April 2018 Presidents Report

BUSINESS AWARDS
Entries for The Griffith Business Chamber Awards are now open.  We strongly encourage you to enter and motivate other businesses to as well.  There’s fantastic incentive to enter such as advertising packages, but more importantly it’s a chance to work on your business - review your business goals, strategy, vision and operations. Be recognised for your efforts, boost your business profile and reputation! 

SELF NOMINATED NSWBC ALIGNED CATEGORIES

1: Outstanding Young Employee (aged 18 – 35) Sponsored by Hit 99.7 / Triple M
2: Outstanding Young Entrepreneur (aged 18 – 35)  Sponsored by Beyond Bank
3: Start Up Superstar  - Sponsored by WIN TV
4: Excellence in Innovation- Sponsored by Deakin University
5: Excellence in Small Business- Sponsored by Viatek
6: Excellence in Business – Sponsored by AustSafe Super
7: Excellence in Export – Sponsored by LINX
8. Outstanding Employer of Choice  - Sponsored by Elders insurance
 
LOCAL AWARDS

These awards are nominated by the public. You can personally nominate another business or individual too.
 
Local Customer Service Award – Sponsored by The Area News
Griffith Business Chamber together with The Area news are searching for a business who delivers outstanding customer service! It's your chance to nominate a local business who you believe have superior customer service and is worthy to win such a prestigious award!
How to Nominate a Business? Tell us in 200 words or less why and give examples to validate your reason. Enter HERE
 
Local Business Person of the Year Award – Sponsored by Official Sponsor Griffith City Council
Do you know someone who has significantly contributed to the business community? This award recognises individuals who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas, whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders and are regarded as leaders in their field. This Award also acknowledges and celebrates someone who displays a strong sense of community values and genuinely plays an active role in the economic drive of the Griffith Business Community.
Their personal and generous contribution, makes a difference to the local business community. Individuals nominated into this category can be self employed or employed by a business.
How to Nominate an Individual? Nomination to include 500 words or less. Explaining the reasons why this person has had a significant contribution to the business community and give examples to validate your nomination.
Enter HERE
 
View all award categories here
More information can be found online
Entries Close Friday 27th April 2018.

Judging is conducted by experts in their field and not located in Griffith. Sponsors & GBC committee are not judges.
 
Need help? There’s a helpful page of facts and tips help you through the process. Or feel free to give Amanda Quarisa a call. All information is strictly confidential.

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
Griffith Business Chamber together with Riverina Murray BEC present 6 Social Media Rules
When: Thursday 12th April 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where: Griffith Leagues Club
Limited places available!
Cost: Free for Chamber Members only. $25 non members - non member tickets available online at www.griffithbusinesschamber.com.au
RSVP: 10th April 2018  - info@griffithbusineschamber.com.au
More information here

MEMBERSHIP
Soon you’ll receive your  renewal invoice from our Treasurer Sky Han. Memberships are due 30th Jume 2018.  We value your membership and our committee work hard to represent the business community. Read about us here. Find out what we've achieved and worked towards over the past 12 months here.
Local businesses are the gem to our community and must continue to receive every opportunity to thrive. Your support gives us a strong voice plus provides you with great benefits such as your FREE NSWBC Alliance benefits. Don't forget to take advantage of these great services. View here.  We are also bringing you fantastic speakers and workshops throughout the year - exclusive for members only. If you have any questions about your membership, or if any of your details have changed, please contact our Secretary Amanda Quarisa.

GRIFFITH NOW HIRING

Griffith Business Chamber are proud to support the Griffith Now Hiring Campaign. 

The Griffith Now Hiring initiative set out to attract people and their families to live and work in Griffith. It aims to draw attention to our progressive regional city and the diversity of skilled job vacancies across many industries. Not only did this campaign draw 5,800 people to the GriffithNowHiring website, a little under 2,000 per month, but 200 people made a direct enquiry seeking more information about moving to Griffith, and one family moved.

All businesses who sign up to Stage 2 of this initiative will have their company featured on the Griffith Now Hiring website as well as receiving regular e-newsletters, website updates, Facebook posts with available jobs, follow-up and mailing of information packs to interested parties, plus targeted social media marketing campaigns driving people to our digital assets.

If your business is interested in becoming a Griffith Now Hiring Stage 2 partner please contact Leanne Austin, Economic Development Officer on (02) 6962 8294 or Leanne.Austin@griffith.nsw.gov.au for more information.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

"Investing in Women Funding Program"

Fund: Investing in Women Funding Program
Amount: see below
Closing Date: 22 April 2018
More information here