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FREE PARKING BEGINS IN BALLARAT CBD 4 December 2019

Two months of free parking has begun across the CBD this weekend. However, time limits and parking restrictions, such as No Standing and Loading zones, will still apply. The current parking meters will be removed over December and January to allow for the installation of the Smarter Parking meters. The meters and the Smarter Parking app will be switched on in early February. Free parking will apply until January 31. Commerce Ballarat vice chair Hayley Coates said free parking would help its members by encouraging people to shop locally. Read full media release here Read more »

FRIENDS OF INDIA NETWORK FUNDRAISER 4 December 2019

In Feb 2020, FIN's Annual Fundraiser will endeavour to help with development of "Fast Track" facility for Ballarat Health Services Emergency Department. Fast track(FT) is a steaming system whereby the triage nurse identifies those patients they have triaged as suitable for FT based on set criteria. Essentially they are the walking wounded who can be assessed and treated in a chair and under 2 hours. FIN would like to help ED with this project and your contribution big or small will make us realise this dream. Please come forward and participate in this endeavour, through the Gala Dinner and Cricket. For more info you can click HERE,  otherwise stay tuned for further announcements on FIN's Facebook page. Read more »

NEW WILSONS LOYALTY PROGRAM 4 December 2019

Great customers should be rewarded for their loyalty and Wilsons Fruit & Vegetables have designed a new program to do just that! Benefits to their Loyal customers include; a new points program, bonus points and added benefits. You can apply in store at Mair Street or Lucas using one of our application forms where you'll receive a loyalty card. More information here Read more »

CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERING OPTIONS 4 December 2019

Fiona Elsey are looking for volunteers over the month of December to help out with a number of markets and stalls. They're still looking for helpers for the Christmas Fest by the Lake this coming Friday, and would welcome any support you can provide. The market is based at Pleasant Street School, with set-up starting from 3pm. They have an indoor stall (so no concerns re inclement weather!!) and need to have coverage up until approximately 8-8.30pm. Please contact Caroline ASAP either by email or by telephone on 5331 3101 if you are able to offer an hour or two of time to assist.  Read more »

CONGRATULATIONS TO TALINA EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE 4 December 2019

Ballarat Architect Talina Edwards Architecture wins top Sustainability Architecture Award for Passivhaus Project. ArchiTeam Cooperative's Annual Awards program showcases the very best in architecture from Australia's small, medium and emerging architects. With almost 150 entries this year, the awards program is gaining momentum and recognition in the industry. The Sustainability Medal is awarded to the project entry with the most outstanding sustainability credentials, and this year's winner was Ballarat Architectural Practice, Talina Edwards Architecture, for their 'Owl Woods Passive House' project in Trentham.  Read more »

2020 BUSINESS MENTORING PROGRAM - NOW OPEN

An exciting learning opportunity for Ballarat business, suitable for new enterprises or those that require assistance to grow or develop. A limited number of businesses will be given the valuable opportunity to grow and develop their business with individual mentoring and group participation. Mentees will be matched with experienced local business people for one on one monthly sessions. Participants will also be required to commit two full day and one half day throughout the year. For more information & to apply CLICK HERE Read more »

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Align your business with these trusted brands in 2020. 2020 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Business Day Out If you would like more information for this opportunity please email jodie@commerceballarat.com.au Read more »