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May News from the Greater Shepparton Business Network

This month we celebrate the first anniversary of our transition to Greater Shepparton Business Network (GSBN)!

A huge thank you to the many businesses who have joined us along that journey and are reaping the benefits of our energetic business networking event calendar and the powerful resources of our Victorian Chamber (VCCI) partnership. GSBN is continuing to evolve, and we welcome all feedback and suggestions from members on ways in which we can enhance the services we are delivering to the business community of Greater Shepparton.

We are excited to announce the appointment of Lisa Benfell to the role of GSBN Member Engagement supporting our dynamic Admin Manager Tracy Lyle. Lisa brings with her many years of business communication experience and is looking forward to engaging with you and connecting with other businesses across Greater Shepparton.

On behalf of the entire GSBN board we thank you for your support and encourage you to spread the word and share the benefits of GSBN membership within your business connections in Geater Shepparton.

Stephens Schneider, President GSBN

Upcoming events

Don’t miss out on the chance to engage and connect with other business minded people in our local community.
Tickets are limited to 2 per Membership. Registration is essential.Where:    Noble Monks, 120-126 Maude Street, SheppartonWhen:     19 June, 2024 from 5:30pm

Register here

May After 5 Networking Event hosted by
Hill Top Golf and Country Club

The recent After 5 Networking event hosted by Hill Top Golf and Country Club on 14 May in conjunction with the Business Big Ideas Festival was an outstanding success, with attendees enjoying a night of productive networking and engaging activities. Hosted at the club’s picturesque venue, the event featured an excellent turnout and provided numerous opportunities for professional engagement.

The evening was filled with camaraderie, connection, and shared vision, underscoring the vibrant community spirit that defines Hill Top Golf and Country Club. We look forward to many more successful gatherings in the future.

A special thanks goes out to President James Ibbotson and General Manager Christopher Longbottom for their warm hospitality and insightful presentations. Attendees were treated to a passionate history lesson about Hill Top, as well as exciting glimpses into future plans for this treasured community asset in Tatura.




May After 5 Networking Event hosted by SCA

GSBN would like to say a big thanks to the team at Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), for hosting the After 5 Networking event on 15 May.

It was a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the faces behind local media and entertainment company, Triple M and Hit Network across radio, LiSTNR for podcasts, music and Ten Network across TV.

We shared some laughs and importantly gained insight into the powerful world of media and how local business can leverage their reach to customers using media strategies tailored specifically for each business.

A very enjoyable event delivering fun and key connections for our valued members.





VCCI Training Announcement

GSBN are looking forward to working collaboratively with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide the Greater Shepparton Business Community members with access to VCCI’s highly regarded training courses.

CyberSimple Awareness Training

Overview:  Cybercrime is costing Australian businesses now more than ever with an increase
in nearly13% in the last year*.

Not only can an attack have a financial impact on your business but it can also damage
reputation, disrupt essential services and drive away customers.

This training equips you with essential skills to safeguard your business, employees,
and customers.

Duration:    The self-paced module takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

Cost:           Member            $120 (GST excl.)
Non member    $220.00 (GST excl.)

Register here

Webinar on “Closing Loopholes” Changes 

Date:         Friday, May 31, 2024 at 9:30am
Duration:   Two-hour webinar.Overview:  The session will provide updates on the significant changes related to
“Closing Loopholes” and their potential impact on employers and other stakeholders.Cost:          All members can attend this webinar for free, while non-members can participate
for a nominal fee of $25

Register here

Managing Mental Health in the workplace Masterclass

Date:               July 17 2024, 9:30am – 4pm
Venue:            Greater Shepparton Business Centre 70 New Dookie Road Shepparton, VIC 3630 Australia
To Register:
Please Note:    VCCI Training Credits are available for use by Gold & Platinum Members and Awards Sponsors.

Overview:  Mental Health problems can be hard to talk about, especially in the workplace. This session has been designed to raise awareness of common mental health conditions, reduce stigma and empower managers to have a supportive conversation with someone they may be concerned about.

Additionally, the session covers workplace obligations under privacy, disability discrimination, workplace relations and safety laws. Participants learn how to support and manage employees with mental health conditions and build a mentally healthy and productive workplace.

This course is suited to business owners, HR and OHS professionals, Return to Work Coordinators and people managers.
During this program you will increase your knowledge of the following:
  • Knowledge of facts about mental health in Australia
  • Understanding why health is a workplace issue
  • Recognising early warning signs of poor mental health
  • How to have a supportive conversation
  • Dealing with a mental health crisis
  • Knowing the importance of engaging with doctors
  • Managing team impact
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • Understanding performance management in relation to mental health
  • Mental health and workers’ compensation
  • Creating a mentally healthy workplace
By completing this course, you will achieve a digital credential:

Grants and Funding

Greater Shepparton City Council offer a range of Grants and Funding opportunities each year to local residents, businesses and community groups.

To view available funding click here

Welcome to our new Members

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the following new local businesses to join the
Greater Shepparton Business Network this last month.Additionally, we would like to extend our gratitude to the many businesses that have renewed their memberships with us.

Business Awards Sponsors

Platinum Members

Gold Members

Silver Members

General Members
ACT Curious
Fryers Street Takeaway and Cafe
Murrays Commercial Cleaning Solutions
Nevin Lenne Gross Solicitors
The Eye Shop
The Termi, Padrino Caffe Pty Ltd

 Please visit our website at to learn more about:
Membership, Events, Training and the SPC Business Excellence Awards.We have a range of membership options to suit your business and our events provide
networking opportunities for you and your business.A membership can be obtained for as little as $330.00 per year, join us today!

Members Online Directory

Our online member directory is another service the Greater Shepparton Business Network provides to the local community. We encourage you to think local, shop local! By supporting the businesses in our directory, you are reinvesting in your community.

Our online directory contains a list of all our current members. You can view our directory by clicking here

We exist for our members!

To support you to strengthen your business connections and knowledge.

In today’s business landscape, business owners need to get their head around so much.
Do you understand your legal obligations to your staff?
Have you considered the cost of not knowing?
Do you know how to create a Mentally Healthy workplace and what is required of you to do so?
Be proactive not reactive and find out how you can enhance your business operations and be doing what you are legally required to do.
Click the icons below and visit our website or email and request a call back to find out how we can help your business today.

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