Welcome to 2021! And thank you to all that made it to our first event and new location, Marina Views Function Venue.
As is tradition, our first luncheon was our annual Mayoral Panel and included Mayor Kay Fraser, Mayor Ryan Palmer, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Mayor Loretta Baker.
The focus topic was What council is doing for business, specifically the initiatives their council has in place, or in planning, to assist local businesses to succeed. This year, there was a particular focus on how each responded to new challenges for local business due to Covid-19.
Development approvals, tourism, local arts, population growth and small business immediate financial support were hot topics between all Local Government Areas.
I would like to thank each of our speakers for generously donating their time once again. Another special thanks to our panel facilitator Garth Russell who ‘just happened to be walking past’ and helped manage the day.
Support & Sponsors
Dalton Partners, New Lambton were quick to sponsor the day and show their support for my first event as President. Thank you!
Our Member Draw was a success once again with Mathews Jewellers donating a $100 voucher each month drawn at the luncheon. This draw can be won by anyone who is a member and attending the lunch. You can become a member HERE.
Other happy attendees won our lucky door prizes with thanks to Wrapped to you, Hunter Headline and oOh! Media for their donations.
Newcastle Business Club is lucky to have such strong support in the community and ongoing this year are Newcastle Herald, oOh! Media and Hunter Headline.
You would have noticed our photographer – Martin Sully, please visit Snapper Studio to check out his work. If you had your photo taken at the lunch, check out our Facebook page over the next few days to see if you feature in the album.
The new committee has already met and is working to finalise speakers and sponsors for the year. I encourage any businesses that would like to sponsor an event or have input on future topics or speakers to please reach out as I would love to hear from you.
Our March Events
March is a busy month with both our annual free members event and luncheon scheduled. A representative of Port of Newcastle will be presenting at the luncheon. Keep an eye out for further information and tickets for both events via email & social media.
2021 Newcastle Business Club membership will give you:
- Discounted ticket prices
- Permanent and stored name badge
- VIP invitation to a FREE members only event
- Access to a Business Profile spot
- Free copy of our annually printed VISION
- First access to sponsorship of events
We encourage you to not only take advantage of these great benefits but to also support the Newcastle Business Club in its 88th year. CLICK HERE to renew your membership or to become a member for the first time.
Stephanie Jordan | 2021 President