Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce May Newsletter

Amanda Checken - Executive Officer

PO Box 7435 Dandenong 3175
9794 8881
0488 012 494

Upcoming Events

Platinum Partner Networking Evening - co-hosted by Labour Resource Management
Thursday 4 June, 5.15pm
Dandenong Basketball Stadium
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Premier Regional Business Award Breakfast
Wednesday 29 July, 7.00am
Sandown Greyhounds

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Platinum Partner Networking Evening
The Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Labour Resource Management, have the great pleasure inviting you to attend our Platinum Partner Networking Evening.

Join to 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 4 June 2015
Time: From 5.15pm
Venue: Dandenong Basketball Stadium - 270 Stud Road Dandenong North
Cost: Members - FREE, Non-members - $10 per person.
RSVP: Click here to register

PRBA May Breakfast Recap
Wednesday 13 May saw the first Premier Regional Business Awards Breakfast for the celebratory 25th year of the awards program. Over eighty guests joined us on what turned out to be the coldest day so far this year - and it is not even officially winter!

The Youth Enterprise Nominee for this event was Tom Cunningham. Tom is a recent graduate of Chisholm with an Advanced Diploma in Computer Systems Engineering and earned a 90% grade point average in his final year of studies. Tom worked extremely hard in his final year of study and would often put in extra hours on the hardware to expand his knowledge. Tom was selected as one of two students throughout Australia to work exclusively at the Cisco Live conference in March 2015. Thank you to Joe D'Amico from Chisholm for introducing Tom.

We then heard stories about two diverse food retailers in Dandenong - the Dandenong Pavilion and Young Uncles. The Dandenong Pavilion has been an institution in the area when it opened about ten years ago, and has since gone on to win multiple culinary awards. Young Uncles recently opened next door to Uncles Smallgoods and
is a thriving local cafe - no thanks to the Council and DHS buildings across the road!

Finally, we were pleased to have John Bennie, CEO for the City of Greater Dandenong, speak to us about the current and future directions of the City of Greater Dandenong. The council has been a great advocator of business in Dandenong and it was great to hear what it is planning and how it is lobbying to further enhance the business opportunities in the area. A big thank you is extended to John Bennie for taking the time to be with us.

2015 Premier Regional Business Awards
Breakfast Dates
The remaining breakfast dates for 2015 are:
Wednesday 29 July
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!

2015/16 Chamber Membership

Please note, your renewal notices for the 2015/16 Chamber Membership will be circulated in late-May. 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 we are in the process of updating our website over the next few months. The Chamber website is still accessible while the maintenance work is completed, but once finished, the new website will be fresh and easy to navigate. We will keep you posted in the website's progress and when it will be launched.

A big thank you to The Schaefer Group who are facilitating the website update.

Save the Date - 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.

Please put this date into your diary NOW to avoid missing out!

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