Be in the running!
The Henrys Business Awards Nominations Now Open
Nominations have been extended until Friday 23 August 2019.
The Parkes Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the 2019 Henrys! It is a wonderful platform for you to showcase your business within the Parkes Shire to our local business community and reiterate to our customers the important part your business plays in our local community. It is also a fantastic opportunity to be potentially recognised at a State level for being a business leader in your chosen field of expertise – an invaluable marketing opportunity for any business.
Once again, this Year we are pleased to partner with the NSW Business Chamber Awards and align with the State Awards. Eligible winners of The Henrys will proceed as a finalist to the 2020 Western NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards with the potential to progress onto the NSW Business Chamber Awards.
If you have any questions about The Henry Business Awards or your entry, please contact the Chamber: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Outstanding Young Employee*
2. Outstanding Young Entrepreneur*
3. Outstanding Business Leader*
4. StartUp Superstar*^
5. Excellence in Innovation*
6. Excellence in Social Enterprise*
7. Excellence in Retail
8. Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism
9. Excellence in Personal and Lifestyle
10. Excellence in Professional Services
11. Excellence in Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Mining, Industrial + Trade
12. Excellence in Micro Business*
13. Excellence in Small Business*
14. Excellence in Business*
15. The Ken Birch Memorial Award (as nominated by the Parkes Chamber of Commerce Executive)
16. The Henry – Business of the Year
+ Asterisk (*) indicates that the award winner will proceed as a finalist to the 2019 Western NSW Business Chamber Awards.
+ One arrow (^) indicates that the category does not include new ownership of an existing business.
Entries open 10 July 2019
Info Breakfast 10 July 2019
Nominations due 19 August 2019
Nominations extended to 23 August 2019
Judging commences 26 August 2019
Finalists announced 19 September 2019
Gala Dinner 25 October 2019
Follow along with The Henrys – Parkes Business Awards‘ Facebook page for more information.
Contact The Parkes Chamber of Commerce email email@example.com
July 10 (Wednesday) - August 23 (Friday)
Are you interested in a career with the Rail Industry?
Rail Industry Course
Expressions of Interest (EOI) now open! Hurry, EOIs close Thursday 1 August.
Trojan Rail are hosting a 6 week course for successful applicants who are interested in a pathway into the Rail Industry.
EOI close Thursday 1 August 2019
Course commences 5 August – 14 September 2019
July 30 (Tuesday) - September 14 (Saturday)
Be part of the milestone celebrations!
Northparkes Celebrates 25 Years
Northparkes will have been operating for 25 years in August and to celebrate, Northparkes Mines are opening a shopfront in Parkes for two weeks.
Call in and visit Northparkes Mines to chat to the team and take a trip down memory lane. There will be plenty of things to keep the kids occupied, loads of merchandise, plus Northparkes Mines are giving away an underground tour to one lucky winner!
The shopfront will be open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.
Monday 12 August 9am-4pm
Tuesday 13 August 9am-4pm
Wednesday 14 August 9am-4pm
Thursday 15 August 9am-4pm
Friday 16 August 9am-4pm
Saturday 17 August 9am-12noon
Monday 19 August 9am-4pm
Tuesday 20 August 9am-4pm
Wednesday 21 August 9am-4pm
Thursday 22 August 9am-4pm
Friday 23 August 9am-4pm
Saturday 24 August 9am-12noon
203 Clarinda Street Parkes NSW
Follow along with the Northparkes Mines‘ Facebook page for more information.
12 (Monday) 9:00 am - 24 (Saturday) 12:00 pm
Northparkes Minesali.firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 995 Parkes NSW 2870
Wellness Workshop with Psychologist, Libby Taylor
This workshop will allow you an opportunity to explore the effects of stressful events, such as the current drought. It will also focus on every day strategies to help manage your day.
Libby is a registered Psychologist and works with adults, children and their families including working with a multidisciplinary diagnostic and assessment team for Behaviour, Development and Autism Spectrum Disorders in children.
Her career in health and counselling spans over 30 years, initially as a registered nurse before pursuing further studies in Psychology. Libby went to the UK, working as a research assistant at the department of Experimental Psychology for 10 years.
When she returned to Australia, she began working in the disability sector in an Early Intervention Service on the south coast of NSW, helping to set up a Psychologist’s position supporting parents and their young children. Libby now works in an Early Intervention Service for children at Noah’s Inclusion Services in the beautiful setting of Mundamia.
Libby is passionate about applied neuroscience and has completed training programs in this area. Neuropsychotherapy helps to explain how experiences from birth and throughout adult life have a profound effect on neural networks and memory systems of the brain. Libby uses Neuropsychotherapy as a tool to gently guide the client in the process of restructuring the brain towards higher levels of functioning and well-being.
Libby will be bringing along her super sweet and ever-loving dog, Georgie!
10 am to 12 pm on Friday 23 August
17 Court St, Parkes
Please RSVP to Roger Kitson
Phone: 0428 686 200
(Friday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parkes Uniting Church
11-17 Court Street, Parkes
Bluntside Skatepark Series 2019
Bluntside Skatepark Tours will be visiting Parkes Skate Park on Saturday 24 August 2019 as part of its tour around Central NSW.
Can you shred your local? Prove it this September through January as part of the Bluntside Skatepark Series. The Bluntside Skatepark Series 2019 is a qualifier for skateboard state titles.
Whether you skate, scoot or BMX, there’s space for everyone to compete with Opens, Womens, 16 & Under and 12 & Under age divisions.
Events will run between 10am to 2pm, with prizes and giveaways.
Categories include Opens, Womens, 16 & Under Mixed, and 12 & Under Mixed.
All Day (Saturday)
Parkes Skate Park
National Parks Association of NSW Lachlan Valley Branch Walks
The medium 5km track starts at MacRailds.
Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended.
All walks are subject to there being no adverse RFS fire warnings at the time and no closure of the relevant State Forest due to Hunting Permits etc.
Please contact Liz and Graeme MacRaild on 0417 530 081 the night before the walk if you intend to come.
A $2.00 donation from each walker is appreciated.
9 am on Saturday 24 August
‘MacRailds’ 2499 Amaroo Way, Cookamidgera
Follow along with National Parks Association of NSW’s Facebook page for more information.
Easy: (5 to 10 kilometres) Mostly flat to slightly undulating topography. Walks are mostly on tracks or fire trails and of moderate distance. Suitable for those with a minimum level of fitness.
Medium: (5 to 8 kilometres) May be over moderate hills or rough terrain. May involve some off track walking. Walk may involve shorter distance overall due to rougher conditions. Suitable for an average fitness level.
Hard: (5 or more kilometres) Walk may involve hilly or mountainous terrain, rough tracks, a trackless route or an extended distance. Walk suitable for above average fitness level.
(Saturday) 9:00 am
2499 Amaroo Way, Cookamidgera
National Parks Association of NSW Lachlan Valley Branchlachlan@npansw.org.au PO Box 593, Parkes 2870
Barry Green Performance
Come along and be entertained by the talented Barry Green!
Barry is a popular, well known local.
He has also produced an album called “First Time”.
From 4 pm on Sunday 25 August
Parkes Services Club
Downstairs in the Lounge Area
For more information visit Parkes Services Club‘s website.
(Sunday) 4:00 pm
Parkes Services Club
9-17 Short St
Trundle Film Society Inc
The Trundle Film Society welcomes new members for the screening of Metropolis (1927).
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences.
The movie will start at 6:30pm at The Staging Post, Trundle.
Contact email@example.com or phone or text 0408 022 571 for membership details.
(Sunday) 6:30 pm
The Staging Post
29 Forbes St Trundle
Trundle Film Societyjohn.firstname.lastname@example.org 29 Forbes Street, Trundle, NSW 2875
Be out there at the Parkes Show!
The Parkes Show is held each year at the end of August, and runs over three days and two nights with plenty of entertainment, side shows and trade stands along with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen from miles around.
The event also features four days of horse events as well as exhibits of sheep, cattle, birds and poultry.
The Parkes Show is one of the biggest agricultural shows west of the Blue Mountains.
Follow along with the Parkes Show Society’s Facebook page to keep up-to-date on what’s happening.
august 26 (Monday) - 28 (Wednesday)
Parkes P.A & H Show Societysecretary@parkesshow.org.au 61 Welcome Street, Parkes