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04 February - 10 February

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 Upcoming Events

505 Club

Hosted by: Balben Property Transfers

Date: Thursday 11 February
Venue: 219 Lydiard Street North
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Members: Free
Non Members: $16.50

Details: An evening of networking and building relationships to grow your business, drinks and nibbles provided.

Members & Non-members: REGISTER HERE

Young Professionals Network -
Coffee Catch Up 

@ The Lake View Hotel

Date: Thursday 25 February
Time: 7.30am - 9.00am 

Free for CB members

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, with like minded young professionals.

No RSVP necessary.

Ignite Your Business 2016 

Presented by Federation Business School

Date: Tuesday 16 February
Venue: Ballarat Technology Park - Central Seminar Theatre
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm

Members: Free
Non members: $45.00

Details: This workshop will assist you in understanding the benefits of strategic planning for your business.   It will provide you with the skills to undertake the process and give you the opportunity to reflect on your business whilst interacting with other business owners from the region.  The workshop will have a focus on growing your business in a sustainable way and will help you to identify the strategies that may give you an edge over your competitors. 

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BisNet Breakfast

Guest Speaker: George Adams

Date: Tuesday 01 March
Venue: Miners Tavern, 120 Lydiard St Nth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Members: $20.00
Non Members: $30.00

Details: George Adams has nearly 30 years experience as a film and television producer both in the UK and Australia. Executive Producer of Wolf Creek, the most successful "R" rated Australian movie of all time. In 2012 and 2013 he both created and produced season one, two and three of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

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Join UnitingCare Ballarat in having some flipping good fun!

UnitingCare are encouraging workplaces and schools to come together and have some flipping good fun by hosting their own Pancake Day event any time in February. Your event can be whatever you want it to be! This might involve cooking/serving pancakes as part of your regular lunch or morning tea, or even a special pancake event. This all comes together to make a difference to our community. Register your event at

Give to Help Hospice Grow!

Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. invite you to attend the launch of Give to Help Hospice Grow. This will be held in the Trench Room, City of Ballarat. Wednesday 17th February at 11am. RSVP or call 5333 1118. Download invitation here.

2016 The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is a street party celebrating all things Rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun! 2016’s festival will be held from 11th - 14th February. The street party will include a car show, music and dancing, stalls and more! Find out more or purchase tickets here .


Behavioural Insights To Help With Business Compliance

Source: Smart Company 08 February 2016

Most company "winners" which achieve on all fronts are by no means perfect, but they rank highly on compliance because they have found viable ways to motivate their employees and thereby improve the business.


Why Worry? Because We Do. But We Can Kick the Habit.

Source: Entrepreneur 10 February 2016

We all have different kinds of mental routines. Some are positive and nourishing to the mind, while some are so negative and tragic that they actually lead to death.


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