Pip Marlow Breakfast, Bob Berry Golf Day

Pip Marlow Breakfast, Bob Berry Golf Day

- Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter!

A great start to our Women In Business Lunches last week. 45+ enjoyed lunch at The Old Bank and listening to Karen Creith’s talk. Look out for more WIB functions this year. (a great sponsorship opportunity too)

Again a big congrats to Jackie Parish and her team for the second Your Dubbo 2014 workshop. Honestly I enjoyed this one as much if not more than the first one. Craig from Boost Juice gave a great talk and the Panel discussion after was really good. Looking forward to David Duffy next week and then John Larkin the week after.

Tickets for our Time to Breakfast with Pip Marlow, Managing Director of Microsoft Australia are selling strong. Looks like we might have a bit of NBN news from Dubbo Council too - maybe. Book now to avoid missing out.

Finally we are very pleased to have Bob Berry Real Estate as our naming sponsor for the 2014 Chamber Golf Day. Details below.

Chamber Time to Breakfast - April 9th, 2014.

Guest Speaker - Pip Marlow, Managing Director at Microsoft Australia.

The new “Australian Made”

Australia’s economy is evolving fast as we start to shift our focus from traditional industries such as mining and manufacturing and towards new growth opportunities. This is an exciting time to reimagine what ‘Australian made’ might mean in the future. And what it might mean for leading regional hubs like Dubbo.

Smaller centres and businesses will have a bigger part to play than ever before, especially as the NBN comes online and opens up new possibilities. Technologies like cloud computing will also level the playing field, shrink distances and make location irrelevant.

Now is the time to talk about how Dubbo can thrive in this new digital era and supercharge its position in the Australian economy. Opportunities may lie in enhancing existing areas of strength such as agriculture and tourism, or in enabling new sectors and business models based on advanced technologies and access to a global marketplace. Microsoft is also a strong believer in the power of technology to improve diversity and equal opportunity, and its ability to attract new waves of skilled workers to regional areas like Dubbo.

Our sponsor for this breakfast is Dubbo City Council.

Mayor Mathew Dickerson will provide a minor update on Dubbo and the NBN, and a quick overview about what Dubbo has planned to take advantage of what Pip Marlow will be talking about.

Join us at the Savannah Room on Wednesday, April 9. RSVP by Tuesday the 8th using the link below. Book Early for this one to avoid missing out. Tickets are selling fast.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast - Dubbo City Council & Microsoft Australia

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.

Book Now: Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day 2014

Short Notes:

Privacy Act changes - March 2014: Did you know the Privacy Act is undergoing a big change this month?

See these websites for more details:
* OAIC Privacy Law Reform
* Are you prepared for the March 2014 Pricavy Act changes? (business.gov.au).

Nominations Open for NSW Training Awards.

The 2014 NSW Training Awards are conducted by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and small employers.

Nominations close April 4, 2014. See NSW Training Awards website for application forms and details.

Members Blasts

New Member - Signarama Dubbo (formerly - Hi, I’m Luke!)

Signarama Dubbo is your local full service sign centre. Locally owned and operated by husband and wife team, Luke and Emma Lyons.

We provide signage from the smallest of decals to the largest of building signs including vehicle/fleet graphics, banners, shop front signage, window graphics and vinyl lettering, illuminated signs, safety signs, factory/office signs, traffic signs, A-frames, pylon signs and more!

Come see us at our workshop in Hawthorn St or call us on 02 6885 4000.

Signarama Dubbo

Leading Edge Computers Dubbo - iPads at Work & School

Robo’s Computers extremeley popular training sessions are back. Four new sessions on adopting iPads into your business, in order to be more efficient in the workplace, or school to have more engaged and attentitive students in the classroom.

  • iPad in business.
  • Creating interactive digital books.
  • iOS Device management.
  • iPAd for educators.

March 27, 2014. Bookings essential. iPads at Work & School

NSW Business Chamber

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

Thursday, March 27: NSW BC Business Awards Program & Entry Process Webinar
Our Marketing and Events Team will provide you a step-by-step guide to completing your online entry form while previous Judge, Jo Spencer, will share her insight and comments on the best in class award entries.

Thursday, April 3: NSW BC Workplace Update Seminar - in Dubbo at Quest Apartments.

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars - Free

Date Webinar
April 9 Getting the most from your purchasing power.
April 30 Temporary employment visas (457 Visas): what employers need to know.
NSW BC For more information & webinar registration

Friday, May 9: Central West Orana Business Awards - in Dubbo.

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For Your Diary - Save The Dates

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

Date Dubbo Event
March 27 Leading Edge Computers iPad training
April 1 Your Dubbo - Third Workshop
April 2 Your Dubbo Customer Program Launch
April 3 NSW BC Workplace Update Seminar Dubbo
April 8 Your Dubbo - Fourth Workshop
April 9 Dubbo Chamber: Time To Breakfast
April 24 Women In Business: Coffee Connect
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 23 Dubbo Annual Show

Renew Your Membership Today for 2014

Have you renewed your Dubbo Chamber Membership for 2014 - or still thinking about joining?

Click Here to renew your Membership today, or Contact our members services officer, Toni Beatty, to discuss joining the Dubbo Chamber.


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