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Did you miss out? Oct 20

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with David Blakely of Chanel Australia

At our October Dinner Meeting we had a special guest talking about Brand Identity. The Managing Director of one of the world’s most iconic and most recognizable brands, David Blakely, the MD of Chanel Australia for the past 20 years imparted his knowledge of how important your brand is to your business. We had a great turnout at Vabys of 40 guests. If you missed out keep an eye on the Chamber’s website for upcoming events and the latest business news for Picton and Wollondilly.

As our final event for Small Business Month, we are grateful for the support from NSW Government Small Business Month incentives.


Kevin Abey, David Blakeley, Jo Bentley, Judith Hannan, Geoff O'Brien

CEO Chanel Australia David Blakeley and VP Picton Chamber of Commerce Jo Bentley


David Blakeley and Jo Bentley

Kevin Abey (Wollondilly Council), David Blakeley (Chanel Aust.), Jo Bentley (Picton Chamber), Judith Hannan (Councillor), Geoff O’Brien (President, Picton Chamber)




New members are always welcome.

We would love to hear from you. Why not drop into one of our meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Regular membership is $80 per year. However this year (2020)  we are offering a special incentive to join up.

With your $80 membership, you will receive a $60 voucher to redeem at participating Chamber member businesses.

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October is Business Month

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Wollondilly Council and The Picton Chamber of Commerce are running workshops for Small Business Month. You are invited to participate in our events so spread the word.

Session 2

21st October 2020

How to Set Prices and Not Go Bust

Are you frustrated? You seem to be working really hard, but there doesn’t seem to be enough of a financial reward. Are you honestly paying yourself for ALL hours worked?

In this session we look at pricing inputs, the impact of discounting, quoting and other key pricing issues like covering your admin and marketing time. Our focus will be –

Understanding how pre-qualifying customers helps to keep costs down

Understanding the real cost of quoting and how it needs to be absorbed in pricing somewhere

Working out ‘hourly’ rates

Charging your real wort

Cash flow forecasting basics

Presenter: Jane Tweedy is a small business advisor, consultant and trainer.

Jane is passionate about helping small businesses succeed and has an interactive style, ensuring all participants receive great value from their investment. Jane works for Western Sydney Business Centre as a small business advisor, and provides training as part of her new business, FAQ Business Training. Jane has a broad background in corporate, volunteering and small business. This provides a unique perspective at a strategic and detail level. Jane is a lifelong learner and you will benefit from her wealth of applied knowledge and experience.

Where & When

Both workshops will be held at Moses Barnes at $15 per head subsidized by NSW Government and Picton Chamber of Commerce.

Ticket price includes dinner

Dinner Workshop Ticket links

Session 2

Additional Free Workshops

Wollondilly Council is running two Free workshops for Small Business Month.

You are invited to participate in our events and would appreciate your help to spread the word.


Below is a link to Council’s event page on their website.


Free Brand Building Workshop   Free Planning for the Future Workshop

Numbers are limited so get in quick!