The Blackwood Business Network (BBN) is the local representative body for traders, self employed and freelancers operating in the Blackwood and surrounding areas shopping and business precinct. We serve our local businesses and community through networking and business development opportunities, member discount programs and council representation.


Our Mission

The mission of the BBN as outlined in the BBN Business Plan (update August 2009), is to “facilitate business growth that is consistent with the community’s economic, environmental, cultural and social aspirations. …The BBN is business-driven, (and) understands that it is (local) business and the community …which must take responsibility for a better Blackwood and that the role of the BBN is therefore to make a difference in shaping and creating the future.”

Given these objectives, the BBN aims to serve it’s business community through offering appropriate and timely services and support structures guided by contemporary trends, consumer and community demand. To meet these objectives, the BBN offers:



Networking, Business Development and Support Activities

  • Networking
  • Business Development
  • Seminars
  • Council Representation.
  • BBN Member Discount Referral Program
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Local Business Needs Assessment & Surveys
  • Other Programs

For more information about the above, please visit our Program Overview Page

Newsletter: Please contact the President, Jane Silbereisen 0477 2090 782, the Treasurer Prue McElwein 0406 885 798 or our Secretary, John Vander Veeken
0411 609 880 if you would like to receive our newsletter and be advised of upcoming events.
Membership For further details regarding membership of the BBN, go the the Membership Page. To become a member and take advantage of our membership program complete our membership form here.

Membership Application Form


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