2021 Projects

Monthly After Work Catch Ups

Our After Work Catch Ups are informal gatherings at local venues in Kyneton. Just come along after work (from around 5.30-7pm) and network with your fellow business owners, share experiences good and bad, and just connect. 


Because that's what it's all about, none of our businesses can succeed in isolation, we all rely on each others continued success. And if the recent council applications are anything to go by... Kyneton is the place to be! 

Jump on our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to find out where we're meeting this month. 

Annual Networking Event

Our Annual Network Event is a great place to meet your local business owners and operators, we hold this event in February each year - even managing to squeeze in 2020's event before COVID brought us all to a stand still. 

Past speakers include:

  • Lisa Rundell speaking about her experiences in running the annual Lost Trades Fair

  • Simon Meadows on the success of Barker Trailers

  • John Scott who shared the journey of TJ Scott & Son Funeral Directors. 

In 2021 we'll be getting back to basics with a focus on connections between local traders and the importance of collaboration for the continued success of our beautiful town. 

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Street Christmas Decorations

Did you know that Business Kyneton is the association who usually organises our street Christmas decorations? We've spent the past couple of years working on alternatives to the old red and green flags and together with some of our local community groups we are very excited to bring you some Christmas spirit in 2021.   

If you would like to assist us with this project please contact Kate or Renee via biz.kyneton@gmail.com 

Food Festival... or Festivals? 

We've heard the community loud and clear.

 

Kyneton needs more food options on key public holidays. 

Our solution to this problem is to get hospitality businesses talking and collaborating to leverage off each others' closure dates (rather than all being closed on the same day) and bring in Food Trucks and Coffee Vans to support the growing demand in our town. 

Watch this space in 2021 because we have some exciting events planned, supported by the amazing Economic Development team at MRSC. If you have thoughts on this don't sit back, get in touch with us so we can work to assist you. 

Vacant Shop Displays

In 2018 we ran a project that aimed to fill the vacant shops of Kyneton during the Daffodil & Arts Festival and over the Christmas period. 

Our intention was to create an atmosphere of abundance and activity for people visiting our town, and provide businesses who work from home the opportunity to have a shopfront display during the busiest time of the year. 

We are very grateful to have Julie Duncan joining Renee Millard to further this project in 2021 so if you are a property owner, manager of commercial real estate, or someone who would like to lease a shopfront display during these times please get in touch with us: biz.kyneton@gmail.com 

Advocacy & Support

Do you need support with a council or government submission? For projects that affect local business we will review your concerns and provide a letter of support if we feel it is appropriate.

Go Local First Voucher Book

We're all familiar with the call on Facebook "does anyone know where I can find..." from new residents, and while we do love our beautiful community we would love to put this information in their hand when they first move to Kyneton and our surrounding areas. 

Which is why we're launching a good old fashioned Voucher Book which will be distributed through local real estate agents and feature our member businesses. There will be no cost involved for you other than arranging your artwork.

 

Our Vice President, Tim Ellen is heading up this project so if you would like to participate please send through an email and we'll be in touch: biz.kyneton@gmail.com