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Nominations Open for 2018-2019 ARBA Committee

We are now accepting Nominations for ARBA’s 2018-2018 Committee. This is your opportunity to play a major role in next term’s representation.
For those interested, please click on link below to access the form.  It can be submitted prior to or at the AGM on 8-Aug-18 (Invitation shown on separate post on this website) for review, vote and declaration.

Committee Member Nomination 2018-2019

ARBA seeking a Business Development Officer

This is the only paid position within the Association. Details below:
Casual Position Vacant
Business Development Officer
Ararat Regional Business Association
Casual – 5hrs a week
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
 Act as key liaison point with ARBA and other key parties
 Maintain and follow up new and existing memberships.
 Receive and reply to members and other key associations emails.
 Maintain and update social media and webpage.
 Arrange meetings and appointments.
 Willing to undertake tasks required and directed by the ARBA Committee.
Skills and experience
 Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Products.
 Work as individually or part of a team.
 Good time management and priority skills
 Follow up on work to completion as required.
 Ability to deal with information with discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times

Interested applicant can submit applications containing details, experience and contactable references.

PHONE: 5355-0219

ARBA AGM Invitation 8-Aug-18

ARBA – Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Ararat Regional Business Association’s Annual General Meeting

WHEN:       Wednesday   8-August-2018

WHERE:     Chalambar Golf Clubhouse – 118 Golf Links Road

TIME:         6:00 PM

SPEAKER: Marc Sleeman CEO – Grampians Tourism

Nibbles, Coffee & Tea provided. Other beverages are available for purchase at the bar

Please RSVP by 1st August 2018  

Phone:           5355-0218 or 0458 911 142


Upcoming Events

Minerals Exploration in Western Victoria Pop In Sessions   Willaura 18-Jul Memorial Hall – Ararat 30-Jul Bowls Club 4pm-7pm

We Love Ararat – We Love Shopping Local! – Thursday 19-July

Ararat Parkrun – Every Saturday @ 8am Alexandra Gardens

GYPG (Grampians Young Professionals Group) Social 2-Aug @ Pomonal Estate 6:30pm

Fast Track Talent Competition 3-Aug Performing Arts Ctr 10pm

Archi-Loom Exhibition – 3-8 Aug Ararat Art Gallery 10am-4pm

Isaiah in Concert 4-Aug Performing Arts 8pm

Kylie On Stage Touring Exhibition 4-Aug thru 7-Oct @ APAC

Mik Maks – 5-Aug @ Performing Arts 12pm

Ararat City Band 5-Aug @ Performing Arts 1pm

Bamboozle & Circus   5-Aug @ Performing Arts 2pm

Ararat Musical Comedy Society 5-Aug @ Perf Arts 3pm

Healthy Blokes Over 40’s Football Match  5-Aug Alexandra Oval (Sponsered by Men’s Health)

ARBA AGM – Wednesday 8-Aug @ Chalambar Golf Club 6:00pm

Ararat Trash ‘N’ Treasure Sunday 12-Aug

Pomonal Village Market Sunday 29-Aug 

Golden Gateway Festival (60th Anniversary!) 9-Oct to 28-Oct




ARBA Welcomes Dianne from Dinkydi Training Solutions

Welcome another new ARBA Member!

Dianne Harmer
Dinkydi Training Solutions​

Q: How did your journey begin?
A: With an interest in First Aid since 1998 and undertaking a Cert IV in Training & Assessment
Q: What’s your favourite part of your job?
A: – Practical hands-on First Aid
– Training with humour
– Being in reciprocal business interests/support
Q: What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
A: Inclusive, friendly, and resiliant
Q: Why did you join ARBA?
A: Reciprocal Interests

ARBA Welcomes Matthew & Kaylene from Acacia Caravan Park

Welcome Matthew and Kaylene!

Acacia Caravan Park & Holiday Units
Matthew and Kaylene Linsley

Q: How did your journey begin?
A: Our journey began on December 1 2016 as we became the new owners of Acacia
Q: What’s the favourite part of your job?
A: The most favourite part is all the people we get to meet every day hearing their stores and sharing our beautiful park with them
Q: What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
A: Our favourite part is everything Ararat has to offer. So much to see that we always try and convince travelers to spend more than one night–JWard and Aradale are fascinating; Gum San, the little museums, One Tree Hill–the views and sunset, the local wineries, the historic buildings, and the history that Ararat has
Q: Joining ARBA and expectations
A: We joined ARBA to learn and grow and to get to know other business owners. We are new to town and feel for one business to be successful everyone needs to work together and support each other In everything we have done, we have done our best to shop local and support all the other small businesses like us. I guess our expectations from ARBA is the place for businesses to come together, network, share successes, support and promote the town we live in.

Networking & Nibbles Evening

ARBA Members: Looking for a great evening event that will allow you to Network, Grow & Explore.

Come along and bring a guest to Mountainside Wines in Warrak. Meet Shane & Jane as they share and showcase their adventure.

To RSVP or to see how your business/organisation can become a member contact
or call 53550218

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Member Profile March 2016

Saines Lucas

Members Profile for December 2015



30 Vincent Street

Ararat, Victoria,3377

Mobile 0429090611


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Networking and Nibbles at Chalambar Golf Club.

Networking and Nibbles at Chalambar was enjoyed by about 30 people.

Good food and good company.

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