Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce
We are an independent, not-for-profit and non-government body representing the Moorabool Shire area’s business community by supporting, educating and facilitating a healthy and vibrant business community.
A Chance to Connect with Business Owners Near You
Our role is to support, educate and facilitate a healthy, vibrant business community. Our networking events provide our Members in the region an opportunity to promote their business and designed to encourage business professionals to interact with each other and expand their business contacts.
Our Chamber dinners are held once a month at one of our own members venues. A guest speaker always attends and our members get the chance to learn more from business experts.
Networking dinners are held on the third Tuesday of each month and provide business owners with an opportunity to promote themselves, interact with others and keep up to date with council and government news. Guest Speakers are a feature whereby you will hear from experts in various fields.
Our Next Meeting
Date: 20th April
Time: 7 for 7:30pm
Where: St. Anne’s Winery
Judy O Connell the Victorian Small Business Commissioner.
Judy advocates on issues that affect people in small business and builds awareness of their rights and responsibilities. She also manages the Victorian Small Business Commission’s dispute resolution service for small business owners, which provides a quick, effective and low cost alternative to going to court.
Interested in Attending?
We always love welcoming new members at our monthly meetings.
Our Business Community
We are lucky enough to have an amazing variety and amount of small businesses in Ballan & District.
Our vast Chamber spans across Moorabool Shire, where we employ many initiatives to help our community of members.
We hold events throughout the year where all our members can connect and the public can also get involved. Alongside our events we have projects that our members participate in and are rewarded with.
Business Excellence Awards
Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards is the opportunity for your business to be recognised for its outstanding contribution to the regional community.
The Chamber of Commerce actively advocates for business and tourism in the region and has been responsible for some major initiatives.
Ballan is investing in trees for the future. Our vision for Ballan is to become Australia’s first town within an arboretum. In its simplest form an arboretum is a place with trees.
In 2007, a second and successful attempt by Chamber to open the Ballan and District Community Bank (Bendigo Bank franchise) commenced with a long and successful campaign which resulted in the bank opening after extensive input and support by the Chamber in November 2011.
What Our Members Think
“Upon moving into the area only 8 years ago, I joined the chamber in 2015 to connect with other businesses and be a part of the local community. Since joining I have had the opportunity to volunteer and be involved at a Committee level across some of the different initiatives that the Chamber takes on.
I have met some wonderful people and connected with so many great businesses which has enabled my business to grow in the region and increase my profile. This is a truly great platform that every business in the region needs to be a part of if they wish to take full advantage of the projected growth expected in the region over the next 10-20 years.”
“Passionate people with the best interests at heart of our community, is the only way to describe the BDCC. The committee work tirelessly to help local businesses to be recognised for their outstanding skills and achievements.
Being made up of long time locals and new community members allows the chamber to have a diversity of opinions and experiences.
Do yourself a favour, get on board and be a part of the BDCC and be part of the vision of making our community even better! I did :)”