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


Maroondah Business Networking – March

Our March Networking was held at Oz Ten Pin Bowling at Chirnside Park where a group of regular Networking attendees gathered for bowling.  There was much laughter and just a little competition between the participants.  Whilst significantly outnumbered by our male attendees Edwina and Linda gave creditable performances.

April Networking inc 66th AGM

One of the keys to a happy, successful and satisfying life is to make sure you’re in the driver’s seat!

Our speaker this month is committed to helping people live an authentic, courageous and low-stress life, and to be the driver of their own destiny.

Sandi Givens is an award-winning International Speaker, Facilitator and Coach who is guaranteed to shake up the way you think about your life. With a light-hearted, relaxed style, Sandi will share some personal stories that have shaped who she is and the learning gleaned from these that we can all benefit from.

“Sandi is without doubt one of the most skilled communicators and facilitators of change that I have ever encountered in my professional career.  Many participants comment that their learning with Sandi has been a ‘life changing experience’.”

This is a not-to-be-missed event and a rare opportunity to experience a truly engaging, entertaining and insightful speaker who promises to leave you with tangible tools and strategies to create the life you long to live.

For more information about Sandi’s work, visit

The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc will be conducted during the evening.

Bookings can be made by clicking the link to   try booking –

Member prices are $25.00 – Non Member $55.00 per person.  Tables of 10 – $450.00  and Early Bird Prices (before March 31) for table of 10 is $375.00.

If you are NOT a 2017 member, avail yourself of Member Prices by visiting our Membership page to sign up.


Maroondah Business Networking

Great to see so many of you at our February Networking.

Where: Bram Leigh Receptions, 383 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon

When: 5.30 pm till 7.00 pm

Bring a mate, or two – we asked and you Did!  Thank You

This month’s event had many new people in attendance – (see photo) and it was great to hear the buzz in the room from all who came.  Our members Matchworks made a presentation about the services they provide to encourage businesses to engage with young people who have slight difficulty in obtaining work.

We also heard from another attendee regarding the Rice Bowl Sunday and the concept was explained.  Some of us in attendance have previously attended these days and enjoyed our bowl of rice with a glass of water – caviar to those in disadvantaged locations.

 Remember – Belonging is GOOD business!!

November Networking at Bramleigh

See you on the 16th November, 2016 

Where: Bram Leigh Receptions, 383 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon

When: 5.00 pm till 7.00 pm

Bring a mate, or two! We’ll also be having a guest speaker at 5.45 pm. You are welcome to bring your promotional material/banner etc for display during the event!

Finger food and drink provided! Book at using the link below and type in the words FREE in the promotional area to get a free ticket.

You will be able to enjoy the fantastic venue and interactions with many local business people.

Bookings can be made at:

Belonging is GOOD business!”

2016 Christmas Breakfast

Our 2016 Christmas Breakfast with guest speaker, Mr Paul Wheelton, OAM. 


Paul Wheelton, AM

Our 2016 Christmas Breakfast was another great day – Paul Wheelton, OAM (an now AM) addressed the audience and related his experiences in making his business so successful that he was able to devote a great proportion of his time to philanthropic pursuits.

Paul outlined how the main ‘tool’ he utilised was his ‘team’.  Expenditure on improving the skill sets of those in his organisation returned in multiple ways to the business and he couldn’t stress enough how HIS business was all about the people both internally and externally.

CCCI President, Edwina Ricci, gave a brief summation of the work that had been undertaken by the Chamber during 2016 and thanked our numerous supporters for their involvement during the year.  She also summarised the current position with the project ‘Maroondah, the City of Wellbeing” and the significant progress made to date.

50% of ticket sales this year were provided to Maroondah Home Assist so that those less fortunate than ourselves could have a slightly better Christmas this year.

2016’s Breakfast was another example of how Croydon Chamber is working tirelessly to improve the culture of the organisations in our local area.

We are a member based organisation and by joining you will assist us to continue in our work. Joining is as simple as clicking here and completing the online application form and then come along to our events.