Rhino Information Night - GUD Holdings CEO Breakfast

Rhino Information Night - GUD Holdings CEO Breakfast

- Monday, July 06, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

Nominations for the Orana Mutual 2015 Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Rhino Awards will be closing today (Monday) at 5pm. So far there has been over 100 nominations which is a great. But if you would like to nominate yourself or another business for this years awards, today is your last chance.

Tomorrow night we are holding an information night at the Dubbo RSL for all those nominated or are interested in submitting for the Rhinos. Details can be found below.

Next week we have our next ASX200 Chamber Breakfast with GUD Holdings CEO, Jonothan Ling. GUD may not be a name you know, but you will certainly know their products and brands. I would imaging there would be very few members who don’t deal with these services, but probably don’t know it. More info below.

Also at the breakfast, the Commonwealth Bank will be introducing Albert - their new EFTPOS terminal and service for retail. Looks very interesting.

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Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards: Information Night - July 7

Come and meet some of the sponsors and find out more about the award process. Discussion on the entry process as well as information packs for businesses wishing to enter.

All welcome - whether you have already been nominated or would like to submit an entry for yourself or your business. You don’t need to be nominated to attend the info night or enter the Rhino’s.

You do not need to be a Dubbo Chamber Member to enter the Rhino Awards.

Drinks & refreshments available. This is a free event.

Dubbo RSL, 5:30pm - 7pm. Please RSVP Toni Beatty for catering purposes by 5pm, Monday.

Chamber Breakfast: July 16 - GUD Holdings CEO - Jonothan Ling

Sponsor: Commonwealth Bank EFTPOS
Guest Speaker: Jonothan Ling - CEO of GUD Holdings
Venue: The Commercial Hotel

Dubbo Chamber 2015 ASX200 CEO Talk Series

Presentations from an outstanding collection of CEO’s from some of Australia’s leading companies over a networking breakfast.

GUD operates a number of market leading, branded businesses which are active in both consumer and industrial markets. The principal businesses are:

  • Sunbeam small electrical appliances.
  • Dexion industrial & commercial storage equipment and solutions.
  • Davey pumps and water pressure systems, swimming pool equipment, spa pool components and water treatment systems.
  • Oates janitorial hardware and cleaning chemical products.
  • Ryco, Cooper, and Westfil air, oil, and fuel filters, Goss engine management replacement parts.
  • Lock Focus locks and locking systems, Kino electrical cabinet hardware and Lockteck safes and secure filing cabinets.

GUD Overview

Appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2013. Jonathan Ling was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Pact Group Holdings Ltd on 28 April 2014.

Mr Ling was previously CEO and Managing Director of Fletcher Building Limited (2006 to 2012). He has extensive management experience in competitive manufacturing businesses through his senior roles with Fletcher Building and prior roles with Pacifica, Visy and Nylex.

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Dubbo Chamber would like to thank Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo City Council for their assistance with the 2015 CEO Talk Series.

Recent New Chamber Members 2015

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

  • Ultimate Digital
  • DESS Point of Sale Solutions
  • Fitness Focus
  • Marathon Health
  • Your Mobile Bookkeeping
  • Dubbo Health Food
  • Skin Deep
  • Wright Way Building & Construction
  • AOM - Australian Organic Meats
  • Robinson Sewell Partners
  • Pivot Stove & Heating
  • Cleanaway - Transpacific Industries Group
  • Veldt Restaurant

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

Short Notes:

Artlands Dubbo 2016
In October next year, some 1000 people are expected to travel to Dubbo to attend Artlands 2016. Part conference, part festival the event will attract policy makers and practitioners from throughout Australia to Dubbo for four days. Artlands 2016 will run from Thursday 26 October to Sunday 29 October 2016. This event is expected to directly inject some $420,000 into the local economy.

If you need assistance to get your event or conference to Dubbo, contact Council’s City Promotions and Events Supervisor, Lana Willetts on 6801 4000.

smile - it’s christmas
Plans for this year’s smile. it’s Christmas campaign have begun. Once again, Dubbo City Council will be creating stickers to help businesses decorate their windows - be sure to keep your windows free for stickers produced by local businesses.

Please contact Council’s City Promotions and Events Co-ordinator, Aimee Croxon on 6801 4000 if you would like to express and interest in being involved.

Members Events & Promotions

Quality Inn Dubbo - Christmas In July - July 11

Quality Inn International Dubbo will be holding Christmas In July, on July 11th.

$45 per person for a traditional buffet Christmas dinner.


Please call 6882 4777 for details and make a booking.

Your Mobile Bookkeeper - Reckon Cloud Accounting Briefing - July 15

Pauline Price (YMB) and Reckon Australia would like to personally invite Chamber members to attend a complimentary educational briefing as we discuss opportunities to improve the way you run your business using online accounting software.

  • Cost savings, productivity gains and mobility for your business.
  • Collaboration opportunities achievable with your accountant and bookkeeper.
  • Learn how to migrate to the cloud easily without interrupting your business.
  • Network with other small businesses, bookkeepers and accountants.

Register before 8 July 2015 to secure your spot. This session is free to attend and includes light refreshments with morning tea. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call 0412 430 805.

Barnson Dubbo - Engineers for all projects.

Barnson is a multi-disciplinary design firm offering a wide range of consultancy services. Our Town Planning and Building Design sectors work closely together to deliver commercial, residential and industrial projects. Barnson Town Planners are skilled in preparing and submitting applications on behalf of clients to obtain development or subdivision approval from Council. Barnson’s award winning Building Designers provide the first step to accomplishing your dream home or new business premises and also specialise in interior design.

Barnson offers a free initial consultation to discuss all of your project needs. Please contact Chanel on 1300 BARNSON to make an appointment.

Bosweb Systems rebrands as Big Blue Digital.

Founder, Brendon O’Sullivan says Big Blue Digital is a digital services agency, specialising in digital marketing and online business solutions: “It better represents what we are today and where we’re going tomorrow. We partner with our clients to develop and service their unique online marketing, digital services, apps and latest technology needs.

Big Blue Digital invokes thoughts of big, unlimited scope – for our clients and for our business; linking to the creative possibilities, the modern digital services economy and our desire to empower our customers to thrive in the digital space by partnering with us. It will carry with it a unique and recognisable logo, which is modern, sophisticated and attention grabbing.”

Over the coming weeks, Big Blue Digital will be refurbishing their premises ahead of their launch event in August to introduce their new identity.

For more information, please contact Brendon O’Sullivan, CEO & Founder of Big Blue Digital.

NSW Business Chamber

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

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
July.7 10 ways to get more from your business website in 2015
July.8 Building TRUST in Teams
July.21 IP and website
July.22 The Travel Industry Meets Semantic Search
July.28 Business Diagnostic- Are you getting the most out of what you put in?

NSWBC | More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
July.7 Rhino Information Night
July.15 Chamber CEO Breakfast - GUD Holdings CEO, Jonathan Ling
July.19 Dubbo Leg - Evocities MTB Series
July.31 Rhino Entries Close
Aug.1 Rhino Judging Starts
Aug.5 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Qube MD, Maurice James
Aug.30 Rhino Judging Finishes
Sept.23 Rhino Sponsors & Finalists Night
Oct.23 Rhino Awards Gala Night
Oct.24 DREAM Festival Oct 16–24

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

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