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BisNet Breakfasts


Commerce Ballarat is excited to take the reins of BisNet Breakfasts in 2015. The breakfasts provide local businesses with information that adds value to what they do by presenting motivational speakers in a wide range of topics.

BisNet is Ballarat’s longest running business networking forum, operating for over 15 years. BisNet Breakfasts are held on the first Tuesday morning of every month, and provide small to medium sized business enterprises with the opportunity to hear from a range of business and industry professionals.

Upcoming BisNet Breakfasts:




Guest Speaker: Kate Torney

Date:  Tuesday 04 August                                             
Time: 7.00am—9.00am                                                 
Venue:  Oscars Hotel, 18 Doveton St Sth
Members: $20.00
Non Members: $30.00
Kate Torney became Director of News at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public broadcaster, in early 2009.  She is leading her executive team to reshape newsgathering and reimagine news delivery, keeping at the forfront of changing audience demands with the rapid expansion of online and mobile news.



Guest Speaker: Peter Gordon

Date: Tuesday 01 September
Time: 7.00am—9.00am
Venue: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St
Members: $20.00
Non Members: $25.00
From 1980 - 2009 Peter Gordon was the Chairman and Senior Partner at Slater & Gordon. Currently the Director, Gordon Legal; since 2009 and Director of Comprehensive Legal Funding LLC. He is the Founding Partner of Gordon Reeves, law firm of Dallas Texas, United States  He was a Board member of VicHealth (since 2006-2011) also Deputy Chair of VicHealth 2008-2011.  He was an AFL Director 1989-1993 and President of Footscray (Western Bulldogs) Football Club 1989-1996; and again currently President of the Western Bulldogs since December 2012.



Guest Speaker: Greg Carpenter

Date: Tuesday 13 October*
Time: 7.00am—9.00am
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
Members: $20.00
Non Members: $25.00
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, Head of Handicapping Racing Victoria, Chairman - Australian and New Zealand Classifications Committee, Member - Australian Pattern Committee, Australian Representative on World Thoroughbred Rankings Committee, Asian Racing Federation Representative on the World Racing Supervisory Group and World Technical Advisory Committee.


*Please note this is the second Tuesday of October


Charity Auction

Date: Tuesday 01 December
Time: 7.00am—9.00am
Venue: North Ballarat Sports Club, 729 Creswick Road
Non Members:

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