Joining Commerce Ballarat
Some Benefits Include:
- Advocacy - the voice of Ballarat business
- Business Weekly - Weekly e-news delivering relevant up to date news and events
- Members News - Members have the opportunity to promote their news and events
- Member of the Week - Opportunity for members to be promoted through our resources
- Commerce Ballarat's Members Directory Ballarat’s most comprehensive business directory
- Networking Events: After Five, Golf Day, Young Professional Network and Race Day
- Supporting our Members on Social Media - Follow us today Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & linkedin
Cost of Membership:
1 - 4 Employees
5 - 20 Employees
*Membership fees are pro rata to end of financial year.
*If joining 1 March - 30 June, fee will include remainder of current year plus upcoming financial year.
"Commerce Ballarat has a profound impact on our business. The networking opportunities, assistance with brand promotion and exposure and representation in matters involving corporate stakeholders is of great assistance. The Ballarat Turf Club is most grateful for the ongoing support from Commerce Ballarat and we look forward to a strong working partnership in the future." Lachlan McKenzie - CEO - Ballarat Turf Club
"Harwood Andrews is proud of the close working relationship we have with Commerce Ballarat. Since our brand entered the market in 2011, we have fostered our connections with the business community through the involvement and support of some of Commerce Ballarat’s premier events, notably the Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards and Business Day Out. We have also actively approached Commerce on many occasions to partner in delivering industry specific information sessions to small and medium sized business owners in an effort to provide valuable support and education to organisations that help Ballarat thrive and prosper. We have taken the opportunity to provide our support to Commerce Ballarat in 2015 by continuing our sponsorship of the Business Awards, and by taking up the offer of major sponsorship of the Biznet Breakfast series because we believe that the work that Commerce Ballarat does with their members and businesses in the region is vital to their continued success." Harwood Andrews
"I believe strongly in supporting CB as local businesses should be supporting each other so as to retain as much business in Ballarat as possible. Being a member of CB can ensure that this is possible. The more members the stronger CB becomes and in turn the stronger Ballarat businesses become in difficult economic circumstance as we are all facing now." Wayne Krause - Nextra Wendouree
"A big thanks to all for doing this work and keeping the interest of all businesses at the forefront of people’s minds." Wayne Shrimpton - WorkSecure P/L.
"The main reason that my company has been and will be a member of Commerce Ballarat, is that we need an organisation that is the Voice and Face of small business. We need to be able to liaise with other small business and be kept informed of what is going on in our City." Mike Beaumont - Ballarat Meat Company
"It has been invaluable to me, to have expert folk to talk to about my business, its direction and how to go forward. The support and information has been a great guide and has provided some fabulous opportunities." Alison Shirley, Body Brilliance Pilates
"Ballarat Mailworks is a family business that was established in October 2009 and immediately joined Commerce Ballarat. Without the initial support and guidance of Commerce, we would not now have a successful and viable business. Their ongoing support and communication to us is excellent and we thoroughly recommend any business new or old to become a member." Neil McLeod, Director - Ballarat Mailworks
"Talking about issues that face our business and strategies to move forward is a really valuable and rewarding experience, we all need some change in our business as it grows to keep us motivated." Ralph Brayshaw, Impact Teamwear
"A fantastic resource we use to ensure current career based advice to young people and to link them with the Ballarat Business community." Brendan O’Connell, Partnership Broker - Team Leader - Highlands LLEN
"Crowe Horwath is a strong advocate for Commerce Ballarat and has found the organisation to be an invaluable resource. We work closely and collaboratively with Jodie and the team to brand our firm, network with members, promote our service lines and events, and support and contribute to the local business community. Through our involvement in the Business Excellence Awards and B31 Ballarat Business Month, and as a sponsor of b2b we have been able to provide valuable expert advice and education to the local business community to contribute to the economic welfare of the region. I have found Commerce Ballarat to be a dynamic, highly professional, useful, educational, valuable resource for Crowe Horwath and for the Ballarat business community." Kathryn Egan, Marketing Business Partner - Crowe Horwath, Western Victoria
"Simplex Insurance Solutions was established in Ballarat in 2005, with the assistance of Commerce Ballarat we have been able to grow our business to a point where we have over 1200 clients both local and interstate.
Commerce Ballarat has assisted us with networking events such as After Five where we can meet other professional business people who can assist us in our growth with their services and in turn may also wish to utilise the services that Simplex has to offer too. The Commerce Ballarat Race day is a great networking event where we normally have a table and bring some our clients along to a fun day and it provides our clients with an opportunity to network too. Commerce Ballarat also has relevant business courses, such as the Savvy Social Media course last year which for an old dinosaur like me, it helped me feel more comfortable in the Social Media market place. I find Commerce Ballarat is great value for money and has assisted my company to be the success that it is today." Kay Jackson - Simplex Insurance Solutions