President's Message

 

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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Focusing on your customer’s needs, not your own

      It was great to welcome Lois Donaldson from Wine Selectors, to our May luncheon. She provided some great insight into the customer journey that Wine Selectors has been on. A local quiet achiever, the organisation has successfully repositioned itself to remain...

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Making it an experience for your customers, not just a purchase

      Our April luncheon was a packed house, with everyone keen to hear from Phil McAveety, Director Customer Experience of Scentre Group (who manages Westfield – among other things!) He provided a captivating presentation about the approach of their team to look at...

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Great way to start 2018!

Our annual Mayoral Panel was a great way to start the year, with our tickets selling out before the event! In case you missed my message last month, one of the new member benefits is that if you are a member you get access to event tickets 48 hours prior to everyone...

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