Date posted: August 10, 2016

Victoria is all ready to host the FBA National Conference for the first time in years. It will be great to have it in our home state! The program of speakers is very impressive, the number of delegates is rising every day and being in Melbourne we don’t pay extra for accommodation, unless of course you are after an excuse for a mini break after the conference.

Aside from getting ready for conference August is also the month of the Small Business Victoria Festival. FBA is holding 2 events as part of the festival, both at our national office in South Melbourne.

FBA Vic has had a record month for new memberships already and the month is not yet over. Welcome to all those that have recently joined, we do hope to see you at an event in the future and networked into the FBA community.

Looking ahead to September, we are lucky enough to have a joint event with Swinburne University to mark National Family Business Day, a great chance to celebrate and promote family businesses and their importance to the economy. Keep an eye out for more information.

Are you interested in being part of a forum group? We are running a free forum information session on 8th September. Come along, get  answers to any questions that you may have that are keeping you from being involved.

Have you ever wondered what you might do with your time after you transitition leadership in your business to the next generation? Why not paint? Peter Levi, Colorific has done just that. He has had one of his paintings accepted in the Hidden Faces exhibition at the Hilton, Southwharf. Hidden Faces is an exhibition of portraits by Victorian artists, originally submitted for a the Archibald award, which were either not hung in the ‘official’ exhibitions or have not been shown in Melbourne.

On show is a diverse array of exciting, diverse, witty & experimental artworks by Victorian artists whose talent deserves to be seen & appreciated! Worth a look if you have time! Click here for more information.

Alex Petersen