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SnowFest Warragul 2017 is back!

SnowFest Warragul 2017 is twice the size, twice the fun!

SnowFest Warragul
SnowFest Warragul 2017

Start spreading the news for the SnowFest Warragul 2017 on 28 July FREE family event!

We’re bringing the Mountain to Warragul complete with real Baw Baw snow and howling huskies.

Warragul’s Smith and Palmerston Streets will be turned into a sparkling winter wonderland ready for snow fun!

Think Frozen, Snow Queens, Jon Snow, penguins and zany snow outfits … then dress to impress and join the fun.  The best dressed will win fabulous prizes.

Belly flop onto a toboggan, enjoy the two snow play areas – one for tiny kids and one for big kids – and grab a selfie with Frozen characters Olaf and Anna.

The Mt Baw Baw Snow Patrol, Radio 3GG and AFL Gippsland will be out to blitz; and get ready to dance in the street flash mob style with DJ Nige and Kombi … yay!

Count down for the 7.30pm Fireworks display.

Chillax and graze around the night cafes, shops and food stalls … wine tastings for grown ups, plenty of hot chocolate, chai and coffee … take the kids on a Treasure Hunt for the coolest prizes!

To get more details join our Facebook Event on Warragul Fest.

SnowFest is brought to you by Warragul Business Group with generous support and assistance of Mt Baw Baw, businesses and community groups across Warragul.

#snowfestwarragul #visitbawbaw #familyfun #FreeEvent


Three events to get known online

GippsTech meet ups to get known online

GippsTech get known online
GippsTech #SheHacks

Three events to help new business owners, emerging #SheHacks or ways for non tech head people to get known online.  Click on green links to sign up below:

Get Your Business Online – Wed 30 May

An event for business owners who have zero or close to zero online presence. It assumes no technical skill whatsoever, and walks people through the very first few steps of getting their business visible online, from getting their business on Google Maps, to listing their business in online directories like TrueLocal and Yellow Pages. We also give a beginner-level overview of whether their business could benefit from social media or a website, and the pros and cons of both, as well as which social media platform is right for their type of business.

#SheHacks Gippsland Meetup Dinner – Sat 27 May

As part of the #SheHacks program run by Girl Geek Academy, we’re organising a few special events for Gippsland women interested in building startup businesses together. We ran an earlier training bootcamp in April; this event will bring together women who attended the earlier training bootcamp as well as other women interested in business/tech who couldn’t make it on the day. We’ll give a summary of what a hackathon is and how it works for those who couldn’t attend, as well as provide time for attendees to share startup ideas, ask questions and help each other out with preparing for the hackathon.

Gippsland Tech & Business Meetup – Fri 9 June

We’ve just set up a Warragul-based meetup group for business owners, techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers and people in marketing, design or online technology. If you’re interested in any of those topics, please join the meetup group to meet other likeminded people in your local area and learn from each other!

#SheHacks #Gippsland #Warragul

Social media for business seminars

Warragul Business Group Seminar: Social Media for Business

Maybe you consider yourself old school and don’t use social media for business … too busy and haven’t got time … your products aren’t exactly sexy … or the type of business you run is complex. 

Here’s another thought … Around 70% of Australians use social media and there’s a high chance they’ll use it to find your business for just about anything … from pool supplies to egg carton labels!

Image of Erika McInerney of Mac & Ernie
Erika McInerney of Mac & Ernie will teach you the best ways of using social media for your small business.

Warragul Business Group has teamed up with WBG member Mac & Ernie and WBG corporate partners Mercure Warragul to deliver after business hours 90 minute Social Media for Business Seminars in March 2017.

Erika McInerney will talk you through some of the ins and outs of using social media for business. What works, what doesn’t work and how you can make significant changes to your visibility using low-cost, high-impact marketing – that you can do yourself!
  • Social Media in Business Seminar on March 14, 7.00 am to 8.30am
  • Social Media in Business Seminar on March 21, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Venue: Conference Room, Mercure Hotel, Mason Street Warragul.
Cost: SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DEAL for WBG members $50 and non members $95.


As a local business collaboration, Mercure Warragul and Mac & Ernie are helping us deliver both seminars outside of normal business hours, and hoping to make it easier for local business people to participate in this initiative.

Please note, we need at least six people to run each seminar.

Enjoy the informative seminars in the classy conferencing facilities at Mercure Warragul! We look forward to sharing what you learn  through Warragul Business social media networks as well!

More information: Executive Officer, Sue Keirnan on 5624 3833

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