The Hastings Business Women's Network (HBWN) has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 1999. With a membership of over 150 business women, and an average of 50 guests per networking event, HBWN is the premier business women's networking group in the Port Macquarie Hastings region.

We have a proud history of encouraging, empowering and educating women in business with a diverse member base from a cross section of industry sectors and demographics.

The HBWN Committee has a dedicated Sponsor Coordinator to ensure sponsorship agreements are creative, meaningful, impactful and deliver on your goals. Our Sponsorship Program is renewed annually (each Calendar year) with all packages open and available to HBWN Members and the broader business community. 2024 Sponsorship Program is now open. For more information about future sponsorship opportunities please contact us.

Our 2024 Sponsorship Program

HBWN Sponsors are offered the unique opportunity to align their brand with the values of HBWN, directly connect their business with motivated and driven local business women, to position as industry leaders who support and contribute to local businesses and business women.


  • Calendar Launch (2 events)
  • Inspiration Events (2 events)
  • Professional Development (2 events)
  • Networking Event Sponsors (2 events)
  • Member Spotlight opportunities
  • International Women's Day
    - Platinum Sponsors
    - Gold Sponsors
    - Silver Sponsors


Partners Program

HBWN Partners provide essential in-kind services that support the network to deliver ongoing benefits to our members.

  • Print & Web Partner
  • New Member Partner
  • Media Partner
  • Communications Partner
  • Video Production Partner
  • Photography Partner
  • Web Master & Graphics Partner


2024 Sponsors

We are proud of our partnerships with local businesses and gratefully acknowledge their contribution and ongoing support to our network and members. The Hastings Business Women's Network is proudly supported by the following local businesses.

Port Medical Aethetics - Calendar Launch Sponsor

Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic's ethos is 'everyday people, extraordinary results' - something our experienced team strives for every time a patient walks into the clinic to start their anti-ageing journey. 

They deliver a very wide range of aesthetic treatments and procedures for our clients. From injections and laser to cosmetic tattooing. Depending on exactly what you are looking for, Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic will be more than happy to advise you on your best course of treatment.

Visit Port Medical Aesthetics Clinic

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Elders Lifestyle Group - Inspiration Sponsor

The Elders LIFESTYLE Group's commitment to real estate business excellence and constant improvement, is evident by their numerous awards and recognition over the years. We are proud to be part of the Elders network, which has now been established for 180 years, is 450 offices strong, and is commonly known as the most trusted real estate brand in Australia. Our recognition as a successful real estate agency is consistent and that is because we strive to improve continually the services we provide for our clients.

Visit Elders Lifestyle Group

PEOPLE ENGINE - Professional Development Sponsor

It's no secret, your people are your business drivers and a well-oiled People Engine will drive healthy profit!

We coach and work collaboratively on your human resource needs so you can engage your people to become more productive and efficient. 

Our services are wide and varied. We have a calendar of scheduled learning programs or can customise coaching to suit your business needs and strategic planning goals. 

Visit People Engine

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Travel agents are your passport to stress-free travel. With our expertise and personalised service, we take the hassle out of trip planning. From finding the best deals to crafting custom itineraries we will ensure a seamless journey. 

We offer valuable insights, exclusive access, and save you time and effort. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a business trip, our in-depth knowledge will transform your travel dreams into reality. 

Visit Wauchope Travel

Charles Sturt University - International Women's Day Platinum Sponsor

Port Macquarie (shortened to ‘Port’ by locals) is a uni student’s dream. Port is vibrant, multicultural and exciting, with plenty to see and do. The laid-back coastal city has a ‘no worries’ attitude and a friendly, welcoming community.

When you go to university in Port Macquarie, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous beaches and typical Aussie wildlife (Port is known for its koala population).

You can study health, business and IT, enviro science, law, psychology and teaching at the Port Macquarie campus.

Visit Charles Sturt Port Macquarie

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Bennetts Steel - International Women's Day Gold Sponsor

Bennetts Steel is one of the largest privately owned steel retailers on the East Coast. Our focus is on providing outstanding service, product availability and cutting to size. We have a footprint of over three acres, filled to the brim with steel, in stock and ready to go. From new steel to downgrade and factory seconds steel, we stock a large assortment of product and provide a massive range of services under our roof. We can cut, fold, bend, roll, fabricate and machine your next project in a timely manner.

No matter what it is you are looking for please give us a call. We do so much more than stock steel. Ask us today about what we have and how we can help you with all your steel solutions.

Visit Bennetts Steel

Donovan oates hananford - International Women's Day Gold Sponsor

Are you looking for a lawyer who listens and keeps you informed at every step? Donovan Oates Hannaford is different. We are legal experts BUT we are also people experts. Our aim is to make sure you remain at the centre of your legal matter or proceeding. To do this we:

Listen - We ensure we have a thorough understanding of your situation before providing advice.  You can be confident that that we understand your needs and expectations.

Speak clearly - We know legal processes can be daunting and downright incomprehensible at times. We offer our clients superior, professional advice which is easily understood, and is provided in a timely manner.

Visit Donovan Oates Hanaford

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Established in 2001, Men And Women At Work (MAW) is a locally owned and family operated business. From humble beginnings, the company now has offices located in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Taree, and employ over 200 staff across a range of ages, genders, cultural backgrounds and experience levels.

MAW has solidified its position as a reliable, quality provider of Traffic Management services, Labour Hire and Temporary Staffing solutions across the Mid North Coast. 

Visit: MAW

2024 Partners

HBWN is grateful to the In-kind Partners who support our volunteer committee throughout the year. Their dedicated in-kind services enable us to deliver a professional experience at every touch point and maximise benefits to our members.

Snap - Print & Web Partner

At Snap Port Macquarie, we have spent decades in the trade of providing print, design and website services to the local businesses. We also know that marketing your business can be challenging. Our knowledge of the local industry and thirst for innovation have seen us continually evolving to address these challenges and the needs of our clients and their customers. We do this by keeping up with all the latest technology trends and providing fast, high quality and creative solutions for your print, design and website needs. Come and say hello to us at 110 William Street, we'd love to meet you.

Visit Snap Port Macquarie

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The Westport Club - Poppy Pop In Partner

The Westport Club hugs the banks of the stunning Hastings River in Port Macquarie. With unsurpassed views, you look outside at the tranquility and you cannot help but be relaxed. The atmosphere inside is marvellous with dining, bar and entertainment choices that all make you feel like you're on an endless holiday.

Visit The Westport Club

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Media Partner

Media Partner opportunity available. Email hbwnsponsorship@gmail.com for further information on the benefits of partnering with HBWN.

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Photography Partner

Partner with HBWN to showcase your photographic talents capturing our events. Enjoy the networking and rewards this opportunity brings to you and your business. Email us at hbwnsponsorship@gmail.com

Hastings Business Womens Network Sponsors