FREE BUSINESS MENTORING for small businesses

FREE BUSINESS MENTORING for small businesses

2020 has been a bumpy ride for almost every small business owner in Victoria.

Surviving lockdowns, restructuring your workforce, or changing the way your business operates takes its toll.

The Victorian Government supports small business owners by launching the Victorian Government business mentoring Program – fully funded. The Program funds 4 x 2 hours of mentoring to small business and not many business owner are aware of this.

Once a business signs up they get to choose from a number of pre-selected mentors. I’m excited to announce that interpares here in Sunbury is on that list and we’ve partnered with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to deliver the business mentoring program.

At interpares, we solve business problems through communication. Our singular focus is to make our clients stronger. Having us on your side will mean that we can help you to navigate the economic challenges you had in 2020 and face 2021 with a new outlook.

And the best part? It’s completely free! (Government funded.)

Follow the link to Apply Now or contact us for a non-binding conversation.

VCCI – FREE Mentoring for small businesses | interpares

 

Best regards

 

Thorsten Wacker
Owner | interpares
M:  0491155580
E:  thorsten@interpares.com.au
A: PO Box 686 | Sunbury Vic 3429
interpares.com.au

 

New RRBATA Committee 2019-2020

 

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association Inc (RRBATA)

Committee of Management 2019-2020

Following this week’s Annual General Meeting, RRBATA is pleased to announce that a new Committee of Management has been formed for 2019-2020.

Committee members are as follows:

  • President                          –             Dr  Jenny Stillman
  • Vice President                   –             Ged McLaughlin (McLaughlinCB)
  • Secretary                          –              To be filled
  • Treasurer                          –              Ken Allender (Bendigo Community Bank)

General Committee Members:

  •         Hannah Sutton (Insymmetry)
  •         Dr Greg Powell (ICT website support)
  •         Cassy Borthwick (Verdure Bistro)
  •         Wendie McLaughlin ((McLaughlinCB))

RRBATA would like to thank Danielle Findlay (Economic Development and Tourism Unit, Macedon Ranges Shire Council) for being in attendance and conducting the election of office bearers.

The Committee acknowledged the huge contribution of retiring long standing committee member, Benny Dyer.

From the executive position of Treasurer after a decade in the role, Wendie McLaughlin’s contribution was also acknowledged.

Benny Dyer with President Jenny Stillman as he accepts a photo of ‘Benny’s Tree’ lit up at night near the Romsey Skate Park.

 

Wendie McLaughlin (outgoing Treasurer) receiving a photograph of the Romsey Hub (lit up at night).

Whilst accepting the nomination as President, Jenny Stillman indicated her intention to transition away from the leadership role over the next 6 months to facilitate a fresh direction for the Association.

Five Mile Creek and Western Water’s plans to discharge recycled water into Deep Creek

 

Five Mile Creek – Bridge – Romsey

 

There are fears in the community as Western Water plans to discharge recycled water into the Five Mile Creek.

In Romsey at the sewerage plant in Portingales Lane, Western water is proposing to discharge Grade B recycled water into the Deep Creek through the Romsey South Drain over a two year period.

All properties within two kilometres of Romsey South Drain will be affected.

If approved this is likely to occur in April through to October during the normal higher flow and rain rates in Romsey during these times.

Grade B water isn’t suitable for human consumption (drinking) and has restrictions relating to human contact. But it can be used for stock water except for pigs, human crop foods cooked or processed before sale to customers, non-human food production and industrial purposes.

Before applying to the EPA for approval Western Water will undertake community feedback into consideration.

You can make a submission at the following link: feedback@westernwater.com.au

See photo of newspaper article dated: October 15, 2019 from The Free Press newspaper.

Water Worries -Recycled water Discharge into Deep Creek

Neighbourhood House Romsey Events

Help needed for Romsey Christmas Tree frame DELIVERIES

Anyone with a UTE or TRAILER can help with the delivery of the Christmas Tree FRAMES to businesses, groups and families so they can decorate them in readiness for the Christmas in Romsey event.

I F  Y O U  C A N  H E L P  W I T H  E V E N  A  S M A L L  P L E D G E  O F  T I M E 

P L E A S E C O N T A C T –
S H A N E  P E T T I N G I L L                       Ph:  0 4 0 9  8 0 3  8 0 1
E M A I L : shanepettingill@gmail.com

 

RRBATA Tenth Annual Business Breakfast 2019

Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

RRBATA Presents: Michael Drapac

“BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SACRIFICING SOUL”

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Time: 7 am to 8:30 am

Venue: Glen Erin at Lancefield

Cost: RRBATA Members: $45

General Admission: $50

Dear Friends of RRBATA,

The 10th Annual Business Breakfast is rapidly approaching and RRBATA has been very lucky to secure Mr. Michael Drapac as special guest speaker. Michael is founder and Chairman of Drapac Capital Partners, a highly specialized international property group. He founded the Drapac Cycling Team in 2004 to support the concept of holistic development for young elite athletes. His Romsey thoroughbred property will  breed, raise, race and re-purpose equine athletes for life after racing as well as featuring a stock saddle museum. Michael is passionate about communities being developed which enhance an area for local residents without losing character – a particularly timely discussion with Romsey’s Town Structure Plan is due to be developed over the next 2 to 3 years.

So – if you are interested in the well being of horses, athletes or community character, BOOK your tickets NOW as seats will be limited.

Feel free to share this event with any of your contacts who may be interested in attending.

Sponsored by the Romsey Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank, this will be a special event.

We look forward to seeing you for breakfast on Thursday 10th October!

 

RRBATA Committee.

 

Full details on: Flyer A5

For all bookings for this event go to – TRY Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BFMTN

 

 

ROMSEY WHOLE TOWN GARAGE SALE

Maps from the HUB

(8 am to 12. 30 pm)

This weekend’s Romsey Whole Town Garage Sale is a chance to turn ‘trash’ into treasure.

Hosted by the Romsey Neighbourhood House, the one-day annual event invites residents to sell their pre-loved or new items.

Neighbourhood House committee President Allan Irvine said more than 40 Romsey families have registered to take part in this year’s event.

“The neighbourhood house produces a map and a list, which we sell on the day for $3, which guides them to all of the garage sales around town,” he said. “We also offer the option of selling at the hub where we will have a barbecue as well.”

Mr Irvine said there will be something for everyone to buy during the sale.

“People can sell anything you can imagine, it’s all available,” he said.

“If people are moving houses they can sell everything. Other people specialise in certain things, maybe car parts. It’s so broad that you can’t pin it down.”

Mr Irvine said the whole town garage sale was a great community event.

“There are cars buzzing all around Romsey on that morning,” he said. “It’s a very popular thing.”

The garage sale will be on Saturday, September 14 from 8am. Maps can be purchased at Romsey Community Hub, 96 Main Street.

To register your garage for $5 call 5429 6754.

Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey

The Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey

 

Cold weather did not deter Romsey residents coming onto the Main Street on Friday 6th September 2019 to see the heritage lamps and building illuminations being turned on for the first time. Old Mates Cafe opened especially for the event, serving home-made hot donuts and hot drinks to grateful customers.

 

 

At 7pm, electrician Lachy DeAraugo flicked the switches to illuminate the Romsey Mechanics’ Institute, Fountain precinct, heritage lamps, Northern entry trees (Murphy Street intersection) and the former Shire Office building at the Hub.

Council was represented by East Ward Councillor Bill West, Leanne Davey (Economic Development and Tourism Unit) and Kerry Wilkinson (Engineering and Projects). This project was made possible by funding from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Regional Development Victoria.

                                                             

RRBATA thanks all of the community members involved in the Streetscape project working groups with special mention to Rhett Strautins and Geoff Bright who worked on the Lighting group. A huge thank you is also extended to Council staff members who supported the project during the period between its 2015 inception to now including Leanne Davey, Carina Doolan and former staff members Shane Power, Matt Irving, Janyce McMurtrie and Kylie Lethbridge.

Last night was a testament to Romsey’s town pride and another initiative to showcase the historic town centre.

      

 

 

Last night was a testament to Romsey’s town pride and another initiative to showcase the historic town centre.