Hitting the ground running!

They say that first impressions are pivotal – on Wednesday the 20th of July it was Frankston Business Collective’s (FBCs) chance to show off their best features at their official launch event that took place at the Frankston Arts Centre. This was an opportunity to impress the community and showcase what businesses can expect from the Collective and how, through a collaborative process, it can assist members and the Frankston area prosper.

Aside from first impressions, the event was also a chance to relay why FBC was formed and the goals that have been set. One of FBCs founding three pillars is Connection (the other two being Education and Advocacy), and it was incredible to see the turnout of people (over 160 attendees) who came along on the night to network and exchange their thoughts, ideas, and experiences. The energy in the room was electric and it was impressive to partake and be involved in this exchange.

As mentioned on the night, FBC is so grateful for the support received from Frankston Council, who have provided endless support in this venture as they believe in FBC’s potential to bring success to the town of Frankston and the many businesses within it. Frankston Council had a four-year plan where their objective for 2021 and 2022 was to establish a ‘Frankston Business and Industry Chamber’. The process to meet this target began with the appointment of Jeff Rogut (who would develop this new body), appointing a board and consulting pivotal stakeholders in the form of local businesses (who provided insightful feedback highlighting what the needs of the business community were). Fast forward nine months and here we are with a functioning Frankston Business Collective.

A takeaway from FBC’s establishment story was the key in consulting local businesses; FBCs first and foremost priority is local business, and they aim to be your voice and advocate for you. Your input and suggestions will shape FBCs future so that it can deliver for you – the Frankston business community. FBC encourages all businesses, large and small, to actively engage with the new Collective so that you can derive the results you and your business require.

Speakers on the night included FBC CEO Jeff Rogut, Vice Chair of the FBC Board, Joyie Wood, Frankston City Council CEO Phil Cantillon, and the Mayor Nathan Conroy. The Mayor paid tribute to the deputy Mayor, Suzette Tayler for her perseverance in establishing the new FBC, and also stressed the importance of a body such as the FBC to assist and guide younger businesses as they embark on their start-ups.

The night was a taste of what’s to come in the future; engaging and inspiring events to ignite innovation and a new energy in the Frankston business community. FBC looks forward to welcoming you at our next complimentary event at the Brahmah Kumaris Centre on 16 August, intended to improve the mental wellbeing of our business community. For more details check out the following link Improving Business Mental Wellbeing Summit Or follow us on our socials below as we’ll be regularly posting news there about upcoming news and events. Instagram @frankstonbusinesscollective | Facebook @frankstonbusinesscollective

Jeff Rogut, CEO of the newly formed FBC expressed a vote of thanks to the Frankston City CEO, Phil Cantillon, Mayor, Cr Nathan Conroy, Deputy Mayor, Cr Suzette Taylerand and Counsellors for their continued support throughout the development of this valuable business Chamber, the Frankston Business Collective.

Find out more about the FBC Membership options at Membership or contact Jeff directly if you have any feedback and ideas for future activities.

Jeff Rogut – phone 0456 418428 or email ceo@frankstonbusinesscollective.com.au

Radio Interview:

RPP FM 98.7 & 98.3 Peninsula Talks with Brendon Telfer, interviewing Frankston Business Collective’s CEO, Jeff Rogut about the launch of the new local business networking group.