August 21 - August 27
Winners announced in the 2014 CGU Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards
Congratulations to Laser Electrical Ballarat for taking out the 2014 CGU Business of the Year
See a full list of winners
, and all photos from the event here >>>
Commerce Ballarat Young Professional Network - Regular Coffee Catch-up
The Young Professionals Network is now meeting on a regular basis - the last Thursday of every month.
Our next catch up will be on;
August 28 at between 7:30am -9 am at The Lane with all finalist commercials available for viewing in preparation for the announcement of 2014 CGU Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Award winners at the Gala Event Thursday night.
Please come along for a chat and a coffee before work. Feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.
Commerce Ballarat Info Comm Breakfast
Date:15 Sep 2014
Non Members: $35.00
Venue: The George Hotel, upstairs
Time: 7am - 8:30am
Key note speaker - Richard Emery, CEO & Managing Director of Nissan Motor Company Australia and New Zealand. He is a Board Member of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Richard has spent 30 years in the automotive industry in both Australia and South East Asia and held senior sales & marketing roles with Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Mercedes-Benz in Australia and spent time in Singapore with Audi AG as a Senior Country Manager responsible for Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea.
He was educated at Ballarat Clarendon College, where he was School Captain in 1982. He and his family (Wife Fiona and 3 children) returned to live in Ballarat 6 years ago.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE
Hosted by McCallum Industries
Date: October 9 2014
Non Members: $16.50
Venue: McCallum Industries, Sturt Street
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.
Drinks and Savouries provided
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE
November 12 Info Comm Breakfast, Family Business News with Harwood Andrews.
November 25 Lunch with Melbourne Food and Wine CEO Natalie O'Brien
B31 Ballarat Business Month Events Download full events program
Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities for Members
Members currently have the chance to support two CB initiatives - More information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a b2b Business to Ballarat supporter and assist us to promote Buy Local
Sponsor Business Day Out 2015, CB’s newest business event
Ballarat App Developers Winners on National Stage
RU Advertising, were this week awarded in not one, but two categories at the Aus App & Mobile Design Awards in Sydney. The first win of the night was in the In Field Services category with the On-site Civil Solutions App, CivilWorks. RU Advertising were also awarded in the Productivity category for the Bendix Brake Pad Identifier App which uses mobile phone photography, combined with augmented reality, to identify brake pads. Congratulations RU!
Business planning seminar- how to plan for growth and success
Bank of Melbourne are hosting a seminar on 27 August with guest speaker Joe Bagnat, an industry leading specialist in the area of process re-engineering, systems improvement and implementations and project management. There are still a small number of places left, Bookings essential by email email@example.com
Calling all wine lovers!
The Western Hotel is hosting a winemaker dinner with Blue Pyrenees Winemaker Andrew Koerner Featuring a four course dinner matched with six amazing Blue Pyrenees Wines. When: Tuesday, 2nd September from 6.30pm Price: $60 per person. Bookings are limited. Contact 5332 2218 to reserve your place!
Ballarat Community Health creating healthy workplaces through health@work Program
In partnership with employers, Ballarat Community Health is committed to creating healthy workplaces through our BCH health@work
program. With our extensive range of experienced health professionals, BCH can provide a one-stop shop for all of your workplace health and wellbeing needs. Healthy employees are more productive, have less accidents and require less sick leave. Visit our website
for information on our suite of work place programs & services.
RU Advertising’s Craig Willian has again embarked on the RMHC Victorian Ride for Sick Kids.
With a goal this year to surpass his 2013 fundraising total, and raise $5000 much needed funds for Ronald McDonald Charities, Mr Willian will ride 500km through remote, picturesque and at times challenge terrain throughout Victoria. Craig said that "At RU Advertising we don’t like to ask for handouts, actually it’s totally the opposite, over a 15 year period we have donated copious amounts of our time, money and services. However if people are even able to donate just a small amount, together we can make a great difference for many families," To donate please visit the fundraising page here
Blossom Connect band together to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
Louise Jones, Owner of Blossom Connect and her family are raising money for MND in memory of her grandfather who died of Motor Neurone Disease in 1991, after 23 years there is still no cure or treatment. Louise’s family jumped on the Ice Wagon and show Ballarat what the Ice Challenge is really about. They aimed to raise $1,000 for MND Victoria, and are already $840 of the way there. Watch video here
and feel free to donate here.
Source: Smart Company
26 August 2014
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26 August 2014
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
4125.0 Women's participation in paid work lower than men's (Media Release), August 2014
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4125.0 Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014
5302.0.55.004 Balance of Payments - Goods and Services, Preliminary Quarterly Estimates, Jun 2014
8158.0 Innovation in Australian Business, 2012-13
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