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Chamber Update - June 2017

01 Jun 2017

Fireworks are back with a burn!

By Paul Salter, Docklands Chamber of Commerce

The second of the City of Melbourne’s winter activations for Docklands occurs on June 30, July 1 and July 2 and will be styled as a winter solstice celebration.

It will include ritualistic burnings of three huge effigies on the water combined with intense activation of the areas surrounding the water as well as fireworks to augment the atmosphere.

Chamber members and Docklands stakeholders are welcome to attend a meeting with the providers and representatives from the city on June 7 to learn the full details.

Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date – or email our executive officer for an invite to the meeting – (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AFL (Stadium, Arena, Dome?)

Are you curious about what the AFL wants to do now that it owns the stadium? In particular, how does it envisage connecting with Harbour Esplanade? And how do those ambitions intersect with the Harbour Esplanade Master Plan?

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce has lined up the league to speak, so lock in Friday, June 16 and come along and hear it first-hand over a fantastic meal in the company of fellow Docklands businesses.

The lunch is in the Laureate Room overlooking the arena and with views of Victoria Harbour. As usual, it starts at 12 noon (to be seated at 12.30) and finishes at 2pm.

Book your place via (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or ring the office on 8689 7979. As always, the cost is $60 and must be paid in advance (by June 9 please).

Does Facebook really work for businesses?

Facebook is more than just another social media forum. It is here to stay and is an exceptional way to promote what is happening in your business, provided you are a member of the Docklands chamber.

Let me give you just two examples of two of our local members.

A local short-stay accommodation operator emailed details of an award it received for service excellence and this was posted on the Docklands chamber’s Facebook page together with a picture of one of its apartments. Within five days it received 5700 likes and 450 click-throughs to its website.

Another example was a local real estate agent who sent in an extraordinary view from one of his properties for sale and received over 11,000 likes and more than 1000 click-throughs to the company website.

We cannot promise those types of results each time, but the point is that the public exposure provided to those members was at no charge or fee. That public exposure was for simply being a member of the Docklands chamber.

The chamber has established a separate role for a media director. We understand the value of an effective website and the power of well administered Facebook page. With the speed of change in the marketplace, you cannot afford to be connected with a group of people who can help you succeed.

Let us help you succeed! – join the chamber!

Go online, become a chamber member today. Get access to our social media and improve your business exposure. Make your mark within the growing the Docklands community? Connect your business with like minds who are succeeding and actively developing the precinct.

If you know someone who should be recognised, or you have idea you want to share or simply want to join the chamber, then email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit our website

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