Oh dear, here we go again, back into lock-down.   Albeit small comfort, we have a proven pattern to follow as we strive for our successes moving forward … staying connected, keeping our businesses front-of-mind and remaining focused.  The MBN committee team wish all of our members and guests well as we continue with our ‘business as usual’ promise.

MBM July Online Members’ Forum

Tuesday  14th July, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am
Join local business owners finding ways to regenerate and reimagine the ‘new normal’.

Business Support Package

Christine Gibbins   www.manningham.vic.gov.au
The Victorian Government has announced a $534 million Business Support Package as a result of the revised restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. The package will provide more support to help businesses and workers including a $5,000 grant to eligible businesses. More information!

Looking forward to talking with you

Peggy Man     HSBC Bank Australia Limited
If you are looking at your banking options, Peggy and Jasmin invite you to call them at (03) 9981 7662 to talk about the core information on their website.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
We have an interesting question posed by Alison this week – “Is Google My Business more important than your website?”  You will find the answer to this week’s Marketing Tip on our News and Facebook pages.

Letting Go Workshop

Lynne Durham     Lynnelife.com
Lynne’s “Goal Success System” workshop is for professionals wishing to learn more about setting and achieving goals – personal & career, long & short term – and offers support in transitioning to new lifestyles.  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/106452602600.

Give the Gift of Appreciation 

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers
There has never been a better time to share a random gift of beautiful flowers.  Elsie will gladly help you arrange a wonderful surprise for family and friends.

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
2 hour free of charge session business mentoring session could make a world of difference to your strategic planning.  Call Peter to explore possibilities.

Engaging with the community

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
Explore the Ajani Zoomers classes and join in by booking at https://www.livelearnajani.org.au/online-enrolment

Business Essentials

Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
Start ticking items off your to-do list and get your business set up for success in the new financial year. Whether it’s time to finally sort out that top drawer or give your tech a much-needed upgrade, get stuff done with a little help from Officeworks.


Melitta Pinney     Volunteer Resource Services
If you wish to register as a volunteer to assist with programs that support the vulnerable, please contact Melitta or register with their volunteer bank.

The Whitehorse Business Group 

The Whitehorse Business Group is offering weekly free webinars for its members and guests and will be happy to have you join them.
Fridays 8:15 am – 9:00 am
(Different relevant topics each week will be presented by proficient facilitators)
You can access more information and register for free by visiting their website.


Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services. Find out how these services can help you, a friend or loved one.  Adults Helpline 13 11 14  Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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