Work Inspiration Breakfast, EDAC Vacancies, Your Dubbo Winners

Work Inspiration Breakfast, EDAC Vacancies, Your Dubbo Winners

- Monday, June 30, 2014

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter.

Congratulations to everyone nominated so far for the Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards. We had over 60 businesses at the Dubbo RSL last Thursday to find out more about the application process and hear from last years Gold Rhino Winner and other speakers.

Submissions will open July 1 and stay open until July 30 (not 31st as mentioned in last weeks Newsletter). More information on our Rhinos website from Tuesday.

Please note that ANYONE can still put in a submission whether they have been nominated or not yet.

Chamber Time to Breakfast - July 2nd, 2014 - Work Inspiration Program.

Sponsor: RDA Orana

Guest Speakers: RDA Orana

The Smith Family joined up with The Foundation for Young Australians and NAB (who put $1m into this) to bring employer led exposure to improve growing the workforce.

RDA have found in Orana numerous employers concerned about getting staff with the right skills but also the right understanding of what work is. Importantly this is employer led and tailored to each employers need.

This program aims to inspire about work and breaks down a lot of barriers. It has been successful in metro and this is the first time its’ been bought to a regional area.

The YouTube video is well worth watching – it’s only short (5 min).

Work Inspiration website.

Join us at the Dubbo RSL on Wednesday, July 2. RSVP by Tuesday using the link below. Book early please to help with catering numbers.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast

Economic Development Advisory Committee Vacancies

Dubbo City Council has a representative body for industry and business in the City. Referred to as the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) it meets roughly quarterly in an informal manner for around an hour and a half and consists of a workshop or round table type meeting. Membership consists of representatives from Council and a broad range of services, industries and business.

There are currently three vacancies on EDAC with a representative each being sought from the mining, retail and educational sectors. EDAC seeks to fill these vacancies as soon as possible to ensure a more diverse representation on the committee.

John Southwell is the Dubbo Chamber representative on EDAC and is happy for chamber members who might like to consider nominating for EDAC membership to give him a call to discuss. John can be contacted on 0418 681 183 or email

Chamber Time to Breakfast - August 6th, 2014 - Your Dubbo 2014 Grant Winners Announced.

Sponsor: Dubbo City Council

Guest Speakers: Your Dubbo 2014

After seven months, four workshops, thousands of customer feedback forms and feedback. The Your Dubbo 2014 program comes to a conclusion with the announcement of the three winning Business Development Grants worth $10,000 each.

We expect this breakfast to be another sell out so book early to avoid disappointment. More information soon.

Join us at Lazy River Estate on Wednesday, August 6. RSVP ASAP - Tickets limited.

Book Now: Dubbo Chamber Time To Breakfast

Short Notes:

Sharon Mansfield resigns from Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Board
Sharon Mansfield has decided to resign from the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Board effectively immediately, so she can concentrate on her business a little more. (Inland Petroleum). The rest of the Board would like to express our gratitude for her efforts over the last 18 months, especially driving the Women In Business program and lunches. All the best for your future endeavours Sharon, looking forward to seeing you around Chamber Events.

WorkCover NSW releases new safety video
It’s easy to stay safe around forklifts. Watch this video to find out some of the simple things you can do to prevent collisions. Forklifts hitting pedestrians video safety alert.

Applications are now open for WorkCover’s 2014 Mentoring Program
This free program connects small business with big business to address common health and safety issues, and this year’s program will focus on the house construction industry. NSW WorkCover Mentoring Program

NSW WorkCover SafeWork Awards 2014
The annual SafeWork Awards recognise businesses and individuals that have made positive changes to work health and safety, workers compensation and return to work. Any NSW-registered business, individual, not for profit or public sector agency can enter. It doesn’t matter whether your solution to a work safety issue is big or small, as long as it has made a difference to your workplace. Entries Close July 18 - Enter Today

Members Blasts

More New Members 2014

Some more new members that have joined the Chamber recently.

Welcome to them all - please support your fellow members.

Signarama Dubbo Have Moved!

Signarama Dubbo have now moved to a brand new location at 120 Erskine Street Dubbo! Come on in and check out our new showroom & say G’day to Luke and Emma.

Is your business on Facebook? Why not pick up one of our FREE ‘Like us on Facebook’ Window decals while you’re there!

Don’t have the time to get away from your business? Call us on 6885 4000 or email & we can arrange a time to come to you to discuss your signage needs.

We Know Travel - Official Launch

We Know Travel are excited and proud to bring you a new travel experience.

For many years you knew us as ‘Harvey World Travel’, but today you will know us as ‘We Know Travel’.

Join the celebration and help us officially launch our new travel brand with food, chilled drinks and lucky door prizes.

Tuesday, July 1st, 4pm to 7pm. 116 Macquarie St.

More Information on our Dubbo Business Events page.

Principle Focus Workshop - Understanding Your Agribusiness Numbers

This workshop is a fundamental building block in understanding your business numbers, how to know where to look to change them and identify the opportunity for you to achieve significantly different result within relatively short period of time. It is very practical, rewarding and surprisingly even fun therefore, great to do with any or all family members.

By the end of the two days, you will have:

  • Completed a financial analysis of your business using your 2013/14 management numbers (economic analysis).
  • Start to understand your business numbers and how to change them.
  • Apply this learning to build and review your 2014/15 budget plan.
  • Identified the 4 profit keys of your business and KPI (key performance indicates) ratios.
  • Gain skills to be able to effectively benchmark your business (against the top 20%).

16th July, 9am to 3pm. Lazy River Estate. RSVP 4th July.

More Information on our Dubbo Business Events page.

Tony McGrane Memorial Scholarship Dinner - CSU Dubbo

The bi-annual Charles Sturt University Tony McGrane Memorial Scholarship Dinner will be held on Monday 15 September 2014 at the Dubbo campus of CSU.

The dinner will be held on this date to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Tony McGrane, who was the Independent Member for Dubbo at that time.

The guest speaker will be Ruth Shanks, President of the International Country Women’s Association. Mrs Shanks was elected to the position of President of the Associated Country Women of the World in 2013 and has been a member of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales for 45 years, serving at both state and local levels.

We look forward to seeing you at this event to celebrate Tony McGrane’s legacy and acknowledge his contribution to the establishment of the CSU Dubbo Campus. The scholarship established in Tony McGrane’s name has already assisted eight first-year regional students from 2011 to 2014. The purpose of this year’s fundraising is to ensure that the scholarship can continue to assist students in the Orana region.

More Information on our Dubbo Business Events page.

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
July 7 Retirement Planning
July 16 Treasury Risk Management
July 23 Seven steps to guarantee your marketing works
August 6 Supercharge your sales
August 12 How to use media to get number one on google and create more sales
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.

Date Dubbo Event
July 1–30 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards - Submissions Accepted
July 1 We Know Travel - Official Launch
July 2 Dubbo Chamber: Time to Breakfast - Work Inspiration
July 17 Women In Business - Coffee Connect
July 30 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards - Applications Close
August 6 Time To Breakfast - Your Dubbo 2014 Grant Winners Announced
September 24 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards Cocktail Party - Finalists Announced
October 24 Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards Gala Dinner

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