It’s a Start – but we need YOUR involvement.

Tuesday Night was a significant milestone for the Ringwood and Croydon Chambers of Commerce as they came together as one, to host the inaugural networking event of The Maroondah Business Group. This has been four years in the making and has a fantastic foundation of relational trust that will see the growth of this group into the future.

Hosted by the fabulous new Sage Hotel, who have partnered with the groups as sponsor of venue, food and drinks on arrival, there was never any doubt this event would be a huge success.  Check out our gallery for some photos taken by Linda Willmott during the night.

Fifty businesses showed their support and heard local legend and business owner Dale White of The Cellar Door, The Public Brewery, Bekindales Cafe in Croydon and other ventures speak on his journey in business. He stressed the importance of successful partnerships and highlighted the importance the role his wife and business partner Bec has played in their success. He was passionate, real and provided great advice to anyone in business.

We thank Dale for his honesty and encourage anyone to visit one of his businesses and see why he is winning awards locally and statewide.

Attendees liked the format and we now look to finding more great local businesses to tell their stories.

We live in a great city and we appreciate the support the Maroondah City council provide as we now look to collaborate on future events.

The Maroondah Business Group meets at the Sage Hotel every second Tuesday of the month from 5.30 – 8pm. The next meeting will be March 13th – booking on Trybooking – Members FREE – Non Members $25.00.  Your $100 membership entitles you to these events February to November – so is Great Value!  Join NOW!

If you would like to find out more about our Chamber please visit

Whitehorse Business Group Events

An affiliated organisation, Whitehorse Business Group, has sent us through a list of their upcoming events and we detail these hereunder –


Thursday, February 22  –  Season Launch.  Wattle Park Chalet, 2012 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills – 5.30 – 7.00 – Bookings:

Tuesday, March 6  – Cyber Security, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill – 5.30 – 7.30 Bookings: as above

Thursday, May 17 – Women In Business Luncheon, Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill – 11.45 am – 2.00 pm.  Bookings:  as above.


Remember, Members of Croydon Chamber of Commerce & Industry are entitled to reciprocal member pricing with out affiliated organisations.  Take advantage of this offer by making sure your membership is current –






Golf at Ringwood

Maroondah Business Group

an Initiative of Croydon & Ringwood Chambers of Commerce

Invite you to attend the Annual Golf Day to be held at

Ringwood Golf Course, 322 Canterbury Road, Ringwood on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Registrations:            Strictly 12.00 noon

Tee Off Start:             12.30 pm

Meal at Mister Fox:  5.00 pm

Everybody is welcome – Ladies, Gentlemen, Others.  Golfers and those aspiring to be!
Golfing talent – totally irrelevant.
For a mere $50 per person, you will be provided with Sausage and bread before Tee Off, All green fees and a sumptuous meal at Mr Fox – the restaurant at the Course.
Should you only wish to come for dinner the cost will be $20.00
Drinks will be at bar prices.
Reserve your spot by contacting – Peter Milford or Louise Vogt on 9845 8223 or fax 9879 1404.  Email –
Please advise your handicap and preferred playing partners on the booking sheet which can be downloaded here.
Payment details are also outlined on this document.


RSVP and PAYMENT by 5.00 pm on March 2, 2018.

There is a limit of 72 golfers/players – so register NOW as places are filling fast.

Bring your partners for dinner – there are no numbers for dinner.


A big Thank you to Our Sponsors

Eastland                                                                                                           The Sage Hotel

Bendigo Bank – Ringwood                                                                      House of Golf – Ringwood

Daisy’s Garden Supplies – Ringwood                                               Answers 2 Hair

B J’s Meats – Ringwood                                                                             Aughtersons Solicitors – Ringwood


Please remember that the days entertainment would not be possible without the very generous support of all our sponsors, and we ask that you support them and let them know their support is appreciated.

If you would like to be one of the sponsors of this event, please contact Peter Milford at your earliest convenience on 9845 8200

Maroondah Business Group – February Networking



An Initiative of the

Croydon and Ringwood Chambers of Commerce

Hosted by

The Sage Hotel

An invitation is extended to you to attend our combined Networking Event on  

Tuesday the 13th February 2018

(commencing 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm – can stay on for dinner) at the

Partake Restaurant at the SAGE Hotel Ringwood

on Level 5 (Hotel Lobby Level), 211 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood

The evening will include:

Finger food refreshments and drink on arrival, and otherwise drinks at bar prices.

An explanation of the role of the Maroondah Business Group

A presentation by Dale White of the Cellar Door, Ringwood & Bekendales and The Public Brewery, Croydon.

The opportunity to network with Maroondah businesses


Dale and Bek White opened the doors of The Public Brewery in 2013. With a successful café in Bekendales they had a loyal clientele and an opportunity to try something different. Dale will share his experience of not letting go of a dream despite the many hurdles they faced. Dale is a charismatic entrepreneur, who is not only focussed on his own success but to giving back to the community through many altruistic pursuits.


NOTE:       Parking for the event can be found anywhere under Eastland but preferably enter via Entrance 6 (off Warrandyte Road) and park adjacent to the Valet area and proceed to the Sage Hotel Lobby in the south-east corner of the carpark.  From there take the lift to the Partake Restaurant on Level 5.

Registering for the event:

Follow the link  Try Booking and register. 

Please RSVP by 4.00pm on Monday 11th February 2018  (Due to late notification of the event)

Please accept our apologies for the late notification, but it was beyond our control until we finalized all aspects of our sponsorship and collaborative working arrangements for 2018.

Croydon Update! – July Networking

Join us for Dinner on July 19 at Bramleigh –

Listen to our Council officers who will outline the proposals for changes in Croydon.

Ask questions – give feedback!  Think about what opportunities the proposals may raise for YOUR business!

Whilst enjoying the fellowship and hospitality of our host, Mary Anne Lowe you will be also assisting Maroondah Community Assist.

Cost is $30 per ticket for a 2 course meal.  Drinks available at bar prices OR bring along a food hamper of similar value for the Food Bank.

Click here to book

Get Involved!

The Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc welcomes new members to partner with us in our collaborative work aimed at creating stronger links to the community and impact beyond our own businesses.

These organisations are already working in our community and we would encourage our members to support them.


Giving is Living –                                      

SALT –                                                

Babes Project                                    

Rotary Club of Croydon                  

Manningham Business Network   

Whitehorse Business Group           

Ringwood Chamber of Commerce