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June 2020

Business Talking Business: It’s a marathon, not a sprint – Taking care of your business

Tuesday 2 June 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

Date: Tuesday, 2 June Time: 2.30-3.30pm Register via Zoom (members only) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused significant disruption for businesses and the community. Many businesses are feeling the economic pressures and wonder how they’re going to survive, rebuild and keep trading on the road ahead. We have brought together experts from from 3 leading sectors of banking, superannuation and taxation to talk through the risks and opportunities, some practical strategies you can implement, and the support that’s available. Panellists:…

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Political Roundtable: Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

Tuesday 2 June 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Free

We’re hosting our next Political Roundtable – a series that provides our Principal and Corporate Members with access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. We’re delighted to confirm Senator the Hon Zed Seselja (Senator for the ACT and Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters) has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Canberra Business Chamber Board and members in a roundtable forum. Date: Tuesday, 2 June Time: 10.00am - 11.00am This Roundtable will…

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May 2020

Chamber Update with CEO Graham Catt & guest, Chamber member, Scott Leggo

Wednesday 20 May 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2020 Time: 1.30pm – 2.00pm Registration via Zoom (members only) Canberra Business Chamber members are invited to hear from CEO, Graham Catt for an update from the ACT business community and the latest information relevant to local business during this time. This week Graham will be joined by Chamber member, Scott Leggo, Managing Director of Scott Leggo Gallery, to discuss how he has adapted his business to survive COVID-19.

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Marketing to Pivot

Wednesday 20 May 2020 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Free

This workshop will simplify the marketing process by breaking down and working through the 11 elements of an effective marketing plan. You will discover ways to successfully pivot, diversify and maintain your business momentum to meet changing consumer demand, create a new need, or expand your product or service offerings for growth. When: Wednesday 20 May 2020 Session 1: 10.00am – 11.00pm Session 2: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Registration via Eventbrite You will learn how to: Marketing as a Process –…

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Business Talking Business: Mental health in the workplace – the road ahead

Tuesday 19 May 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

Date: Tuesday, 19 May Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm Registration (Members only) via Zoom As we begin to face the prospect of re-opening and returning to work, we know that our businesses will not be the same. We need to start thinking about the strategies that can be put in place to facilitate this transition for our employees, especially following isolation, working from home or being stood down. Our expert panel from Beyond Blue, Help Now and Lifeline will discuss the potential challenges that businesses can…

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Shopify Basics – Creating Your Own Online Store

Wednesday 13 May 2020 – 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Free
Shopify

Today websites that manage everything from stock levels to shipping can be built at home. This 3-part series covers the website development, managing your inventory and marketing your store Pivot your business to an online model – online stores are not as daunting as what you may think. They can be started from home in a few hours without the need for you to be a web developer. You will learn how to: Build an eye-catching web-store Create a catalogue…

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Introduction to DIY Websites

Wednesday 6 May 2020 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

You know your business needs a website but how do you go about creating one quickly without a lot of expense? Join our Digital specialist as she guides you through the process of building your own website from scratch on a user-friendly and easy-to-use website platform. Feel free to join us if you already have a Wix website and have questions about Wix or how to do things more effectively on your website. You will learn how to: Create a…

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Chamber Update with CEO, Graham Catt

Wednesday 6 May 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free

Canberra Business Chamber members are invited to hear from our CEO, Graham Catt for an update from the ACT business community and the latest information relevant to local business during this time. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the CEO. This week, Graham will be covering some of the frequently asked questions and issues raised by our members in recent times. Date: Wednesday, 6 May Time: 1.30-2.00pm Registration: Via Zoom (members only)

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April 2020

ACT Government Business Support Webinar #2

Wednesday 29 April 2020 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free
ACT Gov Business Support Webinar #2

Date: Wednesday, 29 April Time: 11.00am Register: bit.ly/3eLQ7Bu Free Businesses in the Canberra region are invited to a webinar to hear from the Commonwealth, ACT Government and ACT Local Business Commissioner about what support measures are in place and how you can access them. Topics include JobKeeper, commercial tenancies, Jobs for Canberrans and payroll tax. The Chamber CEO, Graham Catt, will also be speaking about the current business environment and Chamber support initiatives.

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Business Talking Business: Doing things a different way – The challenges and opportunities of working remotely

Tuesday 28 April 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free

Date: Tuesday, 28 April Time: 12.00 - 1.00pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) Hear from our member Nexus Human Services - Recruitment Specialist, about their experience of managing staff across Canberra and interstate. We have seen many business adapting to having their staff working from home, which has left employers and staff facing a lot of uncertainty and stress. This webinar will provide practical information on: How to recruit staff remotely The challenges managers face in managing a remote team…

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Business Talking Business: Q&A with Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Thursday 23 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Business Talking Business Kate Carnell

Date: Thursday 23 April 2020 Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) role is to support small and family businesses to enable them to grow and thrive. This is your chance to hear from Ombudsman Kate Carnell AO about the issues for small business that her office has been managing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, government responses and what more can be done to help…

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Political Roundtable – Mick Gentleman MLA

Wednesday 22 April 2020 – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Free

We’re hosting our next Political Roundtable – a series that provides our Principal and Corporate Members with access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. We’re delighted to confirm Mick Gentleman MLA has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Canberra Business Chamber Board and members in a roundtable forum. Mick Gentleman is Minister for Advanced Technology & Space Industries; Environment and Heritage; Planning and Land Management; Police and Emergency Services; and Urban Renewal. Date: 22…

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Business Talking Business: Workplace relations in the time of COVID-19

Tuesday 21 April 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free
Business Talking Business

Date: Tuesday, 21 April Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) Join the Workplace Relations teams from Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Canberra Business Chamber for a discussion about recent changes in industrial relations and other government initiatives to help keep businesses in business and the community in employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about the JobKeeper Payment, standing down staff or redundancies. 

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Webinar: Business Talking Business #1

Thursday 9 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

Business Talking Business Webinar Series #1: Everything you need to know about government business support initiatives and how to access them Date: Thursday, 9 April Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm Cost: Free Invitation to members only The Federal Government and ACT Government have rolled out extensive economic stimulus and support measures for business in response to the economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Rhys Cormick, Director – Tax and Legal at Deloitte will explain the measures introduced and announced to…

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Webinar: ACT Government COVID-19 Business Support

Monday 6 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

ACT Government COVID-19 Business Support Do you want to know what support available to businesses in the ACT as a result of COVID-19? The ACT Government will be hosting a COVID-19 Business Support Webinar to talk through the measures that are available now, and how to access them. The Commonwealth Government will be joining to talk about the economic support they have announced to date, and Canberra Business Chamber CEO Graham Catt will talk about how we are supporting local…

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Webinar: COVID-19 Series – Reducing your operating costs during uncertain times

Wednesday 1 April 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Our sister chamber, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have kindly invited Chamber members to join them for this webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 10am (Canberra time). Register here. As a result of the potential further spread of COVID-19, almost all businesses are going to have to look closely at their costs. Join Managing Director of Business DEPOT, John Knight as he walks you through practical steps you can take to manage costs right now. 1. Basic cost…

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March 2020

POSTPONED | ACT Chief Minister’s ‘State of the Territory’ Business Address

Friday 27 March 2020 – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra ACT
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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$100

We’re pleased to confirm that ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will be speaking at the National Gallery on the ACT Government’s plan for the Territory in 2020 and beyond. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the Chief Minister first-hand and network with colleagues from the Canberra business community. Last year this event sold out so we recommend booking early! Priority ticket allocation for Chamber members. Date: Friday, 27 March 2020 Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (includes lunch) Venue:…

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POSTPONED | Business After Business Networking Evening

Thursday 26 March 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free

Free for Canberra Business Chamber members Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event. Hosted by our member, Servcorp, and proudly sponsored by our friends at Hit 104.7, Mix 106.3 and Venueselect. Servcorp understands that businesses needs have changed over the years and that there was demand for shared office space rather than private offices. Coworking is about creating a better place to work and a better way to work. Sharing space with other…

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POSTPONED | Political Roundtable: Gordon Ramsay MLA

Wednesday 25 March 2020 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel Canberra, The Assembly Room, 120 Commonwealth Avenue
Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Australia
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Gordon Ramsay MLA Roundtable

Canberra Business Chamber is hosting its next Political Roundtable - a series that provides  Principal and Corporate Members access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. We’re delighted to confirm that Gordon Ramsay MLA (Minister for Business & Regulatory Services, Building & Quality Improvement, Seniors & Veterans and Arts and Cultural Events) has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Chamber Board and a limited number of Principal and Corporate Members. To ensure maximum engagement with…

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POSTPONED | International Business Connect

Tuesday 24 March 2020 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
ANU College of Business & Economics, Fred Gruen Economics Seminar Room Level 1, HW Arndt Building, 25a Kingsley Street
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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$25

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone this event until further notice. We believe this decision reflects the views of our members that it is in the best interest of attendees and the broader population to avoid in-person gatherings. Contact us on 02 6247 4199 or info@canberrabusiness.com for further information.  Expand your international networks; meet Canberra’s successful international businesses. The Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government and Austrade (TradeStart) have joined together to create a series of bi-monthly…

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