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)
  • Celebration Event (1 event)
  • 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


2023 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.

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Donovan oates hananford - Celebration 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.

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TAFE NSW - Professional Development Sponsor

Situated at the mouth of the Hastings River, TAFE NSW Port Macquarie offers students all the advantages of big city training and education, with all the benefits of a relaxed, laid back lifestyle.

With great hospitality, tourism, massage therapy, graphic design, fashion design and electrical and electronics courses on offer, TAFE NSW Port Macquarie is an ideal place to study for a qualification.

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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.

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All Disability Plan Management believe there is a better way to understand Plan Management. They consider it to be supported self management. They offer a more personal approach where members get the most out of their NDIS plans. They are passionate about the NDIS, focusing on our members, making their journey easier, giving them more time to enjoy life.

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Just Better Care - International Women's Day Platinum Sponsor

Just Better Care provide a range of services to help older people, and people with disability in our community to live a full, connected and independent life.

Whether it's helping with everyday tasks around the home, offering support to get out and about, providing nursing or personal care, or offering respite care for carers, Just Better Care can deliver customised support services that's right for you or your loved one.

Simply let us know what you need, and we will prepare a plan that suits.

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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.

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Regional and Agri-Business team of the Commonwealth Bank in Port Macquarie - International Women's Day Silver sponsor

As the largest bank in Australia, the Commonwealth Bank realises that we have a great opportunity to help many people. Supporting the wellbeing of our customers, including those in vulnerable circumstances is part of their vision. The Regional and Agri-Business team of the Commonwealth Bank in Port Macquarie were privileged to be aligned with the HBWN as part of the inaugural Him in Heels walk to shed light and raise funds for a cause close to the values of the Commonwealth Bank.

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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


Horses, heels and high stakes adrenaline! A highlight event for 2023, one which everyone will be remembered long after the winning horses crossed the finish line.

All proceeds from this event will go to HBWN community beneficiaries, presented at the HBWN Celebration Event in November 2023.

Thank you to our Race Day Naming Rights Sponsors: Port Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Bennetts Steel, Hotondo Homes, Willing and Able, Elders Lifestyle Group, Kristal Kinsela Consulting, Farnsworth Financial.

Special thanks to our inKind Sponsors: Optus and Focus Port Macquarie 

2023 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.

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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.

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Focus Magazine - Media Partner

Launched in 2005, Focus is a well established monthly publication which embraces the local community and connects with its loyal readership with its beautifully designed coffee table style format.

Focus is a free publication with must read content, and a preview into the many great events and programs that it supports in the local area. A multi award winning publication, Focus prides itself on being a active member of the Port Macquarie Business Community, and supporting local business networks, events, and charities.

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Evokative - Photography Partner

Hi my name is Katy Tubman. I'm a professional family and pet photographer, located in Port Macquarie, who works with families and their pets in a fun and relaxing environment, to create unique wall art and keepsake albums for you to cherish for decades to come.

But I don't just do Family Photography, I also Photograph events, such as birthdays, community events, fundraisers and corporate events, as well as personal branding and Headshots for businesses.

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