Business looks to opportunities in light rail
ACT Chamber
Large infrastructure projects - be they new housing developments, major roads, construction of essential facilities such as hospitals and schools, or indeed light rail - tend to be greeted with mixed sentiments from the community. However, the one indisputable fact is that these projects provide opportunities for local businesses, local employment and growth. One of the most significant infrastructure projects...
Export award winners demonstrate ACT’s international business success
Associations To Business
I recently had the privilege of travelling to the United States with a contingent of local businesses on a trade mission. For me, this trip further highlighted the international competitiveness of ACT businesses and the ongoing potential for Canberra companies to become global exporters. The exceptional quality of goods produced in the ACT has resulted in worldwide sales; while innovative...
Expanding ACT’s export footprint
Associations To Business
ACT businesses are performing strongly on the international stage and a number of initiatives planned for the next few months have the potential to make them an even more significant player. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's publication 'Australian Trade by State and Territory 2013-2014', which was released earlier this year, exports from the ACT have experienced...
Is it time to wrap our heads around wraparound services?
Associations To Business
The health and social services sectors in Australia have long been committed to the concept of patient-focused or wraparound services, where the individual is at the centre of a comprehensive care team working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes possible. Since the term was first coined in the 1980s, 'wraparound' has been defined in a variety of ways. Essentially though,...
CONFIDENCE KEY TO BUSINESS GROWTH
Associations To Business
I was perusing some quotes recently and the following attributed to Helen Keller caught my eye: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." The reason this resonated with me is because it reflects why business confidence is so important. Without confidence and optimism, whether economic times are good or bad, we...
Investment in business development will boost confidence
Associations To Business
The Canberra Business Chamber commends the ACT Government for providing strategic funding in this year's Budget to stimulate economic activity in the region. It is important the ACT continues to diversify its economy. The $11.75 million for a new business development strategy, Confident and Business Ready, is designed to drive investment, create jobs and encourage innovation. It will build on...
Investment in business development will boost confidence
Associations To Business
The Canberra Business Chamber commends the ACT Government for providing strategic funding in this year's Budget to stimulate economic activity in the region. It is important the ACT continues to diversify its economy. The $11.75 million for a new business development strategy, Confident and Business Ready, is designed to drive investment, create jobs and encourage innovation. It will build on...
2015 Canberra Business Chamber ACT Budget Summary
Associations To Business
Key Points $244.4 million in new expense initiatives; $487.5 million in new infrastructure and capital initiatives; and $106.4 million in new revenue initiatives over four years. Net operating balance a deficit of $407.6 million in 2015-16, an increase of $157.8 million from the deficit of $249.8 million previously forecast. Budget now expected to return to surplus ($50.3 million) in 2018-19....
New leadership at Canberra Business Chamber
Associations To Business
The new leadership at Canberra Business Chamber is poised to drive a positive outcome for business in the ACT and for the ACT economy. Mr Glenn Keys, elected as the new Chair of Canberra Business Chamber in March 2015 and Ms Robyn Hendry, who will move into the CEO role from late May 2015, are both looking forward to tackling...
Glenn Keys to take over as Chair of Canberra Business Chamber
Associations To Business
The election on 19 February 2014 of Mr Glenn Keys, as Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber Board, was another important step in the successful coming together of two well-known and respected business organisations - Canberra Business Council and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry - to form Canberra Business Chamber, a single strong voice for business...
10 Steps for Success: B2B Digital Marketing in 2015
Associations To Business
The world of marketing has changed forever, and it is confusing. With the emergence of the information age and technology explosion, the marketing function has expanded at light speed. Marketing can now cover technology, analytics, customer service, sales, and become a unifying role for businesses. But what does it mean for your organisation? The Problem According to a recent CEB...
Welcome to the Future of Canberra Business
Associations To Business
On 13 November, a new organisation called Canberra Business Chamber launched at Hotel Realm at their Inaugural Gala Dinner. Canberra Business Chamber resulted from the coming together of Canberra Business Council and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The new organisation has launched with a bang, they released a new brand, a new board and a new...
Government decision to delay new convention centre beyond belief
Associations To Business
Congratulations Glenn Keys: ACT Australian of the year Congratulations to Canberra Business Chamber Board member, Glenn Keys, who was named the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year at a ceremony in Canberra on 3 November 2014. Glenn was recognized not only as a successful businessman and a leader in Canberra's business community, but as a philanthropist and disability campaigner. Each...
Workplace bullying – issues for employers
ACT Chamber
Workplace bullying and harassment are matters that should be taken seriously by all employers. In the Australian Capital Territory, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 clearly sets out a requirement for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to take all reasonably practicable steps to provide "a work environment without risks to health and safety…", as well as...
Greater support for ACT exporters
ACT Exporters
Canberra Business Council was recently appointed as the ACT and surrounding region's arm of Austrade's TradeStart Network. The prime objective of Austrade's TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long-term success in international markets. It offers exporters the combined resources of Austrade and Canberra Business Council, providing local assistance and a direct link to overseas...
Government decision to delay new convention centre beyond belief
Associations To Business
The Canberra business community is deeply disappointed and perplexed by the ACT Government's decision to further delay, u ntil after 2020, the development of a new convention centre for the Nation's Capital. As recently as 3 June 2014 the ACT Government committed $1.5 million to the next phase of the Australia Forum project to include the preparation of a detailed...
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