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BisNet Breakfast - Peter Gordon

Date:01 Sep 2015
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

From 1980 - 2009 Peter Gordon was the Chairman and Senior Partner at Slater & Gordon. Currently the Director of Gordon Legal since 2009 and Director of Comprehensive Legal Funding LLC. Peter is the Founding Partner of Gordon Reeves, law firm of Dallas Texas, United States. He was a Board member of VicHealth (2006-2011) also Deputy Chair of VicHealth (2008-2011). Peter was an AFL Director (1989-1993) and President of Footscray (Western Bulldogs) Football Club 1989-1996, and currently President of the Western Bulldogs since December 2012.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Export 101 Workshop

Date:01 Sep 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Venue: Gariwerd Room, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Email : training@dumonde.com.au
Phone: 1300 940 967

The State Government of Victoria, together with the duMonde Group, invite you to this workshop to learn from industry experts about the latest trends, best practices and practical tips on how to approach exporting more successfully. This event is open to all Victorian businesses, current and prospective exporters, regardless of size or location, who wish to take advantage of the growing opportunities and to be a step ahead.


Free Fair Work Seminar

Date:03 Sep 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: BGT 14 Hill Street Ballarat
Email : carl@bgt.org.au
Phone: 1300 651 415

Free - Fair Work Seminar including breakfast.

We all know the importance of managing our staff, but do you really understand the legal responsibilities that come with that?

Please join us at BGT on Thursday 3rd of September for this free seminar facilitated by Employsure, Australia's leading workplace relations specialists, to learn more about your rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act.

To book your seat and for further information please visit www.employsure.com.au/invitecode and use invite code COBGT.

Location BGT 14 Hill Street starting at 8am until 11am including breakfast.


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:04 Sep 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Friday September 4th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR Carmel on 0407 143 431 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

You are invited to attend a FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar where we will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter.

You will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview and much, much more......


Instagram Workshop: From Zero to Hero

Date:10 Sep 2015
Non Members: $75.00
Members: $75.00
Details:
Venue: Sweet Fern
Email : emily@goodmediaco.com.au
Phone: 0400 152 709
Details: Join me, Emily Osmond - owner of Good Media - at Ballarat's Sweet Fern boutique to learn how to make your Instagram profile work for you and your business.

September 10th - 6pm to 8pm
Tickets limited - $75

TICKETS HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/instagram-workshop-from-zero-to-hero-tickets-17998581241

About the workshop

This will be an intimate, small group workshop where you'll learn best practice methods to improve your Instagram account, tips of the trade for creating a profile people really want to follow, and kick off some great improvements for your Instagram profile on the night. Afterwards you can keep up your momentum with take-away notes.

About the venue

We'll be treated to the exclusive use of Ballarat's Sweet Fern boutique for the evening. Sweet Fern is currently a finalist in the Stockland Wendouree Retail Business Award category at the upcoming Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards 2015. Owner Kate Robinson started strategically using Instagram before she opened her store a year ago. She now has more than 1,700 Instagram followers. As well, Sweet Fern recently became western Victoria's exclusive stockist of Aesop - another indication of Kate's hard work and business savviness!


This workshop is perfect for you if you:
Know nothing about Instagram but know you need to use it for your business
Have set up an Instagram account but don't know how to make the magic happen
Are sitting on a consistent number of followers and can't break into the next level

We'll cover these five crucial elements to turn you into an Instagram superstar:
Getting your set up right - best practice for killer profiles
Defining and applying your brand values for a compelling Instagram account
Do I look good? Best ways to find great photos and create even better ones
Making your #hashtags work for you - the important dos and don'ts
How to find your tribe and boost your followers

Included in your evening is:
1 hour 45 minutes of learnings with a 15 minutes break (perfect for a quick shop!)
An exclusive shopping offer from Sweet Fern
Light refreshments
Take home notes.

TICKETS HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/instagram-workshop-from-zero-to-hero-tickets-17998581241


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:11 Sep 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday September 11th 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


Workshop: Marketing An Online Business

Date:15 Sep 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Do you have an online presence but finding that it is not working for you? This workshop is a Masterclass that will see you create a strategy to drive more traffic and sales to your business. This is suitable for businesses with an online or physical shop front.

We will provide you with:
- A Digital Strategy template
- Digital Footprint review
- Discussion on the importance of website and social media in an integrated strategy
- Overview of optimisation and what it means


Workshop: Marketing An Online Business

Date:15 Sep 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Do you have an online presence but finding that it is not working for you? This workshop is a Masterclass that will see you create a strategy to drive more traffic and sales to your business. This is suitable for businesses with an online or physical shop front.

We will provide you with:
- A Digital Strategy template
- Digital Footprint review
- Discussion on the importance of website and social media in an integrated strategy
- Overview of optimisation and what it means

Link to book: http://www.visionary-group.com.au/index.php/the-company/our-events/event/33-marketing-an-online-business


Leadership Ballarat & Western Region 2016 Information Session

Date:16 Sep 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Venue: Tech Park Central
107 Lydiard St South Ballarat
Theatre
Email : eo@lbwr.com.au
Phone: 0400059104
Details: LEADERSHIP Ballarat and Western Region, an initiative of the Committee For Ballarat, builds awareness and
understanding of leadership and community through its annual 10-month Leaders Forum program.

The 10 month program enables participants to explore the future possibilities for the region through an
experiential leadership program that exposes them to community issues, diverse leaders and
participants from a variety of industry areas.

Participants in the program spend time listening, thinking, questioning and broadening understanding of how to respond to the needs of the community, developing networks and the types of leaders they want to be.

Information sessions on 20th August & 16th September 4.30pm - 6pm contact Sofia eo@lbwr.com.au or visit www.lbwr.org


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:08 Oct 2015
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details: Hosted by Ballarat Community Health

Date: Thursday 8 October 2015
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: BCHC, 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas

An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:09 Oct 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Friday October 9th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR Carmel on 0407 143 431 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

You are invited to attend a FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar where we will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter.

You will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview and much, much more......


BisNet Breakfast - Greg Carpenter

Date:13 Oct 2015
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Greg Carpenter commenced a career in Racing Administration with the Western Australian Turf Club in 1981. Currently Greg is the Executive General Manager Racing at Racing Victoria, Head of Handicapping Racing Victoria, Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Classifications Committee, Member of the 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

*When registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:30 Oct 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday October 30th 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


FREE Resume Writing Seminar - LAST ONE FOR 2015!

Date:11 Nov 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Wednesday November 11th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

LAST ONE FOR 2015!!!

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR Carmel on 0407 143 431 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

You are invited to attend a FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar where we will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter.

You will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview and much, much more......


Workshop: Creating An Effective Social Media Presence

Date:17 Nov 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Social media is overwhelming, confusing and worse time consuming – all true – but used correctly it is also a very effective way for you to engage with your audience.

This workshop will demystify social media.

We will discuss
- An introduction to Digital Strategy
- A brief history of social media and the demographics of users
- An overview of the top 7 social media platforms
- Why you should be involved with social media
- An introduction to the role of Social Media with Integrated Marketing and SEO
- How to create a Social Media marketing portfolio
- Managing Social Media in your business
– where to start

Link to book: http://www.visionary-group.com.au/index.php/the-company/our-events/event/34-creating-an-effective-social-media-presence


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:20 Nov 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday November 20th 2015 - LAST ONE FOR 2015!
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


Commerce Ballarat TGIF Members' Lunch

Date:27 Nov 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: $25.00
Details:
Date: Friday 27 November
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Rd

Cost*:
$25pp includes Meal, beer, wine and soft drinks.
$10 from each registration will be donated to UnitingCare BreezeWay Program.

Commerce Ballarat Members are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch at Billy's Bistro and Bar, in the new dining space and al fresco at Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre. A delicious tasting of Billy's Mediterranean inspired menu with Chef's Meze style selection of small dishes to accompany drinks.

It will be a fun afternoon for members to socialise and celebrate 2015.

*Please note this is a members only event
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


BisNet Breakfast - 3BA Christmas Appeal Auction

Date:01 Dec 2015
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: North Ballarat Sports Club, 729 Creswick Road
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

This breakfast will give attendees the chance to bid and purchase from an exciting range of donated goodies! All proceeds from the morning will be donated to the 3BA Christmas Appeal helping make Christmas time more enjoyable for more than 4,000 Ballarat area families.

*When registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


BisNet Breakfast - Jane Ferrari

Date:02 Feb 2016
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Oscars Hotel, 18 Doveton St Sth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

The job title of 'Winemaker - Communications' scarcely indicates the scope of Jane Ferrari's role at Yalumba Wines and still less of her expansive personality. Her passion is as infectious as it is heartfelt. If you spend an hour or so with Jane, be it in a London boardroom, a New York tasting or at the Angaston winery, you will learn more about the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the wider Barossa region than most locals learn in a lifetime.

*When registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


BisNet Breakfast - George Adams

Date:01 Mar 2016
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $20.00
Details: Venue: TBA
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

George Adams has nearly 30 years experience as a film and television producer both in the UK and Australia. He has worked in executive drama roles for the BBC, Carlton Television, Columbia TriStar/Sony, Golden Square Pictures and Granada UK and also acted as a production risk manager for FACB/Cinefinance and co-founded the Australian based Media Risk Management company. His Australian credits include creating the ABC commissioned drama, Bed of Roses and Executive Producer of Wolf Creek, the most successful "R" rated Australian movie of all time. Since joining December Media he produced the critically acclaimed drama documentary Australia On Trial. In 2012 and 2013 he both created and produced season one, two and three of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and executive produced the UK coproduction Mrs Biggs and the 3D IMAX movie Hidden Universe. Season Four of The Doctor Blake Mysteries is currently in production.

*When registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Ciy of Ballarat Digital Strategy Consultation

Date:16 Apr 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street Ballarat
Email : martijnschroder@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5320 5147
Details: What make a city ‘smart'?

Around the world urban planners, government leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart?

The City of Ballarat wants your ideas about what makes a city smart. Better online services? Better community engagement through digital channels? More opportunities to streamline business activity in the city? What's your idea?

The City of Ballarat has invited David Bartlett to deliver a community talk on what makes a smart city and what other cities around the world are doing to use technology better. David is the former Premier of Tasmania, digital futures specialist and has been listed as one of the Top 50 most influential people in technology in Australia.

In this engaging and entertaining talk David will tell stories collected from around the world and Australia to stimulate some ideas about how cities can make the most of the digital revolution for residents, ratepayers, visitors and business. He will discuss the implications of ubiquitous connectivity – the fact we nearly all have a smartphone in our pocket - and its impact on the way we create wealth, communicate with our customers and solve old and wicked city problems.

Please RSVP by Wed 15 April 15:00: martijnschroder@ballarat.vic.gov.au


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