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Business Excellence Panel Networking Event

29 August 2024 at 5:30 pm in Mornington

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Small Business Festival 2024 1 - 31 August 2024

A selection of no-cost, low-cost and value for money events to ‘pick and mix’ from.

Create a schedule of learning opportunities to suit your business needs.


  • Inspiring presentations, engaging activities and practical workshops especially designed for small businesses.
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to learn from others’ experiences.
  • Encouraging ways to start, run and grow a passion into profit.
  • Training sessions with experts providing valuable business insights to improve skills and knowledge.

Pathways to Excellence: Insights From the ‘Local Business Sessions’ Podcast Series

Join us for an engaging networking event and panel discussion featuring a panel of guests from our Local Business Sessions podcast series.

This event offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and gain insights from leaders who have demonstrated excellence in their industries.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and expand your professional network!

*The ‘Local Business Sessions,’ is a Mornington Peninsula Business podcast series featuring local businesses who share their success stories, innovative approaches, and practical insights.

Proudly supported by our Networking Event Partner 3MP

Meet Your Panel

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Craig Vanstone, Corner Pantry Café 

The Corner Pantry collective is the brainchild of local hospo guru Craig Vanstone and his team. They pride themselves on beautiful venues, delicious food, and friendly service. Located on the Mornington Peninsula, they utilise amazing local produce, supporting local businesses across their offerings.

Craig was in Episode 1: Employee Care – Boosting Productivity and Cutting Costs

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Jason Nethercott, Talking Hens  

Jason Nethercott, co-founder of Talking Hens, a renowned family venture catering to urban backyard chicken enthusiasts. His commitment to innovation and sustainability drives the business, offering eco-friendly products both in their Merricks store and online. With expertise drawn from his educational background, Jason provides expert care and guidance for backyard chicken keepers.

Jason was in Episode 3: Tech for Good – Harnessing Data for Business Impact

More panelists joining soon… stay tuned

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