MBN’s review of business offers and opportunities


Member-Only Forum  –  25th May, 2021

Get your day off to a great start by joining us at 7:15am – 9:00am at the Aura Café, Templestowe.    Tracey Nuthall of Costumes Without Drama is our host and Pauline Fyffe of Park Orchards Community House is our Member-In-Focus.

Beating Writer’s Block

Holly Cardamone
Our May Business Connection was filled with valuable, easy to use tips and strategies to improve our written business communications.  If you missed this meeting you can catch up with Holly Cardamone at Facebook,  Instagram,  LinkedIn and  Please connect with Holly, she’d love to hear from you.

Need a bit of encouragement to take the plunge?

Chris Martini
“Take a leap of faith and join the Manningham Business Grants Program.  I can provide an extremely positive testimonial for this – as I was successful”, says Chris Martini of Otticolab.
A special point he passes along is that the grant approval process has a compelling highlight on the grant funds being spent with other local businesses.  His own business has picked up new clients because of this exact concept!
The grant application is very straight forward … the process takes about 90 to 130 minutes complete.  The team at Manningham Business – Ben Harnwell, Christine Gibbins, Jodie Calwell –  are a pleasure to work with … and Jodie Calwell’s MBN Webinar is super helpful also.
We urge you to take up this recommendation as the Small Business Support Grant program offers a great opportunity for our local business owners – it is there for you to take advantage of – NOW!

Manningham Business Grants Program

Christine Gibbins
Applications for round two of the Manningham Business Grants Program opened on Monday 10 May and close on Monday 24 May.  Grants of up to $2,000 will be available to new and existing Manningham businesses who either did not apply or receive a grant as part of the first round of grants.
Businesses have the option to apply for one of two grant streams to assist in creating online content or acquiring new business skills.  Please contact Christine for full details NOW!

MBN’s Digital Footprint Program

Now that Covid restrictions have lifted, we are proceeding with our program to give members the opportunity to have a video created for use across all their promotional platforms.   If you would like details on how you might like to take advantage of this exceptional offer – and learn of the various options that are available to you – please contact or telephone 0421 944 891.

2021/22 Federal Budget

Linda Turner     Roy A. McDonald, Accountants & Fiducian, Financial Planning
This year’s Federal Budget covers a range of measures including superannuation, tax and support for home buyers.
See our summary & video to find out more
Please read more and feel free to contact their office for further assistance

Any attempt to save a life is better than no attempt at all!

Pauline Fyffe    9876 4381
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance. On successful completion, you will be issued with the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. RTO 4008.  Please contact Pauline for booking details.
First Aid Training classes are to be held on :-
Saturday 29th May or Tuesday 15th June, 2021 between 8:30am and 4:00pm
Cost  $130.00  –   $20.00 discount for MBN Members.

Eastern Volunteers

Kate Deliyiannis,  Project Officer, Ph 03 9870 7822   Mobile: 0455 512 375
Please contact Kate for full details on how your business can get involved in an exciting new project, addressing unemployment amongst youth in our area.

Whitehorse  Business Group
For event details and bookings please visit our website.

MBN gratefully acknowledges the State Government and the Manningham Council Covid Recovery support of local businesses.

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