Tuesday 28 July, 2020

8:00 am - 9:00 am

During the pandemic shut-down period, MBN is holding extraordinary online Members’ Forum events.  Non-member guests are welcome to join us at these Zoom meetings.


Successful people never reach their goals alone.   

Extending the reach to resources that are available to local businesses, we are pleased to feature at this Forum speakers who can give advice on what is available at State Government level.

We will focus on assisting small businesses to regain their original status in terms of the marketing strategies, changes to past modus operandi and adapting to a new environment.

Come along and join our Zoom session to meet with Manningham’s Cr Mike Zafiropoulos and Ross Jennings of Small Business Mentoring Service Inc.




Cr Mike Zafiropoulos Profile:

Cr Mike Zafiropoulos AM, JP has experience in all 3 levels of government, at an executive level. His last position was Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) General Manager. His voluntary service is extensive and diverse, covering the arts, health, education, advocacy, philanthropy, social inclusion and community broadcasting. He has served as founding Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria, on the Boards of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia Day Council and as Deputy Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council. He is Life Australia Day Ambassador and currently Channel 31 Chair.

He served as Chair of the Inner Melbourne Regional Association and as Fitzroy Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Manningham. His service includes several appointments on Government advisory committees, such as Chair of the Ministerial Multicultural Arts Policy Committee, the Local Government & Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee and the Ministerial Multicultural Business Advisory Committee. In 2010 he received the Order of Australia (AM) “for service to community through executive roles with a range of arts, multicultural, charitable, media and local government organisations, and as an advocate for cultural diversity and harmony”. Other recognitions include: Victorian Government’s “Excellence in Multicultural Affairs” and “Best TV Documentary” for SBS.