The Morley & Districts Business Association Inc has been in continual existence since it was formed in 1971, and underwent a change of name to the Central Eastern Business Association Inc in December 2006.


Life members Bob Meade of Bokay Group and Dave “Ossie” Oswald were there in the beginning. They helped establish a formal structure along with a constitution, and have remained stalwarts ever since. The 1986 photo (below)of MDBA members enjoying a drink afloat while watching the Americas Cup Challenger series. Who can put a name to the faces after all these years?


Over the life of the Association, our key objectives of supporting members in matters that affect their business and importantly, promoting trading opportunities, have remained constant. This support network has proven to be a valuable resource to many, many local business people over three decades.


Pictured at the 2001 AGM are left to right, retiring Vice President Robert Maley, Life Members Graham Pittaway, Cheryl Cundall, Ossie Oswald and Bob Meade, retiring President Nigel Green.

The contribution of numerous people who have served on Committee or in executive roles over the years has been outstanding and played a major role in the Association’s longevity.

Some names that come to the fore include: Bob Meade, Dave “Ossie” Oswald, Greg Weston, Graham Pittaway, Lou Magro, Cheryl Cundall, Nigel Green, Steven Brown, Karen Hackett, Paul Poli, Bill Dobson, Mark Whitehouse, Bernie Foley, Gay Murie, Greg Phillips, Kim Trewin Peter Gardner, and many more.

The interaction of members has and continues to be an integral part of our charter, and over the years, many friendships have been formed and a lot of fun had at the hundreds of functions arranged during this time. With the development of friendship and trust, business soon follows.

  • Celebration of 40 years
  • Remembering those that we have lost
  • Click on to the souvenir newsletter
  • Members can provide any details, stories and photos to us
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