Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce August Newsletter

Amanda Checken - Executive Officer

PO Box 7435 Dandenong 3175
9794 8881
0488 012 494
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Upcoming Events

Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce AGM
Wednesday 15 August, 8.00am
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Business After Dark Networking Event
Thursday 3 September, 5.30pm
Mercedes-Benz Berwick
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Grand Final Charity Lunch
Wednesday 30 September, 12.00pm
Sandhurst Golf Club
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PRBA Breakfast
Wednesday 14 October, 7.00am
Sandown Greyhounds

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Business After Dark Networking Event

The Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with RJ Sanderson and Associates, have the pleasure in inviting you to attend our Business After Dark Networking Event.

Join the local business community in a casual environment for an informal networking opportunity. For more information, please contact Amanda on 9794 8881 or via email.

Date: Thursday 3 September 2015
Time: From 5.30pm
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Berwick, 518 Princes Highway Berwick
Cost: Members - FREE, Non-members - $10 per person
RSVP: Click here to register
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Grand Final Charity Lunch
Wednesday 30 September
This year's Grand Final Charity Lunch will be held on Wednesday 30 September, 12.00pm, at Sandhurst Golf Club. This is a fantastic annual event that has raised over $70,000 in the past ten years for some very worthy charities. For 2015 we will once again be support the Make A Wish Foundation.

Guest Speaker – Tim Watson

Tim Watson is one of the AFL’s most revered heroes. Renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace, Tim played 307 games for Essendon and won three premierships. Following his official retirement in 1994, he joined Channel Seven as a member of the AFL commentary team and reading the weekend sports bulletin. Tim returned to the AFL ranks in 1999 as coach of St Kilda – a position he held for two seasons. Upon his return to the media after coaching, Tim co-hosted The Game and in 2002 he joined the Talking Footy team. Tim has also held positions at Melbourne’s SEN radio station, and is currently the Seven News weeknight sports presenter and plays a vital role in the AFL coverage.

Click here to book now!


PRBA July Breakfast Recap
Wednesday 29 July saw the second Premier Regional Business Awards Breakfast for the celebratory 25th year of the awards program take place. Over ninety guests joined us on a very cold Winter morning, which is a fantastic turnout!

The Youth Enterprise Nominee for this event was Emily Whitehead, currently studying a Certificate III in Travel. We then heard two great stories from our highlighted businesses - past winner Horizon Global (Trimas) and a newer business to the region, Sealite.

We were then honoured to have Professor Geoff Brooks (Swinburne University), speak to us about the future of Manufacturing, and how universities and training bodies are helping to create the people that will mold these future movements in manufacturing. This was a very relevant topic for many of our guests in the room and we appreciate Prof. Brooks' time in coming to speak to us.

2015 Premier Regional Business Awards
2015 Dates
The remaining breakfast dates for 2015 are:
Wednesday 14 October
Wednesday 25 November
Each of the breakfast events this year will be held at the Sandown Greyhounds and further information about each event will be sent out closer to each date. We look forward to you all joining us for a celebration of the Premier Regional Business Awards!

2015/2016 Chamber Membership

By now all members will have received via email their membership renewal invoices. To help support the local business community, we would be grateful if you could renew your membership as soon as possible.

The Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce offers you the opportunity to meet other local business people, in a region well served by business groups that cover retail, manufacturing, financial, legal and commercial services. We see the role of the Chamber as the 'connective tissue' of the business community.

This is also an excellent time to join the Chamber if you are not already a member. For information about membership, please call Amanda on 9794 8881, or download the membership application form here.

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NEW Chamber Website
We are pleased to announce that the new Chamber website is up and running, so please make sure that you take the time to check it out! The website has a new fresh look, is much easier for visitors to navigate and to also find the information that they are looking for. A big thank you to The Schaefer Group who are facilitating the website update.

AMSI Intern Program

SMEs — Do you want to launch a new idea? Target a new market? Or, expand and improve your product or service?
Grow your business and gain a competitive advantage through AMSI Intern. AMSI Intern is a not-for-profit program connecting SMEs with cutting-edge expertise, — from 30 of Australia’s leading universities — to further develop Australian businesses.
Our interns are highly skilled motivated PhD students who stem from a range of areas including business analytics, engineering, marketing and ICT. Intern placements are typically short four-five months duration and provide risk-free cost-effective solutions for SMEs.
All Intellectual Property remains with your business and payroll, insurance and liability are all covered by the university leaving you to reap the benefits of the project. AMSI Intern will closely manage your intern placement to ensure project objectives and outcomes are achieved.
Contact Rachel Geddes at AMSI Intern or visit

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