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February 2020

Mature Workers Business Information Session

Wednesday 26 February 2020 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free
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Having trouble finding and retaining staff? The skills-shortage is currently a major issue for many businesses in Canberra. A mature worker (aged 45+ or apprentice aged 25+) can have a wealth of transferable skills and life experience, but is often overlooked. The Canberra Business Chamber has partnered with CIT and the ACT Government in the Mature Workers Employment Initiative to help address the labour shortage in ACT.  Are you an HR Manager, internal recruiter, hiring manager or employer, and want…

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November 2019

Mature Workers Employment Initiative Peer-to-Peer Information Session

Wednesday 27 November 2019 – 7:30 am to 8:45 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Is the shortage of skills impacting your business? Having trouble finding experienced staff? Mature skilled workers could be your solution! You’re invited to attend an information session to learn more about employing mature persons. The session will give you an opportunity to see the many positive outcomes that result from employing someone over the age of 45 years or an apprentice over the age of 25 years. You will also meet fellow Canberra Business Chamber members who are already doing…

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Information Seminar: Mobile Food Businesses, Trade Waste & Environmental Protection

Wednesday 13 November 2019 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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In collaboration with ACT Health, Environment Protection Authority (Access Canberra) and Icon Water, we're hosting an information session for the food industry. This event will focus on the recently published Mobile Food Business Fit Out Guide, Trade Waste and Grey Water Disposal for Food Businesses. The topics include: mobile food business registrations, mobile food business fit-out requirements, trade waste and grey water disposal and used grease and oil disposal. We also encourage people working in the food industry to attend…

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October 2019

Inclusion in Employment Peer-to-Peer Information Session

Wednesday 23 October 2019 – 7:30 am to 7:45 am
Free

Finding and retaining the right staff is currently a major issue for many businesses in Canberra. A person with disability often has the capability but is overlooked. The Canberra Business Chamber has partnered with the ACT Inclusion Council and the ACT Government to help address the labour shortage. You're invited to attend an information session to discuss and meet members of the Canberra business community who have employed a person with disability. This session will be the last one for…

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July 2019

Mature Workers Grants Program Information Session

Wednesday 10 July 2019 – 7:45 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Having trouble finding experienced staff? Mature employees could be your solution! Mature employees bring a range of skills, capabilities and experience to the workplace but are sometimes overlooked. In partnership with the ACT Government, CIT and COTA, we are delivering the Mature Workers Grants Program to help address the skills shortage in the tourism industry. Attend our information session to find out more. Date: Wednesday, 10 July Time: 7:45am – 9:00am Location: Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243 Northbourne Avenue,…

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June 2019

ACT Export Awards Workshop 1

Wednesday 26 June 2019 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free

The territory’s most prestigious business awards acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of ACT companies reaching new global markets. They recognise the contribution that businesses engaging with international markets make to the local economy, through job creation and increased prosperity. The awards are open to all businesses large and small who meet the selection criteria. We encourage every eligible business to take advantage of this opportunity. The Canberra Business Chamber, along with our partner Threesides Marketing, have joined together to offer…

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March 2019

Inclusion in Employment Project – Peer to Peer Information Session

Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 7:45 am to 9:00 am

The Inclusion in Employment Project's information session gives you an opportunity to learn the many positive outcomes that result from employing a person with disability. You will also meet fellow Canberra Business Chamber members who are already employing people with disability. This is a free event at the Canberra Business Chamber, 243 Northbourne Ave Lyneham, Wednesday 20 March between 7.45am and 9.00am. A light breakfast will be served, and free parking is available. REGISTER NOW

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Bridging ACT Businesses to Malaysia as the Gateway to ASEAN

Tuesday 19 March 2019 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Start your day learning about business opportunities in Malaysia. Hear the insights on the Malaysian economy, latest business developments, guidelines and investment opportunities. Find the right approach and support for your business endeavour aimed at South East Asia. Panelists: Mr Brendan Smyth, Commissioner for International Engagement, ACT Government Ms Fatmah Ahmad, Director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Sydney Office) Mr Craig Hooper, Australia Malaysia Business Council (AMBC), NSW/ACT Chapter Mr Anton Pemmer, TradeStart Adviser, Canberra Business Chamber (CBC) Opening remarks…

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October 2018

Belconnen Showcase | Business Roundtables

Thursday 4 October 2018 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Do you do business in Belconnen? Or, is your business located in Belconnen? If it is, you’re welcome to join Canberra Business Chamber CEO Robyn Hendry at the inaugural Belconnen Business Roundtables. This is an opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities, provide thoughts, opinions and feedback to ACT Government through the Canberra Business Chamber. You’ll learn more about the Belconnen Town Centre Masterplan, contribute to Belconnen business growth strategy and connect with other Belconnen businesses. REGISTER HERE: Register for the…

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September 2018

Learn about Employing a Person with Disability – Peer to Peer Information Session

Thursday 27 September 2018 – 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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If you need staff you can't afford to miss this opportunity! The Inclusion in Employment Project supports business to business engagement, by bringing together business leaders with experience in employing people with disability and businesses seeking new employees who may not have considered people with disability. The second peer to peer information session will be held at the Canberra Business Chamber on Thursday 27 September between 8.00am and 9.00am. The session will give you an opportunity to learn about the many positive outcomes…

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August 2018

Inclusion in Employment Project – Peer to Peer Information Session

Thursday 9 August 2018 – 7:45 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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If you need staff you can't afford to miss this opportunity! The Inclusion in Employment Project supports business to business engagement, by bringing together business leaders with experience in employing people with disability and businesses seeking new employees who may not have considered people with disability. The second peer to peer information session will be held at the Canberra Business Chamber on Thursday 9 August between 8.00am and 9.00am. The session will give you an opportunity to learn about the many positive outcomes…

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July 2018

How much is your business worth?

Tuesday 31 July 2018 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Given that many business owners need to transfer their ownership interests sometime in the future, it is important to know what your business is worth before any consideration can begin. Even if you are not planning on selling it today, it is smart to know how much it is worth if you were to be approached about selling. You might think that you will be able to sell your business when you’re ready to retire. But if you can’t sell…

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June 2018

Inclusion in Employment Project – Peer to Peer Information Session

Thursday 21 June 2018 – 7:45 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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If you need staff you can't afford to miss this opportunity! The Inclusion in Employment Project supports business to business engagement, by bringing together business leaders with experience in employing people with disability and businesses seeking new employees who may not have considered people with disability. The second peer to peer information session will be held at the Canberra Business Chamber on Thursday 21 June between 8.00am and 9.00am. The session will give you an opportunity to learn about the many positive outcomes…

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April 2018

Peer to Peer Information session – Inclusion in Employment Project

Thursday 19 April 2018 – 7:45 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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If you need staff you can't afford to miss this opportunity! The Inclusion in Employment Project supports business to business engagement, by bringing together business leaders with experience in employing people with disability and businesses seeking new employees who may not have considered people with disability. The first peer to peer information session will be held at the Canberra Business Chamber on Thursday 19 April between 8.00am and 9.00am. The session will give you an opportunity to learn about the many positive outcomes…

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February 2018

Healthier Workplace Leaders Workshop

Friday 23 February 2018 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Free

Have you nominated your healthier workplace leader? Canberra Business Chamber is excited to be partnering with the ACT Government - Healthier Work initiative to deliver an informative workshop for NEW healthier workplace leaders to help drive health and wellbeing programs in ACT businesses. Workplace health promotion is not just about health education. It’s about fostering healthy workplace policies and supportive environments, enhancing positive social conditions, building personal skills, organisational resilience and promoting healthy lifestyles. Organisations that implement health promotion strategies…

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December 2017

Volunteer and Business Breakfast

Tuesday 5 December 2017 – 7:30 am to 9:30 am
East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia
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Discover why workplace giving makes good business sense. Volunteer and Business Breakfast In the spirit of International Volunteer Day, Volunteering and Contact ACT, in partnership with the Canberra Business Chamber, is pleased to invite you to the Volunteer and Business Breakfast. The breakfast will bring together skilled professionals and volunteer involving organisations (VIOs), along with our panel – Robyn Hendry Canberra Business Chamber, Vicky Darling Volunteering and Contact ACT, and John Lewis Callida Consulting – to rethink corporate giving and corporate volunteer engagement. Date:  Tuesday 5 December…

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October 2017

Canberra Region Air Freight Forum

Tuesday 31 October 2017 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport, 1 Rogan Street
Canberra, ACT 2609 Australia
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Canberra Region Air Freight Forum

The ACT Government (through Innovate Canberra and VisitCanberra), Singapore Airlines Cargo and Canberra Business Chamber are hosting a freight forum aimed at bringing exporters and businesses in the supply chain (freight forwarders, transport and logistic companies) together to promote opportunity for growing export activity from CBR region through the Canberra Airport. The forum will include presentations from Singapore Airlines Cargo, Austrade and Dept of Agriculture as well as case studies of local businesses and networking over lunch.     Powered…

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September 2017

SME’s – Understanding your Employment Obligations

Wednesday 27 September 2017 – 8:30 am to 10:00 pm

Do you want practical information to help you better understand the Fair Work Act 2009? Are you worried that you are not complying with your workplace obligations? Are you confident that your business is protected from these types of risks? Navigating all your obligations as an employer can be a tricky task as a Small or Medium Business Enterprise. The Canberra Business Chamber is running a SME workshop designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding when it comes…

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Actsmart Business Expo 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Phillip, ACT 2606, 92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip
Canberra, ACT 2606 Australia
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EXPO Every business wants to grow through ideas that don’t cost the Earth. Ideas that save time and money. Ideas that help businesses work smarter. This is no ordinary Expo. It’s Canberra’s largest business Expo, presenting global giants on stage and showcasing the latest technologies in waste, water and energy. MAIN STAGE ACTIVITIES FASHFEST, Canberra’s red carpet fashion event, puts on a special show of high-end designs created from items donated to Salvos. The designers—fashion students from CIT—take you on…

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Insights into Winning Customers

Thursday 7 September 2017 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am

All businesses, however unique their products or services might be, have a common core need: understanding their customers and leading their customers’ decision-making process into a sale. Even in our times of unprecedented intense technological change, what hasn’t changed – and will likely never change – is that customers are people, and therefore one of the greatest challenges – and opportunities! – for businesses remains: understanding people. “If you don’t understand people you don’t understand business” - Simon Sinek This…

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