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Hunter Business Chamber regularly provides statements and the views of the regional business community on important policy issues. Recent statements are listed below.

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Planning makes perfect for Boxing Day trading
20 November 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has encouraged retail employers intending to open on Boxing Day to plan ahead to ensure a successful and trouble-free day of trading.
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New lending fund a much-needed boost to small business
14 November 2018
Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the announcement of the Australian Business Securitisation Fund, which is intended to make it easier for small business owners to access finance.
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Chamber flags impact of media merger on local news
08 November 2018
A merger between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media could have significant impact in the Hunter due to reduction in alternative local news sources, the Hunter Business Chamber said today.
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State-wide campaign to save business owners $5m on energy bills
07 November 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber is helping businesses in the region beat power bill blues through a state-wide campaign that identifies opportunities for substantial savings on their annual energy costs.
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Chamber urges support for mining communities
05 November 2018
Future-proofing the local economies of mining communities and enhancing opportunities for SMEs to participate in the mining industry should be priorities for the federal government, Hunter Business Chamber CEO Bob Hawes will tell a parliamentary inquiry in Singleton on Monday, 5 November.
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New faces on Hunter Business Chamber board
02 November 2018
Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed a new president among four new directors announced at its Annual General Meeting at Souths Merewether on Friday.
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Hunter businesses in line for NSW awards
25 October 2018
Hunter businesses feature prominently in the NSW Business Chamber 2018 Tourism Awards and the State Business Awards, which will be announced at two gala presentation events at Luna Park, Sydney, on Thursday and Friday 22-23 November.
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Tourism jump assisting local business sentiment
03 October 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber believes the latest release of the National Tourism Statistics points to a reason that business sentiment is currently relatively strong in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter.
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Drought Dents Business Confidence But Newcastle A Bright Spot
03 October 2018
The crippling drought impacting most of NSW has seen business confidence dip, according to the latest Business Conditions Survey released by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.
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Chamber welcomes reopening of Hunter and Scott streets
28 September 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed news from Revitalising Newcastle that Hunter and Scott Streets will re-open from today in time for launch events around the restored Newcastle Station and Market Street Lawn.
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