Each week this listing is updated as part of our program to encourage and support local businesses.  All MBN members and guests are welcome to share news of their services through this newsletter.  If you have a business idea or a quip you think would be of interest to our group – please send it in too.

We encourage everyone to support all MBN Member businesses and in particular our generous Partners.

MBM July Online Business Connection

Hold the date:  Tuesday  14th July, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the presentation of  Philippe Guichard, international Industrial Designer.  Alternative plans are underway and will be advised shortly.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
We all like to see Google reviews on our businesses.   Alison tells us how to consistently generate more attraction.  See full details of this week’s Marketing Tip on our News and Facebook pages.

Op Shopping

Martine Corbett     Doncare.
Doncare‘s op shop at North Blackburn Shopping Centre opens on Wednesday 1 July. All profits from our Op Shops go directly back to supporting families facing hardship.  Enjoy a copy of our newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/doncare/covidopshopupdate.

Business Essentials

Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
We have a wide range of products to help keep your business clean and protect the health and safety of your staff and customers. If you’re looking for cleaning products, personal protective equipment or health and hygiene signage, you’ll find it at Officeworks.

Looking forward to seeing you

Kalli Taifalos    Pines Learning
We are super excited to be offering face-to-face classes again. Our fitness, wellbeing, language and social classes will commence from Monday 13 July. We will continue with some Zoom classes giving people the opportunity to exercise from home

Give the Gift of Appreciation 

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers
Elsie would love to hear from you and help you next time you need flowers.  She caters for all types of floral arrangements and occasions.

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
Have you booked your 2 hour free of charge session at one of Manningham’s most popular training programs?   Give Peter call and set an appointment in place now.

Engaging with the community

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
If you want to connect with like-minded book lovers and discuss the books we enjoy reading, join our coordinated Online Book Club Monday 6th July at 2:00 pm! Link to join: https://events.humanitix.com/online-book-club-with-sandra-2…

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

‘Stop the Stress’

Martin Corbet      Doncare
We are running an online support group called ‘Stop the Stress’ for teens aged 12-15 years suffering with anxiety. Doncare’s Counsellors will lead the group for teens who attend school in Manningham or reside in the municipality.  Participation is free.

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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