It’s been a busy month for BMA. We had our Women in Business morning tea at the newly opened Goldfields Track Cafe. Thanks to Donna McMahon for opening her cafe for us and putting on such a lovely selection of treats and coffee!
Last Thursday we held our AGM at The Mess Hall at the Old Gaol – thanks goes to Callum McClure for providing the venue which perfectly suited our needs. Again, a good opportunity to get together and review the year that’s been. If anyone would like a copy of the Annual Report, please email gen@businessmountalexander.
Our End of Year Party is coming up on 1st Dec which will be a lot of fun. We’re getting together with our friends in the arts community, including the crew from Castlemaine State Festival. Hear from guest speaker Darren Fuzzard, CEO, Mount Alexander Shire Council plus a couple of other special speakers to be confirmed.
Date: Thursday 1st December
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Cost: $30 BMA Members, $35 non-members
The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting Castlemaine on Monday 14 November from 10am outside the Market Building on Mostyn Street. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.
News & Events Around Town:
Mount Alexander Shire Council election results were declared last week and will take their Oath of Office elect a Mayor at a Statutory Meeting of Council at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8 November at the Civic Centre. Community members are invited to attend. For more information on the results visit www.vec.vic.gov.au
Twilight on the Green – This Friday, 11 Nov from 6pm, come along to a picnic on the lawns of James Park, next to Harcourt’s ANA Hall, for a FREE night of fun and frivolity. Featuring live music from KING STONE, a free jumping castle, gourmet BBQ and licenced bar. Catch the Castlemaine Cycling Club’s Tour De Bress Criterium whilst relaxing with family and friends.
Race the Train is on Sunday 13 Nov. A mountain bike race against the historic steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon. Awesome fun for all ages and abilities! Check out the website for all the details – www.racethetrain.com.au
Nominate Now for Australia Day Awards – The Mount Alexander Shire Australia Day Awards aim to recognise those who make a valuable contribution to the shire in four areas. The award categories are Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Nomination forms are available from the Civic Centre, Visitor Information Centres and via the Australia Day Awards page on Council’s website. Nominations close at 5.00pm on Monday 28 November 2016.