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Online kit helps small business safely cut through red tape

June 12, 2019

SafeWork NSW has launched a digital version of its popular Easy to do WHS Toolkit, after small business across NSW showed they embraced the support in improving health and safety in their workplace. SafeWork NSW Executive Director Specialist Services, Andrew... Read more


Essential Energy supports community groups with new funding program

May 8, 2019

Media Release Essential Energy 7 May 2019   Community organisations as diverse as CWAs, soccer clubs or animal shelters could receive a funding boost of up to $2,500 as part of Essential Energy’s new Community Choices program. The program is... Read more


Healthy mind – healthy business

March 28, 2019

27 March 2019 - News: business.gov.au   Ahead for Business helps small business owners to look after their mental health and well being.   With around 5.7 million people working in small business, it is Australia’s largest employment sector and... Read more


NSW Social Enterprise of the Year – BackTrack Youth Works

November 27, 2018

BackTrack Youth Works has been named the 2018 NSW Social Enterprise of the Year by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.   The award was presented in front of 920 guests, including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, at... Read more


‘Can I direct my staff to take leave over the holiday period?’

November 8, 2018

Planning to shut down over the holiday period? As we reach the end of another busy year for business in NSW, you should be giving thought to how you prepare for shutting down over the holidays.   Businesses closing down... Read more


Armidale Business Chamber Supports Introduction of Rail Trail

November 6, 2018

The Armidale Business Chamber, through its Management Committee, has resolved to support the creation of a rail trail along the existing railway line between Armidale and Glenn Innes.  This follows the publication of a strategic assessment of the rail trail... Read more


Funding Open for Grassroots Regional Events

October 11, 2018

  The NSW Government is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held in rural and regional NSW from January to June next year, to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help attract more visitors... Read more


Making Winning a Business

September 26, 2018

  Working hard to help their clients through their life journey and achieve their dreams, Invest Blue was named the 2018 Regional Business of the Year at the New England North West Regional Awards gala hosted by the NSW Business... Read more


Red Tape Cut for NSW Charities

September 11, 2018

A new agreement that reduces the administrative burden on registered charities has been signed by NSW Fair Trading and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). NSW associations will now only be required to submit their annual financial reports to... Read more


Business Gala Night Digs Deep to Buy a Bale

August 16, 2018

The 2018 Armidale Regional Business Awards Gala Evening was highly successful by any standards. Our biggest night yet with 300 attendees joining together to celebrate our business achievements. But perhaps more importantly a fundraiser raised $1,126 for drought relief, with... Read more


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