- Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter - Badiya!

Yep it’s Springtime already! (Could someone please tell the weather).

In this weeks Newsletter we are announcing some details about our October breakfast featuring the annual Dubbi REI talk and presentation. Don’t forget we still have next weeks Breakfast too with Mark McCrindle.

Last night (Monday), some of the Chamber Board met with Dubbo City Council Councillors and Staff for an informal gathering which has become a regular feature to strengthen bonds between the two. Thanks to the Mayor for hosting us.

Chamber Breakfast - September 9 - Mark McCrindle.

Sponsor: Iki Fit Dubbo

Guest Speakers: Mark McCrindle

The speaker for our September breakfast is Mark McCrindle. Mark is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, and influential thought leader, and he is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia’s leading organisations.

Mark is visiting Dubbo for two days in September, speaking at some of our schools etc. He has been kind enough to offer some of his time to come and speak with the Business Leaders of Dubbo (that’s you).

Mark will be speaking on understanding the emerging trends and what they mean for business, how to attract and retain the next generation of staff, and how to better market and connect with customers in a social media world.

Marks visit to Dubbo is made possible by one of our new Chamber members - System State IT.

Venue for this breakfast is the Savannah Room at the Zoo. Bookings are now open and have already started selling well. Don’t miss out - this could be another sell out.

PLEASE NOTE - the Breakfast is September 9: A Tuesday, and not the first week of the month as usual.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast

Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Award - Public Voting Closes this week.

Public voting for the following awards will close this Friday:

  • Dubbo’s Favourite Tradie.
  • Service With A Smile.
  • The People’s Choice Award.

Great to see so many nominations this year, and from so many different areas of business.

Voting closes September 5 - so Vote Now

(See great service in Dubbo? Start making notes as to who might nominate next year!!)

Women In Business Lunch - September 18 - Abbie Widin: Charge What your Worth.

Sponsor: Seed Business Solutions

Guest Speakers: Abbie Widin - One Extra Zero

Would you like to have a dose of business inspiration and be challenged to take a look at your business model and where you’re going?

  • Do you struggle to position your value in the marketplace?
  • Do you feel as if you give away too much?
  • Has it been some time since you looked at your prices?

If you’re like the majority of women who feel that they over-deliver and under-charge, then you’re going to want to discover how to uncover your value and charge what you’re worth.

Abbie Widin is brought to Dubbo with help from The Quality Inn

Join us at Sticks and Stones Pizza Cafe on Thursday, September 18.

Book Now: Women In Business Lunch

Chamber Breakfast - October 1 - Real Estate Institute.

Sponsor: NSW Business Chamber

Guest Speakers: Rod Crowfoot

Just a quick note about our October Breakfast. NSW Business Chamber will be launching their campaign for the NSW State Elections early next year and will speak for about 10 mins. Rod Crowfoot will then give the annual talk on Development in Dubbo on behalf of the Real Estate Institute.

The REI breakfasts are always extremely popular and I’d suggest booking early again for this one.

Venue for this breakfast is the Savannah Room at the Zoo.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast

Recent New Chamber Members 2014

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

Welcome to them all - please support your fellow members.

Short Notes:

2014 National Red Tape Survey
Together with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the NSW Business Chamber invites you to participate in the 2014 ACCI National Red Tape Survey to tell us the burden that red tape and regulatory compliance is having on your business. Survey closes Oct 7.

Council to partner with industry on innovative new program
Dubbo City Council has launched an innovative new industry partnership program to allow the City’s businesses to capitalise on a diverse range of marketing initiatives targeting the visitor, events and new resident markets through the choice of three cost-effective packages.

Dubbo City Council has just released its first ‘City Development Newsletter.’
It is intended to offer interested parties (subscribers) a single source of information on Dubbo-centric planning, building and development, and business news (as per Council’s Economic Development Action Plan).

Charles Sturt University to offer Engineering from 2016 CSU is intending to start offering Engineering from 2016 with an intial intake of 50 students. The vision for the program is the students will spend 18 months on campus, then spend the rest of the degree studying online while on placement in industry. CSU is now looking for industry partners for placements. If interested, please contact Prof Euan Lindsay

Members Blasts

EMS - Eastern Mechanical Services - New Name & Website from Sept 1.

Eastern Mechanical Services Pty Ltd now EMS Group Pty Ltd.

EMS has changed its Business Name to EMS Group Pty Ltd, and from the 1st September 2014 EMS will have an exciting new look to accompany this change, with an accessible and modern website.

Being part of the Your Dubbo program has allowed us to consider where our customers are making contact with our business, and it was clear quite quickly that this was not through our front doors. Winning one of the Your Dubbo Business Development Grants has allowed us to expand our new website, offering a mobile responsive website for smartphones and tablets and host an online business that services our current and prospective customers locally, nationally and internationally without requiring relocation.

It was found that in changing our name, we were opening up our services; no longer restricted by geographical or service oriented limitations, EMS has defined its principal offerings in 5 core services; EMS Workshop, Labour, Hire, Sales & Parts.

See the new EMS website for more information.

JR Richards offering Free Bin Trim Waste Survey - Rebates up to $25,000

Your business could be eligible for a rebate of between $2,000 and $25,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment. Rebates are available to businesses assessed by an EPA-funded Bin Trim assessor.

JR Richards have embraced the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative adopting the BINTRIM program to help businesses to reduce waste and increase recycling.

For more information and register for your free Bin Trim Waste Survey, contact Terri Rindfleish on 02 6884 1200.

More Information on our Dubbo Business Events page.

Crowe Horwath seminar - Discover Strategies to fund your Retirement Plans

Join us at the Super Income Stream Strategies Seminar and hear from our advisors on the ways you can get started. At this seminar, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of superannuation income streams.
  • Learn about the various tax components of an income stream.
  • Discover various pension strategies and how they apply.
  • Learn more about Centrelink changes effective 1 January 2015

Registration is essential to secure your seat. Call 6883 5600 before September 25.

Seminar: Monday 29th September, 12:15pm. Crowe Horwath, 2 Commercial Ave.

Dubbo’s Salad Run.

Dubbo’s Salad Run at 129 Macquarie St would like everyone to know they now do catering. Call them on 6885 3046 for details.

At salad run, we are committed to bringing you the freshest, most innovative food option in Dubbo. Our aim is to rock your healthy eating world! Our motto is “fast food made healthy and fun”. At salad run we are committed to our motto and our passion for creativity and innovation.

NSW Business Chamber

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

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
August 28 Key considerations for marketing success in China.
Sept 9 Is solar power right for your business?
Sept 16 Technology - the new currency for small business.
NSW BC For more information & webinar registration

For Your Diary - Save The Dates

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

Date Dubbo Event
Sept 5 Public Voting for Rhino Awards Closes.
Sept 7 Dubbo Stampede
Sept 9 Chamber Breakfast - Mark McCrindle
Sept 18 Women In Business Lunch - Abbie Widin
Sept 24 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards Cocktail Party - Finalists Announced
Oct 1 Chamber Breakfast - Real Estate Institute
Oct 13–25 Dubbo Dream Festival
Oct 24 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards Gala Dinner

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