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June 2013

June Networking Drinks at the Richmond Rovers

12/06/2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Rovers Clubrooms, Grey Lynn Park
Auckland,New Zealand
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July 2013

July Bastille Networking Breakfast

18/07/2013 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
La Cocotte, 576 Great North Road
Auckland,New Zealand
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Winter Wake-up Series: Linked In – 10 tips for getting more

26/07/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Taught by Suzanne Kendrick

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August 2013

Winter Wake-up Series: Your Office in the Cloud – google aps vs. office 365

02/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up: The future is mobile. Mobile marketing

09/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up Series: Cheap useful web tools

16/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Famous for Free Seminar with Louise Pagonis

22/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up Series: Video for Web Marketing

23/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up Series: Moving your business to the cloud

30/08/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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September 2013

Winter Wake-up Series: Social Media management tools

06/09/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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September Networking @ Foxes Island Wines

12/09/2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Winter Wake-up Series: Hardware for small business – lease, buy, upgrade, modernise

13/09/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up Series: Ultrafast Broadband in Grey Lynn

20/09/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Winter Wake-up Series: Location-based marketing

27/09/2013 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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October 2013

Spring Networking Drinks

09/10/2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TBC

Come and join us for some fun and meet interesting people in the neighbourhood. Always a good opportunity to get the word out about your business in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

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November 2013

AGM/Networking with speaker Paulus Romijin

14/11/2013 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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We will kick off at 4.30pm with fun and light hearted session with Paulus Romijn from the Presenters Platform,  a training/coaching space that helps people develop their presenting skills to camera and for public speaking. Do you have a fear of public speaking? And particularly being filmed? and what that is about and how to develop your skills and confidence. Learn how to see the camera as an opportunity not a threat. Come find out some basics about presenting which is actually not…

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December 2013

Christmas Long Lunch

10/12/2013 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cafe O, 34/332 Great North Rd,Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Join us for a fun festive scrumptious lunch at Cafe O. Relax after all of the hard work and enjoy the company of other small business owners. Even if you work on your own you deserve a Xmas work function too!

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February 2014

February Networking Drinks

12/02/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs Members and non-members welcome.

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March 2014

March Networking Drinks

13/03/2014 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Malt Bar and Restaurant, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun? This month drinks are being hosted at Malt Bar and Restaurant. Join us for some relaxed networking. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Plus, bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a $50 bar tab. Date: Thursday 13th March Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Malt Bar and Restaurant, 442 Richmond Road, West Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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How To Be Brave – Workshop series

26/03/2014 @ 7:15 am - 07/05/2014 @ 7:15 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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How to Be Brave Workshop Series Is 2014 the year you go out on your own? The year you ramp up your small business?  Is your existing business needing to take another step? Our next seven week series is going to give businesses common sense advice, from people who already run a successful business. We know it is not easy, we know there is plenty to learn. Time to be brave and do what you really want to do!   Marketing -…

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STREET PARTY!!!!!

29/03/2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surrey Crescent Shops, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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On Saturday 29th Of March 12-3pm Surrey crescent will be full of funk, soul and good times. In celebration of all that's good in our hood. The street will be full of stalls, dj's, musicians, artists, delicious food, fashion and art. For families we have free face painting, balloons, and entertainers. So come along rain or shine for a free fun community event. Thanks to the Auckland City Council, Barfoot and Thompson Grey Lynn, Occam Cafe and ANZ Grey Lynn…

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April 2014

April Networking Drinks at Toi Ora Art Gallery

09/04/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Toi Ora Art Gallery, 6 Putiki St, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Toi Ora Art Gallery, 6 Putiki St, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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May 2014

May Networking Drinks at The Surrey Hotel

15/05/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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Lunch Vietnamese Style

27/05/2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafe Viet, 2 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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At the end of May we're having a GLBA lunch at a new members restaurant, Cafe Viet. Focusing on fresh, traditional Vietnamese dishes, the restaurant is owned by Joni Hoang and Darryn Bell, with Hoang, a Saigon native, manning the kitchen. Check them out on Facebook, they have received rave reviews from critics. We thought we'd have a nice leisurely lunch with everyone whilst eating their beautiful vietnamese food. Date: Tuesday 27th May Time: Midday Where: Cafe Viet, 2 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn. Members…

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June 2014

June Networking Drinks at the Grey Lynn RSC

11/06/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Liz Mitchell hosting September Network drinks, 196 Great North Road Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis St, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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July 2014

July Networking Drinks – Foxes Island Wines

10/07/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Foxes Island Wines, 15c Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Foxes Island Wines, Cellar door, 15c Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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Be a successful networker- Networking workshop

22/07/2014 @ 5:30 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Does networking make you squirm? Networking is an intrical part in gaining and maintaining business. It isn't always easy but you can learn how to master it. Next month we have an exciting guest speaker who will show you had to network effectively. Successful communication consultant, Marc Fountain will share some practical, entertaining and memorable tips on how to connect confidently and professionally in corporate and social settings, including: •    What To Do Before You Even Get There; •    What To Do When You…

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August 2014

August Networking Drinks – Cafe O

13/08/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cafe O, 34/332 Great North Rd,Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where:Cafe O,  34/322 Great North Road, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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YELP – Great for business. Find out why.

27/08/2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foxes Island Wines, 15c Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Yelp aims to connect people with great local businesses and Yelp Business Accounts allow businesses to share information with the Yelp Community. Simply put, it's word of mouth -- amplified. Yelp saw an average of 132 million unique visitors per month in Q1 2014, as measured by Google Analytics. To help businesses get the most out of their online presence, Yelp Business Accounts offer a suite of FREE tools for businesses. Communicate with your customers-- privately and publicly Track how…

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September 2014

Do these laws affect your business?

01/09/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Liz Mitchell hosting September Network drinks, 196 Great North Road Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Your business could be affected by proposed changes to Auckland Council bylaws for trading and events in public places. This includes outdoor dining, outdoor goods displays, stalls, and events. Fees may change. There is limited time to respond - closing date for submissions is 4 September. You are invited to hear what the council have planned and ask relevant questions. For more information visit Auckland City Council Time/Date: 5.30-7pm Monday 1st September Location: Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis St, Grey…

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Need business advice/support? – Spring Workshop series

04/09/2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Spring is coming! Time to take a fresh look at your business as a whole and see ways you can improve things. Running a business without being supported is like wearing trousers without a belt! We often don’t feel we need to have other people supporting us, and play ‘doing it all on our own’ very well. On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes we feel like we need to have someone else in our business ( either as…

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September Networking Drinks – Malt Bar

11/09/2014 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Malt Bar and Restaurant, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Malt Bar, 442 Richmond RD, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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Dealing With Difficult People – Spring Workshops

11/09/2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Learn how to overcome communication barriers, and ensure your message is understood... and that you are understanding the messages your are getting. Great for dealing with difficult employees, difficult customers... and even difficult family members.This great topic will be presented by HR guru, Lisa McKay. With 18 years HR experience across the UK and New Zealand, Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and skills in this sector. For more information about Lisa and the successful business she owns visit www.hrtoolkit.co.nz

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How to Thrive in Online Communities – Spring Workshops

18/09/2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Feeling overwhelmed by Social Media? Presenter, Natalie Cutler Welsh can help you learn how to make the most of Social Media. Online communities have changed the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Learn how you can be one of the successful ones.  Come to this workshop and supercharge your Social Media presence! For more information…

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Tips and tricks for financial success – Spring Workshops

25/09/2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Like all small-business owners, you need to start off on the right foot by avoiding financial problems that too often trip up the self-employed. Now is a great time to make improvements in your business to avoid the pitfalls. This workshop will give you some great tips to get you on the right path to financial success. Presented by successful accountant and business owner Eli Tagi www.weaccounting.co.nz This is the fourth in a series of 5 workshops - Spring Clean…

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October 2014

Why do I need insurance? Top tips to protect your business – Spring Workshops

02/10/2014 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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So you have your own business - are you prepared for what may happen? Whether you are a sole trader or in business with a number of partners, having a financial safety net is the key. What if your products end up being faulty? What if a serious illness meant you were unable to work again? Your customers, employees, premises and assets can all be at risk.  By providing protection for them, business insurance can help safeguard your business. Insurance…

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AGM/Networking drinks

08/10/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AGM business, followed by drinks at about 6pm. Be great to catch up with you all. Join us to celebrate another good year.

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November 2014

Networking Drinks – The Audio Consultant

13/11/2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: 23 Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 Members and non-members welcome.

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December 2014

Celebrate with us! You are invited to Xmas lunch.

09/12/2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Siostra Bar and Restaurant, 472 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Everyone deserves a bit of festive cheer. If you are self employed and work from home why miss out on festivities? Want to try a great local restaurant and meet some new people? Treat yourself and join other GLBA members and friends for a fun and delicious Xmas lunch. Come celebrate together, everyone is welcome! Siostra 472 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Tuesday 9th December, 12.00 Set lunch $40pp (Menu available on request. Drinks additional cost) RSVP essential

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February 2015

Networking drinks

11/02/2015 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Toi Ora Art Gallery, 6 Putiki St, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Toi Ora Trust Art Gallery Members and non-members welcome.

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Grey Lynn Sustainable Business Walk

12/02/2015 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grey Lynn Neighbourhood

Join us on a fantastic walking tour! It's free to join and will inspire and enlighten you. Grey Lynn Business Association is set to kick off the first of our events planned for 2015 with a walking tour aimed at showcasing successful and like-minded Grey Lynn businesses who embrace sustainable business practices in our community. Our suburb is home to a growing network of green businesses who have successfully built and continue to build sustainable initiatives into their business. We…

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March 2015

Networking drinks

12/03/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: TAPAC,100 Motions Road,Western Springs Members and non-members welcome.

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April 2015

Networking drinks

15/04/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Malt Bar, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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May 2015

Networking drinks

14/05/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Siostra Bar and Restaurant, 472 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Siostra, 472 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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June 2015

Networking drinks

10/06/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Liz Mitchell hosting September Network drinks, 196 Great North Road Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Come and check out the good times, old school RSC. Always fun and they even have quiz night after our drinks starting at 7.30pm. So if anyone wants to form a team, it's free to enter and sure to be a laugh. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: RSC, West Lynn Members and non-members…

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Winter Workshop Series – Taking Control

12/06/2015 @ 7:15 am - 11/07/2015 @ 7:15 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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A five week series of workshops to help small business owners 'take control'. Learn from several experts different skills and strategies to help manage your business effectively. Five week workshop series. Every Friday morning from 7.15am - 8.30am. Friday 12th June, Tom O'Neil -  The 1% Principle. The 1% Principle’ – Improving your personal and business performance TODAY! Small daily improvement leads to massive long term change!  Tom shows you and your team how to achieve strong positive and sustainable change…

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Workshop – ‘Where to go for support’

12/06/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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What to do with the work you don’t want to do? As a small business owner, the buck stops with you. It seems that you end up doing everything in the business. But it’s not very smart (or enjoyable) doing work that you are not very good at. Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach claims that as 6 year olds, we are given some well meaning bad advice; work on your weaknesses. That means you just end up with a bunch…

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What to do with the work you don’t want to do.

19/06/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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As a small business owner, the buck stops with you. It seems that you end up doing everything in the business. But it’s not very smart (or enjoyable) doing work that you are not very good at. Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach claims that as 6 year olds, we are given some well meaning bad advice; work on your weaknesses. That means you just end up with a bunch of better weaknesses. Why don’t you work on your strengths and…

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Workshop – LinkedIn for Marketing

26/06/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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There is so much more to LinkedIn than an online CV. LinkedIn is now a powerful sales and marketing tool. Anne Casey,a LinkedIn expert, will go through how to get more from LinkedIn for yourself and your business if your target market is B2B. You can see more about Anne’s courses at www.marketingminds.co.nz. Free to members. $30 per workshop for non-members. RSVP essential (Please state which workshop you would like to attend in your email). This is the third workshop…

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July 2015

Workshop – Set up your business the right way

03/07/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Setting up a business is an exhilarating time but without the right legal advice it can also be a legal minefield. This workshop will identify common legal problems and advise you on what steps to take to prevent problems before they happen, which will protect your business from risk and save you money. Topics covered include: Company Structuring, Shareholder Agreements, Protecting Your Personal Assets, Leasing; and Legal Checklist. www.metrolaw.co.nz Free to members. $30 per workshop for non-members. RSVP essential

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Networking drinks

09/07/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wellbeing Centre, 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a free 2-hr initial naturopathic consultation (value $175). Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: The Wellbeing Centre, 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 Members and non-members welcome.

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Workshop – Creating video for your business

10/07/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Although some people prefer reading, when we are focused on exposing our marketing efforts to the maximum number of people, video is the answer. This workshop will give you the simple tools to make video a part of your marketing campaign - it is a must for the future. Two levels of attendance (the choice is yours) 1) Participant – they will have to do prior homework to qualify, and will join a group activity on the day in filming, editing,…

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August 2015

Networking drinks

12/08/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Audio Consultant, 23 Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn
Auckland,Auckland1021New Zealand
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Middle of the week and need some fun? Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: The Audio Consultant, 23 Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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September 2015

Fun at Work

04/09/2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Effective strategies to enjoy your work more As a small business owner, you probably spend a lot of time doing what you love. However, being a small business owner can also be stressful. Dr Kathryn Owler has been in pursuit of fun at work for many years, carrying out academic research on the topic but also by learning hands-on through her own tussles with life. In this seminar she shares some effective and fun strategies from her recently published book…

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Networking drinks

10/09/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dilecta, 549 Gt North Rd, Grey Lynn (Surrey Crescent shops) + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Dilecta Members and non-members welcome.

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October 2015

AGM/Networking drinks

28/10/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AGM business, followed by drinks at about 6pm. Be great to catch up with you all. Join us to celebrate another good year.

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November 2015

Networking drinks

12/11/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cafe O, 34/332 Great North Rd,Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business.  Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Cafe O,34/332 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Members and non-members welcome.

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December 2015

Your invited to Xmas lunch

09/12/2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Everyone deserves a bit of festive cheer. If you are self employed and work from home why miss out on festivities? Want to try a great local restaurant and meet some new people? Treat yourself and join other GLBA members and friends for a fun and delicious Xmas lunch. Come celebrate together, everyone is welcome! Venue to be confirmed.

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West Lynn Christmas Street Party

13/12/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Lynn Shops, Richmond Rd + Google Map

Great family fun. Christmas Farmers Market, Santa's Grotto, pony rides, food tasting, dj's, live music, a mixture of stalls, face painters etc. A fun community event. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a taste of a Grey Lynn Christmas. It's all happening between Harvest  Wholefoods and the Grey Lynn Community Centre.

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February 2016

Networking drinks

17/02/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Siostra Bar and Restaurant, 472 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Siostra,472 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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Workshop – Speaking with Confidence

25/02/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Our guest speaker Maggie Eyre will share her considerable knowledge and experience and give you some key tips on how to build your confidence to speak in public with ease and flair. Maggie has over 30 years’ experience in business, public relations, education and theatre. She is the author of: Speak Easy and Speak in Public with Confidence. A presentation trainer, stylist and media advisor to former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Maggie’s work has been recognised in Time Magazine and in…

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March 2016

Networking Drinks

10/03/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy a night of relaxing and socialising at Whitespace Art Gallery. Whitespace is situated in a converted warehouse in Ponsonby on the city fringe in Auckland. Directors Deborah White and Kenneth Johnson represent many of New Zealand's senior artists alongside outstanding emerging and mid-career talent. This a great opportunity to check out this fabulous space and see some wonderful artworks. Pop in for a drink on your way home from work and meet some great people from the…

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Workshop – Getting up with the play on Health and Safety

21/03/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

NZ health and safety laws have changed. What does this mean for your business? This workshop will give you an overview on key changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) . Explain who is a PCBU and an Officer. And what people are now covered under the HSWA as "workers". How you can be compliant with the HSWA. Presented by HR Toolkit Location: The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Date/Time: Monday 21st March,…

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April 2016

Networking Drinks

13/04/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Toi Ora Art Gallery,6 Putiki Street , Grey Lynn Members and non-members welcome.

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May 2016

Networking Drinks

12/05/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Liz Mitchell hosting September Network drinks, 196 Great North Road Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Come and enjoy a night of socialising, delicious food and networking at the wonderful local RSC.This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business in a relaxed setting. Plus, bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a fantastic spot prize. Date: Thursday May 12th Time: 5.30pm onwards. Everyone welcome so bring a friend.

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Winter Wake Up Workshop Series

27/05/2016 @ 7:30 am - 01/07/2016 @ 7:30 am
Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Upcoming seminar series This winter wake-up series of morning seminars will give you practical and useful strategies that you can use to improve your business. 27th May - DIY: digital advertising on a budget:  If you want people to find your business online there are many reasons why advertising will get your leads and more clients quickly and cheaply. Facebook and Google are not difficult to use once somebody shows you the basics. Suzanne Kendrick The Connector is a Digital Original Being using the…

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June 2016

Networking drinks

15/06/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Malt Bar and Restaurant, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn + Google Map

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks at the newly refurbished Malt Bar. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Malt Bar Members and non-members welcome.

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July 2016

Networking drinks

14/07/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Middle of the week and need some fun?Join us for Networking Drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Plus bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a prize. Time: 5.30pm onwards. Where: Tapac,100 Motions Rd, Western Springs Members and non-members welcome.

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September 2016

Guru Paul Spain gives tips on how technology can boost your business

21/09/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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$30.00

Digital Transformation - Using technology to beat your competitors - free to members
Guest speaker Paul Spain (CEO, Gorilla Technology) will share his considerable knowledge and experience in how technology can help you and your business stand out from the crowd. He offers tips and advice on the ways in which technology can put you as a professional – or your business as a whole ahead of those you’re competing with. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of business, technology and digital presence.

A technologist and an entrepreneur, Paul has been regularly interviewed across TV3, TVNZ, Radio Live, NewsTalk ZB and Radio New Zealand. While Paul’s focus today is small and medium businesses – he has also worked with bigger firms such as TrustPower, NatWest Bank (UK) and Microsoft New Zealand.

Paul Spain is the host of NZ Business Podcast and NZ Tech Podcast and is featured weekly on the Radio Live ‘Your Technology’ hour with Karen Hay. In these segments Paul discusses the crossover between business and technology – in addition to looking at consumer trends. His NZ Business Podcast features his interviews with business leaders such as Sir Stephen Tindall (Founder - The Warehouse) and Rod Drury (Founder – Xero) and can be found at NZBusinessPodcast.com.

$30 to attend, GLBA members free
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October 2016

October networking

12/10/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

October drinks are being hosted at our local audio specialist The Audio Consultant  - specialists in audio visual equipment and automation specialists. Have some midweek fun with interesting people from our community and spread the word about your business in a relaxed setting. Bring your business card along and go in the draw to win a fantastic spot prize. We would love to see you there, so why not swing by on the way home from work.  

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November 2016

2016 AGM

03/11/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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Election of committee members "Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and general board members." and more. Guest speaker is Catherine Bell from Garden to Table. Members will have to opportunity to elect a new board and gain a glimpse on what is planned ahead.  Followed by some socialising drinks and nibbles.

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March 2017

HR speed date with Frances from HR Toolkit

20/03/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Surrey Hotel,

Don't miss out ... Workshop - HR Toolkit - An HR speed date with Frances We’ll have an interesting and engaging conversation about how HR can help you have successful and productive employment relationships. Health and Safety (refresh/update) Induction Performance Restructuring Location: The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Date/Time: Monday 20th March, 5.30- 7:00 RSVP essential Free to GLBA members, $30 to non-members

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Recliner Rockers coming soon to Grey Lynn RSC

24/03/2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coming to the Grey Lynn Returned Services Club   Live band- Recliner Rockers The awesome Recliner Rockers... the Top Auckland based blues-rockabilly-roots-rock band are playing at the Returned Services Club 3 Francis Street Grey Lynn on Friday 31st March!  Come a long and enjoy!  

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Recliner Rockers playing live at Grey Lynn RSC

31/03/2017 @ 8:00 pm
Grey Lynn Returned Services Social Club, 3 Francis Street
Grey Lynn,1021New Zealand
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Coming to the Grey Lynn Returned Services Club Live band- Recliner Rockers The awesome Recliner Rockers... The Top Auckland based blues-rockabilly-roots-rock band are playing at the Returned Services  Club 3 Francis Street Grey Lynn on Friday 31st March!  Come a long and enjoy!  

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April 2017

April networking drinks

12/04/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,
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ANZAC Day in Grey Lynn 2017

25/04/2017 @ 9:30 am
Grey Lynn Returned Services Social Club, 3 Francis Street
Grey Lynn,1021New Zealand
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ANZAC Day in Grey Lynn ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations". Our local commemoration is being held at the Grey Lynn RSC Tuesday 25th ANZAC Day - Parade starts 9.30am at Castle Street/Richmond Road intersection. The community is invited to march to commemorate Anzac Day 2017  – experience the Grey Lynn feel of this important day in New Zealand’s history –…

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Grey Lynn street carnival

29/04/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grey Lynn Business Association’s street carnival on Sat, 29 April has a Totally Locally Grey Lynn theme, with the aim to boost our local economy. It will take place in the heart of historic Grey Lynn, in Great North Rd.   Supported by local businesses Pocket Bar & Kitchen Kokako café Tart Bakery Barfoot and Thompson Tiger Burger Countdown Parking is available in Countdown supermarket carpark, accessible from Coleridge St. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Auckland Council to enable this…

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June 2017

Workshop – Emerging Leaders

09/06/2017 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Michael Hill International Violin Competition have come together to present a one-day business workshop “Emerging Leaders” in Auckland on 9th June 2017. A rare opportunity to hear from some of New Zealand’s most experienced business mentors, including Sir Michael Hill himself, and witness leadership in action behind the scenes in a world-class orchestra.  Ideal for young professionals keen to seize a unique opportunity for career and personal development. Registration also includes 2 tickets to the…

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August 2017

Networking drinks

09/08/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Malt Bar and Restaurant, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn + Google Map
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September 2017

Social media – the latest

01/09/2017 @ 7:20 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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7.15am for a 7:30 start; seminars end 8.30am. At Pocketbar & Kitchen, 592 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn.   The latest on social media – be up to date on what's effective today Jef Kay (Director, Easy Social Media)     Over 50% of New Zealanders check their social media pages every day and it's complicated, with  Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and more.  Jef’s background in multiple business startups has given him an insight into the needs of business owners…

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Search Engine Optimisation

08/09/2017 @ 7:20 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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In the crowded market of webpages, optimising your website with SEO will lift your ranking and drive leads and sales to your website. Learn how to achieve a unique, personalised online presence for your business.

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Networking drinks

14/09/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Liz Mitchell, 196 Great North Rd,
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Liz Mitchell is one of New Zealand’s leading couture and ready to wear designers. Her workshop is in Grey Lynn. Liz will be speaking on her experience in being in the fashion industry over many years; the challenges of reaching success in such a highly competitive industry.

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Managing your business on mobile –

15/09/2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Managing your business on mobile Damian is founder and director of Choice Technology.  Since 2003 Choice Technology has helped hundreds of small and medium businesses throughout New Zealand to grow and improve through the innovative application of mobile and other technology. Running your business on mobile has the potential to greatly improve business reach and agility in an increasingly mobile world. In this seminar Damian will provide practical, up to date advice on how you can benefit from using mobile…

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Conflict Resolution

22/09/2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Conflict Resolution for Small Business Mark’s professional life in the general practice of law and consulting/business management equips him with a broad base of knowledge and experience across a wide range of legal fields where conflict can arise. He has specific skills in mediation and ADR (Alternative Disputes Resolution). Do you need tips on resolving conflict with a workmate, a customer, supplier? Heading straight to your lawyer may not be the best way. Mark is a trained and experienced mediator…

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Video tips and techniques

29/09/2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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David Blair – video guru! Every time we have the pleasure of David presenting to us we get rave reviews! His talent is exceptional and he is always at the lead of emerging techniques. Recently David’s been focusing on the technique of producing a transparent background video that ‘floats’ over the top of web page content. In this 1-hour session, David presents a unique blend of technology, training, sales, and marketing to open new opportunities for business growth. 70% of…

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November 2017

AGM

08/11/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Surrey Hotel

AGM - Come celebrate another year We invite you to join us on 8 November to  celebrating another year. We will start the night with an inspirational talk from Simon Wilson, past Editor of Metro and Cuisine magazine, and current Editor of the Spinoff, Auckland. Then we will give a quick review of what the Grey Lynn Business Association has accomplished over the last year and what is planned ahead. Followed by some socialising, drinks and nibbles. Time: 5.30pm. Location: The Surrey…

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February 2018

Networking Drinks 15 Feb @ Pocket Bar

15/02/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Drinks 15 February @ Pocket Bar Our Networking Drinks is a great opportunity to meet other people in the community and spread the word about your business. Members and non-members are welcome. Time:                     Thursday 15 February  5.30pm - 7.30pm Venue:                   Pocket Bar  592 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn See you there!

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May 2018

Networking Drinks @Surrey Hotel – 10 May 2018

10/05/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Networking Drinks @Surrey Hotel - 10 May 2018 Our Networking Drinks in May are being hosted by The Surrey Hotel . We so appreciate the generosity of The Surrey in accommodating our monthly board meetings and  providing rooms for our guest speakers.  They are a special part of our Grey Lynn community of businesses. Come along for a drink and a bite to eat.  This is a great opportunity to meet others in the community and spread the word about your business in…

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June 2018

June Networking Drinks at the Returned Services Club

14/06/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Our June Networking Drinks will be hosted by our much loved community venue the Returned Services Club. As well as the usual mix and mingle we will be inviting Chris and Lorraine from First Retail Group  who will be attending to give a Workshop Summit  - the key element in understanding wider goals and priorities to promote our businesses. First Retail Group are experienced, innovative retail consultants, planners and strategists.  They work across a range of disciplines, delivering…

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July 2018

July Networking Drinks at Whitespace Gallery

12/07/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Whitespace Galllery, 20 Monmouth Street, Grey Lynn
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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We warmly  invite you to join us for our Networking Drinks being held at Whitespace Gallery.  Come along for a mix and mingle and to check out their wonderful new space in Monmouth Street. Members and non-members are welcome.  Bring a friend.  See you there!   Date:  Thursday 12 July 5.30-7.30pm Address:  20 Monmouth Street, Grey Lynn

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August 2018

Networking Drinks August 16th @ Pocket Bar

16/08/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pocket Bar & Kitchen 592 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland., 592 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Have you  heard?? Our next networking drinks will be on at Pocket Bar & Kitchen  on Thursday 16 August.   Come along  and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at our local.   Meet the new owner John Hennessey. We hope you can join us for Business to Business networking at our local.  As well as the usual drinks and nibbles we will be bringing you the latest on what is happening in the Grey Lynn business community. Everyone welcome.  Bring a friend and your…

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September 2018

Networking drinks at The Malt House

13/09/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Big Sur, 432 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Grey Lynn,New Zealand
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Come along to our networking drinks at our West Lynn local The Malt House on Thursday 13 September. Come along to mix and mingle with  other business owners, bring along your business cards to go in a draw for a prize. For those who haven't already been, Malt Public House is a Gastro Pub located in the vibrant West Lynn village.  This local watering hole is the perfect blend of bustling bar and up beat restaurant.  Surroundings are relaxed and…

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Spring Seminar Series 2018

14/09/2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pocket Bar & Kitchen 592 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland., 592 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland,New Zealand
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Spring Seminar Series 2018 The series will be held at the Pocket Bar & Kitchen starting at 7.30am and finishing at 8.30am. Free for Grey Lynn Business Association members or $30.00 per session to non-members.  Booking essential - text 02221325166. Seminar Four 21st September Easy Social Media Jef Kay Director, Easy Social Media Content is King! Hear how to create engaging content and ads. How to define your audience, how to create images, video and messaging. Jef will outline how to…

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October 2018

Tune up your website!

05/10/2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Pocketbar, 592 Great North Rd
Auckland,1021New Zealand
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Want to increase your website visibility to grow online leads and sales? There are so many competing websites, and frequent changes to algorithms it's necessary to get the latest tips. We have had two recent seminars that have outlined the extent of changes that impact on your website's ranking. Find out how to tune up your website to get the best possible ranking at our final seminar this Friday (5 October). Pure SEO is one of the best operators in…

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Burgers, Beer & Brioche

18/10/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grey Lynn Library Hall
$25
Burgers Beer & brioche

Come and celebrate Grey Lynn and help us plan its future. Burgers Beer & Brioche on Thursday 18th of October at Grey Lynn Library Hall. Tickets $25. (Click here to buy tickets online via Eventbrite) R18  

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