The Northern Business Breakfast was established by the Rotary Clubs of Salisbury and Elizabeth with the Polaris Business and Innovation Centre to provide a positive monthly forum where Northern Adelaide Businesses could meet, network and hear relevant presentations from key speakers.
From its initial start in 2014, with about sixty attendees, it has rapidly grown to a monthly attendance of 140+ with some breakfast attracting 185 attendees. This makes the Northern Business Breakfast Adelaide’s largest monthly networking breakfast.
The format of the Northern Business Breakfast encourages business to business networking and is a forum for local businesses to get their message out to the widest possible audience. It also includes a five minute speaking spot by a local small business which can be a challenging but worthwhile experience.
In 2015 with growing attendances at the Northern Business Breakfast, and realising it was not possible to connect with every business attending, The Connector was born. This is an eight page glossy magazine, that enables businesses to access low cost advertising and “connect” with more businesses. Initially only in hard copy but in mid-2015 The Connector went online and is emailed to a database in excess of 900 businesses. This provides a great low cost marketing opportunity for businesses. To advertise in the connector contact Nicole Devries from little birdie invitations and design.
The success of the Northern Business Breakfast is creating other opportunities for Northern Adelaide. In late 2015 the Young Entrepreneur Scholarship was launched with financial support from the Peter Kittle Motor Group and in-kind support from Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The competitive scholarship is targeted at young (under 30) entrepreneurs to help kick-start their business vision. The first Young Entrepreneur Scholarship will start in 2016 and it is hoped this will be an ongoing program.
The Northern Business Breakfast Partners, Salisbury and Elizabeth Rotary Clubs and the Polaris Business and Innovation Centre, knew to be a success and get support of local businesses we needed some key sponsors. We were grateful that Parafield Airport, St Patrick’s Technical College, Peter Kittle Motor Group and Elizabeth Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank came on-board to support the initiative to have this regular networking opportunity in Northern Adelaide. This sponsorship has been complimented by the fantastic support from our two community venues for the Northern Business Breakfast – Parafield Gardens Community Club and Grand Central at Elizabeth.
The Northern Business Breakfast is on the 4th Wednesday of the month and if you haven’t attended yet then register now and be part of Adelaide largest monthly networking event.