Mount Gambier & Districts Network Breakfast
Karen Leslie – Mount Gambier Website Design
When: Wednesday 12th September 2012 at 7am
Where: Commodore on the Park, Mount Gambier
Cost: $16.50, plus a $5 fee for Non Members – cooked breakfast
RSVP: Please RSVP for the breakfast and session to email@example.com by MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER.
Many businesses add a website as an afterthought and then think along the lines of ‘build it and they will come’. Unfortunately, this usually isn’t the case!
Before the website has even been created a business needs to decide what the website is going to do for the business, how it will help the business and how the website is going to be managed once it’s up and running.
Karen Leslie from Mount Gambier Website Design will address website issues whe she presents on how an effective website can be achieved.
These top tips will be useful whether you are thinking about a new website or have a website up and running already.
Women in Business & Regional Development Inc. Naracoorte Network Meeting: Paula Gust from Murray Nankivell & Associates
Women in Business and Regional Development Inc. Naracoorte Network will hold an information and networking evening to be held at Murray Nankivell & Associates office. Paula Gust will address the group explaining the importance of taking control of your financial affairs, superannuation and insurances.
Paula has worked in the financial industry for many years. As a qualified Financial Planner, she provides advice on all aspects, including Superannuation and Investment Advice, personal insurances, (including Income Protection, Life Insurance, Disability Cover, Trauma cover, Child Cover, Home Mum Cover), Business Debt Insurance, Key Person Cover, Succession Planning, Retirement Planning.
She also knows the value of a great financial plan for women, and looks forward to an informative and interactional session that will really get you thinking.
When: Wednesday 22nd August 2012 at 6pm
Where: Murray Nankivell, 172 Smith Street, Naracoorte.
Cost: $10 WIBRD Members and $15 non-Members. Cost includes tea, coffee, refreshments and light supper
RSVP: Please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY 17H AUGUST 2012.
Skills for All
Mount Gambier & Districts Network Dinner
Skills for All will bring fundamental changes to the State’s training system in order to:
• raise the skills level of South Australians;
• increase the number of South Australians with post school qualifications; and
• increase labour force participation.
To achieve these aims, an extra $194 million has been committed over the next six years to support 100,000 additional training places.
Our focus for the evening will be about Skills in the Workplace a program allowing employers in key target industries to partner with government to upskill employees to higher qualification levels and support workforce development.
“This is an exciting development for business providing access to highly subsidised training for both the employer and their employees,” says Tammy Whitehead, Chairman of WiB&RD.
“This program gives you a voice in determining what skills your business needs and how the government will help you realise your workplace potentil. I urge all employers to come and learn more about Skills for All and talk to the experts who can point you in the right direction.”
When: Wednesday 8th August 2012 at 6pm
Where: Caffe Belgiornos Tapas Bar, Oatmill Complex, Percy Street, Mount Gambier
Cost: $25.00 WIB&RD Members; $30.00 Non Members. Cost includes a two course dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP to email@example.com by FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST.
**If you accept but find you cannot attend please give us sufficient notice so we can let our caterer know.
Non-attendance following an RSVP may result in a cost recovery fee being charged**
Millicent Network Event
Christine Agnew – McCourts Garden Centre, Millicent
Networking is an essential skill for most business people to create and maintain business relationships.
The ability to network effectively and develop relationships is the foundation for a successful business, career and/or professional relationship.
Women in Business & Regional Development (WiB&RD) has understood the importance of forging networks and currently has two active networks – in the Tatiara and Mount Gambier & Districts.
Since 2004 our networks have provided women across the region with great opportunities to build these valuable skills and learn more about our local businesses,” says Tammy Whitehead Chairman of Women in Business & Regional Development and Director of Whitehead Timber Sales and Glenara Transport.
“A key focus for our organisation is to encourage the development of further business networks across the region and on 25 July 2012 the first network meeting in Millicent will be held. We are confident that interested women of the area will want to be part of a regular network of women to share information, gain practical business advice and be inspired by the stories of many successful business owners,” continues Tammy.
Christine Agnew business owner at Mc Courts Garden Centre will open her nursery doors after hours for networking, delicious food and Amanti Coffee.
Award winner of two years Best Small Garden Centre in South Australia, McCourts Garden Centre is housed in a 120 year old church and offers an eclectic mix of plants, garden art, gifts, homewares, clothing and jewellery.
Members of the Women in Business & Regional Development Mount Gambier & Districts Networks will also attend the function and give some insights into their network which has successfully run 10 networking events annually since 2009 with just a few willing volunteers.
“Moira Neagle well known local identity will also talk about her fascinating life as educator, professional writer and poet,” continues Tammy.
“I encourage women to come along at 6.00 pm Wednesday 25 July 2012 at McCourts Garden Centre, 48 Davenport Street Millicent. I am sure you will find both Christine and Moira’s stories entertaining and inspiring. Cost is $15 WiB&RD members and $20 non members and includes delicious gourmet pizzas,” concludes Tammy.
When: Wednesday 25th July 2012 at 6pm
Where: McCourts Garden Centre, 48 Davenport Street, Millicent
Cost: $15 WIBRD Members and $20 Non Members (Includes delicious gourmet pizzas)
RSVP: Please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org by MONDAY 23RD JULY.
Mount Gambier & Districts Network Breakfast
“Businesses use activity statements to report and pay a number of tax obligations, including GST, pay as you go (PAYG) instalments, PAYG withholding and fringe benefits tax. Individuals who need to pay quarterly PAYG instalments also use Activity statements,” said Janelle Croucher, a CPA qualified accountant.
Janelle has over 13 years experience in public accounting specializing in taxation. A local Mount Gambier girl, Janelle has also lived in Warrnambool, Adelaide and London. In 2011 she married her English partner Pete and they have settled back in Mount Gambier.
At the next Mount Gambier and Districts Women’s Network breakfast meeting of Women in Business and Regional Development on Wednesday 11 July 2012, Janelle will be speaking about GST for small business covering all the basics.
“I will talk about tax invoices, common mistakes and how to correct errors made on your Business Activity Statement (BAS),” continues Janelle.
“If you are new to business or just want to improve your GST knowledge I encourage you to come along to this breakfast meeting,” said Elizabeth Hodges, Network Leader and board member of Women in Business & Regional Development.
Where: Commodore on the Park, 1 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier
Cost: $16.00 WIBRD Members & $21.00 Non-Members (Delicious Breakfast Included)
RSVP: Please RSVP for the breakfast and session to email@example.com by MONDAY 9TH JULY.
Annual Sponsors Meet & Greet Evening 2012
To thank our generous sponsors for 2012 Women in Business and Regional Development Inc. invite sponsors and financial members to attend our annual Sponsors Meet and Greet evening, to be held on Friday 22nd June 2012 at 6pm. Additional guests are more than welcome at $25.00 each.
The evening will include delicious tapas, dessert, a glass of Cape Jaffa Wine on arrival and inspiration from our Guest Speaker, Lucie Walters. Lucie is married with 2 boys and lives and works in Mount Gambier. Lucie is unashamedly parochial about the Limestone Coast, which she describes as her “piece of rural Australia”.
When: Friday 22nd June 2012 at 6pm-9pm
Where: Caffe Belgiorno’s Tapas Bar, 7 Percy Street, Mount Gambier
Cost: A representative from each Sponsoring Business – Free, WiBRD Members and additional guests $25.00
RSVP: Please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org by TUESDAY 19TH JUNE.
Mount Gambier & Districts Network Dinner
Founder and mother of six, Sharyn Williams, is concerned about the direction our food supply is heading in Australia. With genetically modified ingredients, various herbicides and pesticides, and other damaging additives being staple components of many of the products available on supermarket shelves today.
Sharyn wanted to provide an alternative, a source of real food untainted by chemicals, where parents could shop safe in the knowledge that their children were being provided with the type of goodness they deserve.
Come along and hear Sharyn’s story and the background to Ecologie Organics.
When: Thursday 14th June 2012 at 6pm (Dinner at Bullfrogs at 7pm)
Where: Ecologie Organics, 121 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier. Bullfrogs, 7 Percy Street, Mount Gambier (Dinner optional and at own cost)
Cost: $5.00 WIBRD Members $10.00 Non Members
RSVP: Please RSVP for the dinner and session to email@example.com by MONDAY 11TH JUNE.
ANGIE WARDLE – SUBWAY LIMESTONE COAST
As times have progressed there are not only more women in the workforce, but there are also a greater number of women who are taking on entrepreneurial roles.
“In the past years, women have continuously been able to prove their value in the business arena,” says Elizabeth Hodges, Network Leader for Women in Business and Regional Development Mount Gambier and District Network.
At our May breakfast meeting we will hear how one woman entered the corporate world of franchising and now together with her husband has four stores across the Limestone Coast and employee over 55 workers.
In 1999, Angie Wardle and her husband Trevor signed on the dotted line for their first Subway franchise.
“I still recall that week prior to opening our first store in Mount Gambier when my thoughts were: What are we doing? What were we thinking? How can this possibly work?” she says.
The apprehension was short-lived; the Wardles went on to break the State record for an opening week, and have twice won Franchisee of the Year.
Many women have the desire to take on more challenging, rewarding and flexible positions and have shown an increased interest in business and franchise ownership.
“Whilst being in business is a constant challenge, it’s a ride I would not have missed for the world,” Angie says. “It’s amazing what can happen along the way when different opportunities present themselves and you grab hold of them and run!”
“Since 2009 our network has provided the women of Mount Gambier and Districts with great opportunities to build their networking skills and learn more about our successful local businesses,” continues Elizabeth.
“I encourage women to come and hear Angie’s story and be inspired. Our breakfast meeting will be held at Subway Commercial Street East at 7.00 am to 8.15 am on Wednesday 9 May 2012. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non members and includes breakfast, fruit platters and refreshments,” concludes Elizabeth.
Come along and hear Angie’s story!
Please register your attendance to our Executive Officer Kimberley Bounds at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9 April.
When: Wednesday 9th May 2012 at 7am
Where: Subway, Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier
Cost: $5 Members and $15 Non Members. Includes brekfast and refreshments
RSVP: Please RSVP for the breakfast and session to email@example.com by MONDAY 7TH MAY.
COMMUNITY ACTION SUSTAINABILITY WITH SANDRA YOUNG
Mount Gambier & Districs Network Dinner
The next meeting of Women in Business & Regional Development Mount Gambier and District Network will be held on Wednesday 11 April at the Quality Inn Presidential on Jubilee Highway at 6 pm. Sandra Young from Kalangadoo will speak on Community Action Sustainability, an organisation promoting sustainable life, co-existing in a harmonious way with the environment, without threatening humanity or other living things on the planet. For those who saw the film last Friday night at the Dress Circle Main Corner titled “The Economics of Happiness”, received the message “localisation” not “globalisation”. Do come to hear how we can have happier and sustainable communities with the added incentive of caring for our universe!
Dinner of 2 courses – $33. A reminder that non-members to Women in Business are charged $5; please register your attendance to our Executive Officer Kimberley Bounds at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9 April.
When: Wednesday 11th April 2012 at 6pm
Where: Quality Inn Presidential, Jubilee Highway, Mount Gambier
Cost: $33 Members + $5 surcharge for non members. Includes 2 course dinner
RSVP: Please RSVP for the breakfast and session to email@example.com by MONDAY 9TH APRIL.
A GUIDE TO WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF HAVE A SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT
Mount Gambier & Districs Network Breakfast: FINANCIAL PLANNING – PRESENTATION BY ANNIE HARRIS OF KIRBY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
What do you know about Superannuation?
What are the benefits of contributing to your superannuation fund?
Do you know the ways you can contribute to your superannuation fund?
How can a wealth protection portfolio give you a benefit come tax time?
What’s going to happen to your family should you pass away unexpectedly?
Do you have a plan for your financial future?
A sound, strategic financial plan – if acted on early enough – can deliver the peace of mind that comes from being financially secure. Not to mention the freedom of being able to afford long held dreams.
Whether you have investments, or are thinking of starting a financial plan, if you are single, married, have children or grandchildren, everyone has goals and dreams. This seminar can help you achieve them.
Annie Harris of Kirby Financial Solutions (and Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited, an Australian Financial Services Licensee) can help!
When: Wednesday 14th March 2012 at 7am
Where: Commodore on the Park, 1 Jubilee Highway West, Mount Gambier
Cost: $16 Breakfast + $5 surcharge for non members
RSVP: Please RSVP for the breakfast and session to firstname.lastname@example.org by MONDAY 12TH MARCH.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
Penola Network Meeting: Plus meet a talented trio of Penola Business Women
Join us along with Lesley Pierce from One Zero, Millicent to talk us through all the tips and tricks to make life and business easier and more productive with smartphones.
Also meet a talented trio of Penola Business Women: Wendy Hollick; runs a family wine and food business, Roz Minion; Mobile art studio and Arts Educator, and Anne Johnson; a community engagement consultant.
When: Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 5.15pm
Where: Hollick Wines, Ravenswood Lane, Penola
Cost: $10 Wine tasting and nibbles + $5 surcharge for non members
RSVP: Please RSVP for this event to email@example.com by TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY.
Download a flyer here: Making the most of your smartphone
End of Year Celebration and Networking: Mount Gambier Network Christmas Dinner
Come along and celebrate Chirstmas early with the Women in Business & Regional Development Inc. Mount Gambier Network. Guest speaker Penny Richardson will talk about her role as Area Councillor on City of Mount Gambier. Penny has been elected twice and first time round was the only female, she has much to talk about and members will find her talk informative and entertaining.
When: Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 6pm
Where: Mandarin Restaurant, 68 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier
Cost: $20 Banquet Dinner + $5 surcharge for non members
Members: Please bring a $5 gift for Kris Kringle.
This is our final meeting for 2011 so come along and celebrate Christmas early with us. RSVP to Kimberley Bounds firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th November 2011
Christmas shopping Frenzy at Glenda Rowett’s Art Gallery
Everyone is Welcome to the Women in Business and Regional Development Inc Tatiara Networking Meeting. Christmas Shopping Frenzy at Glenda Rowett’s Art Gallery.
With Guest speaker Limestone Coast’s Business Woman of the Year Wendy Richardson owner of Redgum Country. Wendy will also demonstrate scarf art. There will be a display of scarves and jewellery for purchase. Glenda Rowett’s art work, South African embroidered cards and bookmarks will also be available to purchase on the night with wine tasting and coffee provided. Meet the new WIB&RD Inc. Chairman, Tammy Whitehead. Tammy will briefly address the group with her talents and skills that she brings to this leadership role. This event is a networking must for business owners. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
When: Tuesday 29th November, 2011
Time: 7pm until late
Where: Glenda Rowett’s Art Gallery 7kms from Post Office on the Cannawigara Road, Bordertown
Cost: $5 Non-members
RSVP: Friday 25th November, 2011 to email@example.com for catering purposes
Professional Development Workshop
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Address: Noorla Yo Long Outdoor Adventure Site, Fosters Road, Rendelsham
Cost: $165.00 (inc GST) for WiB Members $176.00 (inc GST) for non members
RSVP: Friday 14th October 2011
Registration Form : Professional Development Workshop Registration
Noorla Yo Long’s staff facilitate a series of initiatives promoting team interaction, team skills and personal development. They debrief each activity/initiative to support learning. The Activities and Initiatives are designed to challenge the participants about themselves and how they work within a team environment and what it takes to succeed, pooling their resources to problem solve. Individual self-coaching is also facilitated to individual participants as activities progress if required or sought after.
This Professional Development Workshop facilitates the bringing together of individual’s thoughts and actions about their current workplace situation and the way they perform within. The overall intention is to create a transformation of the individual’s perception and thinking of building and developing successful workplaces.
The workshop is being presented by Des Noll from Noorla Yo Long with guest speaker Julianne Kuhlmann from Kool Results.
The $165 registration fee ($176 for non members) includes a full day of training with Lunch and a hot dinner, all intellectual material and guest speaker Julianne Kuhlmann. There will also be an inspiring surprise video message for all attendees.
For more information contact Executive Officer Kimberley Bounds on (08) 8762 3341 / 0428 456 794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Masterclass – SOLD OUT – Waiting List Available
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Address: Naracoorte Town hall (upstairs meeting room)
Cost: $65.00 (inc GST) for WiB Members $75.00 (inc GST) for non members
RSVP: 22nd August 2011
Registration Form : – WIBRD Social Media Masterclass
A step-by-step guide to capitalising on the marketing potential of the world’s most effective social networking tools will be presented on Monday 29th August at the Naracoorte Town Hall. The Redden Bridge Wines Social Media Masterclass will cover advanced tips and tricks of Facebook, WordPress, blogging for small business, Tweeting for profit, and Youtube video advertising and promotions
This workshop is for anyone who is using social media but wants to learn more about the marketing possibilities that are available. Participants will not only receive tips on reaching their target market using these powerful mediums, but learn how to track their success through optimisation, so it’s a really comprehensive workshop.
The Masterclass is being presented by Steve Davis from Patrick Baker & Associates.
Steve is an incredibly popular presenter who has assisted so many Limestone Coast businesses already, and he is an absolute dynamo when it comes to offering social marketing and sales advice and crafting communication strategies.
The $75 registration fee ($65 for WiB members) includes a full day of training with full catering, a workbook, and FREE access to four online masterclass community assistance sessions.
For more information contact Nadine DiGiorgio from Wedding and Event Management Services on 08 87696045/ 0428832273 or email email@example.com
Mount Gambier & District Business Women’s Networking Dinner
Date: Wednesday 10th August 2011
Address: Lakes Resort, 17 Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier
Cost: $45.00 per person for a 3 course meal. (There is no additional charge for financial members and first time visitors, otherwise there is an additional charge of $5 per event.) Find out more about this event here.
If you have any enquiries please contact Elizabeth Hodges at elizabethhodges @ me.com or phone (08) 8739 8282 or 0419 595 653
RSVP: 3rd August 2011 for catering purposes
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cash Flow Management, Presented by Michael Corner of Wicked Performance Consulting
Date: 17th May 2011
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Address: City Hall Mount Gambier
Naracoorte Networking Event Innovation and creativity – HOW NOT TO FEAR Change, with Roz Minion
Friday 29th April, 2011 NOW ON Tuesday 17th May, 2011
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: $35 A
ddress: Sweet espresso, Smith Street, Naracoorte SA 5271
Moving out of your Comfort Zone and Creating Personal Change Mt Gambier & District Womens’ Network – Breakfast Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 11th May 2011
Doing Business in Difficult Times Presented by Kerry Akkermans of Akkermans Consulting
Date: 11th May 2011,
Time: 6.00 to 9pm
Address: City Hall, Mount Gambier please contact us for more information on this event
MAYURA STATION TASTING – MOUNT GAMBIER NETWORK EVENT
Unfortunately the Chef was ill and this event was cancelled.
A new date will be scheduled and published soon.
Wednesday 13th April
Address: Mayura Station, Canunda Frontage Road, Millicent SA 5280
Nominations – Entries close Tuesday 10th May 2011
Gala Dinner – Friday 3rd June, 2011
To join us TODAY simply download this WIBRD Membership Form and send or fax it back to us.