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Kinaway & Arup – A Promising Partnership

Art work was created for Arup by Gilimbaa, an Indigenous creative agency. The motif was developed by Tarni O’Shea; a proud Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman who is strongly inspired by the celebration of culture and bringing it to the forefront of the creative process. For many of our Kinaway Partners, the reconciliation journey begins with a conversation with one of our businesses. Government and Corporates are always looking to take their part in reconciliation through the myriad of Indigenous and Social Procurement policies across Australia. This encourages these large enterprises to step out and to start diversifying their supply chains and increase their Indigenous employment. We are excited to have formed a new corporate partnership with Arup, an organisation with over 25 years of experience working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Since 1993 Arup has been involved in the design, delivery, operation, and management of Aboriginal…

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CMP Consulting Group – Platinum Kinaway Partner

It’s 2016, Soyun Punyadasa is sitting in his office preparing a tender application for a major water corporation here in Victoria. Reading over the tender, Soyun had noticed that the customer has stipulated that meaningful outcomes outside the generic “Employment” targets, are a part of the criteria. One of those criteria requests is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will be afforded an opportunity to begin a career in the water sector. An internationally experienced corporate professional such as Soyun has never seen such criteria in his career. CMP Consulting, just like many other corporates in the space understand the need for reconciliation, yet little did they know, they were about to understand the “why”. Soyun reached to his dear friend Daniel Charles, a proud Aboriginal man who referred him to Leon Egan. A man of many talents with an amazing background in the police force and community engagement in the…

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Kinaway Joins Forces with Aboriginal Media

Kinaway members to feature on Connection Matters Radio As Victoria, and particularly Melbourne, slowly emerge from months of economic lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are looking to the next steps in their operational recovery. “A tragic number of businesses, their staff and families across Victoria have suffered – and continue to suffer – horribly during the lockdowns,” said CEO of Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the pandemic Kinaway, though, has continued to work with its members, and in many cases assisted in supporting a positive turnaround; and in partnership with Connection Matters Radio (CMR), those success stories are being taken to the airwaves. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations, CMR’s daily 30 minute program, which is aired on 3KND (Kool’n’Deadly) every weekday at 4:30pm, will now feature a Kinaway member success story every week. According to CMR’s owner, Aboriginal journalist and broadcaster Charles Pakana,…

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Kinaway Chamber of Commerce & Boost Templates

Announcing Boost Templates and Kinaway Chamber of Commerce One of the main concerns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses when starting off is getting access to legal help. Protecting Indigenous Business knowledge is very important to our entrepreneurs, it is more than just good practice, it is a sense of duty and honor to our ancestors and culture. “Boost Legal Templates will save time, money and keep our business on the go, we are very excited about the collaboration” Scott McCartney, Kinaway CEO For some of our businesses at Kinaway, they are often family owned or have a sole operator. Meaning time is money, they don’t have the resources to burn chasing up legal quotes, meeting with lawyers or following up for documents. “Boost Legal Templates gives access to our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Businesses in a way that is effective and easy.” Matthew Karakoulakis, AMK Law Founder The…

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Kinaway Tax Support Package

Priority is given to those businesses  impacted by COVID-19 and employ people.  Ineligible for State and Commonwealth grants due to taxation and accounting requirements not being up to date.  ‘First-come-first-served’ basis.  Support will be provided for bookkeeping, accounting, preparation and submission of tax returns and BAS statements, online access to Xero or MYOB access, tax/payroll obligations, superannuation, and worker cover obligations to staff to a maximum capped value of $1,500 (exc GST) per business. For all T&C’s please follow the link to our Expression of Interest Page. Expression of Interest

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Board member Expression of Interest

Due to a recent retirement, the Kinaway Chamber of Commerce invites suitable experienced applicants to register their Expressions of Interest to join the Kinaway board. The Kinaway Chamber of Commerce is an incorporated organisation. The role of the organisation is to grow the Victorian Indigenous business community. The Chamber represents the business community at Federal, State and local levels through advocacy, networking, information sharing and support services. The Chamber provides powerful leadership and considered solutions that support business success. As per Kinaway Chamber of Commerce, section 11.2, to qualify for appointment as a Board Appointed Director a person shall demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Board, knowledge and experience of at least 5 years in one or more of the following areas: (a) financial management; (b) business; (c) marketing; and (d) any other skill or area of expertise required by the Board. Individuals planning to submit an Expression of Interest…

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The Complete Social Media Marketing Course 2020

The Complete Social Media Marketing Course 2020 by Claystone Marketing in collaboration with Kinaway Chamber of Commerce tailored for Indigenous Businesses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZbS8HYcjo8 Description Brought to you by Claystone Marketing. The Complete Social Media Marketing Course 2020 is for those: ready to go into business already in business.  Course objective: To provide an overview of social media marketing strategies and tools and to highlight online marketing opportunities for Indigenous businesses. You will gain the following: A solid understanding of how you can facilitate your marketing strategy online as an Indigenous business A good understanding of social media marketing and the channels available to your business A good understanding of email marketing using Mailchimp A good understanding of Google Analytics – what it does and how to apply it. Additional resources to get you started. Special Offer: Certified Kinaway Members will receive a special offer, a $149.95 discount on The Complete Social Media…

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Membership Fee Waived

We are currently waiving all membership fees for new businesses looking to join the chamber and existing members looking to renew their memberships. To sign up as a member please observe our criteria on the Membership Page, and send through your application. If you require more information please direct your enquiries to liamm@kinaway.com.au, he will be able to point you in the right direction. We look forward to seeing some new faces and some old ones as well!  

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Wayapa Sessions With Alana Marsh

Wayapa sessions with Alana Marsh are here! We will be continuing these sessions on a weekly routine, for the next 3 weeks, many of our members found the classes informative, relaxing and intuitive. ALL ARE WELCOME First one is this Thursday! Week Two: 10am or 7 pm Thursday the 2nd of April Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/853688291 Meeting ID: 853 688 291 Week Three: 10am or 7pm Thursday the 9th of April Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/927383627 Meeting ID: 927 383 627 Week Four: 10am or 7pm Thursday the 16th of April Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/885509600 Meeting ID: 885 509 600 Alana has suggest that anyone joining should turn their video on, to better engage with the instructor and class.

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