You are invited to come and enjoy launching your new Frankston Business Collective

If you are  a part of business and industry, large or small, in the Frankston region then we designed this just for you!

A new voice for business and industry in Frankston is on the way with the Board of the new Frankston Business Collective announced last week.

Mayor Nathan Conroy said “Council is committed to supporting the establishment of a new Frankston business chamber independent from Council as part of our Council Plan to foster a thriving local economy and to elevate Frankston City’s identity as an innovation hub and business-friendly city.

“It’s about building capacity independent from Council to ensure the needs of business and industry are represented, and that an active, supported network is fostered. The Frankston Business Collective will be built for the business community, by the business community”.

“Council is pleased to announce the new seven member volunteer board of the Frankston Business Collective who will steer the establishment of the new not for profit entity, driving membership and support to bring a much needed business network to the region”.

“The establishment of the Frankston Business Collective, ably led by retail and business industry stalwart Jeff Rogut signals a new beginning for the business and industry community and the new volunteer board represents a range of industries and experiences. There were a significant number of high calibre applications to the board which stands us in good stead and proves the depth of business and industry talent here in Frankston”.

The name of the new entity and branding was determined through consultation with the business community and broader public throughout April and May via Engage Frankston, the business chamber working group as well as online polling on LinkedIn.

The board met for the first time on 2 June and launched the new Frankston Business Collective.

Frankston Business Collective Board Chair, Bernd Neubauer, said “We’re working on a launch event with a jam packed calendar of networking opportunities, events and training to follow including a business summit and business awards in late 2022”.

“Our Pillars of Advocacy, Connection and Education resonate with our business community”.

“I’d encourage businesses large and small to jump online and check out the new website and take a look at the membership and sponsorship packages available”.

Frankston Business Collective offers four levels of membership including a major sponsorship option

Essential: for individuals, micro businesses, sole traders and small business employing two to 10 employees
Enterprise: for businesses employing 11-50 employees
Executive: for large businesses employing 51+ employees
Strategic Partner: major sponsor

To find out more information about membership and sponsorship options and to find out how you can get involved visit Membership and to find out more about the Frankston Business Collective visit About.

The new Frankston Business Collective Board:

Position Name
Chair Bernd Neubauer
Vice Chair Joyie Wood
Treasurer Mike Cusack
CEO Jeff Rogut
Phone: 0467 873 789
Email: jeff.rogut@frankston.vic.gov.au
Board Member Joanna Baker
Board Member Bernadine Geary
Board Member David Friend
Board Member James Eling
Media Contact Kirsten Norton
Phone: 0415 808 756
Email: kirsten.norton@frankston.vic.gov.au