Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter!
Hope everyone had a great Easter / Anzac Day break and managed to spend some time with family and thinking about those special to us, even if we never knew them. Lest We Forget.
Back to work this week - only 39 days till the next 3 day weekend!
A big thanks to everyone that came to our last Networking Breakfast with Pip Marlow from Microsoft. In case you missed it - Pip mentioned her visit to Dubbo in an article for the Australian Financial Review while talking about Microsoft urging the Government to step up on broadband.
You’ve probebly noticed we have had some problems getting our Survey Link updated for this year. Here is a direct link for the survey regarding the breakfast with Pip Marlow. Hopefully we will have it sorted for the next event. April Breakfast Survey Link.
Big weeks coming up - AAMI Country VS City, another Breakfast, our Golf Day, Orana Business Awards - lots to cover!
Chamber Time to Breakfast - May 7th, 2014.
Service NSW has been shaped by what customers have told us – they want easier access to government services, faster service and a single point of contact. We are working to simplify transactions and reduce the time required by customers to complete transactions."
Businesses of all sizes, from retail to service providers, share a common goal - to deliver amazing products and results for their clients and customers time and time again.
While systems are often seen as ‘nice to write when I have time’ or a back office function, the most successful businesses recognise that customers are at the heart of every system you create.
The only way to nurture loyal relationships and deliver awesome and consistent customer service at all levels of your business, online and offline, is to have systems! As Henry Ford said: ‘Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.’
Professional Organiser Louise D’Allura will share some quick tips and strategies to consider when setting up or tweaking your customer-centric business systems.
Join us at the Milestone Hotel on Wednesday, May 7. RSVP by Tuesday the 6th using the link below. Book early please to help with catering numbers.
Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast
Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day - May 9th, 2014.
Dubbo Chamber is very happy to announce it’s Golf Day for 2014 and our new naming sponsor - Bob Berry Real Estate.
A great day for networking in a relaxed atmosphere. The day includes 18 holes of golf and drinks and nibbles over a winners presentation at the end of the day. Typically we expect 100+ players so book your team in now.
Major prizes so far include:
- Travel Gift Vouchers.
- Accommodation in the Hunter Valley.
- Commercial Photography Packages.
- more to come…
Checkin starts at 11am. Shotgun start at 12pm.
$50 for player, Teams of 4. Cost includes round of golf and food after. Beer cart available on the day.
Join us at the Dubbo Golf Club on Friday, May 9.
A BIG thanks to all of our Golf Day Sponsors:
|2014 Golf Day Sponsors||Bob Berry Real Estate|
|Western Plains Real Estate||Dubbo RSL||Bridges|
|Advanced Personal Management||Transforce||EMS|
|Bridges Personal Investment||Choice Home Loans||Fotnum|
|Inland Petroleum||Quest Apartments||ImajenIT|
|We Know Travel||Southlakes||LJ Hooker|
|Golden West Holden||Dubbo City Council||Snooze|
|Commonwealth Bank||St George Bank||Century 21|
Show Your Colours - AAMI City VS Country.
Next week the media spotlight will be on Dubbo and the 2014 AAMI Country v City event.
Players will begin arriving early in the week and excitement will build quickly in anticipation of some top-class rugby league at Caltex Park on Sunday, 4th May.
Show your colours – for the game and our city – by dressing your business window or ‘themeing’ your place of work. Choose an NRL footy team of choice, a local team, or a theme in support of our Country players.
Proudly supported by Macquarie Credit Union, your business could win a jumper signed by the Country team and free tickets to the game.
To be in the running - simply contact Lana Willetts at Dubbo City Council to recieve a Participation Form and return by COB on Monday 28 April.
The winner will be judged by the Country team on Friday 2 May.
2014 Central West Orana Business Awards.
Congrats to our Dubbo businesses being finalists for the 2014 Central West Orana Business Awards:
Young Business Executive
Kathryn Taylor, EMS
Tom Cananagh, EMS
Camilla Gibson, Camilla Jayne
Sharon Portelli, ESP Accounting
Excellence in Innovation
Kitchen & Renovation Concepts
Excellence in Business Ethics
Excellence in Small Business
Kitchen & Renovation Concepts
Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety
Christines Touch of Beauty
Good Luck everyone !!
Category winners and State finalists from the Central West Orana Business Awards proceed as finalists to the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards, to be held in Sydney on Friday 29 November 2014.
The winners of these categories will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday 9 May 2014 at Taronga Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo. Book Now
Our Natalie Bramble is moving on.
Our Chamber Secretary, Natalie Bramble, has resigned from the Board to concentrate on work and personal commitments. We’d like to acknowledge and thank Natalie for her contributions to the Chamber, she has left it a much better place. Our Chamber could not exist without people like Natalie who give their own time and experience, often at the expense of thier own business.
Best of luck Natalie - look forward to seeing you around Chamber events in the future.
Congratulations to Tony Grant, member for Dubbo
Dubbo Chamber of Commerce & Industry to would to congratulate Tony Grant, member for Dubbo, on his appointment as Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and Minister for the Arts, in the new NSW Government Ministry.
YOUR DUBBO 2014 - Customer Feedback
We are in Stage One of the Your Dubbo 2014 Customer Feedback. If you see the forms at participating businesses around town, take a couple of minutes to fill one out and leave feedback for the shops and services you use in Dubbo. You could even win $5000 to spend at participating businesses for your trouble.
More info here: Your Business 2014 Participating Businesses
New Members 2014
Just some of the new members that have joined the Chamber this year.
Support your fellow members.
David Kennedy Electrical renames as Everything Welding
David would like clients to know that they have renamed as Everything Welding including a new website and email address.
Everything else stays the same - ABN, address, phone numbers, bank accounts and payment facilities. And same great service of course!
Congrats to David and his team.
Kerrie Phipps Workshop - Confidence Communicaton Connection
A innovative program led by the inspirational keynote speaker, Kerrie Phipps, and Time & Organising Coach, Louise D’Allura.
What you will learn:
The neuroscience of unearthing creativity and innovation in your business.
How a simple shift in thinking accesses your confidence and opens a world of possibilities.
How managing your time doesn’t need to exclude quality connections.
Simple systems for deepening connections with your team, clients and strangers you meet.
The five key threats and rewards of the emotional centre of the brain - this alone will change the way you connect!
May 13th, 2014. The Lions Pride Restaurant. 9:15am - 1:45pm.
See Kerrie Phipps Events for more details.
Coachwell Clinic Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers
This two-day leadership enhancement program equips supervisors at all levels with highly effective coaching techniques to bring out the best in staff.
Where and when?
Cow and Calf Hotel Wellington conference room Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 May, 2014.
What do I get and what does it cost
Participants receive their own comprehensive workbook and related material. Fully catered. Receive an internationally recognised Coaching Certificate. Investment $950 (ex gst) each.
Registration essential by Thursday 8 May, 2014. Contact John Southwell, Coachwell Australia on 0418 681 183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Principle Foucus Workshops
Principle Focus are holding two workshops in May:
- Understanding the Magic Hidden in your Numbers (May 13)
- Lifting the capability and capacity of you and your team (May 27)
For more information, see our Dubbo Business Events page:
NSW Business Chamber
Did you know all Dubbo Chamber of Commerce members also get affiliate membership with NSW BC?
Friday, May 9: Central West Orana Business Awards - in Dubbo.
Upcoming NSW BC Webinars - Free
|April 30||Temporary employment visas (457 Visas): what employers need to know.|
|May 6||Workplace Wellness|
|May 7||Managing Risk & Opportunity|
|May 14||Driving high performance workforce with reward & remuneration|
|May 20||Insurance matters: Protecting your business and yourself|
|May 21||Creative HR practices ands recruitment solutions|
|June 3||End of financial year planning: are your ducks in a row?|
|NSW BC||For more information & webinar registration|
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For Your Diary - Save The Dates
For more details and events, please see the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar.
|May 4||AAMI Country VS City Origin Clash|
|May 7||Dubbo Chamber: TIme To Breakfast|
|May 9||Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day|
|May 9||Central West Orana Business Awards|
|May 13||Principle Focus Workshop|
|May 21 & 22||Coachwell Coaching Skills for Leaders & Managers|
|May 23||Dubbo Annual Show|
|May 27||Principle Focus Workshop|
|May 31||Your Dubbo 2014 Customer Feedback Program Concludes|
|June 4||Dubbo Chamber: Time To Breakfast|
|June 19||Women In Business Lunch|
Renew Your Membership Today for 2014
Have you renewed your Dubbo Chamber Membership for 2014 - or still thinking about joining?
The Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Newsletter is published twice a month around the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
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