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6 March - Blacktown City Networking (BBN) - Building Better Business Relationships

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Welcome to the Local Area Marketing & Networking Group's Blacktown Business Network (BBN) where we build better business relationships.

Our meeting begins at 6.30pm at Workers Blacktown where there's always plenty of parking!

From this month we return to our former meeting room, the Waratah Room!! The Virtual Golf experiment has ended!

With International Women's Day coming up on Friday 8 March, our meeting has a Women in Business focus in addition to discussions on BBN's 25th Birthday planning.

New member Alicia Whitford is a young woman and new business owner making her speaking debut with an INSIGHT into the inspiration that launched her journey to create a different kind of photographic business, Generational Photography. Her story is a wake-up call and a message everyone can benefit from.

Alicia Whitford | Photographer | Generational Photography | | P: 0412 106 755 | Instagram: @generational1986.

Business Solutions Coach Christine Deutsch takes an insightful look into the number of women running businesses. She will also provide a perspective on the place of women in business teams. 

What's your view? This is an opportunity to share your thoughts.

Christine Deutsch | Business Solutions Coach | Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs | M: 0417 477 492 | E: | |


  • 2024 Business Awards time.
  • Presentation schedule.
  • BBN 25th Anniversary.

Our networking group is designed to help you on your business journey by introducing you to like-minded business owners. We provide a welcoming and friendly environment for you to showcase your business and build good, solid and profitable relationships.

Potential clients/customers will always buy or refer others to those people and businesses they have a good relationship with. 

We facilitate those relationships in a friendly environment where everyone has a voice and opportunities.

In addition, we run Small Business Knowledge programs, provide individual business research programs and mentoring. We also proactively market your business via our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter social media platforms to help you achieve maximum success.


Blacktown Business Network (BBN) is part of the Local Area Marketing & Networking Group (LAMNG). The Greater Western Sydney group also operates in the Hills district, Parramatta, Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains.

All groups meet monthly in alternating weeks. You can attend the group of your choice or move around our network to expand your business network in a familiar environment.

Each Group has its own Facebook page where you can advertise your business, keep up to date with group promotional posts and keep in contact with other members. (You must be a regular group attendee to receive access. Behavioural standards apply to all groups).  Blacktown | Hills District | Parramatta Penrith & Lower Mountains


All attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. Depending on numbers, introductions are between 30-60 seconds - so it would be a good idea to make a note of the key points you want to make!

You get to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, learn, socialise, collaborate, gain knowledge, form new relationships, get fresh business ideas and tips and, of course, expand your introduction-based business network.

Whether your business is shop, office, industry, home based or in a shared space, you will meet motivated owners and entrepreneurs to share your passion and grow your business with.

Our online and face-to-face meetings are identical for all groups. They begin with:
1. Opening welcome.
2. 60-second Business Primers (all attendees).
3. Member Business INSIGHT* (up to 10 minutes when pre-booked).
4. Group photo.
5. Business Card Exchange (We do that online too!)
6. Five-minute break
7. Member Business INSIGHT* (up to 10 minutes when pre-booked).
8. Member Keynote* (up to 20 minutes when pre-booked).
9. Five-minute 1-1 Collaboration Discussion rotations. (Online – members auto rotate via private virtual meeting rooms.) Additional 1-1 meeting time is always available at the end of meetings.
10. Meeting ends.

(Nervous about presenting? Don't worry - we will coach you through it.)

Unlike many groups, we do not charge a membership or joining fee. Instead we charge attendance fees for all online and in-person meetings to cover costs and ensure small business owners are not dissuaded away from business networking by cost.

Every meeting has an attendance fee contribution to catering costs. Group sponsorship opportunities are also open to significantly boost your business profile.

Online meeting fees are set at $7.50 per attendee (Booking fee and GST inclusive). Face-to-face meeting fees (Inclusive of breakfast, morning tea or evening snacks - depending on the Group) $30 per attendee. Blacktown Group (BBN) $20 thanks to the generous sponsorship of Workers Blacktown. (Booking fee and GST inclusive).

Email for details or call 0404 767 482.

Group inquiries to:
Joe Kowalewski
Group Facilitator, Chief Marketing Officer, Local Area Marketing & Networking Group E: Ph: 0404 767 482

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