September 2019

Welcome to Business Talk - September 2019
Armchair Session with Evelyn Pollard 
Join us for an evening with  Evelyn  to hear about how she started her business, successes and the challenges she faced during her journey. Followed by networking and light refreshments. 
Evelyn Pollard is an not only just one of our original co-workers but is also exceptional human resource/workforce specialist with a successful career spanning over 25+ years. Her colleagues describe her as having a warm and cheerful persona who goes beyond and works strategically to provide high-level services to her clients.

Tuesday, 10 September at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Cove Business Hub - Free 
How to Sell on Etsy with Sue Freer 

How to Sell on Etsy is back by popular demand! In this seminar you will learn how to make money doing what you love (and while you sleep)! We will focus on ETSY, a global online marketplace for handmade, vintage and craft supplies. We'll cover the basics of how to open a shop, through to how to get sales and more. 

"How to Sell on Etsy" is a beginners session, and there's no need for a laptop or anything. Notes will be handed out on the day.

Saturday, 7 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Cove Business Hub - Cost: $10

Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct  

The Revitalisation Edwardstown Employment Precinct Project and Action Plan was endorsed by Council on 23 July 2019.

To find out more about this project and have your say please visit Making Marion
SABAS Discovery Session - Goal Setting  

Do you have something you are reaching towards? Or do you struggle with motivation and holding yourself accountable? Join Phil Ransome from the Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service for this session and learn the importance of setting goals and how you can use them to improve both your business and yourself.

Tuesday, 3 September at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Cove Business Hub - Cost: Free
Have you secured your co-working desk?

Join us at Cove Business Hub's Co- working  space and meet up to 10  local businesses. Co-working at Cove is free until the end of September 2019. So what are you waiting for? Come and find out what's available for business in Marion and create new networks along the way. 

As part of co-working you will have access to:
  • a dedicated desk space during library opening hours
  • access to a small meeting room for private meetings or phone calls. Bookings required
  • high-speed broadband
  • free parking
  • coffee and tea
  • invitations to a program of workshops, networking events, business matching and one-on-one advisory sessions.
Free until the end of September 2019 -  Book your co-working desk today!
ASO and The Voice bring Sunset Symphony to Marion  
For the first time, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join star of TV's 'The Voice' Henry Olonga for a sunset picnic concert in Warriparinga Wetlands in November.
Mr Olonga and the 47-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) headline Marion Council's Sunset Symphony on Saturday, 9 November, which also features wetland tours, family craft, and an Indigenous art exhibition.
Sunset Symphony is the ideal opportunity to treat clients and staff to a night out.
Up to 5000 tickets are available, with discounts for Marion residents and businesses.

Building Upgrade Finance in South Australia 
Building Upgrade Finance is a unique finance product designed to
assist building owners with environment upgrades to non-residential buildings. Find out what Building Upgrade Finance means to businesses in South Australia
The City of Marion is one of six council areas currently offering Building Upgrade Finance. 

Why upgrade? 
  • Building Owners can increase their asset's energy efficiency and save with a unique competitive finance solutions 
  • Tenants can support their landlords in implementing mutually beneficial upgrades to your workplace 

See you at the Southern Business Connection's Business Expo  

Join Southern Business Connections at their Business Expo this September.  This event is a great opportunity to expand your business networks, meet members of the Southern Business Connections business association and find out about local businesses in Southern Adelaide.   

A fantastic opportunity to meet 40+ businesses under one roof, see their products, see their services that can help you.

Thursday, 19 September at 2:00 pm - 7:00pm at  TAFE SA, Tonsley 1284 South Road Clovelly Park

Discover the Circular Economy 

Are you interested in the circular economy and want to know what you can do within your business?  Explore idea and real-world examples with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's  new immersive    learning hub , video series and podcast

Adult Learners Week Pop Up

A variety of programs, courses, information sessions and guest speakers will feature during this week at Castle Plaza. 

Adult Learners Week is designed to showcase that we should never stop learning and there are opportunities out there for everyone. Drop by and say hello to find our what's available for business in the City of Marion and register for a free business advisory session. 

Do you know what South Australian Tenders are currently open?

Ensure you are up to date with the tenders that are currently available in SA for State Government and Local Government including the City of Marion. 

We have two upcoming tenders:  
  • for the delivery of a Business Advisory Service 
  • for the development of an Urban Design Framework for the Edwardstown Employment Precinct 
You can become a registered member with SA Tenders and Contracts and elect to be notified by email on tenders that may be of interest to you. Not a registered member? Become one today and be the first to know when new tenders open. 

City of Marion Ranked Number 1 in Responding to Climate Change 

The City of Marion has been responding to climate change for over a decade both within our organisation and through regional collaboration through the Resilient South project. 

When compared with over 200 other councils across Australia that have completed a Climate Change Risk and Governance   Assessment, the City of Marion ranked as number 1. We have been leading the way in urban heat mapping, reducing our carbon emissions, engaging our community in conversations about climate change and monitoring climate impacts along our coastline. 

In the past two years, the conversation around climate change has shifted dramatically. Climate change has gone from being seen as primarily an environmental problem to now being recognised as a major legal, financial and transitional risk and there are big implications. 

Visit the Resilient South website for more information:  
Expert Advice for your Southern Adelaide Business
Have you had a FREE business advisory session? The  Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service provides free one-on-one advisory sessions to local business across Southern Adelaide. 

Arrange your one-on-one session today by contacting 7228 6208 or  

Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 

Wednesday, 4 and 18  September at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, 4 September at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
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Manager City Activation
T:  08 7420 6525

Unit Manager - Economic Development
T:  08 8375 6897

Economic Development Coordinator

Economic Development      Support Officer
T:  08 8375 6765

Economic Development      Coordinator 
T:  08 8375 6765