Welcome to the final edition of our business review for this year.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.


15th December Christmas in the Park
Yeah!   Our first post-covid face-to-face celebration is our Member-Only Christmas Party at Ruffey Lake Park – Boulevard end from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.    Bookings can be made HERE

MBN members and guests extend many thanks to Sandi Givens
for a fabulous, informative presentation that gave us all so many valuable take-away messages at our 8th December Online Business Connection.   We encourage everyone to explore the services and skills Sandi provides by contacting her at …
www.psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au   PO Box 2055, Templestowe Lower, VIC 3107
sandi@psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au   +61 417 575 493

Keeping us safe
Huge thanks to Pauline Fyffe of Park Orchards Community House for volunteering to be a Covid Safety Marshall at our meetings in 2021.  Please contact us at admin@mbn.asn.au if you would like to assist in this way also.  We’d love to have you on board too.

Essential Google My Business Optimizations for 2020
Alison Evans     PinPoint Local
Most businesses know the importance of optimizing their website and Google Ads.
But what most don’t know is that there is a third entity that also needs optimizing: their Google My Business (GMB) listing.
Read Alison’s full review at our website News and Facebook pages.

Share the Joy this Christmas
Gaby Thomson     
Since its inception in 1969, Doncare – Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre Inc. – has provided support to enhance the quality of life of people living in the Manningham and surrounding communities.   Please support their outstanding work at https://doncare.org.au/donate-now.

Back in action
Chris Mountford     Living and Learning at Ajani
Looking for a spot for a Christmas catch up with friends? The Hub Cafe @ Ajani has outdoor seating, takeaway hot and cold drinks and delicious treats. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm.

Business Coaching and Business Mentoring
Now is the time to set a strategic Plan for your business growth.  Book your complimentary session with Peter before 2020 registrations close.  Telephone 0408 036 153 or email peter@mmfb.com.au.

What’s new at Officeworks?
Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
Officeworks have a new catalogue out now … Great timing for an early start on Christmas gift ideas and school book needs.

Give the Gift of Appreciation
Elsie Carter     
Ayrbrae Flowers
AyrBrae Flowers will be delighted to help you with a special gift of beautiful flowers as you share the joys of Christmas giving during the festive season – and beyond.

The Whitehouse Business Group
Close 2020 with a big smile by joining into their Virtual Christmas Party on Wednesday, 9th December between 6:00 and 7:00pm on Zoom.
Get more information and book HERE

Sandi Givens – Workplace Mental Health Specialist
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 152 348
Lifeline  13 11 14
WorkSafe Victoria Advisory Line  1800 136 089 (M-F 7:30am – 6:30pm)

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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