■ Entries are now open for the 2014 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. The annual awards are open to all businesses, large and small, across western Sydney and aim to demonstrate the success and talent that can be found in Australia's third-largest economy. You can join past winners who have gone on to receive national acclaim, make international contacts, learn about television appearances and build your business profile. For details go to wsabe.com.au. Entries close June 24.
■ The Western Sydney Careers Expo is at Sydney Olympic Park on June 19-22. There will be with 145 exhibitors and 115 seminars aimed at HSC subjects, tertiary courses, careers and gap years. Visitors can get expert advice on employment services, work and study skills programs, career counselling and more in halls 5 and 6 at the Sydney Showground. Entry ranges from $10 to $25 and children under 15 years get in for free. Details: westernsydneycareerexpo.com.au.
■ Learn how to promote your business through social media, at a breakfast presentation by Edward Zia from Excellence Above, 7.30am-9am, at Alpha Hotel, Peter Brock Drive, Eastern Creek on Wednesday, June 18. The Cumberland Business Chamber event will be catered. Details: cumberlandbusinesschamber.com.au.
■ Cumberland Business Chamber's general manager Narelle Stoker has reduced her working week to 15 hours for health reasons. Ms Stoker said she would continue to work behind the scenes. Chamber president Ben Jackson said it would be business as usual in the office. He said the board had decided to take on some additional staff to "fill Narelle's large shoes" and looked forward to her return later in the year.
■ Learn about cloud accountancy for retail work with ATB Partners and Xero at 20 Charles Street, Parramatta, on Wednesday, June 18 from 8pm. The event is free. Register: eventbrite.com.au.