2015 Rhino Winners list & Gold Rhino Breakfast next week.

2015 Rhino Winners list & Gold Rhino Breakfast next week.

- Friday, November 06, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

Thanks to everyone that joined us two weeks ago for our Rhino’s Gala Night. It turned out to be a fantastic night that lived up to all the hype and build up. Congratulations to Kathryn Taylor and Toni Beaty and the Rhinos team for putting on such a great event. Further congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all our sponsors for helping put on a great night.

Join us next week for the Gold Rhino Breakfast at Lazy River Estate. Abe from Kitchen Concepts and Renovations will be our main speaker talking about his journey. We will also be handing out a few Highly Commended awards that weren’t presented at the Gala Night.

See below for information regarding the Dubbo Council smile, it’s Christmas campaign, Mudgee Business Boot Camp, and a new program to help women get Financially Fit. Lots more too.

As 2015 draws to a close, we will shortly be calling for people interested in joining the Dubbo Chamber Board for 2016. If you know more about what’s involved or are keen to be part of it for 2016 - please contact our President, Matt Wright, or other Board members for details.

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

Support Local Businesses & Services - Buy Local in Dubbo

Chamber Breakfast: November 11 - Gold Rhino Winner

Sponsor: Dubbo Chamber of Commerce
Guest Speaker: Kitchen & Renovation Concepts
Venue: Lazy River Estate

Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards - Gold Winner

Kitchen Concepts and Renovation Concepts has been supplying affordable quality flat pack kitchens and renovation products for more than five years. We service all areas in the Central West with shops in Dubbo and Coonabarabran.

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Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards Winners & Highly Commended

Gold Rhino Winner: Kitchen & Renovation Concepts

Emile Seriser Roll of Honour: Colin Honeysett

Category (Sponsor) Winners & HC
Apprentice & Trainee of the Year Nathan Johnson, Regand Park
Skillset HC - Morgan Whale, EMS Group
Best New Business (Baby Rhino) The Little Big Dairy Co.
WIN Television  
Business Leader (Age 36+) Justine Richards, Regand Park
Dubbo Chamber  
Employee of the Year Holly Campbell, Regand Park
Pulse HR  
Employer of Choice Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
Western College HC - Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
Excellence in Business Ethics Luka Group Accountants & Advisors
Golden West Holden  
Excellence in Customer Service Kitchen and Renovation Concepts
Breakthru People Solutions  
Excellence in Innovation Kitchen and Renovation Concepts
Regional Development Australia Orana  
Excellence in Presentation and Marketing Headspace Dubbo
Excellence in Products and/or Service Kidzoo Playhouse Cafe
Dubbo Chamber  
Excellence in Small Business (<20 full time) The Skin Corrective Centre
Crowe Horwath Trike Adventures
Excellence in Business (20+ employees) Transforce
Milestone Hotel  
Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Regand Park
Dubbo RSL Club  
Excellence in Work Health and Safety Walton Smith Consultants
Safe Work NSW  
Young Business Executive (Age 18–35) Kate Wright, Dubbo City Council
EMS Group  
Young Entrepreneur (Age 18–35) Andrew Bassett, Fitness Focus Dubbo
Dubbo City Council  
Community Involvement The Westhaven Association
Orana Mutual HC - Hear Our Hearts
Dubbo’s Favourite Tradie Steve Gower, Gower Carpet Cleaning
Mailbox Shopper  
Service with a Smile Eleanor Seaman, BP West
Daily Liberal  
Hospitality - Peoples Choice Dahab Café
The Fast Lane  
People’s Choice Award Dubbo RSL Health Club
2DU/Zoo FM  

Recent New Chamber Members 2015

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • Terry Wilcher Designs
  • REX Regional Express
  • Bert Wrigley Irrigation
  • Skin Corrective Centre
  • Greeneps Chamber Business Directory

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

Short Notes:

smile - it’s Christmas
Businesses in the CBD are invited to participate in a promotional campaign to increase foot traffic and help spread festive cheer in the heart of Dubbo while rewarding their customers for choosing to shop locally this Christmas. smile. it’s Christmas Business registration closes November 27.

NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards
Do you know an amazing young person, making an outstanding contribution to the community or excelling in their chosen field? Why not give them some recognition for their achievements and nominate them in the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards. Nominations close December 7.

Members Events & Promotions

EMG Group - Tri for Charity - 22nd November

The Tri for Charity registrations are open! It’s a fun, team triathlon that promotes local business and raises money the Make A Wish Foundation! There’s prizes on the day, including $1000 worth of radio advertising thanks to Star FM for the team who raises the most funds on their team’s Sponsorship page!

Our Chamber member, EMS Group is hosting this event on the 22nd of November, so get your team together and register now!

Will you swim, ride or run?

Follow #TriForCharity on social media.

To find out more, contact kathryn@emsgp.com.au or visit http://emsgp.com.au/tri-for-charity

Thanks to sponsors EMS Group, Stevenson’s Hydraulics, Business DNA & Specialized Electrical.

Crowe Horwath Launches Financially Fit Program For Women

Crowe Horwath have launched a #FinanciallyFit program aimed at helping women become more #FinanciallyFit. The program includes tips to adopt healthy spending habits, strengthen savings, increasing superannuation and more. It is a complimentary program, and you can start it at any time.

More information on Financially Fit

Western College - Upcoming Vocational Courses

Western College always has vocational courses enrolling through the year. Book online or call 6884 2899 and their friendly staff can assist you.

Upcoming courses include:

  • DSLR / Digital Photography.
  • MYOB Payroll.
  • Provide First Aid refresher.
  • Customer Service Boot Camp
  • Forklift Licence
  • Traffic Controller & Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • WHS Construction Induction Training (White Card)

For more details and to see more courses, visit the Western College website

Mudgee Business Boot Camp - Dec 2nd

This half day event with 3 speakers who are going to reveal to you the very latest trends, technology, knowledge and techniques on time management, marketing and sales, the three critical areas every business has to master to grow.

Dubbo Chamber members can attend at the discounted Members price.

More information & book online

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

NSW Business Chamber

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

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
Nov.10 Technology Contracting
Nov.11 Innovate and commercialise to stay alive.
Nov.17 Creating Sales Messages that Really Work
Dec.8 Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
NSWBC More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
Nov.11 Chamber Breakfast - Gold Rhino Winner
Dec Chamber Breakfast - Your Dubbo $10,000 announced
Dec Chamber Presidents Xmas Drinks

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

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Join the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

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Michael Quinn - DCoC Website & Newsletter Editor

2015/20 November 6. go whales

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