President's Message

 

Innovation in practice

    Wow! What an interesting luncheon focusing on Digital Innovation. Our March speaker Peter Williams was an amazing facilitator and challenged the audience to think digital. Peter shared ideas and thought-provoking examples of companies that are at the forefront of...

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The ease of a friendly audience

    Welcome to 2020! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be leading the Newcastle Business Club in its 87th year. It is an absolute honour and I am very excited about what we have planned. To be honest leading up to our first luncheon yesterday I felt a lot of...

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Overcoming Fear in Business to find Purpose

    Nancy Youssef is an award-winning finance broker, inspiring mentor, keynote  speaker and energetic philanthropist determined to create lasting change. She is the founder of Classic Finance and Classic Mentoring and Coaching, and we were fortunate enough to have...

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Living with Mental Illness

    Our October luncheon was sponsored by Access Programs Newcastle - an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. Our thanks and gratitude to Director of Access Newcastle Gary Christensen and his team for their support of this event, and for the great work that...

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A Helicopter View of Workplace Culture

    Our September luncheon saw just about a full house with members and guests being treated to what could be described as an entertaining and informative presentation. We were joined by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s Richard Jones OAM and Fiona Williams who provided...

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Local Focus and Global Agenda

    Attendees at our August luncheon were treated to a comprehensive and very interesting presentation. We were joined by Port Waratah Coal Service’s Hennie du Plooy – Chief Executive Officer, and Trudie Larnach - Manager Sustainability And Corporate Affairs. Together...

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From Sports to Business – Game-Changing Insight

    Our July luncheon tackled the topic of the Business of Sport. Our guest speaker, Rod McGeoch enthralled our guests with tales and wisdom from his stellar career as a sports administrator, passionate Hunter Valley advocate and legal professional, including from his...

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Shining a Light on the Stars in our Region

    Celebrating the businesses and individuals among us who are going above and beyond, and sharing their stories with the business community, is the very essence of our Newcastle Business Club awards. Established in 1975 the core purpose of the awards is to recognise...

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Healthy Business, Healthy People

    Our May Luncheon was attended by a very healthy crowd. I had been looking forward to this luncheon, so keen to hear from our expert panel. Each of them shared from their respective areas of expertise, some strategies and measures that we can introduce into our...

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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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