President's Column | July 29

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce will be held at The Settlers Arms Cnr Brown and Lord Streets, Dungog on Thursday 22 August, 2019 at 6.30pm. Dinner will be available following the meeting at a cost of $30.00 per head


In accordance with the Constitution of the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce, to be eligible for nomination to office or to vote in the election process, you must be a current member of the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce. Subscription renewals were recently issued and we request that you attend to payment of your membership subscription at your earliest convenience, if you haven’t already done so. 


If you are a current financial member and feel you would like to contribute your experience, skills and time as a Committee Member to help continue to shape the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce as a valued service for businesses within the District, please contact me on 0432 128 143


Bookings are essential for dinner. To book head to


Following an initial announcement last year I have now received an update regarding the NSW Government, Easy to Do Business Service. 


In 2018 the NSW Government introduced Easy to do Business, a free service offered across a range of industries, that gives you personalised help and support when starting or expanding a small business .Easy to do Business also provides the support of a dedicated personal Business Concierge to help guide customers through the process, answer their questions, liaise with agencies, and review their applications.


The programme now has a dedicated Relationship Manager for the Hunter North Region, which includes Dungog, Craig Aspinall M 0437 041 194 .Craig has indicated he is happy to speak to anyone requiring assistance. This assistance extends to not only starting a new business but extending an existing business.


There has also been further industries added to the portal which now includes:  cafe, restaurant or small bar, housing construction, clothing retail business, print business and road freight transport business. Head to to visit the Easy to Do Business website.


And a reminder … Vote for My Community Project and help support local Dungog Shire projects which will benefit our local community.  There is up to $260,000 is available for every NSW electorate.  More than 1,500 ideas have been put forward including upgraded sports facilities, all-abilities playgrounds and multicultural events.


Voting closes 15 August. Successful projects will be announced in September.  Head to  to cast your vote


Kind Regards,



Jennifer Lewis

President – Dungog District Chamber of Commerce