Narre Warren Region Business Events

2018 Events

Save the Dates

Here’s what’s in store for 2018. Our regular networking nights are on the first Wednesday of the month, from March to November. The permanent venue is Upstairs at Switch Lifestyle Restaurant, Fountain Gate from 6–7.30pm.

Refreshments are provided at all events and drinks are available at bar prices.

Get more details by clicking on the links below. It’s free for members to attend these events and just $15 for visitors and guests. We ask that you book online to inform numbers for catering purposes.

But if you want to attend and haven’t made a booking, just rock up, make payment by credit card and we’ll be happy to organise entry on the night.

2018 Calendar: 

March 7           Speed Networking Event – More info, make a booking
April 4             Focus on Property, featuring Frank Valentic –More info, make a booking
May 2              Focus on Legal, featuring Jessica Kerr –More info, make a booking
June 6              Focus on Social Media, featuring Jessica Humphries –More info, make a booking
July 4               Annual General Meeting –More info, make a booking
August 1          Focus on Health & Beauty –More info, make a booking
September 5    Feature focus tba –More info, make a booking
October 3         Feature focus tba –More info, make a booking
November 7     Feature focus tba –More info, make a booking

All events are hosted by a member, with benefits accruing. If you’re interested in hosting an event, please get in touch.

2017 Events

Save the Dates

Here’s a quick look into the year to see what 2017 will bring for the Narre Warren Business Group. We have many exciting things in the works–a few are outlined below.

Our calendar is filling up fast. Currently, our events will be held on the following dates: 

May 9        Showcase networking event
July 19      Annual General Meeting
Aug 15      Showcase Networking event
Sept 24     Sunday Afternoon Networking Night
Nov 15      Comedy Networking Night

There is room for additional events if we feel the need – possibly an informal networking night hosted by a member. If this is something you’re interested in, please get in touch. 

Tuesday 16 August

Your First Employee – a Business Showcase HR panel discussion

So your business is growing and you need an extra hand to get everything done.
Great! But recruiting can be a nightmare if you don’t get it right.

We have assembled a panel of human resource experts who can help you through the maze and pick a winner. Full details…

2016 Business Showcase Series

This year’s Showcase Series promises to be bigger and better than the last, building on past experience and delivering informative presentations for local businesses.

Tuesday 22 March – Jessica Humphreys – Social Media
Tuesday 7 June – Ron Malhotra – Cracking the Success Code
Tuesday 16 August – HR panel – Your first employee
Tuesday 18 October – Darius Mikolajewski – Online visibility

Click here to see details and book your place

Monday 14 December

Pitch the Pitch: 2016 Business Showcase Series

If you can deliver informative, educational and helpful content wrapped in an engaging presentation, you’re invited to pitch your pitch and be considered for inclusion in the 2016 Business Showcase Series hosted by Narre Warren Region Business Group (NWRBG) in conjunction with Casey Cardinia Region

Pitch Your Pitch takes place on Monday 14 December from 9.30 – 11pm at Waterman Business Centre. It is an opportunity for presenters to give a brief (strictly 5 minutes) pitch on their chosen subject. Participants will be judged on their suitability for one of four available events in the 2016 Business Showcase Series
Full details here

Wednesday 12th August

2015 AGM: ACE Foundation is our special guest

NWRBG is supporting the Aiding Casey Education Foundation (ACE) in its efforts to encourage, support and help educate local students in Years 6 to 10 who are facing language, cultural, financial, family fracture and substantial social challenges. A student teacher and tutor supervised study centre has been set up by the board to encourage students with funding, particularly those whom teachers have identified as benefiting most.
Full details here

Tuesday 16th June

BSS: How Business Owners Can Win the Game of Money

When it comes to wealth, anyone can create it.

According to Ron Malhotra, the secret lies in a return to time-tested fundamentals using a sane, simple “back to basics” approach. Creating more options is the theme of this Business Showcase Series workshop, which concentrates on practical strategies and behaviours for financial success.
Full details here

Wednesday 17th September

NETWORKING DINNER: Take the Long Way Home

Our guest speaker Tony Rafferty talks about some of the humour and drama experienced in over 32,000 ‘long distance’ kilometres.

You’re invited to this event hosted by Go Native Restaurant

Included is a full Go Native dinner, comprising their inimitable and delicious blend of traditional dishes from around the globe.
Full details here

Tuesday 27th May

MAY NETWORKING: Taking the Next Step

How to manage the transition from home-based business to commercial premises

You’re invited to this event hosted by Ultimate Awards

Local trophy and corporate gift experts Ultimate Awards will host the networking night at
Venue 101 on May 27th. Merri Kirk will explain the benefits and problems associated with
moving business from home-based to commercial premises. The benefits are numerous.
Full details here

Wednesday 13th November

NOVEMBER NETWORKING: How to make “the cloud” work for you

You’re invited to this event hosted by Hye Tech Computer Solutions

Local IT experts Hye Tech Computer Solutions will host the networking night at Venue 101
on November 13th. John and Vicki Derderian will will show you why so many small businesses are embracing cloud computing. The benefits are numerous.
Full details here

Wednesday 11th September

SEPTEMBER NETWORKING: Russell Robertson talks footy

Your invitation to attend this NWRBG event at Narre Warren Football Club

Russell Robertson is our guest speaker for the networking night on September 11th.
He is a former Melbourne club champion, local resident and host of the CCBG business breakfast and not to be missed! Register now, or click to download PDF leaflet for more details.
Full details here

Wednesday 17th July, 2013

2013 AGM features sharks, snakes and The Loch Ness monster!

Your invitation to attend this NWRBG event

Our AGM this year guest speaker is marathon swimmer and local businesswoman Tammy van Wisse. She will entertain and inspire with her stories of successful achievement and how to make dreams come true. Not to be missed!
Full details here

Wednesday 15th May

NETWORKING EVENT: Business and the 2013/14 State Budget

With Victorian small businesses continuing to look to Spring Street to lower operating costs, improve the climate for new investment and help secure renewed jobs growth, this event will be a great opportunity to get information directly from someone whose job it is to help frame policy.

Brad Battin MP will briefly cover relevant effects of State Tax Reform, Trade & Investment, Education & Training and Economic Management to small business.
Full details here

Wednesday 20th March

NETWORKING EVENT: How to Put POWER Into Your Marketing

Join members and visitors as Smarthinking shows how to attract more prospects for your
service-based business.
Full details here

Monday 18th February, 2013


While no longer the only place where retailers and customers connect, the physical store remains central to many consumers’ shopping and brand experiences. But to stay competitive retailers should develop a store strategy that aligns talent, physical space, processes and technology to meet the changing demands of their customers.
Full details here

Wednesday 14th November, 2012

VECCI Sustainabilty Information Night

Join members and visitors as VECCI shows how to save money and reduce resource consumption for your business.

VECCI will be outlining the services that they are providing to small businesess in Casey, including the benefits of resource efficiency and more sustainable business practices. There will be a presentation and discussion on sustainability practices on the back of the Carbon Tax focusing on small businesses.

Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy this savings-themed networking event sponsored by VECCI.
Full details here

Wednesday 19th September, 2012

September Networking: Finals Fever Hits Networking Night!

Your invitation to attend this NWRBG networking event

Featured speaker is local business owner Chris Toner, Senior Coach of the Narre Warren Football/Netball Club

Join members and visitors to network and build potential relationships with other local business owners and managers. Eat, drink and enjoy the opportunity to raise your business profile. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy this footy-themed event sponsored by Narre Warren Football/Netball Club
Full details here

Saturday 25th August, 2012


Join the community in unity and experience a multicultural festival in a vibrant marketplace atmosphere in the City of Casey.

Featuring Australian Celebrity Chef Mark Olive at 12 noon plus kids activities, prize draw, free entertainment and food tasting.
Full details here

Wednesday 18th July, 2012

2012 AGM

Join members and visitors at this year’s Narre Warren Region Business Group AGM to network and build potential relationships with other local business owners and managers.

Aside from the (brief) formalities of the evening, you’ll eat, drink and enjoy the opportunity to raise your business profile. A two-course dinner with tea and coffee will be provided. Drinks at bar prices.
Full details here

Wednesday 16th May, 2012

How to use everyday digital tools to improve your marketing

Unsure of the benefit of social media for business? Want simple instructions to create online content? Need new ideas to generate leads and sales?

Your invitation to attend this NWRBG networking event

You’re invited to this hands-on presentation by Mauricio Iraheta, where you’ll discover ways to create online marketing material that can be shared over your different networks, websites and blogs.
Full details here