President's Message

 

Q&A with Hilton

    Our April Luncheon was booked to capacity. A broad mix of business people had turned out with the expectation of listening, learning and enjoying some great networking. There was a real buzz in the room as Hilton Grugeon AM, one of Newcastle and The Hunter’s most...

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Blazing Your Trail

    Our second luncheon for the year was one of those events where no one seemed to want to leave. It was a warm March day and I had the pleasure of sitting with Grant Walmsley as he shared experiences from the many different arenas he has found himself in over the...

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First luncheon for 2019

    Our first NBC luncheon for 2019 was a beautiful day beside a glorious harbour view, hearing from three of our region’s LGA leaders. Under the guidance of ABC Newcastle’s Dan Cox, our guests shared insights into their roles, achievements, plans and priorities. They...

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Welcome back!

    Welcome to the first edition of Vision for 2019, the monthly e-news from the Newcastle Business Club. I trust after a break over Christmas/New Year, whether short or long, you feel refreshed and ready to take on the challenges and opportunities to grow and thrive...

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Standing out in a busy marketplace

    Honesty and frankness were the cornerstones of the presentation from Grant Blackley, our November luncheon speaker. As the CEO and Managing Director of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) Grant is at the cutting edge of a rapidly changing space – the media. What was...

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Look after your people and yourselves

Mental Health Month is observed in October throughout New South Wales with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. Thanks to our sponsor Westpac, and our supporter, Everymind, we were...

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You can’t be what you can’t see

    The September luncheon involved a bit of fangirling on my part, as I got to host Liz Ellis. Like many of my generation I grew up playing Netball (for those of you wondering, Wing Attack was my position) and Liz is clearly a superstar of the sport. Thanks to our...

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Don’t try and pick next years’ winner from last year

    Effie Zahos has the ability to entertain and educate, as well as get a packed room of people to hang on her every word. We were thrilled to be able to collaborate with our gold sponsor Thirdi and silver sponsor Evolution Advisers to bring the vibrant Effie to...

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Giving back to the community we work within

    Sometimes you come across business and individuals that are going out of their way to contribute to the communities we work and live within – and this is what was on display during the 2018 Newcastle Business Club Awards. Established in 1975 the core purpose of...

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It’s not work/life balance, it’s about alignment of values

    Increasingly I have come to see that chasing after a work/life balance becomes problematic. Because it draws a line in the sand between work and life. Instead I believe that we should be looking to work within organisations that align with our values and allows an...

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