THROUGHOUT September, Bathurst will be celebrating and supporting the role of local businesses within the community.
It is all part of BizMonth, an annual initiative that has continued to grow since the original concept launched in 2015.
"The initiative celebrates the success of our local businesses with each one providing a valuable contribution to the region's economy," mayor Graeme Hanger said.
"It started in 2015 as BizWeek and in 2017 was rebranded to BizMonth."
A variety of events have been arranged, including a seminar on customer service by CenWest Innovate, the Bathurst Rotary Corporate Duck Race and the Western Advocate's annual Crazy Day promotion.
Also back is the business lunch, which will be held at Bathurst Goldfields on September 24.
"The business lunch has been very popular in the past with over 200 attendees," Cr Hanger said.
"The event has been successful due to the quality and calibre of speakers that have presented at the lunch. These have varied over the years and all provide great insights into improving your business."
This year's speaker will be Ita Buttrose.
"This year's speaker is very well known in the public, business, and media industries and has been highly successfully in their chosen fields," Cr Hanger said.
"[Buttrose] will provide a great insight into the operation of the Australian business community."
Tickets can be purchased online for the lunch.