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Annual General Meeting
15.10.2017
Business Port Augusta
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 14th November
6pm
Pt Augusta Business Centre
2A Stirling RoadGuest speaker TBA
Light refreshments

There is a lot going on in BPA!

Come along, hear what’s happening, and meet up with other positive and progressive business owners, just like you!
BHP Local Buying Program - Information Sessions
15.10.2017 Written by Louise Absalom
Following our announcement at the Global Maintenance USG (GMUSG) conference in August regarding the roll-out of the BHP Local Buying Program into the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North regions, we will be holding supplier information sessions across the region (Port Augusta on 17 October) next week.  

For more information contact:
Steve
0467 722 462
Christmas Tree Festival in Port Augusta
15.10.2017 Written by Louise Absalom

The Port Augusta Christmas Tree Committee is organizing the annual CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL this year at the

INSTITUTE THEATRE ...... COMMERCIAL ROAD

Nov 30th  to  Dec 3rd. Set up Wed Nov 29th

This event has always depended on the participation of individuals

and various groups in our community for its success so we would like to invite your group and/or any individuals to enter something for display.

All entries will be named so this is another way to advertise your club or organization.

 

I am enclosing a poster for you to display, and entry forms (feel free to photocopy more if you need to) to be completed and returned  or phone in your entry (or any enquiries to me).

 

We are asking people to light their trees if they can so we can have a night viewing with carols from 8.30-9.30 p.m. on Thursday 30th and after the Christmas Pageant on Friday evening. This is an option ...don't feel you must add lights if it's a hassle. Also Sunday morning there will be a carols and readings service at 9.00 am.Hoping you will be able to participate,

Yours faithfully,
Fran Paynter.
Christmas Tree Festival Committee
PHONE 0419422592
Chew the Fat Business Lunch 17-10-17
09.10.2017
The next Chew the Fat is planned for Tuesday 17th October at 12.30pm at Arid Lands. Guest Speaker will be Dave Hayward from the Department of Employment. Dave is going to chat with the group about employment options and supports.

If you are thinking of taking on another employee, Dave will be able to give you some great information - even if you are not thinking of employing, this is worthwhile information to have, and, of course, the opportunity to have a fantastic lunch with fellow business owners/operators.

RSVP via return email or book directly at Arid Lands   8641 911
REX flights commence Monday 11th September
09.09.2017 Written by Louise Absalom

Hello all, very exciting news! Rex Airlines will be commencing services into Port Augusta to/from Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Please find the schedule below

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Adobe PDF File PUG Schedule 02 08 17.pdf
Workready Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program
23.08.2017
WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. See attached PDF for more information
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Adobe PDF File WorkReady Aboriginal Apprentices and Trainees.pdf
Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund (IEF)
23.08.2017
The IEF is intended to support Indigenous owned businesses which are based in regional or remote locations.

The IEF can offer two types of support:

  • A business advisory service,  targeting start-up and expanding Indigenous owned businesses based in regional and remote locations.
  • Grants for plant & equipment – one off grants, prioritising business plant and equipment, where commercial finance isn’t available

A small number of independent business advisors have been engaged to provide expert assistance, including one for South Australia

For more information see the attached PDF

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Adobe PDF File Fact Sheet - IEF May 2017.pdf
Council adopts 2017/18 budget
21.07.2017 Written by Lee Heron
 

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29
Nov

Christmas Tree Festival in Port Augusta

We hope that you will participate in this year's Christmas Tree Festival. Please see the full article.more
Christmas Tree Festival in Port Augusta

The Port Augusta Christmas Tree Committee is organizing the annual CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL this year at the

INSTITUTE THEATRE ...... COMMERCIAL ROAD

Nov 30th  to  Dec 3rd. Set up Wed Nov 29th

This event has always depended on the participation of individuals

and various groups in our community for its success so we would like to invite your group and/or any individuals to enter something for display.

All entries will be named so this is another way to advertise your club or organization.

 

I am enclosing a poster for you to display, and entry forms (feel free to photocopy more if you need to) to be completed and returned  or phone in your entry (or any enquiries to me).

 

We are asking people to light their trees if they can so we can have a night viewing with carols from 8.30-9.30 p.m. on Thursday 30th and after the Christmas Pageant on Friday evening. This is an option ...don't feel you must add lights if it's a hassle. Also Sunday morning there will be a carols and readings service at 9.00 am.Hoping you will be able to participate,

Yours faithfully,
Fran Paynter.
Christmas Tree Festival Committee
PHONE 0419422592
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17
Oct

BHP Local Buying Program - Information Sessions

Following our announcement at the Global Maintenance USG (GMUSG) conference in August regarding the roll-out of the BHP Local Buying Program into the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North regions, we will be holding supplier information sessions across the region (Port Augusta on 17 October) next week. more
BHP Local Buying Program - Information Sessions
Following our announcement at the Global Maintenance USG (GMUSG) conference in August regarding the roll-out of the BHP Local Buying Program into the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North regions, we will be holding supplier information sessions across the region (Port Augusta on 17 October) next week.  

For more information contact:
Steve
0467 722 462
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14
Nov

Annual General Meeting

Business Port Augusta
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 14th November, 6pm
Pt Augusta Business Centre
2A Stirling Road
Guest speaker TBA
Light refreshmentsmore
Annual General Meeting
Business Port Augusta
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 14th November
6pm
Pt Augusta Business Centre
2A Stirling RoadGuest speaker TBA
Light refreshments

There is a lot going on in BPA!

Come along, hear what’s happening, and meet up with other positive and progressive business owners, just like you!
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17
Oct

Chew the Fat Business Lunch 17-10-17

The next Chew the Fat is planned for Tuesday 17th October at 12.30pm at Arid Lands. Guest Speaker will be Dave Hayward from the Department of Employment.more
Chew the Fat Business Lunch 17-10-17
The next Chew the Fat is planned for Tuesday 17th October at 12.30pm at Arid Lands. Guest Speaker will be Dave Hayward from the Department of Employment. Dave is going to chat with the group about employment options and supports.

If you are thinking of taking on another employee, Dave will be able to give you some great information - even if you are not thinking of employing, this is worthwhile information to have, and, of course, the opportunity to have a fantastic lunch with fellow business owners/operators.

RSVP via return email or book directly at Arid Lands   8641 911
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19
Sep

Solar Energy information session

“Bringing the numbers together to make it happen”
Come and hear from local solar installer
KEVIN FREEMAN ELECTRICAL
Also Lindsay Puddy shares his personal experience
with STAND ALONE BATTERIESmore
Solar Energy information session

“Bringing the numbers together to make it happen”


Come and hear from local solar installer
KEVIN FREEMAN ELECTRICAL
on how a solar PV system can benefit your home or business.

Also Lindsay Puddy shares his personal experience
with STAND ALONE BATTERIES

6.00pm Tuesday 19th September
Port Augusta Yacht Club
Nibbles Supplied | Bar Facilities Available
 
PLEASE RSVP to Anne Harvey on 8642 4322
by Friday 15th September
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15
Sep

JOBEX

Premier Weatherill officially launched JOBEX earlier this afternoon, and things are taking shape with nearly 80 of SA’s leading businesses already confirmed as exhibiting.more
JOBEX

Premier Weatherill officially launched JOBEX earlier this afternoon, and things are taking shape with nearly 80 of SA’s leading businesses already confirmed as exhibiting.

https://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/jay-weatherill-news-releases/7997-jobex-sa-s-largest-job-expo


Official launch and media

Now that the Premier has officially launched the event, the first phase of the JOBEX website is live - feel free to go and have a look atwww.jobex.sa.gov.au.

We will be continuing to update and refine this site, so please share with us your views and ideas. At this time, we expect that the ‘regional’ event information will be made live on or before Friday 22nd September, so we do appreciate you working your business contacts to get an many organisations signed up prior to next week’s closing date for Exhibitor EoIs.

Today also marks the launch of the statewide media campaign to promote the events, which will include TV, radio, online, social, print, and outdoor...I’m advised by our Comms team that they expect the JOBEX Ad will reach an estimated 800,000 South Australians before the end of this weekend alone.

As we discussed during our regional visits over the past couple of weeks, we would appreciate you promoting JOBEX in your communities and through any media channels available to you. If you have ideas and require any content or digital/graphic assets from us, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 Also, a reminder that if you’re aware of new developments or interesting projects in your regions that are generating jobs, or personal case studies of people re-training or transitioning into new areas of employment  – please let us know as we’re regularly being asked for ideas for new media articles etc.

Exhibiting businesses
We’re excited to share that we already have a pretty impressive list of exhibitors such as Santos, BHP, OZ Minerals, Fleet Space Technologies, Nyrstar, Tesla, SAHMRI, Neoen, Mighty Kingdom Gaming, Viterra, Thomas Foods and Costa Group, with a good number of these organisations also nominating to participate in the regional JOBEX events. The full list (as at 06/09) is available on the website.

As discussed during our meetings with you, we would greatly appreciate your support to follow up with the businesses within your local and regional networks and encourage them to register their interest at www.sa.gov.au/jobex. Please note registration close next Friday 15 September.


Thanks all. Our JOBEX Team are looking forward to working with you to deliver these events, and to ensure JOBEX is a great success in both the Upper Spencer Gulf and Murraylands regions.

 
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14
Sep

Chew the Fat Lunch

Oops! Time has got away from me! Late notice, but well worth putting in your diary - the next Chew the Fat Long Lunch is planned for next Thursday 14th September 12.30pm at Arid Lands.
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Chew the Fat Lunch
Oops! Time has got away from me! Late notice, but well  worth putting in your diary - the next Chew the Fat Loooong Lunch is planned for next Thursday 14th September 12.30pm at Arid Lands. 

This time we are going to open the lunch to you - bring your business questions or queries - hear how other businesses deal with the things that you might be finding more difficult. 

These lunches are a great way to network and to meet others doing pretty much the same as you!

Business Port Augusta Inc.

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6
Sep

TAFE SA Port Augusta Open Day

The Port Augusta TAFESA Regional Manager Robin O’Dea would like to invite you to attend our campus Open Day.more
TAFE SA Port Augusta Open Day
TAFESA Port Augusta Open Day   -   6 September 2017

You are invited

 The Port Augusta TAFESA Regional Manager Robin O’Dea would like to invite you to attend our campus Open Day.
 An informal BBQ lunch will be supplied starting at 12:00pm, where you can interact and associate with our staff and other invited guests, this will be followed by a guided campus tour. 
Robin invites you to take time to participate in the campus tour where each of our Business Units will be showcasing their nationally accredited courses either by active workshops, classes in progress or static displays.  
 
The BBQ Lunch will be held in the courtyard adjacent to the staffroom.
(On arrival please ask at the reception area for directions).
 
Please reply no later than Thursday 31st August if you are attending the BBQ Lunch.

 

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to make contact with Shanon on 0472 811 112

 

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17
Aug

Chewing the fat – networking the Pt Augusta way!

How often do we say … I need staff with this or that skill, but cant find it here in Pt Augusta? Now is your chance to put forward YOUR needs!more
Chewing the fat – networking the Pt Augusta way!

Last month, Mayor Sam Johnson called for businesses to come together over a relaxed networking lunch, to not only hear some fantastic good news stories of development within Port Augusta and the region, but also to voice their challenges as a business.

The long lunch was a fantastic success with many businesses indicating they want to continue with this style of networking event. The next lunch is planned for 17th August 12.30pm at Arid Lands.

Kriston Thompson, Regional Manager, Skills and Development, will be facilitating a short workshop in order to gain a deeper awareness of the industry training and individual needs for skills and jobs in this area. How often do we say … I need staff with this or that skill, but cant find it here in Pt Augusta? Now is your chance to put forward YOUR needs!

AND have a great lunch with like minded business people. RSVP to info@businessportaugusta.com.au

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August is the month for business!

See whats happening in August!more
August is the month for business!
See whats happening in August!
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