Hunter Business Chamber’s business development forum. Kellie Mills discusses changing staff mindsets. 7.30am, Wests City. Tickets $45 member, $55 affiliate member, $65 non member from http://events.hunterbusinesschamber.com.au

August 15

NFP Connect monthly breakfast. Speaker: Connectability CEO David Carey. Topic: More with Less: Four Years of NDIS Reality. Soul Cafe, second floor, 49 Hunter Street (above Westpac) Newcastle. 7:10am. $35 per person, includes cooked breakfast. Bookings via nfpconnect.com.au. 

August 24

 Workers Compensation Update. 5.30pm–6.30pm. Hunter TAFE, Hamilton Campus C Block, Level 2, Rm CS4. Cost: Free for Hunter Business Chamber members and non-members. RSVP essential. 

August 25

Property Council of Australia Hunter Chapter luncheon. Speaker: Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance on development of the light rail system in Newcastle. 12.00pm - 2.00pm, NEX, Wests City, corner of Union Street & King Streets, Newcastle West​. Members tickets: $110, non-members: $160. See propertycouncil.com.au for more information. 

August 31

  Hunter Business Awards. 630pm for 7.15pm to 10pm. NEX (Wests City), Cnr King St and Union Streets, Newcastle West. Cost: Members $150 and non members $180. RSVP: Essential online by August 17. See hunterbusinesschamber.com.au.