Strength in the Greater Geelong business community
As some of us tiptoe with tentative optimism into 2021, we can be reassured by the growing confidence within our region that there are better times ahead.
The message that we continue to hear around the region lately is this; that despite everything, there are some real positive outlooks for the Greater Geelong business community. We recently spoke with several Geelong business people to get their perspective.
Have your say on the good & the bad: Localised Meetups
Have you been to a Localised Meetup in 2019? Then we’d love to hear from you!
We really value your support and invite you to provide us feedback to help shape our 2020 Meetups. It only takes 3 minutes!
Tell us what you liked, what you didn’t, what topics you’d like to hear about in 2020 and how we can improve on these networking events.
You’re invited! Our final Localised Meetup for 2019
We love putting on these events and hearing all about the new business being done across our region thanks to the connections and relationships made throughout the year.
Our final Meetup for 2019 will be a celebration of all things business and we look forward to seeing all of our regulars there!
You’ll experience the friendly hospitality of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and hear about opportunities for businesses to partner with them as they come into their busy summer season.
PLUS are you ready to take on 2020? Our sponsor Adroit Insurance & Risk will share some nifty strategies and tips on how you can make the most of January to work on your business.
So come along and let’s kick off the festive season together.
DATE: Thursday 28 November 2019
VENUE: Royal Geelong Yacht Club
COST: $20 includes finger food, beer, wine & soft drinks
100s of savvy businesses get down and network at Localised Meetup
Thanks to WorkSafe for hosting our Meetup on Friday 18 October!
We saw a record breaking number of Lightning Pitches, where local businesses got up in front of the room to tell us what they do and how to get in touch. Check them out by clicking here.
WorkSafe gave businesses insight into their OH&S Essentials program, helping businesses with 60< employees, where a WorkSafe safety consultant will work with you to develop a safety action plan tailored to your business’ needs and size.
Plus our Corporate Partner, Bendigo Bank, shared how important partnerships are when in business and highlighted how they’ve worked with Morris Finance to grow their business.
SAVE THE DATE for our final Meetup for 2019 – 4.30pm on Thursday 28 November at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Details coming soon…
Your invitation to our next Localised Meetup
Localised events are a great way to meet new people from a vast range of businesses and organisations in the Geelong region.
They are also a great way to introduce yourself, your business and your expertise by getting up and pitching your business to the crowd.
So invite a work colleague or friend, bring along your business cards, practice your lightning pitch and come prepared to do some seriously commercial networking.
Plus you’ll be hearing from our Event Partner, WorkSafe and from our Localised Business Partner, Bendigo Bank.
WorkSafe will also be offering tours of their new HQ.
Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Venue: WorkSafe, Level 2, 1-5 Malop Street, Geelong
Check out our latest Localised Lightning Pitches!
Did you pitch your business at our September Meetup? It was awesome to see so many people lining up to let everyone in the room know who they are, what they do and how to get in touch.
We’ve uploaded them for you to share with your networks and on all your socials. A big thanks to Scott from Juc Media for filming all these awesome pitches!
If you made a connection with someone after their pitch, let me know! I’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Localised Meetup: Meet and connect with other savvy people in business
Looking to grow your business?
Our Meetups are your chance to meet and connect with like-minded people across a range of industries and establish valuable contacts for yourself and your business. We can’t wait to hear from West Carr & Harvey and Geelong Cats.
Already registered? Invite your colleagues and friends!
Bring plenty of business cards, prepare your Lightning Pitch (click here for inspiration!) and join us on for an impressive networking experience like no other!
Date: Friday 13 September 2019
Venue: Deakin Cats Community Centre, GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park
To RSVP, click on this link: https://ticketing.localised.com.au/events/geelongcats
Thanks for coming! Localised Meetup
Thanks to the 100+ local businesses for coming along to last Friday’s meetup at Peppers The Sands. It was fantastic to see so many locals connecting.
Did you get up to pitch your business? Check out our youtube channel to view your video and share it to your networks and via your socials.
Make sure you mark the 13 September in your diary for out next Meetup at the home of the Mighty Cats. RSVP here: https://ticketing.localised.com.au/events/geelongcats
You’re invited: Localised Meetup Friday 19 July
Localised Meetups are highly targeted, business-first, and fun, business networking events. Meet and connect with like-minded people across a range of industries and establish valuable business contacts.
Plus you know we LOVE promoting and supporting local business. Make sure you’re ready to pitch to the room – tell us who you are, what you do and how people get in touch.
And thanks to our Event Partner, Peppers The Sands Torquay, it’s FREE for businesses to come along.
Date: Friday 19 July 2019
Venue: Peppers The Sands Torquay (Cobden Room)
RSVP: Click here
Next Localised Meetup: save the date!
Have you been to a Localised Meetup?
Our meetups are fun, highly targeted, business-first networking events for the commercially minded. We LOVE promoting local business! So come along with your 20 second lightning pitch prepared and tell other local businesses what you do. Check out our Localised YouTube channel to discover how it’s done.
Our next Meetup is on Friday 19 July in Torquay at Peppers The Sands Resort. You can RSVP for free here.