Dare to be Different - Shoalhaven Professional Business Association

Dare To Be Different
SPBA Gala Dinner
6 September 2014
Celebrating 5 years
There are those who seek to forge their own paths, challenge the norm and rise to greatness
through their ‘dare to dream’ attitude.
The night of 6 September 2014 sees the spotlight thrown onto the Shoalhaven for a celebration
of those who ‘Dare to be Different.’
The Shoalhaven Professional Business Association will showcase achievement, perseverance and
a ‘dare to be different’ attitude. It will cement the growing recognition that the region is a
powerhouse of leaders, future leaders and business innovation.
With a delectable 3-course meal from local chefs, honorary guest speaker, Vice Admiral Tim
Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy (from 4 July), and guest speaker; Dr Pia Winberg, plus the
chance to mix with the regions’ elite….do you dare to be different?
SPBA links business and people in the Shoalhaven to grow its professional industry sector.
We promote business and create career opportunities for our members through education,
networking and building alliances.
We continue to build awareness around SPBA and attract new and existing professional talent
from within and outside the Shoalhaven region.
And, we are celebrating 5 years
Our Belief
Spba passionately believes in:
More local jobs
More education
More training
More local careers
Providing greater choice for the residents of the Shoalhaven
A recent member survey indicated:
◦ Over 90% of respondents have referred business to other businesses within SPBA
◦ 65% of members joined to build business knowledge and relationships within the Shoalhaven
2014 – 5 years
The 2014 Gala Dinner gives spba the opportunity to celebrate our leaders in their chosen field who
have Dared to be Different!
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AM CSC RAN, Chief of Navy (as of 4 July 2014)
Dr Pia Winberg, Venus Shell Systems, NSW Future Leader
Rajarshi Ray, Owner and Director, Silos Estate
Spba members and business leaders
Young professionals in the Shoalhaven who are Graduating from the inaugural 2014 spba mentor program
Spba mentors and Knowledge Table Leaders
Shoalhaven Education Fund – founders
Business Hero – is this for you?
Shine your spotlight - be a Shoalhaven Education Fund Hero!
10 Businesses will be spba Shoalhaven Education Fund Heroes in 2014.
The Shoalhaven Education Fund (SEF) provides grants to our future leaders; young people 17-21
years, to enable opportunities to pursue new careers or studies after leaving school.
SEF is not for profit
Managed and operated through volunteers
100% of funds go directly to recipients – who are all from the Shoalhaven
Grants are allocated for specific items such as books, travel/transport, tuition fees, uniforms or tools of trade.
Cash is not paid in advance but is reimbursed on production of receipts or is paid directly to a third party.
◦ $10,000 allocated to 16 students in 2013/14
◦ $7,000 allocated to 13 students in 2012/13
About Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN
Tim Barrett attended Bomaderry High School.
Appointed Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT) in December 2011
Appointed to Vice Admiral and Chief of Navy in July 2014
The Chief of Navy is the most senior appointment in the Royal Australian Navy,
responsible to the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) and the Secretary of
In 2006, he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for service in command
of HMAS Albatross and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for
his services to Navy.
About Dr Pia Winberg
Pia and her family have made the Shoalhaven their new home
Pia has been working across both industry development and academia for the
past 15 years and has a background is in marine systems ecology.
Pia’s main research interest is in marine food production systems that are
sustainably integrated with the coastal and marine environment.
As a result, her published research efforts span aquaculture and sustainable
estuarine systems.
Pia has developed a focus on the development of seaweed cultivation
systems for Australia and has been the key driver of Seaweeds Australia, a
national network of research and industry partners to coordinate and
promote the development of vertically integrated seaweed industries in
10 Hero Tables available ONLY!
A limited 10 Hero Tables are being sold at the spba Gala Dinner.
Hero Tables are a terrific opportunity for your business. This is not just about being a Hero
Business on the night (and getting plenty of acknowledgement!). This is about being a Hero:
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on the night – your business name HERO Table
throughout the year – as the Shoalhaven Education Fund will recognise your business at their
Annual Grants Ceremony and in all their promotional flyers as a supporter of the Fund
in the future for your recipient. You will be a Hero to one person who will gain a financial capacity
to achieve their vision for getting into further education, training or work. This is about being the
business Hero that enables that person to be a Tall Poppy from the Shoalhaven.
your business will be able to acknowledge your contribution and support of SEF on your own
marketing material and website – your commitment to community and people.
Gala Dinner Ticket Sales
Spba Hero Table (10 only available)
You receive:
◦ A table for your business with ten seats. Your business name and logo will be prominently displayed on
the table. Our ten heroes will be acknowledged in the program on the evening and verbally by our
◦ A wonderful opportunity to reward your own hero clients or people to join you in being an spba Hero
◦ $500 of your table investment is paid direct to the Shoalhaven Education Fund (a Shoalhaven not for
profit organisation)
◦ The Shoalhaven Education Fund will acknowledge your support throughout the year in its promotional
◦ Your business will be invited to the SEF Annual Grants event and you will be able to present your Grant
to your young recipient.
◦ You will be able to acknowledge your community leadership with investing in our future tall poppies on
your marketing and promotional material and website.
Gala Dinner Ticket Sales
Dare to be Different - Individual Tickets.
Get in early, limited seats available.
A Celebration Evening with a delectable 3-course Gala Dinner from local chefs, with local
produce and wines; presentations from Australia and Shoalhaven Leaders, Graduation of the
young professionals mentor program plus the chance to ….. dare to be different?
Spba Member price:
Spba non member price:
For bookings:
spba Gala Dinner bookings
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0418 229112

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