Officially available: The Bannockburn & District Business Directory, featuring a photo by Lyn Steele, is visible from next week. Image: SUPPLIED

Chamber to nurture business connections

June 11, 2021 BY

THE Bannockburn & District Chamber of Commerce will launch their website and business directory at their first networking night this month.

President, Bronwyn Davie, said 160 invitations have been sent out for the event on Thursday, 17 June at the Bannockburn Bowls Club, which will link local people in enterprise.

“We’re keen for people interested in joining up to get in touch and come along, and we’re hoping this first meeting will be an opportunity for people to tell us what they want from us,” she said.

“We’re going to start our strategic plan, based on feedback from our members and what they want, and we plan for that to be strong by next year.

“Thanks to a grant from the State Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions to develop our local business directory, and to membership growth, we have a good chance now to hit the ground running and help people. There’s a lot of people keen to make business connections.”

The networking night will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 65 Burnside Road, with drinks and nibbles. Current and prospective members are welcome, with a limit of two representatives per enterprise.

RSVP to the Chamber by Monday, 14 June via [email protected]

Seeking to help members during times like last week’s stage four lockdown, the Chamber has an e-newsletter.

It’s used to keep in touch with members, offering resources and recommending grant opportunities that traders throughout the district network may be eligible for.

The Chamber is currently planning their longer-term calendar of events, including more networking events with expert guest speakers.

The organisation has also recently joined the Victorian Regional Chambers Alliance.