Business Improvement Programs
We encourage all our CBD membership and local businesses to become involved locally with the CBD Corporation. Perhaps it is through CBD Events or simply by attending a charity night to network and meet others… being involved locally helps grow your network of contacts while enjoying a day or night promoting your business or staff.
Below is a short explanation on our services, but please drop us a line or drop in, we love to connect and help local CBD businesses and look forward to providing information, connecting our local experience to help you grow your business.
Our CBD Events page & Facebook have all the up to date information regarding our CBD Events.
Our annual Penrith CBD Festival brings over 20,000+ visitors & local residents to our CBD. We are always looking at opportunities to activate the CBD, bringing lifestyle choices for our CBD businesses & local residents to celebrate throughout the year.
Our special events and projects have included:
· Valentines dinners,
· Good Food Month Illuminated Dinner with 7 local restaurants coming together for 1 magical night,
· School holiday activities, Pop up markets,
· Biggest Morning Tea, Casino race night at Penrith Paceway
· Business Trivia Challenge for charity
· Christmas Twilight Tree lighting event
· Dinners with Santa could be on our usual list of calendar events.
Don’t forget to download the Penrith CBD App to find out more details on what’s happening locally in the CBD.
We collaboratively work & assist The City of Penrith RSL Sub-branch on local community events such as; Sunday community March, Dawn service & Remembrance Day.
Pop up markets, food vans, buskers & entertainment locally Check our Penrith App for Details on restaurant trading hours & locations.
Business Improvement Programme
Facade changes, signage upgrades, working with property & business owners to achieve short and long term outcomes for a vibrant visible improvement to the CBD. Limited funding is available if you are within the CBD precinct, connect with us and learn how we can help YOUR business or property.
We work with key stakeholders including WSBC to offer assistance with business plans, marketing & customer service training to improve opportunities for small business in the CBD.
Skills training & continued opportunity to assist small businesses in the CBD be skilled and ready for the future growth. We also work with Nepean Community College on projects to assist small business. During November 2016 we assisted 35 local staff from cafes & restaurants in the CBD complete a Nationally Accredited Barista training Course.
Public Space Programme
Help improve CBD areas with a program of best practise working together with key partners for a cleaner, safer and welcoming CBD.
Environment Sustainable Programme
The CBD Corporation work strategically with PCC on future planning of a greener sustainable CBD.
CBD Business Membership Programme
FREE* membership is offered to anyone who owns or operates a local CBD business (*contact us for details to see if your business is in our precinct area. If your business is in the Penrith LGA area you can still join for a small admin yearly fee of $125.00)
The membership is continually striving for a stronger communication for all business and property owners to connect locally. Proudly sponsored by Western Sydney Business Centre, the CBD membership helps us establish a local data base, connecting our members with key stakeholders; including Penrith City Council, State & Federal Members, Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce, Western Sydney Business Centre, Women With Altitude, and Nepean Business Network to name a few.
Our aim is to keep our CBD doors open for the exciting infrastructure growth our regional city is expecting, helping small business economically grow & establish success! Download CBD Membership Form to join today.
We hold monthly “Coffee Catch Ups” first Wednesday of the month 7.30-8.30am for our members to connect. Special guest speakers, launch of member’s products or information for small business create our business morning connecting. RSVP each month at email@example.com.
To encourage foot traffic and drive real change in the CBD, we offer assistance and work collaboratively with property owners, local commercial real estates to offer “pop up shops space short term”. We also work officer assistance for new business with 2 FREE health checks from Western Sydney Business Centre.
Welcome to Penrith CBD Programme
Working with our local commercial real estates & CBD property owners, we have launched “Welcome to Penrith CBD USB” This USB has local information to assist new business or property owners connect locally & make an easier transition into our city.
Penrith CBD App & Facebook
Social media is another key to unlocking opportunities & strengthen the CBD brand awareness for local businesses.