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Summer fun is on the menu with
another perfect blend of craft
beers and ciders, local wines
and delicious gourmet food

 Nine hours of great Aussie
talent including Way of the
Eagle with the incredible Dan
Sultan and Harry James Angus,
Ash Grunwald and Clairy
Browne and the Bangin’
Rackettes just for starters.

 Plenty of fun for everyone with
the popular Kids Zone and the
chance to challenge your friends
to a game of jenga, bocce,
croquet and more in the new
Games Garden.

Tickets available from and outlets
including Nextra Bridge Mall
Newsagency and The
Golden City Hotel

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"State Government of Victoria: Please do not allocate an additional public holiday for Victoria" Sign the Petition - HERE  


4 eCommerce must haves for 2015 - read here >>>


5 Ways to work healthier next year - read article >>>


The 10 most popular marketing op-eds of 2014 - read here >>>


Marketing trends that flopped this year - read article >>> 



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 The year that was 2014...

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Upcoming Events      

505 Club

Hosted by BJT Legal

Date: 12 Feb 2015
Members: Free
Non Members: $16.50
Venue: BJT Legal, 38 Lydiard St Sth
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm

Details: An evening of networking and building relationships to grow your business
Drinks and nibbles provided

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

Young Professionals Network

@ The Lake View Hotel,  22 Wendouree Parade

Date: 26 Feb 2015
Members: Free
Non Members: Free
Time:  7.30am—9am

Details: Please come along for a chat and a coffee feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.

No RSVP necessary.

BisNet Breakfast

Date: 3 Mar 2015
Members: $20.00
Non Members: $25.00
Venue: Oscars, 18 Doveton Street South
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Details: Our first BisNet breakfast will feature Kylie Bartlett, better known as the 'Web Celeb’ an International public speaker who will share her unique take on social media and the strategies required to succeed in the new economy.

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

Business Day Out 2015

Date: 20 May 2015

Early Bird Tickets on Sale January 12th

The day will feature four inspirational speakers;

Brad Smith founder of braaap Motorcycles,

Morris Miselowski Business Futurist,

Paull Jefferey Operations Managers at Bluearth Foundation

Sharon Williams CEO of Taurus Marketing.

Download brochure here    

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2015 Commerce Ballarat Mentoring Program

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2015 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 and for Commerce Ballarat Members the program is free of charge! For more information download flyer    


2015 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards Sponsorship

As part of its role in providing a united voice, strong, reliable leadership and advocacy for business, Commerce Ballarat is proud to be hosting the 2015 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Commerce Ballarat is offering you the opportunity to link your name with these prestigious awards, two categories available for 2015! For more info contact



How 2015 is your business?

Source: Smart Company  16 December 2014  

If there’s one lesson business can take away from the past decade, it’s this: If your business doesn’t keep on top of technology, technology will get on top of it. Not just get on top of it, but tear it apart and devour it before you can say Kodak, Borders, Blockbuster, Yellow Pages or dozens of other former household names read more >>>

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

 6202.0 Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2014

5671.0 Lending Finance, Australia, Oct 2014

6227.0 Education and Work, Australia, May 2014

9314.0 Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Nov 2014