On May 25 this year the European Commission implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which describes very stringent data collection, processing and storage rules for businesses operating in the European Union. Why should anyone in Australia be concerned? According to the European Commission website, the law applies to:  a company or entity which processes…

Pyrmont Ultimo edges closer to being the certified tech hub of Australia with Google expanding its footprint in the precinct. The internet behemoth has acquired 38-42 Pirrama Road, currently tenanted by Seven Network and just metres away from their headquarters in the acclaimed, sustainably designed Workplace6 building.  Google will also occupy 1 Darling Island Road…

When keen surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinksi finally got tired of catching more plastic bags than waves out in the ocean, they quit their jobs, obtained some seed funding and developed the Seabin, an immersible rubbish filtering device. On World Oceans Day (June 8) Australian National Maritime Museum partnered with The Seabin Project to…

The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of Pop Up events in and around Union Square this winter.  For three consecutive Friday evenings, businesses along Harris Street and around Pyrmont Village centre will stave off the cold and gloom with special promotional offers, outdoor entertainment, fairy lights and a warm community…

Pyrmont Festival is one of Sydney’s most popular events and the flagship for Pyrmont Ultimo precinct. Last year’s festival was hugely successful and introduced new elements such as the Beer Garden and  Eat Street Corner. This year the it will be transformed. Due to strong feedback from the community, the festival will now take place…

The City of Sydney is the Principal Partner of the Sydney City Region in the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards 2018. It’s the second time The City has partnered with the awards, proving its commitment to helping small to medium businesses boost their profile, make valuable connections and be acknowledged for their achievements. NSW Business…

The City of Sydney is running a free series of business seminars aimed directly at getting small business owners up to speed on digital platforms and social media marketing. The next seminar will explore Facebook marketing and address key points such as: •             How to design campaigns •             How to create effective Ads •             How…

Garry Noel, the Branch Manager of Pyrmont Community Bank (branch of Bendigo Bank) has extended a special offer to members of Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce. To help make EFTPOS transactions simpler and cheaper for small business owners, Pyrmont Community Bank has tailored a package that includes: no joining fee no administration fee no minimum…

Australia China Business Council (ACBC) will be hosting a Trade and Investment Business Forum with a delegation of around 100 CEOs and Directors from prominent Zhejiang based businesses attending. The half day symposium will be led by Zhang Qingshan, Vice Chairman of CCPIT Zhejiang Provincial Committee. This  exclusive event will allow you to: Hear from…

Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Netstripes for a very successful Bizruption networking event on April 17. Held in the Lux Theatre at Hoyts Broadway, the meeting was attended by a large number business owners, comfortably seated in plush reclining chairs. Sonia Wray, energetic as ever, was CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) for the…