February 13

NFP Connect: Community Partnership. Speaker: Jeremy Bath, Newcastle City Council CEO. 7:00am to 8:30am. Venue: Soul Cafe, corner of Hunter Street and Watt Street, Newcastle East. Cost: $35RSVP Details: nfpconnect.com.au.

February 16

Hunter Research Foundation Centre: Hunter Economic Breakfast Series. Topic: Growing Smarter: Implications of Housing Affordability in the Hunter. Speaker: Dr Anthea Bill - HRF Centre. 7am - 9am, NEX, Wests City, King Street Newcastle. Tickets from $35 via Eventbrite or call 4985 4311.

February 21

 Business Development Forum. Guest Speaker: Kurt Gidley, Business Development Executive, Newcastle Knights; Tony Butterfield, National Business Manager, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing; and Greg Fenwick, Economic Development Coordinator, Newcastle City Council. Topic: The Changing face of business and kick starting 2018. 7.30am-8.45am. Greenhouse, Tauranga Road, New Lambton. Members $45  and non members $55. RSVP: Essential online by Monday 19 February at hunterbusinesschamber.com.au.

February 23

 Hunter Business Mining. Speaker: Greg Evans, CEO of COAL21 Fund and executive director of coals at the Minerals Council of Australia. Topic: The International outlook for Australian coal and its role in underpinning domestic electricity generation. 12.30–2.00pm. Cost: Members $110 and Non Members $160. RSVP essential online by Friday February 16 at hunterbusinesschamber.com.au.