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Blacktown Business News.

Here you’ll find details of business news in the Blacktown area. News that can assist your business find new leads, save money or bid for new contracts. With the latest company announcements, updates, sales offers, expansions and details of new businesses entering the region, as well as business planning and Greater Sydney Commission updates you’ll be kept in the know.

Want to let your future clients know about your business successes and latest news? Send us your press releases and we’ll post them out to the many business leaders already signed up to receive our news. Please send to services@greaterbbc.org.au



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  • 08 Jun 2020 12:23 PM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    Tourism reboots; Liverpool's newest hospital unveiled; high speed rail returns; Parramatta's new pool complex; first look at Fernhill; Eat St transformation; Coronavirus update; NEW: Access Travel; technology, KPMG Family Business; DIY power; leadership; health; social media; 20 years of Biviano's Dural; Childscene and more. See: 

    https://issuu.com/accessnews/docs/wsba_june_2020


  • 28 May 2020 12:06 PM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

    During these unprecedented and trying times we have all been impacted through COVID-19 and for many the affect has resulted in a dramatic decline in profit or temporary closure. As a Chamber even though we are still active providing updated information and arranging e-blasts on behalf of members, conducting webinars etc, we recognize that our ability to fully service the members through our normal means and to provide face to face networking has been affected.

    With this in mind I am pleased to advise that your Board has made the decision to extend all future renewals for 2020 to the 31st of January 2021 by which time we hope that life resembles some form of normality and our businesses are better positioned.

    If you sign up as a new member during this time your membership will not be due for payment until the 31st January 2021.

    The exit from this pandemic and its affects will be challenging and for many the repositioning of your brand may also be a challenge. If from a Marketing and Branding perspective you would like some free advice or an external set of eyes, one of our board members Chris Hekeik from ModeMedia has kindly offered his services. Chris is happy to speak to any of our members to help better position them for what may well be a very different environment in coming months post COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to contact Chris directly at chris@modemedia.com.au

    I would also like to take this opportunity to again stress that we are Still Open for Business and should you require any support from the Chamber then we are available for you. Please do not hesitate to email me at trevor@greaterbbc.org.au if we can help in any way even if its just to have a conversation.

    Stay Safe

    Kind Regards

    Trevor Oldfield AM KSJ JP

    President

  • 17 Mar 2020 9:03 AM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    A message from our PRESIDENT

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    Based on recent activity associated with the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), the Board of the Chamber have decided that in the best interests of our members and guests, the Business After Five scheduled to be hosted by BusinessDEPOT on Thursday 19th March be postponed. The health and well-being of our members and guests is paramount and as a Board we feel that the risk associated with a public event even of this nature at this time is too high. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you at a future event. GBBC will provide weekly updates to all members to keep you informed of any changes to our schedules.

    As the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasingly felt across Australia and the world, it is important that we are all ready for the impacts to our personal and professional lives. At this stage the full and long-term impacts are unknown, so it is important that we are preparing ourselves for business continuity and keep up to date with what is happening at a global and local level.

    To minimise your risk of exposure:

    Wash your hands frequently

    Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

    Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

    Maintain social distancing

    Maintain at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

    Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

    Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

    Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

    Practice respiratory hygiene

    Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

    Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

    If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

    Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

    For further information and daily updates please visit the websites listed below:

    https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

    https://www.who.int

    https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

    Take care and stay safe.

    Trevor Oldfield AM KSJ JP

    GBBC President


  • 03 Mar 2020 11:44 AM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    It’s obvious that there are certain pages on a website that are more important than other pages. What’s not so obvious is what a small business would need to do to capitalize on the traffic coming through to these pages. Knowing what pages to have on your website isn’t rocket science. Knowing how to optimise these pages for a better user experience and conversions takes a little more thinking.

    If you’re no stranger to website analytics you may see there are certain pages on your website that always perform better than others. And more often than not these top-performing pages are the more important on your website. Why? 

    Read on and find out

  • 20 Feb 2020 1:13 PM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    The 2020 Blacktown City Local Business Awards is back again. The Blacktown City Local Business Awards are dedicated to recognising and celebrating the importance of local business in the community. For local business teams, the Awards offer the rare change to be recognised for their dedication to customers and the wider community. Local customers are also able to express their gratitude for quality local businesses with an Awards nomination.

    Nominations Open: Monday 24th February 2020

    Nominations Close: Tuesday 17th March 2020

    RSVP: Wednesday 22nd April 2020

    Presentation Date: Tuesday 12th May 2020

    Venue: Blacktown Workers Club

    For further information on the 2020 Blacktown City Local Business Awards, visit:  www.thebusinessawards.com.au



  • 18 Feb 2020 12:51 PM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    Business DEPOT Sydney helping you on how to minimise difficult conversations with employees.

    We tend to avoid difficult conversations a lot, don't we? Why do you think that is? Some would say, no one likes conflict and that probably has a lot of truth to it. If I told you, it only takes a few simple steps to help minimise situations occurring that create the need for a difficult conversation and hopefully prevent these conversations altogether.   Read More .......

  • 22 Oct 2019 12:29 PM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    The Anita Cobby Charity Fundraising Dinner will be held to raise funds for Grace's Place - a world first residential trauma centre for children and young people affected by homicide, to be built in Doonside, NSW.

    Grace's place will be named in honour of Grace Lynch, the mother of Anita Cobby, it will be a place where children and young people can be counselled, cared for, nurtured and given the skills to survive.

    Join us for a night of dining and dancing with entertainment by The Vallis - a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

    There will be plenty of opportunities for you to donate and get involved including raffles, live auctions and a silent auction.

    Saturday 23 November 2019

    6.30pm - 11.30pm

    Diamond Showroom, Blacktown Workers Club 

    55 Campbell Street, Blacktown

    3 Course Dinner $85.00pp 

    Dress:  Cocktail

    For tickets go to:  https://tinyurl.com/AnitaCobby-tickets

     

  • 05 Sep 2019 11:47 AM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED

    Having built his reputation as a finance specialist in the top echelon of corporate live, Mark Bouris has always been willing to share his boardroom of knowledge with rank-and-file Australians.

    Book your tickets at Sticky Tickets:  https://www.stickytickets.com.au/89515

    Hope to see you there

     

  • 05 Sep 2019 11:42 AM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    Grace's Place is finally starting.

    Sod turning to mark the commencement of construction on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

    38 Doonside Road, Doonside.

    Hope to see you there for this very special event. 

     

  • 05 Sep 2019 11:29 AM | Livia Janovics (Administrator)

    Greater Blacktown Business Chamber is proud to announce we have four of our members as Finalists in the WSABE Awards.

    Congratulations and Good Luck !!! 

    Gala event will be on Friday 13th September 2019.

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