Wheatbelt Business Network Staff
Caroline founded the WBN in 2010 and continues to be at the forefront of its growth and development. Caroline has a passion for connecting and growing Wheatbelt businesses, assisting entrepreneur’s develop their businesses and staff as well as giving Wheatbelt businesses a voice.
Membership and Business Development
Lisa is a key asset to the WBN team overseeing our membership and growth. She is a vital link to our members, and often is spear heading our Business After Hours planning and follow up. Lisa has a keen eye for details and is passionate about connecting with our members.
Membership and Special Projects
Tori joined the WBN as our on the ground asset, connecting with members face to face. She also contributes to several of our economic development projects. Tori has a passion for small business marketing and sales planning.
Wheatbelt Business Network Committee
Amanda is passionate about the WBN’s strategy and growth. She has great retail and storefront experience, and believe the customers journey starts with her staff. She loves the Wheatbelt and enjoys working with different communities to build a sustainable future.
Commonwealth Bank Australia, Merredin
Nick is a fantastic asset for the WBN team, acting as Secretary he keeps communication and momentum flowing between meetings. Nick is passionate about business and agriculture, understanding both are crucial for the sustainability in the region.
Russell is our longest standing committee member at the WBN and is a critical part of our ongoing success. Russell is passionate about business in the Wheatbelt, and believes the WBN is a crucial link to future sustainability in the region. We are proud to partner with Byfields to bring our members excellent and comprehensive financial solutions.
Bankwest Rural & Regional, Moora
Millie brings a background in Agribusiness, Business Banking and Finance to the WBN team. She is passionate about assisting businesses to achieve their goals and to expand. She is driven to see rural communities grow and be involved in the sustainability of these communities.
Lavendale Farmstay and Cottages, York
Katherine Jane brings a background in hospitality and customer excellence to the WBN team. She provides insights and ideas that support tourism in the region. She is passionate about identifying new growth opportunities in the region.
Prompt Safety Solutions, Dumbleyung
With over 20 years of experience in small business, Steve understands and values the importance of the WBN. He is a fantastic resource for us to call upon in strategy sessions and provides a practical approach. With his background, Steve is passionate about safety and views all employees and every workplace with the attitude that there are families depending on their loved ones to come home safely.
Mukinbudin Community Bank Branch, Mukinbudin
Tara Chambers is the Branch Manager at the Mukinbudin Community Bank Branch in Mukinbudin. She brings a background in finance and also hospitality (as she also runs a small hospitality business) to the WBN team. She is a big believer in the WBN’s ethos and looks forward to bringing their goals to reality.
Countrywide Insurance Brokers, Cloverdale
Paul Wilkes is a strong supporter of WBN’s mission and vision. His background and expertise is in risk evaluation, insurance placements and client advocacy. Paul believes in helping to enable small business owners to meet their goals and in the overall growth and wellbeing of our Wheatbelt community.
Whitney Consulting, Pingelly
Tara Whitney is the Director at Whitney Consulting. She brings a wealth of knowledge in networks, grants and writing ability to the WBN team. Tara has a passion for regional development and as a new entrepreneur can bring a new perspective to experienced business owners and long-time Wheatbelt residents.
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