Maroondah Business Association is a supportive not-for-profit business organisation which provides monthly meetings for businesses, who live or work in and around Knox, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Monash and the Greater City of Dandenong.
We meet on the 1st Wednesday night of the month at 7pm beginning with networking, sandwiches, tea and coffee for a 7.30pm start, finishing at 8.45pm with hot finger food and more networking. This is February to October and in November we meet on the 2nd Wednesday night and in December have a Christmas event on the 1st Friday of December.
We meet at the Wantirna Club, 350 Stud Road, Wantirna. This is diagonally across from Knox City. This will provide greater opportunities for members and guests heading towards Dandenong. People have been renowned to travel to our meetings from the other side of the city and as far out as Warburton in the Yarra Ranges.
We are a dynamic bunch of people who come together to further grow our business, through fantastic networking, brilliant guest speakers and building strong relationships, which can directly or indirectly bring more sales our way.
People travel from far and wide to attend our monthly Wednesday night meetings. Our membership is constantly growing and with us you will find not only opportunities to communicate and build relationships with like minded business owners, you will also grow in knowledge.
We have some of the very best speakers present to us on a broad range of supportive topics related to up to date business information and trends.
There is a FaceBook page where you can check out our Newsfeed and see what has been happening and you will find that the MBA is very proactive in its digital footprint. We ask that you 'Like' us. Thank you.
The Association is growing and you are welcome to come and check us out before joining. The casual entry fee is $50. If you decide to join before the next meeting the $50 will be offset against your membership fee.
Membership is fantastic value, it is $150 per year which entitles you to come to ten meetings and the annual Christmas dinner function on the 1st Friday in December. It is usually a sit down dinner with entertainment and begins at 7pm, with the bar closing at midnight. There is also a once off new member joining fee of $35.
Networking and Building Relationships
|We are a friendly, supportive bunch of people on the committee and members equally willing to welcome you and share their expertise. As business owners we need that support. It helps us to stay on track and be motivated. It really is a great community to belong to. It has been a couple of fantastic years, 2012 and 2013, with brilliant speakers who have enjoyed their participation. So much going on and more is planned for 2014 and we have speakers booked for most of 2014 already.
We have found that the information, presentation and sharing helps both input new learning, as well as consolidates what is already known.
Business Education - Events
||To see more upcoming events or check out our history of events and the wonderful speakers, simply click on 'Events' on the side menu.
At Maroondah Business Association we expand our business knowledge with a prominent professional speaker from our national resources.
There is a 45 minute presentation at meetings followed by question and sharing time. Topics are relevant and we find that you will learn many new things if you attend regularly which each month can generally be applied immediately.
Contact with Council
We generally have someone from the Business Development side of the Maroondah City Council attend our meetings.
We are grateful for this opportunity to continue this relationship and receive Council support, as we in turn promote their events as requested.
The Maroondah Business Association gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Maroondah City Council and the communication between us.
In November 2011, the Maroondah City Council launched Community Business Partnerships, please click on the following link to find out about –
(1) Resources and information on Community Business Partnerships, Corporate Volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility;
(2) Details of the 14 organisations who are seeking a partnership with a business and
(3) Information and tools for all businesses on how to partner with community organisations. Community Business Partnerships Portal