Don't miss Council's free webinar on what to do if you're starting a new food business or renovating an existing outlet as part of October Business Month. BELOW: Taking off at the terminal - a site tour of Gold Coast Airport's new terminal will be held as part of the month's activities.
Tweed Shire Council proudly introduces the inaugural Tweed October Business Month, an initiative designed to empower, connect and celebrate the thriving Tweed business community. This new and dynamic program – part of the Succeed in the Tweed initiative – is a rallying cry to entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals across the region.
Coinciding with NSW Small Business Month, October Business Month is a testament to the talent, resilience and vibrancy that define the Tweed's business landscape.
Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry, a staunch supporter of the Tweed's business community, shared her enthusiasm for the upcoming event.
"October Business Month is a testament to the incredible journey of our local businesses. It's a time to celebrate our achievements, nurture our skills and embrace the boundless opportunities ahead,” Cr Cherry said.
“The timing is perfect, following hot on the heels of the Tweed’s incredible success at the Northern Rivers 2023 Business Awards hosted by Business NSW on Saturday 16 September, where the Tweed was represented by 24 finalists, including five* who went on to win in their categories.
“I was honoured to accompany the Tweed businesses to the awards and to witness the outstanding work our businesses are being acknowledged for.
“By working together, we can forge a brighter, more prosperous future for the Tweed Shire and ensure we continue to live in a community that is thriving.”
The month-long extravaganza promises a calendar filled with events tailored to cater to the Tweed's diverse business community. From business breakfasts to networking nights, online seminars to practical workshops, there's something for everyone. The program aims to provide invaluable opportunities for skill development, networking, knowledge sharing and celebrating business triumphs in Tweed.
The Tweed Sustainability Awards also coincide with October Business Month. These awards celebrate champions in our community, including businesses, who are going above and beyond for sustainability in the Tweed. These winners will be announced at a showcase event on Wednesday 11 October 2023 in the middle of our October Business Month celebrations.
“At the heart of this initiative lies our commitment to spotlighting the talent, resilience and vibrancy of the Tweed's business landscape,” Cr Cherry said.
“Our mission is clear: to empower the Tweed's entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals. Through a curated series of events and online content, we aim to foster connections, cultivate skills and knowledge and champion the remarkable successes of the Tweed's business ecosystem.”
Alongside online webinars hosted by Council on topics such as Development Applications (DAs) and food service safety, October Business Month is welcoming many partners and events as part of the program. Expect to see exciting opportunities from partners such as Gold Coast Airport to TAFE NSW and from Regional Development Australia to independent gurus such as Tim Jack Adams.
For a full calendar of events during October Business Month visit October Business Month | Tweed Shire Council (nsw.gov.au). Background:
* Tweed finalists at the 2023 Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards
Australian Bay Lobster Producers – Excellence in Innovation **
Belinda Dinsey, RBR Property Consultants – Outstanding Employee
Better Breathing Sport – Excellence in Health, Care and Wellness
Bolt +Buckle – Excellence in Retail and Personal Services
Daniel White, Early Up – Outstanding Business Leader
Husk Distillers – Excellence in Tourism, Recreation and Visitor Experience
Josh Northeast, Jnortheast Films – Outstanding Young Business Leader **
Locale Magazine – Outstanding Start-Up
Matthew Coakers, Coakers Building Services – Outstanding Business Leader
Pasta’ Bah – Excellence in Small Business
Pasta' Bah – Trade, Construction & Manufacturing
Planit Consulting – Excellence in Business & Professional Services
Planit Consulting – Excellence in Large Business
Potager – Excellence in Tourism, Recreation and Visitor Experience
Potager – Excellence in Small Business ***
SEE Civil – Excellence in Trade, Construction and Manufacturing
Southern Cross Credit Union – Excellence in Business and Professional Services
Summerland Credit Union – Excellence in Sustainability **
Summerland Credit Union – Excellence in Business & Professional Services **
Summerland Credit Union – Excellence in Large Business
The Professional Writer – Excellence in Micro Business ***
Theresa Mitchell, Agape Outreach Inc – Outstanding Business Leader
Tweed Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Local Chamber **
Tweed Real Food – Excellence in Small Business
*** Highly Commended
Find out more about how to do business in the Tweed with Council's free webinar on State and Local planning legislation relating to business startups, plus an overview on new agritourism legislation.
Photo 1: Serving foodCaption: Don't miss Council's free webinar on what to do if you're starting a new food business or renovating an existing outlet as part of October Business Month.
Photo 2: Gold Coast Airport terminal tourCaption: Taking off at the terminal - a site tour of Gold Coast Airport's new terminal will be held as part of the month's activities.
Photo 3: Planning webinarCaption: Find out more about how to do business in the Tweed with Council's free webinar on State and Local planning legislation relating to business startups, plus an overview on new agritourism legislation.
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