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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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Cate McGregor coming to Warragul

Gippsland Annual Leadership Address

Cate McGregor, AM

Group Captain Cate McGregor
Cate McGregor, AM is keynote speaker at this year’s Gippsland Annual Leadership Address

Group Captain Cate McGregor AM is a serving member of the Australian Defence Force and internationally renowned cricket commentator and author.

In 2012, McGregor was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division for exceptional service to the Australian Army as the Director of the Land Warfare Studies Centre.

From November 2013, McGregor was the highest ranking transgender individual in the Army, as the speechwriter and strategic advisor to Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO. In June 2014, McGregor transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to work on projects for the Chief of Air Force. Cate McGregor wrote Chief of Army David Morrison’s internationally applauded speech about respecting women. The speech included the line: the standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

Cate McGregor addressed the National Press Club this year and has been the focus of an ABC Australian Story feature entitled: Call me Cate.

Thursday 27 August 6pm start for GCLP participants, alumni and sponsors; 6.30pm start for guests.  Event concludes at 8:30pm.

The Warragul Sporting & Social Club Downtowner
55-57 Victoria Street
Warragul Victoria 3820

RSVP via email by Thursday 20 August at
info@gipps.com.au or via phone 5623 3219
Committee for Gippsland members $25.00 and guests $35.00 per head.