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TOURISM QUEENSLAND NEW INITIATIVES TO MARKETING & BRANDING

July 30th, 2010

Advise that Tourism Queensland has produced two new on-line resources for industry.

The BIG Marketing Guide is an introductory guide to marketing a tourism business, with sections on domestic, digital and international marketing plus branding, familiarisations, media and more.  The guide was primarily developed for small tourism businesses but it is anticipated a wide range of operators will find it useful, for staff training for example. It’s now available on our website at www.tq.com.au/bigmarketingguide

The Grants Guide will help tourism operators understand how to navigate the grants space, specifically how to access grants and the art of writing grant applications and is now available on Tourism Queensland’s Tourism Assistance Database website at www.tq.com.au/tad

Both guides are written in easy-to-understand language and packed with practical information, tips and case studies.

Angela McNeill|Tourism Queensland| Destinations| Industry Innovation Manager
T 61 7 3535 5480| F 61 7 3535 5421
E angela.mcneill@tq.com.au| W tq.com.au
Where to find your next holiday| queenslandholidays.com.au

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BUSINESS MOTIVATION SPEAKER AT MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER BREAKFAST

July 28th, 2010

Everywhere we are hearing :-

“Times Are Tough”, “People Just Aren’t Buying”,

“Just Weather The Storm”……….


Stop being Negative – Start thinking Positive!

Maryborough Chamber of Commerce believes the world is not that bad and with a bit of energy your business will not only survive but prosper in our town. So start your energy boost on August 10 with Mr Don Keady. Don is a specialist in product sales and marketing. If your  business needs a lift in this area then you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Forget Red Bull get the Chamber’s Energy Breakfast.   Please find Don’s bio attached.

Brekkie at the Brolga with Don Keady……….August 10……………..6.30 for 7am start!

$20 members…………….$25 non members

Click here to RSVP ONLINE QUICK + EASY!

We are trialling a new system to RSVP!    Click on the above link and simply fill in the info……and

voila!  you’ll receive an automatic email confirmation and if you’ve also done a bank transfer payment,

an invoice will come your way!

If you have any problems, please just email me and I will guide you through.

Click here to RSVP VIA EMAIL

While DIRECT DEBIT payments are preferred to : ANZ  bank       BSB 014 655  A/c no 3873 20497 payments can still be made at the door.     Sorry we do not have credit card facilities!      

Regards Shona

Soenaid Mulholland

Secretary

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY – YOU'RE INVITED

July 27th, 2010

Xmas in July

Friday, 30 July, 2010

Dinner, Dance and Entertainment


Help the Fraser Coast Cultural Festival in this fund raising event.

Where: Senior Citizens’ Hall, Cnr Denman Camp Rd & Totness
Streets, Torquay


When: 30th July, 2010 (Friday)

Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

Cost: $30.00 per head (including champagne on arrival,
3 course meal and entertainment)

BYO Drinks (soft drink available for sale)

RSVP: Tickets at the door or book on 4124 5454
Online bookings www.frasercoastculturalfestival.org.au

Please CLICK HERE to download information flyer

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SHOVEL READY PROJECTS INITIATIVE BY FRASER COUNCIL A WINNER

July 26th, 2010

Developers and consultants who are and have been struggling to make ends meet have been shown some light at the end of the tunnel.

Some of us who have lost our jobs, cancelled projects or been queing in the welfare line can now breath some sigh of relief as this new council initiative takes effect and puts us back in the workforce in a viable way.

It is not perfect but it’s a great start.

CONGRATULATONS TO THE COUNCIL AND COUNCILLORS OF THE FRASER COAST

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUNDING FOR THE FRASER COAST QLD PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS

July 23rd, 2010

To: Community Project Forum


The Board of Hervey Bay & District Financial Services
Limited invites you to a public forum to discuss future
community projects that could be undertaken with the aid
of funds generated by the Hervey Bay Community Bank®
Branch.
Projects may be small, large, one-off or ongoing and may
also be carried out in collaboration with other groups or
with one or all three levels of government.

***When: Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 6.00pm

***Where: Hervey Bay Boat Club

Finger food will be provided on the night for a light dinner.

RSVP: David Skeels, Branch Manager on
4124 6201 by 30 July 2010.

Note: If you are unable to attend, please send along
another representative of your committee/group to
ensure your thoughts are heard.

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BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY CHAMBER BREAKFAST HIGH PROFILE SPEAKER

July 22nd, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 28 July, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

REMINDER

What is business sustainability all about and why should businesses care?

PRESENTER: Professor John Cole

The Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD) focuses on accelerating the industrial and commercial utilisation of sustainability innovation.
The Centre is based at USQ Springfield on Brisbane’s south- western outskirts and at USQ’s main campus at Toowoomba.

The Centre’s research is grounded in high quality research projects involving partners from industry, government and other research centres. Platforms for collaborative research and development exist in sectors as diverse as energy and water, agriculture, tourism and urban design and development.

ACSBD works with its partners providing a range of products and services including research, teaching, training, consultancy, public policy debate, and community and industry extension activities.
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development director, Professor John Cole
Professor John Cole

Professor Cole is the founding Director of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development at The University of Southern Queensland.  Previously he has held roles in the Queensland Government as head of the Office of Clean Energy (2008-09), head of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (2007) Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s non-regulatory divisions, Sustainable Industries and EPA Marketing (1998-2008).  He has been an Adjunct Professor in industry, organisational and community sustainability at three leading Queensland universities.  In the 1990s he was the founding CEO of the Environment Management Industry Association of Australia (EMIAA) and its export arm, AUSTEMEX.

DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT BREAKFAST


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PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR


For a low Cost of of $20 for Chamber members or $25 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this speaker.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 26 July, 2010

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)


OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR “PINK & PAMPERED LUNCHEON” ON FRIDAY, 30 JULY, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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EMPLOYMENT BROKERAGE FUNDING FOR EMPLOYERS AVAILABLE

July 21st, 2010

On 21/07/2010 2:12 PM, MILLWARD,Jason wrote:

Dear Chamber of Commerce colleagues
for your information
Employer Brokers

http://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/JSA/Pages/EmployerBrokers.aspx
Employer Brokers is a competitive grants program to engage with employers in a skill or labour shortage industry

to broker solutions that meet employers’ needs and co-ordinate and target the efforts of Employment Service providers

to matching the needs of job seekers with the labour requirements of employers.

Proposals are invited from Employer Broker panel members to assist National Employers to manage their recruitment needs,

including a strong emphasis on increasing their employment of Indigenous Australians.

Only Employer Broker panel members are eligible to apply for funding but non-panel members to directly approach panel members

to collaborate on Activity proposals which a panel member could then submit.

The closing date Monday, 30 August 2010 at 4.30pm AEST
Innovation Fund
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/JSA/Pages/InnovationFund.aspx
Proposals are invited from Innovation Fund panel members for projects that offer innovative solutions to address barriers toemployment for groups of the most disadvantaged job seekers.

While only Innovation Fund panel members are eligible to apply for funding, the Innovation Fund guidelines allow thatnon-panel members may directly approach panel members to collaborate on activity proposals which a panel member could then submit.

The closing date is 30 August 2010 at 4.30pm AEST.
both websites contain more info and contact details for questions.
regards

Jason Millward
Local Employment Coordinator
Bundaberg – Fraser Coast
phone: 0412 772 307
email: jason.millward@deewr.gov.au
web: www.keepaustraliaworking.gov.au
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STATE RUN WORKSHOPS FOR BUSINESS

July 20th, 2010

The global financial crisis might be over, but who knows what the future holds?

This statewide series of workshops is a Queensland Government-funded program to help Queensland businesses improve in the current economic climate. In a single evening you’ll learn valuable management, marketing and productivity strategies which could help you to improve the performance of your business. You will also gain an insight into what the future holds and how to prepare for it.

Tuesday 27 July 2010
5.30pm
Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Walker Street, Maryborough
Free
Visit the website to register
1300 644 361
There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited so bookings are essential.  Reservations will be taken strictly on a first come, first served basis.

This workshop is funded by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and delivered by Brett Chamberlain.
Send this information to a friend.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
PO Box 15168
CITY EAST BRISBANE
QLD 40

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Tel: 1300 363 711 (Queensland callers)
+61 7 3001 6359 (outside Queensland callers)
Submit an enquiry online
www.business.qld.gov.au

BUSINESS NETWORKING IN HERVEY BAY QLD

July 20th, 2010

BUSINESS HERVEY BAY IS ON THIS FRIDAY


Just a reminder to let you know that the next network meeting is on Friday 23rd July 2010 at Ramada, 627 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan Qld 4655.

This meeting is co-sponsored by Aquavue Cafe and Avance Chartered Accountants/10x.

As always it is 5.30pm to 7.30 pm and a gold coin donation. Please don’t forget to bring some extra business cards this month.

You can find out more about our sponsors by going to our website and clicking their name.

So come along on the night and network with your friends in business. Tell all your business friends about us, and if you know anyone new to Business in Hervey Bay get them to register their email details so we can email out the meeting notice to them each month.

See you there…..

Find out about this months Business Hervey Bay

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WEBINAR EVENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS BY QLD GOV.

July 19th, 2010

Presenting a series of complimentary business development webinars for

business owners across Queensland

A total of 25 webinars on various key business topics will be delivered by industry

experts over the next 12 months. Webinars are targeted to business owners at all

stages of business and will cover the following topics:

Considering a business
Improve your business performance
Attracting new customers to your business
Retaining your profitable customers
Financial management: ‘back to basics’
Financial management: ‘the how to’
Planning your successful business
Business Continuity Planning
Strengthen your business today

What is a webinar?



Webinars are live presentations conducted in ‘real time’. In a webinar

each participant sits in the comfort of their home or workplace and

using their computer is connected to the presenter via the internet.

Webinars bring together a range of industry experts and as an active

participant there is opportunity to ask questions and engage with other participants.

Flexibility


We know that business owners are busy and webinars offer a flexible, engaging way

to learn and network.

When are they taking place?

The first webinars (below) are scheduled for late July.

Improve your business performance Monday 28 July 7.30pm Register now

Each webinar will run for less than an hour and are scheduled during lunch times

(around 12.30pm) and in the evening (around 7.30pm).

If a proposed date clashes with a prior commitment, downloads will be made available

so you can still access the webinar content (however it is strongly advised to attend

the live event where possible).

How much does it cost?

There is no cost, however numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

How do I register?

Find out more information or register for a specific webinar here.

Alternatively, you can call the business hotline on 1300 363 711.

You are welcome to share this information with your business associates, friends

or family who may be interested.

Webinars are presented by the Queensland Government, in conjunction with

The Creative Collective.

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