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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Dear Chamber Member With less than four weeks to go, Easter is just a hop around the corner. This is the first year that four days between Good Friday (25 March) and Easter Monday (28 March), are all affected by penalty rates. This Easter ensure your only concern is where to hide the eggs, not whether you’ll be hit by an underpayment claim.Staffing up or winding down: Getting entitlements wrong ...read more
Categories: Media Releases, Member News, NSW Business Chamber
Monday, February 29, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that Robert Vance will be representing SHCCI Ltd  on the Tulip Time Working Party. Robert has been involved with the event for many years and is the ideal candidate to represent the chamber.  We look forward to Tulip Time 2016.
Categories: Community, SHCCI
Friday, February 26, 2016
Launched in August 2015 at Stone & Chalk, Jobs for NSW is led by a board that includes some of the best business and entrepreneurial brains in Australia. The board is chaired by David Thodey, former CEO of Telstra and Chair of the CSIRO Board.  The board oversees the Jobs for NSW fund which was created to meet the NSW Government's commitment to provide $190 million over four years to attract ...read more
Categories: Affilliates, General News Article, Member News, Community, Media Releases
Friday, February 26, 2016
IMPACT MARKETING A Bowral Business Leaders' presentation. 50 minute hands on and interactive workshop for small business to assist with sales and marketing. Monday Feb 29 and Tuesday March 1.  Venue:  Peppers Craigieburn, Centennial Road, Bowral. Presented by respected marketing expert Damian Morgan.  Attendance is free, but reservations are essential.  Call Natalie Macpherson on 4861 2333. 
Categories: Community, General News Article, Member News, Education & Training, Media Releases
Monday, February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Stronger Communities Programme – Round 2  EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM – HUME ELECTORATE Completed forms must be received by 5pm Wednesday 9 March 2016.   This form will assist Member for Hume Angus Taylor and the Hume Community Consultation Committee to identify priority projects which may be eligible for funding under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Programme.    Priority projects ...read more
Categories: Community, Media Releases
Monday, February 22, 2016
Certificate IV in Small Business Management ADW Training Nationally Recognized Qualification: *        Run Locally in Bowral   *        Ideal for Small/Medium  Business Owners, Sole Traders   Internet Businesses, Associations & Upskilling Staff *       One/Two Evenings per  fortnight *       Ongoing Business Mentoring Available   Attend Next Info-Sign Up Session Henrietta Rose Room, ...read more
Categories: Affilliates, Education & Training, Media Releases, Other Chambers, WSC, Community, General News Article, Member News, SHCCI
Monday, February 22, 2016
Wingecarribee  Community  Assistance  Scheme  now  open   Wingecarribee  Shire  Council  has  today  launched  the  2016  Wingecarribee  Community  Assistance Scheme.  Under  the  scheme,  this  year  Council  will  distribute  up  to  $130,000  to  assist  local  not-for-profit organisations  across  the  Shire.   Monies  can  be  sought  to  fund  programs,  equipment  or  capital  works  which  aim  to  establish,  improve  or enhance  cultural,  sporting,  welfare,  health  promotion,  community  development  or  leisure  services.  Returning  for  2016  is  the  allocation  of  $10,000  for  environmental  and  sustainable  specific  programs.  This new  segment  is  provided  by  the  Environment  Levy.   Some  of  the  51  projects  receiving  funding  last  year  included  the  purchase  of  equipment  for  sporting groups,  fit  out  for  an  amenities  block  at  the  Southern  Highlands  Botanic  Gardens,  domestic  violence  alert  training  for  Lifeline  Macarthur,  volunteer  equipment  for  Wingecarribee  Food  Services  and  printing  of materials  for  the  Berrima  River  Walk.   Under  the  scheme  three  types  of  funding  are  available,  donations  up  to  $500,  environmental  grants  up  to $2,000  and  general  grants  up  to  $7,000.      This  year  all  applications  for  donations  and  grants  must  be  submitted  online.   Applicants  can  access  the  2016  Guidelines  and  submit  their  applications  online  from  Council’s  website at  www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/wingecarribee-community-assistance-scheme     The  Wingecarribee  Community  Assistance  Scheme  closes  at  5.00pm  on  Thursday  31  March  2016.   For  further  information  or  assistance  in  filling  out  an  online  application,  contact Council's  Community Development  Coordinator  on  4868  0866  or  via  email  at  nicole.aiken@wsc.nsw.gov.au.   
Categories: Media Releases, Community
Monday, February 15, 2016
Dear Mr Sims  Transparent reporting on fuel pricing in regional Australia  The Illawarra Business Chamber is the leading business organisation in our region, supporting more than 1,400 members across the Illawarra.  We write to the ACCC regarding a concern raised by the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce regarding fuel pricing.  Currently, fuel pricing in the Southern Highlands is ...read more
Categories: Affilliates, Other Chambers
Monday, February 15, 2016
MEETING of WINGECARRIBEE COMMUNITY SAFETY COMMITTEE 15 FEBRUARY 2016 Here is a summary of the meeting of the Wingecarribee Safety Committee I attended on behalf of the SHCCI on 15 February 2016. 1. Community Safety Plan. The Council adopted the plan and have forwarded it on for gazettal. 2. White Ribbon Golf Day. The response for the golf day was low and improvements should be made for next ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, WSC
Monday, February 08, 2016
Destination Southern Highlands (DSH) has launched a range of new Drive Videos to increase the number of drive visitors who travel to and throughout the scenic Southern Highlands. DSH Manager, Steve Rosa, said drive visitors were an important market for our region and the new Drive Videos assisted in promoting attractions, experiences and itineraries that would appeal to drive visitors. “In ...read more
Categories: Affilliates, Community, Media Releases, WSC
Friday, February 05, 2016
TAFE Illawarraare offering the Chamber’s networks access to the Customer Care program to be held next year for no charge.  The first course will be February 23 and 25, 2016. Have your managers and staff attend. They will learn powerful methods to build customer loyalty and return business. To register here or contact Lois Green at lois.green@det.nsw.gov.au/
Categories: Affilliates, Community, Education & Training, General News Article, Media Releases, Member News, SHCCI
Monday, January 25, 2016
From the Chair - a year in review. Presented at the AGM in December 2015    Dear Business and Affiliate Member   The past two years has certainly gone quickly. The board was formed on December 09 2013 and the board members signed up for a two year term. The time was needed to set up systems and processes including governance, develop board portfolios accountabilities and the strategic plan. ...read more
Categories: SHCCI
Monday, January 18, 2016
New members of ACCC Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee   As you may be aware, the ACCC hosts a number of consultative committees and forums to encourage discussion about small business, consumer, competition and regulatory issues relevant to our work.   For almost two decades, we have hosted two bodies relevant to the small business sector – a Small Business ...read more
Categories: Member News, Media Releases
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Happy New Year to all the chamber members.  See the combined business networks' Christmas function pics here 
Categories: Affilliates, SHCCI, General News Article, WSC
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
THE news that Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SHCCI) has been named the 2015 Best Local Chamber of Commerce by the NSW Business Chamber is proof that team work pays off. There is no question that the success of a business is impacted by several individual factors - economic climate, good management, suitability to an area, how it sits alongside its competition. However, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, SHCCI, NSW Business Chamber
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) is asking businesses to start the New Year with a resolution to build a workplace culture of kindness, pointing to the Australian Business Consulting & Solutions’ guide for putting kindness into practice.    “The New Year is the chance for a fresh start, and we’re asking businesses in the Illawarra to think about incorporating kindness into their corporate DNA ...read more
Categories: Other Chambers, NSW Business Chamber
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber has praised the final report of the Legislative Council’s inquiry into Vocational Education and Training in NSW, urging the NSW Government to adopt its recommendations. “We’re pleased the Inquiry has recognised the vital importance of vocational education and training for the employment outcomes of young people in the Illawarra and the state as a whole,” said Debra ...read more
Categories: NSW Business Chamber, Media Releases
Monday, November 30, 2015
Well done again SHCCI Exec on your State Award last Friday night. Fantastic result for you all personally & for our region. Visit our website (southern-highlands.com.au and ‘Watch Highlands TV’.   We give SHCCI a BIG mention at the start of the clip. Please share this with your members, family & friends etc. Our Members E-News can be found: https://youtu.be/YIDm_3-kX7w   Congrats & enjoy the ...read more
Categories: Affilliates, WSC
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Save the date – Can regional Australia make it in Asia?  4th September 2015, Canberra On Friday 4th September the RAI will be holding a Forum in Canberra bringing together industry leaders and innovators to discuss the opportunities for Australia’s future in Asia.  The Forum will stimulate discussion about how regional Australia can develop the internal capabilities it needs to generate ...read more
Categories: Community, Member News, Media Releases
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The ACCC offers three free online programs, including the small business education program which is aimed at helping small businesses understand their rights and obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA 2010) and covers areas such as misleading and deceptive conduct, consumer guarantees, consumer contracts, small business scams, pricing and unfair selling practices ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Sunday, March 01, 2015
You may be interested in identifying the regional producers located in the Southern Highlands or other areas, State or across Australia. Or you may have produce to contribute to this listing.Simply visit the Australian Regional Food Guide available online.
Categories: General News Article