Small Business Commissioner to speak at upcoming breakfast

On September 11, at the next Ararat Rural City Council Business Breakfast, Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell will be speaking to attendees.

Ms O’Connell, who was appointed in December 2016, wants to make sure that small businesses in Victoria have a competitive and fair environment to operate in.

Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell.
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Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said hearing Ms O’Connell’s thoughts on the present economic environment small businesses are operating in will be fantastic to hear, especially since recent regeneration of the region’s business association.

“There will be plenty of time for networking before the guest speakers present and I’m sure our local business operators will have many questions for Ms O’Connell,” he said.

“The Council’s business breakfast aim is to inform, educate and inspire, and we will welcome all local business operators to attend for networking and learning. No doubt we’ll all learn a lot from Ms O’Connell.”

Ms O’Connell is an accomplished small business engagement leader with a proven track record of achievement.

Another speaker in attendance will be the newly appointed business association president, who will be chosen at an AGM on Wednesday, September 4.

The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 7am-8.45am at Chalambar Golf Club, 118 Golf Links Road, Ararat.

The breakfast is free of charge and is open to all local business operators. Bookings are essential – contact Council’s Business Development Officer Phillippa Cairns on phone 5355 0241 or 0437 715 673, or email pcairns@ararat.vic.gov.au.