Unmissable Business Events in the Eyre Peninsula, Upper Spencer Gulf & Yorke Peninsula + Something Fun!

We probably say this every year but it does feel like this year is flying by... Hence sending you this email with all the business events in 1 spot to consider for yourself, your business friends, family members, clients and colleagues, especially as we are seeing some closures but also more opportunities to start businesses and grow them up.

Please read on if you like to be in the know about what is going on around your region and if this type of information is not for you, please scroll down to the bottom of this email, click on Manage Subscription and choose your options, thanks.

First up is a Back of the Napkin Lunch next Thursday in Whyalla, then Port Augusta, Warooka and Wallaroo, with something that is fun, new and supports a startup too 🙂

A No-Nonsense Guide to Building Your Workforce over a Back of the Napkin Lunch

Date and time: Thursday, 9 May 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ACST

Location: Westland Hotel Motel, 100 Mcdouall Stuart Avenue Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608

Find out more & book fee tickets


Seizing Opportunities in Eyre Peninsula and Upper Spencer Gulf

Date and time: Thursday, 9 May 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ACST

Location: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Visitor Centre and Cafe, 144 Stuart Highway Port Augusta West, SA 5700

In the regions of the Eyre Peninsula and Upper Spencer Gulf, the announcement of major projects has thrown open the doors for local businesses to grab hold of some fantastic opportunities. However, there's a catch: to truly make the most of these chances, your business needs to be ready, with a skilled team in place.

This session is tailored for local businesses keen to get practical, straightforward advice on drawing in, keeping, and developing the talent that'll help them thrive amidst these new opportunities. We'll kick things off by diving straight into all the business opportunities currently up for grabs and then explore what you might need to have in place.

You'll chat and network with businesses and organisations over food and drinks provided, see you there.

Book free tickets


Back of the Napkin Lunch at the Warooka Hotel

Date and time: Friday, 10 May 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ACST

Location: Warooka Hotel, 35 Main Street Warooka, SA 5577

A relaxed lunch with clients, collaborators and colleagues - open to anyone.

Speakers include Jasmine Swales from Swales Silver - Jewellery by Jasmine and Studio Surf; Tiffany Falzon from Bayside Glamping; and Wendy Perry from Sea to Valley Startups, Switch Start Scale and Workforce BluePrint.

You'll have the opportunity to share what you are working on, opportunities and ideal referrals.

Sea to Valley Startups promotes small business ownership and self-employment across the Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Clare and Barossa Valleys with facilitators Scott and Wendy Perry.

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Free Exploring Opportunities Workshops - 4 sessions that you can pick and mix from...

Each Exploring Opportunities workshop is designed to build on the knowledge and networking foundations established in the previous sessions, providing a comprehensive overview and practical insights for both job seekers and those exploring self-employment opportunities in the Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula regions.

These workshops are designed to not only provide valuable information and skills development but also to foster a sense of community among participants, encouraging ongoing support and collaboration beyond the sessions.

Each workshop will feature interactive components, such as group discussions, activities, and direct engagement with speakers, ensuring participants can apply what they learn in real-world contexts. However, you and your clients can pick and mix from the sessions located at the Wallaroo Community Sports Club,


Week 1: Navigating Job and Self-Employment Opportunities in the Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula

Date and time: Tuesday, May 28 · 10:30am - 12:30pm ACST

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Week 2: Paths to Prosperity: Choosing Between Employment and/or Self-Employment + Side Hustles

Date and time: Tuesday, June 4 · 10:30am - 12:30pm ACST

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Week 3: Building Your Brand: Mastering Your Professional and Digital Presence

Date and time: Tuesday, June 11 · 10:30am - 12:30pm ACST

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Week 4: Be Creative, Connect and Grow: Effective Networking, Fun and Collaboration

Date and time: Tuesday, June 18 · 10:30am - 12:30pm ACST

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Mad Wobble Bowls in Wallaroo - get a team of 3 together, have fun, support a startup

Mad Wobble Bowls run by Mark Smith is an exciting and innovative approach to traditional bowling games, designed to bring a new level of challenge and fun.

This tournament spans four dates with a unique structure incorporating both team and individual play, culminating in a dynamic finale.


Rounds 1 to 3:

1 v 1 (Singles): Each match will pit individual players against each other in a head-to-head format.

2 v 2 (Pairs): Teams of 3 will compete, enhancing the strategic aspect of the game.


Singles Knockout Round Robin: The top performers from earlier rounds enter a fierce knockout stage, determining the ultimate champion.

Team Composition: Get a team of 3 people together, which can be family, friends, business or work colleagues, community members or visitors.

Ticket price for each person: $15.00 including a drink for each team member at every event.


Dates: May 8, June 4, June 11, and June 18, 2024

Time Slots:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Participants can choose from two available time slots each day over the 4 weeks.

Location: Wallaroo Community Sports Club (Bowls Club)

Payment: Fees are payable weekly, with options to purchase tickets in advance.

Join the Mad Wobble Bowls Tournament for a blend of traditional skills and inventive gameplay, ensuring an engaging experience for all participants!

Book your tickets for week 1 at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm, week 2 at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm, week 3 at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm, and week 4 at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm

NB. This suits adults of all abilities and ages, and children over 12 years of age.

Hope to see you at an event soon and feel free to reach out anytime for a chat about what you are working on or ways we can work together.

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