New networking event to help businesses connect

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Regular networking events are back on the Warrnambool business agenda.

The monthly sessions, called Club Connect, are the first initiative of a new partnership between the Warrnambool City Council and 3YB/COAST FM.

The first Club Connect will be held at the newly redeveloped Reid Oval on August 3 from 6pm-7pm, with guest speaker Warrnambool City Council CEO Peter Schneider to provide an economic overview of the city.

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said that there has never been a more isolating time as a local business owner than what we have had over the past two years.

“Since 2020, a lot of businesses have really struggled, some have boomed, but I think the common theme across all sectors is a greater sense of isolation from peers,” she said.

“When we run business workshops and seminars in person, the consistent feedback from those in attendance was that being able to meet and chat with other business owners and professionals face-to-face was one of the biggest benefits.

“So along with 3YB/COAST FM, we are very pleased to be able to be able to add regular networking events to the business calendar.

“We are also looking forward collaborating on future events such as business breakfasts, lunches and special evenings to help support local Warrnambool businesses of all sizes get together and stay informed.”

General Manager of 3YB and Coast FM Peter Headen said that he was looking forward to the first event in August.

"It is a welcome opportunity for business people to come together and discuss business, and hear from relevant speakers on local topics while connecting with fellow business people,” he said.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Warrnambool City Council to give business people this opportunity.”

Club Connect is free to attend. You can RSVP at by setting your location to Warrnambool and searching “Club Connect”. Alternatively you can call 5559 4800 and ask to speak to someone in the Economic Development team.