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2017 Goulburn Australia Business Excellence Awards – Nomination form

Have you started nominating Goulburn? The 2017 Goulburn Australia Business Excellence Awards are now open for nominations and self-nominations:

Award categories are –

• Young entrepreneur (age between 18-35 and own or part-own their business CANNOT be Chamber of Commerce Executive Team member)

• Excellence in Innovation
Recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.

• Excellence in Sustainability
Where sustainability is their core business, based on sustainable initiatives and projects within their business

• Excellence in small business (less than 20 employees)

• Excellence in Business (greater than 20 employees)

• Employer of Choice

• Excellence in Export
The Excellence in Export Award recognises leading examples of businesses that are exporting their products internationally and are forging a strong reputation for Australian products and services in international markets. This applies to businesses that are exporting directly or through a third party.

• Business Leader (age 36+ and NOT a Chamber of Commerce Executive Team member)

• Excellence in Customer Service

• Apprentice/Trainee of the Year


Click here to download the nomination form

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NSW IR Workshop: Workplace Issues for Bookkeeper, Payroll and Accountants

More than ever, it is vital for you to understand Modern Awards. Specifically targeted to finance experts, this half day workshop will walk you through the National Employment Standards, salaried arrangements, calculating wages and penalty rates.

Facilitator: Toni Minovski

Brought to you by: NSW Industrial Relations

Investment: Free event

RSVP: Register online now, as places are limited. Go to

If you have any issues registering online, please contact the workshop program on (02) 9228 5986.


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February Chamber Meeting


All businesses, big and small, are welcome to join us at our next meeting on Wednesday 8th Feb, 7:30am.

This Month: Project CBD!

A CBD (Central Business District) is often the commercial, business, tourist and social heart of a town. What do you want your CBD to look like next year? In 5 years? How do we put a unique Goulburn stamp on our city, which will benefit everyone?

Come and join the discussion. We want to hear your views and ideas for how our CBD district, small business shopfronts, the retail shopping experience and social and tourist opportunities could be enhanced and grown. The aim of this discussion is to collate positive and achievable ideas and strategies.
Council members will also be attending to answer your questions.

Also this month:
* Get Chamber and Business events updates. Lots of great business opportunities and developments coming up.
* Member Spotlight is on Goulburn Physiotherapy Centre. Karen Waters will be here to chat with you.
* Come and meet other local business owners and network with them

EXTRA PERK: Jim’s Bean Machine will be on site between 7:15-7:30am, so that you can get your morning coffee fix or breakfast treat (he has home-made bakery treats, croissants and waffles for you.) Cash and Eftpos available. Come early!

RSVP: By 12pm Tues 7th Feb.. Our monthly meet-ups are open to everyone, Chamber Member or not. You’re welcome here!

‘I’M BUMMED! I CAN’T COME THIS MONTH’: Oh no! We’ll miss your wit and sparkle. Please contact us and send your apologies. More importantly, email us your suggestions or ideas on this topic (by end of Feb). We’ll be collating them all. Remember, Chamber is the voice of local business, so let’s hear your voice. We’re here for you and for the town.



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Pictures and Popcorn in the Park

On Saturday 18 March 2017, Pictures & Popcorn in the Park returns!

The Garden Bar will be back – serving up local wines and ales, plus Eat Street as well as an array of activities to entertain the kids while the sun goes down.

If you are interested in participating in this event, we are currently accepting Expressions of Interest from stallholders. Please email our Events Officer Angela Remington on and an application form will be sent out to you mid-January.

Let us know if you want to be a part of one of the most popular evening events happening #RightNowInGoulburn where adults, teenagers, children and families alike spend an easy-going evening together in the open-air cinema in the beautiful Belmore Park.

Where: Belmore Park, Goulburn
When: Saturday 18 March 2017, Activities begin in the afternoon (from 5pm), movie starts at dark (approximately 8.00pm).
Admission: free.


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Vibesfest 2017

Vibesfest family and youth night out is on again in 2017 following on from the Goulburn Carnivale and Mulitcultural Festival Markets in Belmore Park.

Vibesfest will shake the city for its third year with headliner Jakubi and the return of Dauntless Movement Crew.

Vibesfest will also introduce Fem Nation and include local artists Leaving Reality, Jessie Parsons, Lachlan & Jack, Richard Joyce as well as regulars, Room 15.

Don’t miss this free, live, awesome music event from 5-11pm on Saturday 25th February.


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Australia Day 2017

Australia Day 2017 will have a strong country flavour with whip cracking, farm yards, tractor rides and Roo Arcus as official ambassador!

Roo will also be playing a special country concert from 12:15pm in the park!

Council is seeking nominations for Australia Day awards now – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year – nominations are to be received by 5pm Friday 6 January 2016

For more information please contact Executive Support Officer Tash Woods on 4823 4548 or


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January 2017 Chamber Meeting

Hi Goulburn Businesses!
After your happy Christmas festivities and well-earned holiday break, jump back into a business mindset and join us on Wed 11th Jan 2017 at 7:30am, for our next Chamber meeting. All businesses welcome!

Our monthly meetings are a great opportunity to meet and greet other local business owners and discuss business and community related issues.

You’ll also get to see some Member Spotlights and hear what some of our local businesses are up to. It’s a brand new year. Let’s kick it off positively, together.

See you there.
(RSVP through this event page or by emailing the Chamber at