What a fabulous range of interesting points we have this week.   It is really encouraging for us all to see businesses in Manningham highlighting their fields of expertise and connecting within our community.


Staying positive takes a lot of work – maintaining involvement with like-minded people makes the mission so much easier.  Why not, this week, make a point of following-up on the links and information we have sent to you to keep your networking active …. create a promotion for your own company that we can share for you through this medium … reach out to our members and have a chat?  All MBN members contact details are on their own page on our website for easy access.


MBN June Online Business Connection

M 0421 944 891     E admin@mbn.asn.au      W  www.mbn.asn.au
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.


Business Essentials
andrea Ball     Officeworks

T 03 9840 8500      E business.doncaster@officeworks.com.au    W www.officeworks.com.au

A true one-stop-shop for all office needs, Officeworks Doncaster tells us that their office chairs are back in stock and the full range of desks is coming soon.  They have also provided a link for business signage essentials too … https://www.officeworks.com.au/campaigns/business-office-supplies.

Legal Matters

Frank Costanzo     Costanzo Lawyers
P  03 9894 5888   E  frank@costanzolawyers.com.au   W  www.costanzolawyers.com.au

A relationship’s nature, by its own definition, is complex and more so in today’s society. If you would like to learn more of your legal rights, at each stage of your relationship, then todays video clip is a must https://youtu.be/CPVhCIwhC94.

Get Fit For Free

Kalli Taifalos    Pines Learning

T 03 9842 6726       E  info@pineslearning.com.au     W www.pineslearning.com.au

Would you like to try Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Get Fit and Tone or Zumba from the comfort of your home for FREE?  Then please ring or email to register and receive a link.  You can follow Pine Learning on Facebook or visit their website  to stay up to date.

Video Marketing Tips

Chris Martini     Otticolab
M  0423 891 194     E  chris@otticolab.com.au     W www.otticolab.com.au.

Chris was a featured presenter on today’s MBN Members’ Forum.   Check out his website, contact him to learn more about his specialist services and don’t forget to discuss getting a copy of his Cheat Sheet for creating your own fabulous videos.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
M 0407 802 953   E  alison.evans@pinpointlocal.com   W www.pinpointlocalbusiness.com.au

When COVID-19 hit, there was an amazingly fast move by existing businesses to increase (or even just start!) their presence online in order to survive.  To keep your online presence on track and help your business cut through the noise and stand out, Alison shares three ways you can start right now.  You will find these marketing tips highlighted on our Facebook page and at https://manninghambusinessnetwork.au/blog/.
A reminder of our connecting links – GMB http://bit.ly/3aA0qXp, Facebook @ ManninghamBusinessNetwork and Instagram @ Manningham.Business.Network.

Gift the Gift of Appreciation

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers

T 03 9850 4641    E ayrbrae@gmail.com    W http://www.flowersfromayrbrae.com.au/

It’s business as usual for Elsie – she would love to hear from all MBN members and friends and help them with their floral gift giving needs.  She provides beautiful fresh flowers at most reasonable costs.

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business

M 0408 036 153   E peter@mmfb.com.au    W www.maverickmentoringforbusiness.com.au/

Mentoring sessions with Peter are booking fast.   You will need to get in quickly to reserve a 2 hour free of charge session by booking at https://manninghambusiness.com.au/business-mentoring-session

Applications are closing

Adam Betts     LDB Group

T 03 9875 2900    E  ABetts@LDB.com.au    W LDB.com.au

Many thanks to Adam Betts and the LDB Group team for reminding us of the of the Business Grant eligibility rules and that applications close on the 1st June 2020.


Community Cubby

Shelley Jacobson     Templestowe World of Learning

T 03 9850 9777  E templestowe@worldoflearning.com.au  W www.worldoflearning.com.au

Templestowe World of Learning are focused on educating future generations and preparing them for school and beyond.  If you have any questions regarding the facilities and services available for your little people, please give them a call.

Manningham Business

Christine Gibbins     Manningham Council
T  98409494   E Christine.Gibbins@manningham.vic.gov.au   www.manningham.vic.gov.au
Easing of restrictions

The latest updates are just a click away – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

ASBAS workshops

Places for these workshops are continuing into June and are free of charge for all businesses.  Book now at  https://www.melbourneinnovation.com.au/replacement-online-workshops

Gillian Harvey contact updates

Gillian has just updated her branding and is please to share the new details with us :-

Email:              info@gillianharveyhealth.com
Web:               www.gillianharveyhealth.com
Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/GillianHarveyHealth/
Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/gillianharveyhealth/
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/GillianHarveyLC
LinkedIn:         Gillian Harvey

Tel:                  (03) 9005 6673    Mobile: (+61) 0411 567 060

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.


Mental Health is a real and growing concern, even as the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted.  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 https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7:00pm – midnight, 7 nights).



Warm regards,

Your MBN Committee


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