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TOP LINE SPEAKERS ON RETAILING @ THIS FC CHAMBER BREAKFAST

September 22nd, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 29 September, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

RETAIL FORUM


Speaker(s):

Wade James, Founder of the Rush Surf Retail Chain
Craig Manley, McDonald’s (Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Gympie)
Adrian Hewton, Flash Harry

Wade James – Wade is the 40 year old founder of the Rush Surf Retail Chain.  Rush originally started in Bundaberg with one store and Wade has built this up to 36 stores spread throughout Queensland and into New South Wales and the Northern Territory.  Recently Rush entered into a conditional agreement with listed surf retailer Billabong International Ltd for Billabong to purchase Rush’s chain of stores.    Wade has spent his whole life in retail, operating in both regional and city markets, in a heavily competitive industry.

Wade will outline his experiences in building up the chain and talk about retailing in a regional context in the current economy

Craig Manley – One of the disciples of the big red clown.  Craig graduated from University of Queensland in 1988 with a Bachelor of Commerce.  He did three years in the finance industry as a credit analyst with Westpac before deciding to take his career in a different direction.  In 1991 Craig applied to McDonalds to become a store owner.  He bought his first McDonalds store, Eagle St Pier in Brisbane, in 1992 and then Albion in 1996.  He moved to Bundaberg in 1999 and currently owns four McDonalds franchises spread across Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Gympie.

Adrian Hewton – Hervey Bay’s very own Flash Harry.  Adrian has extensive business history in both South Australia and the Northern Territory before moving to Hervey Bay and purchasing Flash Harry’s.  He has opened stores in Bundaberg and Maryborough and is refining his importing operations.


DON’T MISS THIS BREAKFAST


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PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW 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 breakfast.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 27 September, 2010

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OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON  20 OCTOBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha


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