The purpose of our information sheet, that is compiled with information received from members and friends, is to offer interaction opportunities while we operate in restricted circumstances.

If you would like to add to the list please forward details to us. Be sure to include the contact name, business name, phone number, email address, website details and what you specialize in.  Should you, through your business, like to offer goods or services to members at a discounted rate, a backlink to the detail creates a smooth and easy connection process and it would be a great help if you send this along also.

As always, many thanks to our regular contributors … and welcome aboard to those wishing to join in …

MBN June Online Business Connection Reminder

M 0421 944 891     E      W
Kate Smolenska focuses on engineering high performance behaviours within individuals, teams and organisations.  In her Keynote Address, Performance Under Pressure, Kate will cover important points such as …

  1. Understanding our pressure response
  2. Re-setting priorities vs holding onto the goal posts
  3. Top Tips for building resilience.

We look forward to having you join us for this information packed Business Connection meeting.

Thanks to our May Members Forum presenters

Lynne Durham     Lynne Life
M 0419 644 774     E     W
Please visit Lynne’s website for details of her services and special free of charge offers.

Alison Evans     PinPoint Local         MBN Digital Footprint SEO expert
M 0407 802 953  E  W
If you need help, please email or ring Alison to chat about her complimentary marketing strategy session.

Chris Martini     Otticolab          MBN Digital Footprint Media expert
T 0423 891 194     E     W
Looking for a hand with your video and media needs?  Chris will provide the guidance you need!

MBN Digital Footprint program

We acknowledge the fabulous contributions made by Peter Blasch, Alison Evans and Chris Martin for their parts in establishing our Digital Footprint program.  The Manningham Business Network Inc. (MBN) Digital Footprint is an online initiative promoting members’ businesses across selected digital platforms:  Website, LinkedIn, Google My Business (GMB) & YouTube Channel.
The purpose of this program is to direct more traffic to members business websites.  It will –

  • Greatly increase online visibility and brand promotion across MBN digital platforms.
  • Increase marketplace awareness by cross-promotion across MBN platforms.
  • Provide SEO advantage due to a quality backlink profile which will benefit members’ Google search rankings.

Please let us know if you would like information about this innovative marketing strategy plan to be sent to you.

Definitive Guide to Reopening Offices

Scott Ko     ColourSpace
M 0433 403 044     E     W
Many thanks to Scott Ko for providing a truly valuable resource as we begin our post-virus recovery process – ColourSpace’s Definitive Guide to Reopening Offices. This is an in-depth, one-stop-shop guide that covers everything from health and safety, mental health, leadership models, and business recovery strategies.
This is a free resource, so please feel free to share it with people in your network if you think it will be of value to them. ColourSpace is also happy for you to replicate any parts of the Guide for your own website; Scott just asks that you simply credit him with a link should you do this.
If you want to make a contribution to the ColourSpace website, access an abridged PDF checklist, or for any other enquiries, please contact Scott Ko directly at

Build your Inner Resources and Thrive

Kate Culy     Doncare
T 9856 1500     E    W
Doncare is providing a virtual space for people who would like to extend their personal development in a professionally supportive environment. “Thriving” will be facilitated by group therapists online over four sessions via Microsoft Teams commencing on Friday, 12th June, 2020.
For more information about the Build your Inner Resources and Thrive program, please contact Kate Culy or Nienke Weerepas to register your interest.

Business Essentials

Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
T 03 9840 8500   E  W
Officeworks helps you run your business and their ‘essentials’ package helps keep you safe.

Legal Matters 

Frank Costanzo     Costanzo Lawyers
P  03 9894 5888   E   W
As with any forward planning, sound legal footings and appropriate documentation should play key roles – it’s the same principle with Elder Rights.  Frank’s, family oriented law firm, @Costanzo Lawyers invites you to chat with them regarding future accommodation and financial matters that may affect your extended family –

Expand your interests

Kalli Taifalos    Pines Learning
T 03 9842 6726       E     W
Pines Learning is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a variety of accredited, non-accredited courses and activities to the community.  Their friendly team would love to help you learn more about their programs.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
M 0407 802 953  E  W
Your business website needs links from other local websites.  This week Alison discusses local backlinks and how to get them.  You will find these marketing tips highlighted on our Facebook page and at
A reminder of our connecting links – GMB, Facebook @ ManninghamBusinessNetwork and Instagram @ Manningham.Business.Network.

Give the Gift of Appreciation 

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers
T 03 9850 4641     E     W
Ayrbrae Flowers have been established for over 25 years.  They cater for all types of floral arrangements and occasions. Elsie understands the art of floral arrangement, the message that goes beyond every floral creation and would be pleased to help next time you are looking for a lovely gift.

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
M 0408 036 153  E    W
One of the most popular training programs offered by Manningham Business is being extended.  To reserve a 2 hour free of charge session, bookings can be made at

Champions at Work

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
T 03 9850 3687     E     W
Sometimes we need a gentle reminder of the wonderful work that our local Community Houses do.  The Ajani team have a fabulous editorial and video that we are pleased to bring to your attention.  Please contact them if you would like to learn more.

Manningham Business

Christine Gibbins      Manningham Council   W
Is your company listed in the Local Business Directory?   It is an easy process to join and keep the data updated at

The Whitehorse Business Group

The Whitehorse Business Group is offering weekly free virtual activities for its members and guests and will be happy to have you join them.

  • Tuesdays 12 noon -12:30 pm (Spanish conversation class – all levels welcome)
  • Wednesdays 12 noon -12:30 pm (Virtual Wednesdays – business networking activity)
  • Fridays 8:15 am – 9 am (Webinars – different relevant topics each week will be presented by proficient facilitators)

You can access more information and register for free by visiting their website.


If you or someone you know are finding it difficult to manage mental health issues there are wonderful crisis support services available through Lifeline.  Their contact details are :-
Phone 13 11 14 (24hours / 7days) Text 0477 131 114 (6:00pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) Chat online (7:00pm – midnight, 7 nights).

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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