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Christmas Night get together

The ARBA committee have extended an invitation to ARBA members to attend their Christmas Night get together. We hope to see you there.   Date: Tuesday 6th December, 2016 Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Garden Lake Cafe, Alexandra Gardens – Ararat RSVP to support@arba.org.au by Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Networking Business Breakfast

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Meet, Connect & Grow with our Networking Business Breakfast Wednesday 23rd November 2016 RSVP by 1pm Friday 18th November

Member Profile

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Member Profile: Hansen Design & Print Congratulation to the team at Hansen Design & Print for recently celebrating their 10th Anniversay               Geoff Penna gives us an insight into his business journey. How did your journey begin? Geoff and Jean Penna commenced Penna Print, on 1st March, 1978. Just 10

Welcome our new members

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We are thrilled to welcome our new members! JWard Museum Premier Tourist Venue in Ararat ran entirely by passionate volunteers.         Meet Geoff White – JWard Volunteer How did your journey begin? I started volunteering at JWard about 11 years ago after I retired from teaching What’s the favourite part of your

Ararat Council Candidate Forum

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              Expression of interest to all business owners and operators with Ararat Rural City Council. This is your chance to hear from candidates standing for Council, the evening will held Tuesday 18th October at 7:00pm @ Ararat JWard. Limited seating available. Express your interest today to ARBA president Jodie-lee

Christmas Night get together

The ARBA committee have extended an invitation to ARBA members to attend their Christmas Night get together.
We hope to see you there.
 
Date: Tuesday 6th December, 2016
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Garden Lake Cafe, Alexandra Gardens – Ararat
RSVP to support@arba.org.au by Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Networking Business Breakfast

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Meet, Connect & Grow with our Networking Business Breakfast

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
RSVP by 1pm Friday 18th November

Member Profile

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Member Profile: Hansen Design & Print

Congratulation to the team at Hansen Design & Print for recently celebrating their 10th Anniversay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Penna gives us an insight into his business journey.

How did your journey begin?
Geoff and Jean Penna commenced Penna Print, on 1st March, 1978. Just 10 years ago sold to Hansen Design & Print.

What’s the favourite part of your job?
Meeting with people – business leaders, business operators, local residents or tourists should always remain important. This in turn allows for courteous and satisfying service.

What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
The geographic location, couple with the varying natural beauty is often taken for granted; but we are constantly reminded by travellers ‘what a beautiful part of the world you live in”.
This area provides all the services that we so heavily rely upon, and expect.

Why I/we joined ARBA?
Back in 1978, under the business of Penna Print, I joined the then “Ararat Chamber of Commerce”. It was imperative that a new business to town should become involved with the business community. This was seen as a direct way of having input. For about 25 years I was involved in all roles on the executive and committee; including trader promotions.

Business Name: Hansen Design & Print
Address: 70 Vincent Street, Ararat
Phone: 03 5352 2370

Welcome our new members

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We are thrilled to welcome our new members!
JWard Museum

Premier Tourist Venue in Ararat ran entirely by passionate volunteers.

 

 

 

 

Meet Geoff White – JWard Volunteer

How did your journey begin?
I started volunteering at JWard about 11 years ago after I retired from teaching
What’s the favourite part of your job?
Taking tours for visitors to the region, seeing the improvement we as friends of JWard make to JWard with making it a better tourist destination and mixing with other volunteers who are involved with JWard.
What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
The beautiful rural area such as Mt Langi Ghiran, Mt Cole, the rolling hills around Moyston and the scenic drive to Avoca.
Why we jointed ARBA?
One of our JWards aims is to promote businesses in the region by attracting 10-12,000 visitors. Also the more closely business can work together the more attractive we can make Ararat.

If you interested in becoming a volunteer contact JWard today for more information.
Business Name: JWard
Address: Girdlestone Street, Ararat
Phone: 03 5352 3357

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Ararat Council Candidate Forum

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Expression of interest to all business owners and operators with Ararat Rural City Council.

This is your chance to hear from candidates standing for Council, the evening will held Tuesday 18th October at 7:00pm @ Ararat JWard.

Limited seating available.

Express your interest today to ARBA president Jodie-lee Wells on jd_wells79@hotmail.com or phone Saines Lucas Solicitors on 5352 5256 by Monday 17th October.

Network & Nibbles Night – 25th October 2016

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Own or run a Business within the region. Why not come along to our informal gathering where we catch up, unwind and do a little networking at the same time.

Venue: Chalamber Golf Club, Ararat

Time: 6:00pm

To RSVP or for further information please contact ARBA on (03) 5355 0218 or support@arba.org.au by Tuesday 18th October 2016.

 

 

Welcome our new members

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We are thrilled to welcome our new member!

Ararat Ballarat Real Estate

Meet Brad, Jamie, David & Grace.
David gives us an insight into his business journey.
How did your journey begin?
We opened our Ballarat office over 30 years ago, then we opened another office in Maryborough over 10 year ago. We’ve always seen Ararat as a good opportunity and a town on the way up.
What’s the favourite part of your job?
Meeting new people and helping them move to a new home. It’s an exciting time and we’re privelleged to be a part of it.
What’s your favourite part about Ararat Region?
The people. So many down to earth, good people in the region
Why you joined ARBA?
To connect with the business community and to give back in some way.
Be sure to pop by and say hi to Ararat Ballarat Real Estate team soon
Business Name: Ararat Ballarat Real Estate
Address: 70 Barkly Street, Ararat
Phone: 03 5352 1537

Welcome our new member

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We are thrilled to welcome our new member!
Liquid Indulgence

 

Owner Maria Tsanga gives us an insight into her business journey.

How did your journey begin?

My passion has always been in the hospitality industry with having owned a Restaurant in Melbourne and with over 20 years of experience I found it was time to work for myself again. I found a niche in the Ararat market for a mobile coffee van and decided to design and commerce my own business for the Ararat and surrounding areas.

What’s the favourite part of your job?

The opportunity to meet people and making them beautiful coffee. Not to mention being my own boss

What’s Your favourite part about the Ararat Region?

The beauty of the area such as the Pyrenees Rangers, Mt Cole, Green Hill Lake – the whole country lifestyle really

Why you joined ARBA?

To meet other like minded people and the networking opportunities.

Business Name: Liquid Indulgence

Contact: Owner – Maria Tsanga

Phone: 0497 284 675

 

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Networking Business Breakfast

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It was an early start on the 17th August 2016, for 70 of Ararat’s leading business people at the Networking Business Breakfast. The event is a collaborative effort between Ararat Regional Business Association – ARBA and Ararat Rural City Council with the event theme being “Infrastructure boom”. Melanie Robertson – Committee for Ballarat and Graham Soawyer – NBN western region were the key note speakers for this event

 

New President for ARBA.

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Congratulation to Jodie-Lee Wells on be coming the new ARBA President at the 2016 AGM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All so Congratulation to :-  Vice President  – Phil Clark

Secretary         – Therese Roper

Treasurer         – Graeme Foster

Committee          – Victoria Laugesen

                  – Max Perovich

                        – Annie McPherson

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