Celebrating Australia Day with Cumberland City Council

By Peter Groeneveld Australia Day for the Cumberland City Council (CCC) was a wonderful evening of entertainment, family and friends.  The Cumberland City Council was formed in 2016 and this event is the 4th Australia Day celebration for CCC. Mayor Steve Christou was voted in on September 9 2019. The event opening address opened the … Continue reading “Celebrating Australia Day with Cumberland City Council”

The new Australian Business Growth Fund for SME’s explained…

The Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) was officially launched by Treasury on 27 November 2019. The ABGF aims to provide longer term, passive equity funding to small and medium businesses. There are indicative criteria for non start-up small and medium businesses to qualify for $5m-$15m equity investment, including turnover of $2m to $100m pa.

Announcing our corporate partnership with The Association Specialists

by Angela Haynes We are very excited to welcome our brand new corporate partners, The Association Specialists, who will provide membership management, secretariat and governance support as well as bookkeeping services for the Chamber. This initiative followed our internal review of ways to optimise the back office of the Chamber. We could not go past … Continue reading “Announcing our corporate partnership with The Association Specialists”

Free business profiling opportunity for food & beverage manufacturers…

by Angela Haynes Food and Beverage manufacturers in the Western Parkland City are invited to join the free website listing of the Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office (WSIAO) that is designed to showcase globally, the outstanding products Western Sydney has to offer. The service is free and submission is easy. There is currently no deadline … Continue reading “Free business profiling opportunity for food & beverage manufacturers…”

4 ways manufacturers can get the #edge on the skills shortage in Western Sydney

By Angela Haynes   The “aerotropolis”, will contribute 200,000 new jobs for GWS over 20 years, with a commercial focus on advanced manufacturing. That’s great news for the industry, however manufacturers already face a brutal workforce shortage of appropriately skilled talent that threatens to impede continued growth. There is an unparalleled infrastructure boom in Western … Continue reading “4 ways manufacturers can get the #edge on the skills shortage in Western Sydney”

Coffee with A Cop

Our president Angela Haynes engaging with the community at ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery today. Was interesting talking with Romal Baluchzada of Settlement Services International – SSI about their Ignite Small Business Start-ups initiative that facilitates business creation for people from refugee backgrounds who are keen to establish a small … Continue reading “Coffee with A Cop”