Trader Associations and Business Networks
There are four main trader associations covering the major shopping precincts in Hobsons Bay:
Each association has a structured business plan, regular meetings of members and produce regular newsletters that advise their members of current events and advocate on their behalf on local and municipal-wide matters.
To find out more about the activities of a local traders association contact the following:
Good business networks are a useful way to make links within the business and local community.
Westgate Referral Network
A local business group full of friendly faces, the Westgate Referral Network provides a supportive environment for business people to come together and to:
- Develop qualified referrals for members
- Encourage opportunities for joint ventures
- Offer mutual support and encouragement
- Provide business education
Meets fortnightly on Wednesday morning. For information on upcoming meetings, visit www.westgatenetwork.org.au. If you wish to attend or want more information on WRN please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.westgatenetwork.org.au
BNI Business by the Sea
BNI is a business referral organisation whose primary purpose is to assist its members to find and exchange qualified business referrals. BNI only allows one person from each business category which effectively locks out your competition from the chapter.
BNI Star Networkers encourage visitors to come along to our weekly breakfast meetings. Attending is a great way to get acquainted with BNI and other local businesses in the area.
For further information contact Braith Bamkin, tel: 0425 211 094 or visit www.bni.com.au / www.facebook.com/BNIBusinessByTheSea/