industry news september 2018

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City Centre Manager Update

The past six months have been a difficult time for Council, staff, business and the community with the illness and passing of our City Centre Manager Jason Mumford. Thank you for your kindness and patience during this time. (more)

Hockey brings valuable Tourism dollars

Over 1800 participants will be heading to Lismore this weekend, Friday 21 October for the Men’s Masters Australian Hockey Championships. Players and their families will be here until Saturday 6 October, that’s 16 days of valuable tourism spending in Lismore. (more)

Xmas in the Heart

This year’s Christmas promotions are shaping up to bigger and better than ever, with plans to build on this popular celebration and make Lismore the “go to” place for Christmas this year.
The CBD will be abuzz with Xmas competitions (with amazing prizes! ) and loads of activities for the kids, and the kids in us all. The streets around the city will ring with the sounds of Christmas. From December 1, right through to Xmas eve, look out for carol singers, Christmas wrappers (not rappers), Santa and his sleigh, and advent calendar activities. (more)

What’s on Campaign for Oct | Nov

The What’s on in Lismore campaign began in June this year has generated a substantial increase in interest and engagement and contributed to a 22% increase in visitation to the website. (more)

Free Business Listing – maximize your exposure

It’s been nearly six years since the launch of the Lismore, Nimbin and Come to the Heart websites and its time for a refresh. Our update will take advantage of new and emerging technologies with an increased emphasis on video content and social media. (more)

Event Funding Opportunities

Funding for rural and regional NSW events has been launched with opportunities for events to apply for the NSW Government’s Flagship Events Program. Round one is now open for events held between January and June 2019. (more)

Regular Industry Updates

As a business registered on the directory you will receive regular email updates about upcoming events, promotions, activities and opportunities. If you don’t need a business directory listing, you can just register for updates. (more)

Event Workshop - you're invited!

Coordinating or planning to host an event in Lismore, Nimbin or the Villages in the next 12 months, well you’re invited to attend a one hour event workshop hosted by the Lismore Tourism + Events team to discuss ways that the team can help you with your event. Learn about event support, planning, marketing and funding opportunities. (more)

Future Direction for CBD Promotion – we need you’re input!

Now's the time to plan for our future, moving forward into 2019. As experienced business operators we care about your opinion and we want to hear your ideas! (more)

Music Plan for CBD

Lismore has long been known as a nursery for live music, whether that be buskers on the street, bands in pubs, or large scale music events. (more)

Free Breakfast Event – Celebrate Small Business Month

Lismore City Council, in partnership with Kyogle Council, invite you to a free business breakfast with expert business consultants Lilly Choi-Lee and Trevor Lee of TravConsult. (more)

New Promotional Campaign

A new television commercial promoting the Lismore CBD will soon be launched. The TVC will blend high quality video and stills to showcase the Lismore retail and cultural ‘experience’. The ongoing campaign will compliment other promotions throughout the year to keep the Lismore CBD foremost in the hearts and minds of visitors and locals alike. (more)

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