Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce
September Newsletter

Amanda Checken - Executive Officer

PO Box 7435 Dandenong 3175
9794 8881
0488 012 494
Click here to email Amanda
Upcoming Events

Grand Final Charity Lunch
Wednesday 30 September, 12.00pm
Sandhurst Golf Club
PRBA Breakfast
Wednesday 14 October, 7.00am
Sandown Greyhounds
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Platinum Partner Networking Event - NEW ATO Building
Thursday 22 October, 5.30pm
New ATO Building - 11 Robinson Street Dandenong
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Premier Regional Business Awards
October Breakfast - BOOK NOW
The 2015 Premier Regional Business Awards will mark the Silver Anniversary of what has been recognised as one of the most respected awards programs in the country. This year's breakfast event will be focusing on the last 25 years in the Greater Dandenong area, what people have done and achieved during this period, and where the region is headed now. The celebratory year will be capped off with a massive Gala Celebration in March 2016.

Guest Speaker: Riki Polygenis, Head of Australian Economics
National Australia Bank

Registration details
Members and their guests - $50.00 per person (inc GST)
Non-members - $65.00 per person (inc GST)

Please download and return your registration form by Friday 24 July to

2015 Premier Regional Business Awards
2015 Dates
The remaining breakfast dates for 2015 are:
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

Platinum Partner Networking Event

The Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Australian Taxation Office (Dandenong Office), have the pleasure in inviting you to attend our Platinum Partner 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 22 October 2015
Time: From 5.30pm
Venue: NEW ATO Building - 11 Robinson Street Dandenong
Cost: Members - FREE, Non-members - $10 per person
RSVP: Click here to register
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Business After Dark Networking Recap
On Thursday 3 September, forty people joined us at the luxurious Mercedes-Benz Berwick showrooms for our Business After Dark Networking Event, proudly co-hosted by RJ Sanderson and Associates. The room was a buzz with business and social chat, especially while we were surrounded by such prestigious vehicles. Many of us were happy to look (and dream) about owning one of the cars on display.

A big thank you to Roy Sanderson (RJ Sanderson and Associates) and John McKenna (Mercedes-Benz Berwick) for co-hosting the event.


Grand Final Charity Lunch
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.

This year's event sold out a month ago, so we are looking forward to see a room packed full of attendees - ready to have a great day, listen to a fantastic speaker, and raise a lot of money for charity!

68th Annual General Meeting of the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce
On Wednesday 26 August 2015, the 68th AGM of the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce was held. A full record on the minutes and Annual Report can be found here.

The 2015/16 Executive Committee, elected at this AGM, is:

President - Robert Downing, M+K Lawyers     
Vice-President - Peter Helmore, Labour Resource Management
Treasurer - Caroline Atonio, Aston Ryan Malcolm

General Committee
Paul Broom, Leadership Management Australia
David Ferguson, Surdex Steel
Rabi Gunaratnam, Biz Power Business Consultants
Leanne McCready, City of Greater Dandenong
Roy Sanderson, RJ Sanderson & Associates
Paul Wood, National Australia Bank

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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Greater Dandenong Race Day
Saturday 5 December 2015

The City of Greater Dandenong and Melbourne Racing Club are hosting the Greater Dandenong Race Day on Saturday 5 December.

Join other business sponsors, Hilton Manufacturing, TLS Transport, Vawdrey and Council in taking up a corporate sponsorship package and treat your staff and guests to a perfect end of year Christmas function. Sponsorship packages include, naming rights to a race, lunch in the committee room or a picnic hamper in the reserved area on the lawn.

Read further information on sponsorship packages

For more information phone 8571 1550 or email
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Congratulations RJ Sanderson & Associates

A big congratulations to our Platinum Partner, and long-time Chamber supports, RJ Sanderson & Associates, who were voted Best Accounting practice in Victoria by the Investors Choice Awards.

The awards, are a unique initiative that allowed new and seasoned investors to vote for their most trusted and respected property professionals. The awards-winning accountants will now be able to leverage off their success to attract new business and strengthen existing relationships.

To read more about the awards, click

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