries
WIN Television Carlton House Childcare Centre and Preschool
Design Tribe Dubbo
Royal Bubs n Tots
The Little Big Dairy Co.
The Music Circle
Business Leader (Age 36+) Clare Wagner, Crowe Horwath
Dubbo Chamber Debbie Todkill, Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre
Steven Hornby, Quest Apartments Dubbo
Justine Richards, Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Tracy Hanna, Zumba with Tracy
Stephen Fieldus, Transforce
Employee of the Year Felicity Louise Petersen, Bella & Sissi Hair & Beauty
Pulse HR Cristen Clark, Fitness Focus
Heather Nay , Goldenwest Financial Solutions
Lee Bayliss, Kitchen & Renovation Concepts
Holly Campbell, Regand Park Early Childhood Education Education Centre
Kerry Moore , Skillset Dubbo
Employer of Choice Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Western College Orana Gardens Child Care Centre
The Westhaven Association
Carlton House Childcare Centre and Preschool
Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
Excellence in Business Ethics Adventure Watersports
Golden West Holden Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Century 21 Golden West
Kitchen & Renovation Concepts Dubbo
Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
Walton Smith Consultants Pty Ltd
Excellence in Customer Service Adventure Watersports
Breakthru People Solutions Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Big Blue Digital
Crowe Horwath
Dubbo City Council
Specsavers Dubbo Pty Ltd
Kitchen and Renovation Concepts
Excellence in Innovation Kitchen and Renovation Concepts
Regional Development Australia Orana Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Big Blue Digital
Custom Steel Frames
Western College
Zumba with Tracy
Excellence in Presentation and Marketing Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
Transforce Pivot Stone & Heating Dubbo
Kitchen & Renovation Concepts Dubbo
Zumba with Tracy
National Dental Care
Headspace Dubbo
Excellence in Products and/or Service Kidzoo Playhouse Cafe
Dubbo Chamber Kitchen and Renovation Concepts
Big Blue Digital
Adventure Watersports
The Music Circle
Young St Boutique
Excellence in Small Business (<20 full time) EmbroidMe Dubbo
Crowe Horwath JLE Electrical
Star FM & Southern Cross Ten
The Skin Corrective Centre
Trike Adventures
Young St Boutique
Excellence in Business (20+ employees) Transforce
Milestone Hotel Regand Park Early Childhood Education
Kitchen & Renovation Concepts Dubbo
Fitness Focus Dubbo
The Good Guys Dubbo
Quest Dubbo
Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre
Dubbo RSL Club Kitchen & Renovation Concepts Dubbo
Pivot Stove & Heating Dubbo
Trike Adventures
Excellence in Work Health and Safety Walton Smith Consultants Pty Ltd
Safe Work NSW Kitchen & Renovation Concepts Dubbo
Regand Park Early Childhood Education
Orana Mall
Dubbo City Welding Works
National Dental Care - Dubbo
Young Business Executive (Age 18–35) Kate Wright, Dubbo City Council
EMS Group Anastasia Hull, Inland Petroleum
Lee Bayliss, Kitchen & Renovation Concepts
Samuel Campbell , Luka Group
Amy Whiteley, Orana Mall
Luke Cameron, Skillset
Young Entrepreneur (Age 18–35) Andrew Bassett, Fitness Focus Dubbo
Dubbo City Council Karla Stait, Adventure Watersports
Camilla Gibson , Camilla Jayne
BJ Ramien , BJR Detailing
Nathan Shooter, Thrive Media
Errin Williamson, Church St Cafe
Peter Brown, Fisique Health and Fitness Professionals
Community Involvement Adventure Watersports
Orana Mutual Can Assist Dubbo & District Branch
headspace Dubbo
Hear Our Heart
The Salvation Army - Dubbo Corps
The Westhaven Association
Zumba with Tracy Dubbo
Dubbo’s Favourite Tradie Tim Connolly, Tim Connolly Plumbing
Mailbox Shopper James Porch, James Porch Electrical
Len Darlington, Specialized Electrical
Phil Hannaford, Hannaford Tyres
Sean McDonald, Old Ganarrin Nursery
Steve Gower, Gower Carpet Cleaning
Service with a Smile Andrew Basset, Fitness Focus
Daily Liberal Eleanor Seaman, BP West
Felicia Battishall, PrincipleFocus
Karlie Stuart, Woolworth Delroy Park
Li-Jan Wong, Carter Chiropractic
Terry Duncan, Luka Group
Hospitality - Peoples Choice Dahab Café
The Fast Lane Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
Russo’s Coffee Bar
Church Street Café
Old Bank Restaurant
Commercial Hotel
People’s Choice Award Dahab Café
2DU/Zoo FM Dubbo RSL Health Club
Fitness Focus
Regand Park Childcare Centre
Luka Group
Zumba with Tracy

Recent New Chamber Members 2015

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • REX Regional Express
  • Bert Wrigley Irrigation
  • Skin Corrective Centre
  • Greeneps Chamber Business Directory
  • Beautiful Image
  • Dubbo City Welding
  • Church St Cafe
  • Specialized Electrical

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

Members Events & Promotions

Crowe Horwath launches free problem-solving service

Crowe Horwath has collaborated with fintech start-up FinancialAsk to offer a new service.

“ASK Crowe Horwath” is an obligation-free, online, financial problem-solving service for businesses and individuals to ask questions that are responded to by a Crowe Horwath advisor.

There are no boundaries to the questions that can be asked, with professionals covering the full spectrum of financial services. The portal’s primary aim is to provide an easy point of access to professional and expert opinion.

Crowe Horwath clients have a trusted advisor at the centre of their relationship with the firm. Their advisor ensures they receive timely and strategic advice over a wide range of issues.

“ASK Crowe Horwath” enables others like you to experience this first hand and obtain a taste of the knowledge, skills, style and level of care provided by Crowe Horwath, without any obligations or charge.

Try it out today by visiting ask.crowehorwath.com.au

Western College Sales Boot Camp.

Flexible training for your sales staff:

  • Service With a Smile
  • Closing the Deal
  • Turning complaints into compliments

For more courses and information, please see website.

Regional Express (Rex) announce Dubbo - Cobar services.

The Regional Express (Rex) Group has announced that Rex subsidiary, Air Link, will commence Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services between Cobar and Dubbo.

Air Link already operates RPT services with its 18 seat Beech 1900D aircraft on the Dubbo to Sydney route in conjunction with Rex, which together provide up to 6 return daily flights between Dubbo and Sydney.

All Air Link flights between Cobar and Dubbo will connect with Rex and Air Link services between Dubbo and Sydney which will provide Cobar and the surrounding region with convenient and timely connections for travel between Cobar to Sydney.

Hannaford Tyre & Suspension

Hannaford Tyres & Suspension Pty Ltd was started in March 2012 by Brothers Phillip and Matthew Hannaford, both well experienced in both Tyres, Batteries and Suspension Sales and Services of Vehicles.

The boys supply, repair and service all tyre and suspension products from a hand trolley through to heavy earthmoving and mining tyres. A supplier of steel, Mag/Alloy wheels for cars, trucks, farm and industrial applications.

Hannaford Tyre & Suspension supply sport suspension upgrade and leaf spring repairs and resetting, wheel alignments and suspension repairs.

Mobile tyre repairs and onsite replacement are also a service they provide.

Hannaford’s specialise in everything they do and are certified for:

Front end suspension specialist/motor mechanic, Lovell’s GVM suspension upgrade facility, passenger run flat tyre fitting facility, truck tyre management/servicing heavy earthmoving tyre fitting/servicing and management.

NSW Business Chamber

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

NSW Business Chamber and NRMA Business Motoring - new offer for Dubbo Chamber Members

Beyond the office, shop front and factory floor, there is a world of business relying on their business fleet whether its commuting, delivering or travelling.

It can be fraught with risk, uncertainty and cost, but NSW Business Chamber members can now opt-in to a complementary affiliate membership with NRMA Business Motoring.

A complement to your existing NSW Business Chamber Membership, NRMA Business Motoring Affiliate membership will extend your current business advice and assistance to include expert advice covering vehicle purchases, ownership, maintenance and discounts.

Access to a full list of NRMA Business Motoring Affiliate benefits here.

Business Conditions Survey - June 2015 Results

Businesses reported improvements in almost all key indicators in June 2015, with only their assessment of the performance of the NSW economy dipping over the last three months.

Fewer NSW businesses reported that operating costs had increased over the last three months - the first drop in the proportion of businesses reporting cost increases since June 2014.

NSW Business Chamber - June 2015 - Full Results

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
Oct.27 Know your value proposition - Mastering business introductions
Nov.4 Manufacturing and Entrepreneurs Program
Nov.17 Creating Sales Messages that Really Work
NSWBC More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
Oct.23 Rhino Awards Gala Night
Oct.24 DREAM Festival Oct 16–24
Nov Chamber Breakfast - Gold Rhino Winner
Dec Chamber Presidents Xmas Drinks

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

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