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Small businesses invited to attend Big Impact online expo

Port Stephens business owners who have felt the effects of COVID-19 are being encouraged to attend a virutal event as part of Small Business Month this October.


The ‘Small Business — Big Impact ‘ virtual event will be held on Tuesday 27 October to reignite our small business community and celebrate the impact that small businesses make in our region and beyond.

Acting Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator Rachel Wood said the sessions are designed to provide a forum to discuss, debate and find solutions to the challenges small businesses face in our region.

“Despite the testing times that COVID-19 has brought on our small business community this year, this event will provide an opportunity for those impacted to connect virtually.

“The program will give attendees the opportunity to access content, training and resources to assist in post COVID-19 recovery and stimulate growth for businesses and our local economy.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer said the collaborative effort from organisations across our region is to be commended.

“The event is a great example of collaboration in our region providing a platform for our business community to get together during these challenging times.

“I’m thrilled to see our business community rallying together to support one another while driving the post COVID-19 recovery in Port Stephens,” he said.

A number of sessions will be held throughout the 4-hour event covering a range of topics including How to do Business with Council with procurement specialist Rex Morrison.

This event is jointly presented by Port Stephens Council, Tomaree Business Chamber, Port Stephens Women in Business, Destination Port Stephens and Spark CoWork.

The event is free to attend however bookings are essential. For full event details including guest speakers, program topics and to register visit

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