DCCI News - Chamber Breakfast - 2016 Board - China Trade Forum

DCCI News - Chamber Breakfast - 2016 Board - China Trade Forum

- Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

The Dubbo Chamber AGM was held last week and after reflecting on a very good 2015, the new Board has started planning for an even better year in 2016. As well as continuing our networking events and recognising business excellence in Dubbo, we hope to work on our own systems, members benefits and evaluating our own purpose and direction in the future. The reported possible demise of Australia’s oldest Chamber of Commerce in Broken Hill highlights the need to never take things for granted.

Join us next week for our February Breakfast and our first networking opportunity of the year. We are still finalising the speakers but the focus will be on upcoming business developments in Dubbo. Please register asap and follow our Facebook page for further announcements.

The NSW Business Chamber has several events coming up including two seminars to be held in Dubbo. All members of the Dubbo Chamber may elect to also have a free membership of the NSW BC and get access to all the NSW BC Services and free or discounted pricing to their events and webinars. Details of the Dubbo events below.

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: February 17 - Dubbo Business Developments

Sponsor: Dubbo Chamber of Commerce
Guest Speaker: TBC
Venue: 178 Restaurant - Dubbo RSL

Dubbo Business Development Breakfast

Unfortunately at time to publishing we are still locking down our speakers for next weeks breakfast. Our focus will be on new business developments in and around Dubbo for 2016 and beyond. We are hoping to get 3–4 speakers to address various developments around town.

Watch our Facebook page for updates as we confirm our speakers.

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Dubbo Chamber Board 2016

At the Dubbo Chamber 2016 AGM last Tuesday, 2nd February, the following Board for 2016 was elected.

  • Matt Wright - President
  • Kerrieanne Nichols - Vice President
  • John Southwell - Vice President
  • Christine Austin - Secretary
  • Scott Christian - Treasurer & Public Officer
  • Rick Lidner
  • Alex McCormack
  • Michael McKenna
  • Craig McLeod
  • Michael Quinn
  • Kevin Saul
  • Sarah Stanford

Congratulations and good luck to the 2016 Board. That leaves 3 vacant spots on the Board - if you are interested in contributing to the Dubbo Chamber, please get in touch with Matt Wright or Toni Beatty (Membership Officer) to discuss.

Thank you to our 2015 Board members who have moved on. Last year was a good one for the Chamber and everyone made a valuable contribution.

  • Helen Bassett
  • Megan Dixon
  • Red Dwyer
  • Lucinda Hawkins
  • Kathryn Taylor

The Chamber Board would especially like to acknowledge and thank Megan Dixon (Seed Business Solutions), for her work over the last several years on the Board. Particularly for her outstanding efforts with the Rhino Awards over several years.

Recent New Chamber Members 2016

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • Dahab Cafe
  • Dubbo Spine Centre
  • Fisque Fitness
  • Redden & Hansen
  • Sticks & Stones
  • Wanyalo Services
  • Westpac Helicopter Services

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

Short Notes:

Have your say on Dubbo City development activities
Dubbo City Council is currently looking for feedback in several areas: * City Promotions and Events Survey * Dubbo Visitor Information Centre Survey * Economic Development Survey * Pedestrian Access & Mobility Plan (PAMP) and Bike Plan

Dubbo Event Support & Development Program
Dubbo City Council’s Events Team can provide strategic advice, support and promotional opportunities to help maximise attendance and help make your event a great success in 2016. Dubbo Event Support website

Dubbo Event Network
Meetings of the Dubbo Event Network are open to anyone interested in the growth and development of the City’s events industry. The next meeting of the Dubbo Event Network will take place: 5:30pm, Wednesday, 24 February 2016. Dubbo City Council’s Conference Rooms

Members Events & Promotions

Dubbo RSL - International Womens Day - 8th March

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are proud to present two inspiring young women guest speakers at our Luncheon Event. Alisha Parker and Michaela Davis had the privilege to trek the Kokoda Track last year. With the assistance of RSL Services Club Youth leadership Challenge, Alisha and Michaela were selected to take on the arduous challenge with 28 other people from NSW and South Australia.

Join us over a delicious 2 course lunch in our 178 Dining & Bar from 12pm $35.00 per person with a free glass of Emeri Pink Moscato.

Bookings with Sharon or Michelle in our Event Centre 68824411

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:

  • Introduction to MYOB
  • Tech Savvy Seniors
  • Provide First Aid refresher.
  • Health and Safety Representative Training
  • 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

NSW Business Chamber

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

NSW BC upcoming events in Central West - Orana region

China Trade Forum - Don’t take the slow boat to China - Dubbo

Do you want to grow your business in 2016? China’s ever-growing demand for Australia’s green, clean, quality goods and services received a huge amount of press last year. We all know there is opportunity in exporting to China, but how is it achieved? If you are an established Aussie brand in agribusiness, food and beverage, online retail, or services such as tourism, we have the answer for you.

Tuesday, 1st March - 2016

Cost: Free to Dubbo Chamber Members who have elected to be NSW BC members.

Sign Up Here

Workplace Update Seminar - Dubbo

Your obligations as the HR officer of the business – a must attend event

The NSW Business Chamber workplace update series provides employers and those professionals responsible for their businesses HR function with practical knowledge to assist in complying with Australian workplace legislation. Presented by leading workplace and employment law specialists, this workplace update seminar assists business to navigate their way through changes to workplace and WHS legislation.

Connect directly with our industrial relations specialists in this state-wide seminar series and use the opportunity to ask questions specific to your business.

Tuesday, 17th May - 2016

Cost: Dubbo Chamber members qualify for the Local Chamber Member price of $35.

Sign Up Here

Business Conditions Survey - December 2015 Results

The NSW Business Chamber conducts regular quarterly surveys on business conditions and an annual survey on Red Tape to support NSW Business Chamber’s interaction with government on behalf of the business community.

View the 2015 December results with Regional Breakdown here:

NSW Business Chamber - Dec 2015 - Full Results

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
Feb.9 Proven strategies to boost your profit in 2016
Feb.16 How to use DISC to drive business performance
Feb.24 How to get the best cash flow for your business
Mar.1 Tricks of the Trade. How to reduce costs and risks on international freight costs
Mar.8 Building Resilience – “think faster – feel better”
Mar.15 Automated marketing strategies for an endless stream of high value clients
Mar.16 21st Century workplace – What does it look like?
Mar.22 Toxic Employees in the Workplace: Hidden costs and how to spot them
Apr.12 Autogenic Training: Uncovering the innovate secrets of NASA’s training
Apr.26 Helping business owners sell their business with certainty
NSWBC More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
Feb.17 Chamber Breakfast - Dubbo Business Development
Mar.1 NSW BC Chine Trade Forum - Dubbo
Mar.2 Chamber Breakfast - Benefits to your business by supporting local community activities
Mar.8 Dubbo RSL - International Womens Day Luncheon
Mar.17 Women In Business Function
May.6 Chamber Golf Day - TBC
May.17 NSW BC Workplace Update Seminar - Dubbo
Oct.21 Rhino Awards Gala Night

*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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