The Bella Vista Business Alliance is Where it’s at for 2016!
Last year saw the birthing of a new business alliance in the Hills. The brainchild of Bizinet’s Dmitry Greku, Bella Vista Business Alliance started as a social gathering place for business owners, but as the year came to a close, members were asking for more!
True to Dmitry’s vision of creating a relevant product offering, being responsive to member requests is high on the agenda for Alliance organisers. From listening to the feedback about the frequency of gatherings to looking at how to add value to membership packages, the Alliance has fast tracked its growth and popularity amongst key business stakeholders in the area.
The Alliance’s initial After Five events have been set apart from other networking events by their warm, inclusive nature, by high profile speakers who share stories about life rather than a business presentation, and all with minimal pomp and ceremony. The focus on people rather than on deals and selling is a refreshing change for many, and with events being held every 6 weeks, people are always keen to get along and catch up with their mates.
Celebrities such as Pru MacSween and Paula Duncan have shared their life stories, (both have interesting twists) and a few local business people have had the honour of being invited to share their stories as well.
Guests have always been welcome to attend the After Five events without joining as members, but as visitor numbers increased throughout the year, so did the number of requests for information about member benefits. This created a need and an opportunity, and from November 2015, monthly Information Sessions are now being held to answer potential member questions and to provide another more intimate opportunity for connections to be made. Held mid morning every month, the Coffee Mornings will commence again in February 2016 and are free for potential Alliance members to attend.
Other events that have also proved popular are Wine & Cheese Appreciation sessions and CEO Luncheons. These will be held quarterly in 2016.
The full calendar of events can be viewed on the Bella Vista Business Alliance website.
Membership benefits also include a generous range of media opportunities courtesy of Bizinet. The value of these inclusions alone make membership an easy decision for most, and all ideas for new opportunities are welcomed.
Being involved with the alliance has been a wonderful experience for my company, All My Admin. We are only a small local business, and we have only been operating for three years. Our network is large and our client base is growing. It’s harder to connect with my clients as often as I used to, so I invite my team and many of our clients to come along to these events. It gives us an opportunity to connect with a few of them in the one place, to have a chat over a glass of wine and check that everyone is doing ok. Opportunities always present when we come together and the Alliance has given me a low key way of doing that with minimal expense and fuss. I love it! I am so looking forward to meeting and connecting with you at one of the great events planned for 2016.
by Business Alliance Australia