TCTIB gives back to the community through numerous events. 

We also host events to support local businesss and the community as a whole.

TCTIB note the importance of events that draw tourism into the shire that will increase trade and return visitors. TCTIB have sponsored the Oracles of the Bush, The Autumn Festival & Granite & Gravel for 2022 and continue to look for opportunities to assist local events.

All of these events were hugely successful, and members reported terrific trade over these weekends.

We congratulate these events on their success and dedication to the enhancement of the Tenterfield experience.

Current Events

Tenterfield Business Awards 2023

The TCTIB feel it was very important for Tenterfield to have the Business Awards to bring the business community together, to network, celebrate and connect with one another. It is also a great way to encourage new businesses to Tenterfield and to welcome them into the local business community for support and advocacy.

The TCTIB Business Awards Ceremony includes an appetising 3 course meal, entertainment and of course presentation of the Awards.

Categories for nominations include the following –

Business of the Year, Event of the Year, Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, Employee of the Year, Excellence in Micro Business, Excellence in Small Business, Excellence in Business, Excellence in Tourism, Excellence in Agriculture/Agribusiness, Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Sustainability.

Local businesses are encouraged to sponsor individual categories and for their sponsorship and generosity the TCTIB promotes these businesses in print, digital, social and radio advertisements. If you would like to learn more about the various packages for sponsorship please contact us.

Tenterfield True Spend Cards

Encouraging people to shop locally to boost the Tenterfield economy has become much easier with the launch of the Tenterfield True gift card which can only be redeemed at participating Tenterfield businesses.

The Tenterfield True gift card is quickly becoming the Christmas or Birthday present of choice!! No more ‘hard to buy for’ lists, just use the gift card for hassle free shopping. This is a gift card that can be spent in participating stores throughout Tenterfield and supports local business and our community.

These can be purchased at a variety of locations within Tenterfield and used at many more within the township.

This program is available free, but exclusively to TCTIB members only.

Please email us if you have any questions or to have Sharon Tierney contact you about signing up. 

Aub Gillespie Spot the Elf Competition

Aub Gillespie was a darling gentleman referred to as ‘Mr. Tenterfield’. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2016 after a long and happy life and in honour of his life and his memory, the TCTIB has introduced the ‘Aub Gillespie Spot the Elf Competition’.

This is a great and fun initiative for businesses to dress up their shop front windows and hide one of Santa’s Elves in their display during the Christmas period.

It promotes good will during this festive season and encourages members of the community and their children into local businesses to browse through the displays, and ‘Spot the Elf’ for a chance to win 1 of 4 $250 Tenterfield True Card’s. While they’re in the stores looking for the elf they also have the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and shop local!

TCTIB, Lions & Rotary Christmas Carnival

This jointly organised Christmas Carnival is rolled out annually, with the Tenterfield True Shire Spend Local Cards being the platform for the event. The evening(s) include many local performances, music and late night shopping. With the weather being more attractive at this time of year the two events are well supported and many businesses reported an increase in trade.

A $10,000 raffle is drawn in conjunction with the Rotary & Lions Christmas Carnival with tickets being given to anyone that shopped in a ‘Members Business’ in the lead up to Christmas. This raffle is sponsored by local businesses, to provide the prize money for the initiative which we are incredibly grateful for and shows the commitment local business have to the community and the success of the Tenterfield economy.

By using the Tenterfield True Shire Spend Local Cards it ensured these funds would be spent locally, injected directly back into local ‘Member Businesses’ through their various channels.

Other Events

Working with Businesses and Not for profit Organisations

The TCTIB attempts to work with businesses and not for profit organisations within the Tenterfield community. In previous years the TCTIB has donated cash amounts, Tenterfield True Cards and promotional material as well as advertising and promotion on a variety of platforms for events such as the Autumn Festival, Oracles of the Bush, Eat Street and the Gravel and Granite. The TCTIB continues to improve and strengthen its involvement within the community.

Working with the local council

TCTIB works with Council to build economic development opportunities for new industry and tourism.

Tenterfield Business Awards

Celebrating the achievements of our business, industry and tourism community the Business Awards recognise the the business, events and individuals that make a significant contribution to the Tenterfield community. The Tenterfield Business Awards are held annually now hosted by the TCTIB with a variety of categories to enter into.