The next General and Networking Meeting of 2016, open to all BCCI members, will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 4 April 2016, at the Bungendore Community and Bowling Club, 20 Turallo Terrace, Bungendore.
The meeting will feature a presentation showcasing the Bungendore Post Office, and will conclude with a business networking session, with refreshments provided by the BCCI.
Please mark the date in your calendar. An Agenda for the meeting will be emailed to all members one week prior to the meeting.
Useful information on Grants and Funding
The Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program (MDBREDP) website has been updated to include a Video recording from one of the information workshops on the grant program held in December, for those who were unable to attend a workshop in person. The presentation slides which accompanied the workshop are also available.
The Information workshop videos include topics such as:
Introduction to Grants
Regional Business Investment Fund
Energise Enterprise Fund
Q and A
Writing Successful Grants
Updated member distribution list
The Chamber email distribution list was recently updated to include all paid members for 2016. If you have updated your membership for the year, you will continue to receive Chamber emails. If not you will need to renew your membership to receive email updates by emailing Treasurer Juliet Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The information package on the 2016 Business Directory has been sent by Directory Manager, Sharon Rasker to those on the updated member list.
Happy New Year to all members!
We would like to wish all BCCI members and happy, relaxing and safe holiday season and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings, networking and business education events planned in 2016!
Member Survey results
All members are invited to read the Key Findings from the 2015 Member Survey which are being used to inform the BCCI Strategic Plan for 2016. Once again, the Executive Committee extends its thanks to all members who responded to the survey and provided invaluable information and insights on member views and priorities.
Optimised search results for the BCCI website
To provide a more dynamic and searchable online directory of member business, the BCCI website was recently optimised to ensure anyone who searches online for services in Bungendore will now find the relevant Chamber webpage on the first page of their search results. For example, anyone searching for 'Bungendore restaurants' will see a direct link to the Chamber's restaurant page on their first page results. The same will hold true when people search for other categories such as accommodation, shops and galleries, professional services etc.
This new feature provides even more reason to take advantage of FREE member advertising on the BCCI website! If you haven't already done so, simply send your business name and contact details and a few words about your business – along with your logo and up to three photos – to email@example.com
New local newspaper – the Bungendore Weekly
Those who were saddened by the recent demise of The Bungendore Mirror, will be please to hear that a new local newspaper, The Bungendore Weekly is about to commence production. This new, free paper will be community and business orientated and edited and produced locally. The BCCI Executive Committee urges all members to consider supporting the paper through advertising to ensure its success.
BCCI will be contributing to the newspaper by way of our regular monthly news update and will also be advertising the 2016 Business Directory in the paper. To arrange your own advertising in the Bungendore Weekly, or to obtain more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon Baxter-Judge on 0419 025 533 (after 4.30pm please).
Sunday Sessions at the Lake George Hotel
Throughout December and January, The Lake George Bar and Dining will feature live music every Sunday. Dates and performers are detailed in the Sunday Sessions flyer. Come along for some great entertainment in a relaxed and convivial setting.
Abbeyfield – looking for community support
Further to the Abbeyfield presentation given by Peter Blematl at our May General Meeting, the Abbeyfield project is progressing. The project will deliver a much-needed home for seniors in Bungendore but is not government funded, so Abbeyfield are now asking the local community for support. To contribute to the Bungendore Abbeyfield project, please visit their crowd funding page.
To learn more about Abbeyfield and the great work they do, you can view this Youtube link, visit the Abbeyfield Facebook page, or come along to the Bungendore Community Christmas Party on 6 December and have a chat to the folks from Abbeyfield at their stall.
Invitation to Chamber members – increase your web presence free of charge
All BCCI members are entitled to advertise their business on this website at no extra cost. All you need to do is provide a short blurb about your business, along with 1-3 images. If you've already advertised on the website, now is a great time to review and update your details. Simply email your new entry or updates to email@example.com.
Don't miss this opportunity to increase your web presence and complement your entry in the 2015 Bungendore Business Directory. We look forward to seeing you on the BCCI website!