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Warragul Business Group AGM 2017

Annual General Meeting date moved to 10 August

Warragul Business Group AGM 2017Notice of AGM 2017 & Member Networking Event

All Warragul Business Group members are invited to attend this year’s AGM to elect a new Executive Committee for 2017/2018 year.  The Executive Committee positions include President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer and ordinary executives; and all positions have been declared vacant.

All Warragul Business Group members are encouraged to become involved and think about nominating for a position.

The event includes networking opportunities and includes a fabulous Brazilian BBQ (vegetarian and gluten free options available) with drinks at bar prices.

Wine tasting also available.

WHEN: Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 6pm

WHERE: Brandy Creek Restaurant, 570 Buln Buln Road, Drouin East

Closing date for nominations is Monday 31 July 2017 and nomination forms can be DOWNLOADED HERE.

For catering purposes, please RSVP and advise any dietary needs by Friday 4 August on 5624 3833.

PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT IN ADVANCE ONLY via EVENTBRITE or EFTPOS over the phone or by calling in at 155 Queen Street, Warragul.

No payments accepted at the door.

It promises to be a great evening and we look forward to seeing all members on the night!

Business Q&A Election

What do business people want from their pollies this Election 2016?
Ask questions, get answers!

The Liberals under Malcolm Turnbull are running with the mantra of jobs and growth; and Bill Shorten is plugging 100 positive polices. The Election could be a cliffhanger with Richard Di Natale dismissing Labor’s claims it would not form minority government with Greens as just ‘a lot of tough talk’.

The 24 hour news cycle has yawed between the distraction tactics of party slogans and ‘dead cats’ being thrown at the voting public. So who to vote for?

Image: Q&A Election4Business panellists: Ricky Muir, Chris Buckingham, Russell Broadbent & Donna Lancaster
Q&A Election4Business panellists: Ricky Muir, Chris Buckingham, Russell Broadbent & Donna Lancaster

To provide some campaign explainers, Warragul Business Group is running a special networking evening, Q&A Election4Business, at 6pm on June 7 at Lardner Park (Board Room).

Moderated by John Davine, a panel of McMillan and senate candidates will each make a snappy presentation before the floor is opened for questions on key issues and policies – including things that you feel have been buried – in the lead up to the 2016 Election. The panellists are:

  • Russell Broadbent MP (Liberal)
  • Chris Buckingham (Labor)
  • Donna Lancaster (Greens)
  • Ricky Muir (Australian Motoring Enthusiasts – Senate)

Food and drinks provided. Cost $20 Members and $30 Non-members.
RSVP: ASAP on Tel: 5624 3833.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Gippsland Business Centre Networking Evening

The story behind the door

One fifty five Queen Street used to be an old Harley Davidson factory.  That is, until a resourceful business woman spotted it one day deciding it would be an excellent place for a different kind of enterprise.


With an eclectic business background including banking, stone masonry, indoor cricket, wedding make up and bookkeeping, Pauline Luchetta founded Custodia in 1997.

Custodia was expanding rapidly and as a home based business owner, Pauline began looking for a place to look more professional that offered shared business spaces and a training room.

After investigating the top floor of the Bendigo Bank building encumbered by no lift for clients and a wall of Council ‘red tape’, Pauline settled on the Harley Davidson factory and a big renovation.

In 2007, the doors of Gippsland Business Centre opened with Gippsland Building Approvals and Best Match Recruitment moving in as early tenants.

Pauline’s own business Custodia continued to flourish in its new home and in Melbourne; running a virtual office from St Kilda Road with staff in the city.

Gippsland Business Centre’s ability to receive calls from Melbourne and transfer them to wherever people were located made Custodia’s city presence more successful.

“Who’d have known we were running out of new offices in Warragul – perception is everything!” says Pauline cheerfully.

Custodia – Latin for safeguarding or looking after – provides bookkeeping, business consulting, training and services to over 60 clients.  It is also an accredited partner with Reckon, Quickbooks, Xero and MYOB.

The training room is put to good use for running sessions on business start-ups, growing small business, and Government compliance education and software training.

With 10 years under the belt, Gippsland Business Centre has now been home to 54 different businesses, numerous Melbourne medical specialists, and provided refuge for organisations impacted by the Morwell fires in 2014.

It currently has tenants in seven serviced offices, six virtual offices and 14 regular visitors for the day office and boardroom.

As sponsor of Warragul Business Group’s May Network Evening, 50 members were able to tour and meet the all business owners based at Gippsland Business Centre.

Current tenants include The Podiatry Group, Apprenticeship Support Australia, SJD Law, Pinnacle Training, Carafella Contracting, The Cassidy Crew and Mick Gunn Computer Services.

Pauline says she still has the same passion as she did 25 years ago.

“To help people grow their business, be able to provide accurate, reliable and timely information, encourage others to take a leap, employ young staff to give them the start and training in work life.”

For more information, contact The Gippsland Business Centre on 03 5624 3800 or visit www.gippslandbusinesscentre.com.au