August 14

Newcastle Business Club monthly meeting. Speaker: Today show money expert and Money magazine editor Effie Zahos. Harbourview Function Centre. 11.30am-2pm. Bookings via newcastlebusinessclub.com.au. $50 member, $65 guest of member, $80 non-member. 

August 17

Eighteen04 Inc. Innovators Lunch. Topic: Ideas in Clean Tech & Smart Cities. Speaker: 30 sec soapbox, all welcome to speak. 12:30 to 2pm;Level 1, Block B, Hamilton TAFE, 91 Parry Street, Newcastle West. Free. RSVP via https://www.meetup.com/Innovators-Lunch/.

August 29

Throsby Basin Business Chamber (TBBC) monthly networking drinks. Speaker: Clare Monkley. 5.30pm. Carrington Place, 132 Young St, Carrington. Free. RSVP essential for catering. Email: secretary@throsbybasinbc.com or telephone 4929 5544

August 31

Gen Collective monthly meeting at Westfield Kotara. Centre management team will guide a tour of what will become the new mall with 30 fashion and lifestyle stores. 7:00am-9:00am, Criniti’s Restaurant, ‘The Rooftop’. Tickets: $40 members, $45 non-members. Ticket includes: Two-course Italian breakfast.

September 12

Hunter Business Women’s Network monthly event. Speaker: Stacy Ashley, Telstra Business Women's Awards nominee, Master Coach, published author. 5.45pm registration for 6.00pm start, Noah’s On The Beach. Ticket includes two-course dinner and drink on arrival. Tickets: $55 members, $65 guests.