October 01 - October 07
Your valuable feedback will be used to gather the data if we’re to continue the
fight to ask the State Government to remove this holiday in 2016.
Hosted by: Ballarat Community Health
Date: Thursday 8 October
Venue: 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Non Members: $16.50
Details: An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.
**BCH will be running a range of activities including Beer Goggles, Blood pressure checks, Cooking Demos and Mental Health Displays.
Members and Non Members: Registrations have now closed.
Guest Speaker: Greg Carpenter
Date: Tuesday 13 October*
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
*Please note this is the second Tuesday of October
Non Members: $30.00
Details: Greg commenced a career in Racing Administration with the Western Australian Turf Club in November 1981. Currently Greg is the Executive General Manager Racing - Racing Victoria.
Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE
Young Professionals Network
@ The Unicorn Café, 127 Sturt St
Date: Thursday 29 October
Details: Please come along for a chat and a free coffee feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.
No RSVP necessary.
Commerce Ballarat TGIF Members’ Lunch
Date: Friday 27 November
Venue: Billy’s Bistro and Bar - Mercure Ballarat
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
*$10pp donated directly to UnitingCare
Details: Commerce Ballarat Members are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch at Billy’s Bistro and Bar, in the new dining space and al fresco at Mercure Ballarat hotel and Convention Centre. It will be a fun afternoon for members to socialise and celebrate 2015.
Members: REGISTER HERE
2016 Commerce Ballarat Mentoring Program now OPEN!
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2016 Commerce Ballarat Mentoring Program. This is an exciting opportunity for Ballarat businesses, suitable for new enterprises or those that require assistance to grow or develop their business further. The program is free of charge for Commerce Ballarat Members! For more information download flyer
Another Biennale Done and Dusted
Two years’ work by a tiny but dedicated team, backed up by a cohort of interns, and as it got closer to opening day, a growing bunch of volunteers, resulted in the best festival yet. As ever, they run the BIFB on the slimmest of resources, and think, presented an event that looks way and above the actuality of budget and manpower. It's handy to know what the audience liked [or disliked] about BIFB'15, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or maybe take the online visitor feedback survey online at this link.
BDNH Group Announcement of new Chief Executive Officer
The acting Chair of BDNH Group, Maria Palmer, has announced that Mandy Macdonald has been appointed as the group’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Committee of Management believes it has found the right person in Mandy to lead the organisation. Mandy comes to BDNH with a diverse background in the Community Services sector, bringing with her skills and experience well suited for the nature of the role she is about to undertake. She will take up the position immediately and the Committee of Management is looking forward to working with her in furthering the objectives of BDNH. Read media release>>>
CoB Active Women and Girls Strategy's
The Active Women and Girls Strategy's aim is to provide a long term strategic plan that will put forth recommendations regarding how participation in physical activity and sport could be increased for women and girls throughout the City of Ballarat. The Strategy will seek to identify issues of equity on participation experienced by women due to the constraints of facilities, service or clubs as well as review the current formal and informal leadership roles that are undertaken by women and girls in sport and recreation organisations. Furthermore the Strategy will provide direction and an action plan for Council to increase participation in sport and recreation within the City of Ballarat including strategies to address identified issues (ie. Facility requirements, club development) and the identification of any pilot projects to improve participation rates. The Strategy will also address awareness regarding equity of participation and a commitment by Clubs to encourage and support equity of participation, encourage club culture to include women and girls in coaching, officiating and leadership roles. The Strategy is in early planning and data gathering stages with the expected completion date of early to mid-2016.
Turn your customer bills into engaging marketing tools
Source: Marketing Mag
6 Oct 2015
Your customers might not be paying attention to your marketing, but there is one document your company sends them they read every time... Read more >>>
We Need Both Networks and Communities
5 Oct 2015
If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community, ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house. Social media certainly connects us to whoever is on the other end of the line, and so extends our social networks in amazing ways. But this can come at the expense of deeper personal relationships. Read more >>>
Australian Bureau of Statistics
1006.0 Forward Work Program, 2015-16 to 2018-19
8731.0 Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2015
8762.0 Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Jun 2015
6354.0 Job Vacancies, Australia, Aug 2015
8501.0 Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2015
5368.0 International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Aug 2015