The BBN provides a professionally delivered annual program of events that fosters awareness and discussion on a range of current business issues.
The BBN has enjoyed strong growth in membership since its inception with over several hundred members.
The goal of the Network is to draw attention to outstanding examples of business education, research and innovation and to assist businesses to progress.
Over 3500 members and guests attended 2016 BBN events. The program will expand in 2017 with an emphasis on building business opportunities in a variable economic climate
Four levels of sponsorship are available
What are the benefits to my business from sponsoring the BBN?
Sponsoring the BBN not only reinforces awareness of your brand and professional expertise within the network itself, but also provides a cost-effective way for your business to leverage the BBN’s marketing and promotional machine.
Brand development and promotion for BBN Sponsors
Logo incorporation* on the sponsor listing on all BBN communications and promotional initiatives including:
- Event billboards at strategic locations around Bayside
- 50,000 email notifications incorporating sponsor listing footer
- Website presence (22,000+ hits per month) including hyperlinked sponsor home page banner, individual sponsors webpages, ‘Sponsor of the month’ home page promotion
- Logo or company name looped event power point presentations
- BBN sponsor pull-up banners at all BBN events and the opportunity to display your own banners at all Business Breakfasts and Women’s Luncheons
- Minimum annual full or half-page local newspaper advertisements within and outside of Bayside (total annual distribution circa 111,000)
*(text listing for Bronze Sponsors)
Connections at BBN Events
The Bayside Business Network offers an exceptional program of annual events that create attention and discussion on a range of current business issues from events and seminars. Please note that the number of complimentary tickets to the Business Breakfasts and the level of recognition at each event varies between the levels of sponsorships.
Business Breakfasts – March, June and September each year
Complimentary tickets (number depending on level of sponsorship) are offered to our sponsors to these flagship events, at which high profile speakers present to a broad spectrum of businesses with a recent average attendance of around 400 members and guests. Each sponsor of the BBN receives a number of complimentary tickets to each breakfast (see the sponsorship level pages for further information).
Women’s Network Luncheons – April, July and December each year
220 professional women from a diverse demographic attend these functions each year with registrations now consistently selling out.
Seminar Series – 15 events (February to November)
40-60 professionals attend each seminar gaining an insight into the latest in business thinking delivered by active BBN Ambassadors.
10 events held monthly from February to November at which up to 80 like-minded local business people meet with other BBN members and informally network in relaxed surrounds at our quality local venues.
August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
September 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
“What’s really great about the BBN is that I feel supported. It gives me a great opportunity to meet peers in my local community and gather information about what's going on in business.
It's a good way to get in touch with people informally and motivates me with ideas that can be implemented in my business."
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the networking evening. It was my first as a member and I felt extremely welcome and I also felt supported. While once in a conversation I’m fine, I’m not a born networker, so getting some extra support felt really lovely and was just what I needed! I ended up making over 10 contacts and 3+ business opportunities, so very much looking forward to further events.
Since joining the BBN not only have we made valuable connections with local business but also learned a great deal from the excellent content rich seminars. The BBN has built a community of local business owners who work together to achieve common goals through mutual understanding, appreciation, and respect. We can’t recommend the BBN highly enough to all business owners and anyone with an entrepreneurial mind.