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Unearthed Land Development
is a Ballarat research service
which does the leg work to find
key property information
necessary for busy investors to
make informed decisions
regarding their property.

Mari Ridsdale, founder of
'Unearthed’ is delighted to see
some exciting land develop-
ment opportunities arising
due to a population growth
in her home town.

Having extensive experience
working closely with local council
water authority, surveyors, civil
engineers and developers, Mari is
passionate about helping you
unravel the complexities of
property transactions and

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YMCA Ballarat board member Keryn Crebbin selected to take part in  Women’s Governance Scholarship Program, a $7000 PD course to assist women serving on community boards.

The Creedy Collection of rare and valuable books about economics has been donated to Fed Uni .

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and United Way reach out and donate over 200 Easter eggs to needy

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donate 4 iPads to BHS for children awaiting surgery

Commerce Ballarat Weekly Bulletin

April 12 -  April 18




Click on the 2014 logo to nominate your business.

Nominations close May 2.


505 Club - Simplex Insurance Solutions

Great to see so many people come along to our 505 Club last night. We would like to thank Simplex Insurance for their hospitality - just in case you missed them on facebook here's a couple snaps... 




Upcoming Events    

Young Professionals Network 'Coffee Date'

Date: 01 May 2014
Tme: 8am - 9:30am
Venue: Golden City Hotel, 427 Sturt Street

A relaxed way to get your coffee hit and light breakfast before work and a great opportunity to meet our newly appointed Board member Shane Corbett.

No registrations necessary.


Industry Site Tour - Ballarat Specialist School F.A.R.M Campus

In conjunction with Karden Disability Support Foundation

Date:07 May 2014
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Venue: Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus, 800 Norman Street Invermay Park
Members: Free

Commerce Ballarat members are invited to come tour the new Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus. FARM stands for flexibility, adaptability, responsibility and management.
Morning tea will follow the tour with two guest speakers;
Liz Kelly - Director, TLConsult and James O'Brien - State Manager, National Disability Services who will highlight the opportunities available through the NDIS.

Members and Non-Members

Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out

Date: 21 May 2014
Time: Registrations from 8am - 5:00pm
Venue: Novotel Forest Resort Creswick
Members: $210.00
Non Members: $250.00

Come along to a full day conference featuring incredible keynote speakers, including Russel Howcroft from the Gruen Transfer. For more details download brochure .


Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE

Industry Site Tour

Presented by Ballarat Community Health

Date:28 May 2014
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Venue: Ballarat Community Health Lucas Facility
Members: Free

You are invited to tour Ballarat Community Health's new Lucas facility, led by Project Manager, Jim Rodgers. The building takes a whole of life approach with a focus on the best use of energy, sunlight and space for all users. It is a place where people can come to meet, learn and receive quality consultation. Tour will run for approximately 1 hour with Tea and Coffee provided afterwards.


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Members News

Commerce Ballarat Members Survey

As we do each year Commerce Ballarat are conducting our Membership Survey. This survey assists us with our planning for the following financial year and it is a great way to provide us with your ideas and feedback. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes, please click here to complete the survey >>> By completing the survey your business will go in the draw to WIN A FREE RENEWAL for the 2014-15 membership year!

Novotel Forest Resort Creswick keeps ANZAC spirit alive with charitable Golf Day

The Novotel Forest Resort will be hosting a Single Stableford Golf Day on Saturday the 26th of April at the Forest Resort Championship Golf Course at Creswick in Victoria. In addition, the Resort will be extending a special accommodation to offer RSL and RSA members. This inaugural event will not only raise money for these important charities it is also a way to respectfully recognise ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate the significant contribution and sacrifice made by Australians and New Zealanders during times of war. See event brochure >>>



Stop Delaying: 3 Surefire Ways to Do Employee Reviews Properly , 16 April 2014

The delivery of employee performance reviews is one of the most common objects of procrastination among managers. Even in organizations that promote clear timelines and expectations for  leaders, delayed feedback is not only frequent but it often creates collateral damage that is hard to see but that nonetheless affects future employee engagement and contribution read more >>>     


The Big Problem With Small-Business Websites (Infographic)

Source: Inc Magazine  , 14 April 2014

Your customers today expect to be able to go online and easily find information about your company as well as ways that they interact with you. For many small businesses, however, this isn't the case. The infographic highlights some of small businesses' most common (and fixable) website design mistakes read more >>>


Australian Bureau of Statistics

8731.0 Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2014 (Replacement Content)

8752.0 Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2013

8782.0.65.001 Construction Activity: Chain Volume Measures, Australia, Dec 2013


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