Executive Officer Update – The Holgate cross-regional networking event in August was a success with a good crowd of business folk from different towns getting to know about each other. A great turn out from Castlemaine too. Thanks Macedon Ranges Business Networking Group for organising and to Holgate Brewhouse for having us!
Dates to put in your diary for upcoming events include:
Thurs 15 Sept (7pm) – Your Money, Your Value & Stuff – Women in Business at Cohoots
Thurs 29 Sep (5pm) – BMA Social Drinks at The Taproom – All Welcome!
Mon 3 Oct (5.30pm) – Business Planning Essentials – Small Biz Workshop
A warm welcome to new members to Business Mount Alexander:
Katrina Logan – Logan Studio
An automated social media stream has been created for BMA members on our website. The great thing about this program is it pulls in information from Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and RSS sites, plus it automatically populates any new blog articles from members. Get in touch with gen@businessmountalexander.
The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus is coming to Castlemaine on 7 Sept. They offer free mentoring with a business professional who can assist you in taking your small business to the next level. Five free 45-minute sessions run from 10am until 4pm. Reserve your place HERE.
Fostering Your Workforce – Have you thought about taking on a Work Experience student?
Careerhorizons.com.au is a Central Victorian web referral and connection service for businesses to promote workplace experiences via an online hub, streamlining the administration for host employers and educators. Experiences can include hosting a work placement or workplace tour, or visit a school to represent your industry.
By subscribing to the service, you will be helping to engage and inform local youth about future careers and employment opportunities in their community. Find out more…
Small Business Workshops – With consistently good turnouts at these workshops, Mount Alexander Shire Council has more coming up, with the next one on Monday 3 October called:
News Around Town – Last week the Victorian State Government announced the exciting first stage of the reactivation of the Goods Shed site at the Castlemaine Railway Station. A business case and design study is set to be developed for the Castlemaine Goods Shed thanks to a $19,000 funding boost from the state government. Read all about it HERE.
Tickets are now on sale for the Castlemaine Community House Spring Ball 2016. It’s a big one this year as they celebrate their 21st and the theme is the fabulous 80s!!
Put October 15 into your calendar for this big fundraising event and start putting together your outfit! Ticket are on sale at Green Goes, Maine Shoes and at CCH. Or you can book online HERE.