The I do I do Gippsland Wedding Fair is not too far away!!!

My name is Robyn Bull and along side my gorgeous Issue # 3 of I do I do Gippsland, we have an up and coming Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th October 2019 which I would love to share here on Gippsland Business Connect.

A little about…
We are beyond excited to be hosting our very first I do I do Gippsland Wedding Fair.Come and celebrate with us! This is a beautiful way to plan one of the most sacred and loving days of your life. I do I do Gippsland Wedding Fair is a day for couples looking for unique, creative and inspiring vendors for their wedding day. This is a fun way to spend your Sunday with your bridal party, friends and family.

I do I do Gippsland Magazine along with the launch of our gorgeous Issue # 3 provides a powerful medium for Gippsland brides-to-be and couples bringing you the most on-trend, high fashion and inspiring creatives to choose for your wedding day.

Everything you need for your wedding day is at I do I do Gippsland Wedding Fair. Experience an exclusive runway show, live entertainment and a selection of over 50 of the region’s most sought-after wedding suppliers and vendors.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH, 10am – 3.30pm

Kernot Hall, 50-70 Princes Drive, Morwell

10am – 3.30pm


One lucky couple will win a stunning honeymoon sponsored by I do I do Gippsland and Travel Managers to the value of $5,000. All details to be released soon.

A Magazine + Wedding Fair of Intimate Love, Courage + Togetherness xo

Head of Business Engagement - Localised
Coming to Gippsland! The Modern Techniques of Sales & Negotiation

Sales training is often overlooked, yet it is the driving force to grow your business.

In2 Project Management, our corporate partner in Gippsland, are hosting an exclusive opportunity for Gippslandians to learn the art of sales, negotiation, pitching, language and framing with ISR Training Co-Founder & Shark Tank success story, Jack Corbett.

If you’re Gippsland based, this event is serious value for money that will help your business, so get along!


Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019

Time: 7.45am-1.00pm

Venue: Traralgon Vineyard


Marketing Manager - GippsTech
Startup Gippsland – Mentors Thank you

Startup Gippsland 2019 was a massive undertaking! The program attracted 113 applicants, all of exceptional quality before accepting 46 startups to take part. The businesses covered a kaleidoscope of inventions, innovations and brilliant ideas.

Using a powerful combination of technology and staff dedication the Startup Gippsland team have brought business acceleration to some of the most remote areas of Victoria. Each week team members traveled 500km to deliver the program face to face in locations around the 17,000 km2 catchment area.

And we wouldn’t be able to do this on our own. We’d like to, once again, generously thank all our program mentors for your time, passion and guidance to our 2019 startups. We truly appreciate your generosity, especially because we know how much time away from your family and friends it took. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful food last night and we look forward to seeing you again helping shape the next edition of Startup Gippsland!


Marketing Manager - GippsTech

Are you a mentor, participant or a sponsor?

Express your interest in Startup Gippsland 2020 edition.

Submit your details now at

Renewing our kids future


Installation of solar panels at the Phillip Island Early Learning Centre is almost complete!

Earlier this year Nick Stephens, a local parent partnered with the Energy Innovation Co-operative to apply for a Pick My Project grant to install solar panels on the building and to design educational materials around renewable energy to be used with the children.

BWD Solar a local company based in Cowes was chosen to install 30kW of solar panels on the roof of the Centre. Installation was scheduled during the July School holidays to minimize disruption.

Fortunately  the weather was great for most of the week and the system was installed without a hitch, tested, and is now awaiting final approvals before it will turned on permanently. This 30kW system will significantly reduce the electricity costs at the Centre and any excess power produced will be used by the adjoining Cowes Primary School.


Looking to collaborate with Graphic Designers to create beautiful websites!

We are a locally owned and operated Gippsland web-page design company that offer high level, end-to-end websites to fill client needs. We are looking to work with graphic designers in all areas of gippsland to collaborate and create beautiful websites together that work well on both mobile, tablet, and desktop viewports. We take pride in our work and want to work with like minded people that want to offer their clients a total package solution.

Graphic Designs for us are on an as needed freelance basis, and obviously web-page designs would be the same for you!

Contact Adam at NLWS on 0429513130 if you would like to talk more about working together!

Chief Executive Officer - Latrobe Valley Enterprises
Gippsland has a new female CEO at Latrobe Valley Enterprises

Local Gippslander, Wendy Bezzina has been selected to head the business and to deliver on LVE’s purpose of providing meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

Wendy will commence in the role today, bringing with her more than 20 years of senior leadership expertise including strategy development, operations and customer service delivery and innovation. LVE Chair Paul Griffin said “Ms Bezzina will be a tremendous asset to the organisation as she brings the vision and values to lead LVE into the future” and he’s “looking forward to a bright and positive outlook with her at the helm”.

“We will benefit not only from her extensive leadership experience but also from her strong desire to improve the community and corporate understanding of the positive impact employing people with disabilities can have on individuals,” Mr Griffin said.

Ms Bezzina has a passion for Gippsland and with her proven leadership and customer relationship skills, she is enthusiastic about promoting the benefits of doing business with Gippsland organisations and supporting positive commercial and social outcomes.

“LVE is an amazing organisation that I am proud to be a part of and our employees make it even more extraordinary,” she said. “I am motivated by helping to open up opportunities for LVE and Gippsland and always adding value in what I do,” she said.  I have a very powerful opportunity here, I have the ability to impact with purpose and to really make a difference”.

Bass Coast Shire Council - Bass Coast Shire Council
2019 Bass Coast Business Awards

Don’t miss out!

With applications closing on Monday, 8 July at 5.00pm, don’t miss your chance to lodge an application in the 2019 Bass Coast Business Awards or to vote for your favourite business in the People’s Choice Awards!

If you know am inspirational business operating in the Bass Coast region, then why not tap them on the shoulder and encourage them to enter the Awards, or vote for them in the people’s Choice Awards today.

For those of you already in the process of lodging an application – don’t forget to press that ‘submit’ button before the closing date!

Head to for more information and to get started on your application.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner at RACV Inverloch Resort on Friday, 23 August 2019. Tickets are $65 per person and include a complimentary local wine on arrival, canapés and a two course meal. The Awards Presentation Dinner is a great opportunity to network and thank your staff.

To book tickets to the Awards Presentation Dinner simply:

All businesses are eligible. If you have any enquiries, please contact Tricia Hogan on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or

Innovation and entrepreneurship specialist - Startup Gippsland
MEET THE JUDGES – Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase this Sat!


After the pitches, stay to mingle with likeminded entrepreneurs, mentors, startup experts, business leaders and government representatives from across the region.

It’s a night not to be missed!



Startup Gippsland is a project by the Bass Coast Shire CouncilBaw Baw Shire Council, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, funded by LaunchVic and delivered by GippsTech.