Networking, Business Development & Support Activities
We support businesses by providing networking and business development opportunities. These include a Friday night social evening on the last Friday of the month at various venues (currently the RSL Club 5.30 - 7.30pm)). Local business people meet in a relaxed social environment, where they can network and exchange valuable ideas. A raffle is drawn each evening, with prizes donated by local businesses. *See calendar of events for scheduled events.
- Business Development
Breakfasts and other business development seminars and social events are conducted throughout the year which include presentations by individuals and organizations around topics of interest to local business. *See calendar of events for scheduled events
The BBN also holds other events including regular breakfasts with invited guests presenting a topic of general interest. The breakfasts are a popular event and very well attended. Please check the calendar for the next scheduled breakfast or event.
- Council Representation.
The BBN acts as a voice for our business community on matters affecting local businesses as a group. As your local Council representative body, the BBN contributes to the growth and development of our environment through liaising and lobbying with council on behalf of local business interests where our community’s economic, environmental, cultural and social aspirations are concerned. These include roads, footpaths, parking, signage, land division and development, community services etc.
- BBN Member Discount Referral Program
BBN members can take part in our discount referral program between businesses. This program entitles members to receive discounts on goods and services offered by other businesses. ** For Program details and Listed Businesses visit our secure BBN members page.
- Marketing & Promotion
The Blackwood Business Network market and promote your business through our networking and business functions, listings on our website, and B2B program involvement.
To the Community
The Blackwood Business Network is promoted through the events it offers members and the business community, through involvement in the annual community events (eg the Blackwood Christmas Parade) andsupport of local community groups and organisations (eg schools).
To Local Government
The BBN is also promoted through it's role as a local point of reference for consultation on a broad range of business and community related matters to council and other local and state organizations.
- Local Business Needs Assessment & Surveys
Regular surveys are conducted to keep up to date with the needs andin Blackwood. You will be advised when the next major survey is available. In the meantime, please assist us by completing our short Poll to identify how best we can help your business.
- Other Programs
The BBN will be offering a range of programs for our local business community. Check back regularly on our site to see what programs are available.
Please check the calendar here for the next scheduled networking evening.