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Events and networking

Business Networking

Merri-bek’s business networking events enable local business people to connect, network, share information and promote their businesses. 

Merri-bek Business Women's Network

Looking for an inspirational networking event and the opportunity to meet like-minded business women?

Then the Merri-bek Business Women's Network is for you. Come and share business stories, ideas and advice and keep in touch with programs and events in your business community.

The Merri-bek Women's Business Network Coffee Conversation is held on the first Tuesday of the month from March through to December.

Facilitator: Elisa Grassa
Contact: 8311 4131

Merri-bek Business Network

Are you a local Merri-bek business owner, startup, developer, investor or real estate agent? Meet fellow business owners, property investors, local suppliers and service providers at Merri-bek Business Network events.

You may also be interested in learning more about Invest Merri-bek.

Workshops and Events

Upcoming events


Business associations

A business or trader association is an incorporated group of business owners and operators in a shopping strip or centre who join forces and work together to organise activities, marketing campaigns and events that benefit local traders and the winder community.

There are two established business associations in Merri-bek, the Coburg Traders Association and the Sydney Road Brunswick Association.

Central Coburg Business Association

Manager: Ray Jacobs
Mobile: 0402 992 116
President: Brett O'Riley, True North


Sydney Road Brunswick Association

Manager: Troy Stuchbree
Phone: 9380 2005
President: Mary Gurry

Australian Retailers Association

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) ensures retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 5,000 independent and national retail members throughout Australia.

West Street Traders Association

Key Contact: Hayley Rosenboom
View more here: West Street Traders Association