A wonderful lunch with Maldon businesses yesterday at The Kangaroo Hotel. Jacqueline shared updates on Business Mount Alexander and Gen led a discussion around what's working well for us in terms of workplace wellbeing. Where you may be struggling. What you've tried and what lessons you've learnt.
People shared how they support their staff with their wellbeing, plus some of the struggles with shortages of staff and volunteers. People spoke about building a culture where employees are valued, leading to engaged and supported teams, improving staff attrition and being seen as an employer of choice.
Thanks to the amazing team at The Kangaroo, who also expressed their gratitude for hearing us talk about this important topic!
We are running our big event next Thursday 18 August at Maurocco Bar / Midland Hotel from 5.30pm for a social networking night. This will also have a focus on workplace wellbeing with guest speaker Lucy Mayes.
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BMA thoroughly enjoyed supporting the Mainstreet Australia conference here in Castlemaine on Thursday. We met people from Sale, Wallan, Kyneton, Melbourne, Frankston and Hamilton.
Many conference attendees stayed in town for 2 nights and got out and about. Part of the event included two tours - our main streets up the south end, and The Mill up north on the Friday morning.
BMA worked with the team at Mainstreet to engage local small biz operators with catering, show bag gifts, flowers and photography.
So, a nod to..
Five Flags Merchants
Cabosse & Feve Chocolates
The Tea Dispensary Castlemaine
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saw the group out on their walk - did not seem to be many participants!
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What value add service or product can you offer at point of sale?
Marketing expert Amanda Stevens shares insights on being curious and brave to ask the right questions, upsell products and boost your profits.
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The Main Street Australia conference has kicked off at Phee Broadway Theatre Castlemaine!
Wonderful to meet and chat with attendees over coffee and pastries before we moved into the theatre.
BMA are delighted to support Mainstreet Australia to make this day a success. More photos to come.
What a wonderful opportunity to learn from experts in maximising + boosting the economy + opportunity for main streets / businesses.
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Yesterday Gen (Secretary) and Jacqueline (Treasurer) hosted a lunch at Workspace Australia on the topic of Workplace Wellbeing. We welcomed our 11 guests and shared a warming soup and quiche meal and chatted about what's working well for us when managing our wellbeing whilst running our own small biz. Good conversation and connection ensued with tips shared around fitness activities, meditation, healthy eating and getting out in nature.
We were having such a lovely time we forgot to capture the event with a photo, so here's a picture of Gen's hallway table!
After our coffees...people left with smiles on their faces, and a tool kit (show bag) of goodies from local producers, plus resources around mental health and wellbeing for small biz.
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SPECIAL PRICE OFFER
Businesses who would like to attend the Mainstreet Australia Conference on 4 August at Phee Broadway Castlemaine, have been offered the 'member price' of $399 inc GST – a saving of $100 a person!
Mainstreet Australia Conference 2022 is bringing together organisations and individuals committed to the success and survival of main streets and town centres, for education, inspiration & connection.
2022’s theme is ‘From Adversity to Opportunity’, highlights that, even after such a challenging time as COVID, we are able to extract learnings and ideas and use these for the continued survival of our main streets, and the small businesses that populate them.
BMA and Mt Alexander Shire Council are supporters of this conference and look forward to welcoming delegates to Castlemaine.
Find out more via mainstreetaustralia.org.au
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