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VECCI: Comprehensive review workplace laws welcomed grow - read here >>>

8 letter box media campaigns wish you’d though of - read article >>>

Take back control of your life - read here >>>

How to build online relationships into meaningful networks - read article >>>

What kind of leader do you want to be? - read here

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January 22 - January 28


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.


Race Day

Date: 26 Feb 2015
Tickets: $70 per head
Tables of ten or individual tickets available.
*Non-members are welcome, but must be accompanied by a Commerce Ballarat member
Venue: Ballarat Turf Club
Time:  12pm (TBC)

Details: Join us for a fun and enjoyable day at the Ballarat Turf Club. Use this race day to entertain business clients or to reward your staff.

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE


BisNet Breakfast

Date: 3 Mar 2015
Members: $20.00
Non Members: $25.00
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
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


Social Media Workshop

Date: 3 Mar 2015 to follow BisNet Breakfast
Members: Free
Non Members: $20 or Free if you attend BisNet
Venue: Craig's Royal hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
Workshop 1- Beginner: 9.00am - 10.30am
Workshop 2 - Advanced: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Workshop 1: The introductory workshop has been specially designed for newcomers to social media, and will use plain English to explain how to set up accounts, build a community and promote your business.
Workshop 2: This session is for those who already have an established Facebook Business Page and are actively trying to market their business on Facebook in the most effective manner.

The sessions will also discuss other Social sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Youtube

Please to register your place


Business Day Out

Date: 20 May 2015
Members (early bird): $185.00
Non Members (early bird): $225.00
Venue: Novotel Forest Resort Creswick
Time: 8am - 4.15pm

Details: Business Day Out 2015 is a fully catered one-day conference. The day will consist of four guest speakers; Morris Miselowski - Sharon Williams - Brad Smith - Paull Jeffrey. Throughout the day participants will have a chance to interact with other like minded business people.


Early bird ticket prices end 2 March 2015

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Members News

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, one category available for 2015! For more info contact


Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute have moved

Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute have OFFICIALLY moved into their new premises. It is an exciting time for the Institute and regional cancer research. In the near future, they will hold an open day for the community to share in this exciting development of the Institute.
Their new address is:
Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, Suite 23, Ballarat Technology Park - Central, 106-110 Lydiard St South, Ballarat, Vic 3350



We Need a Workplace for a Modern Economy

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald  27 January 2015

Thirty years ago computers were rare in workplaces, mobile phones were in their infancy and there was no email or internet. Job-sharing and working from home seemed almost inconceivable read more >>>


So You Think You Know Who Your Consumers Are?

Source: B&T 28 January 2015
Ask any group of marketers if they know exactly who their customers are, and predictably almost all will answer 'Yes’ read more >>> 


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Australian Bureau of Statistics

6291.0.55.001 Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Dec 2014


6306.0 Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014


5655.0.55.003 Consultation with Industry on Superannuation Data Collection by Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, 2015