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BUSINESS AWARDS FOR THE FRASER COAST EVENT

April 14th, 2011

2011 Sprake Fraser Coast

Business Awards

presented in conjunction with your local

Chambers and Fraser Coast Chronicle


Download Business Awards flyer

For your chance to nominate a business in one of 12 categories, just click here and follow the prompts to enter the business details.

You can nominate as many businesses as many times as you like and go into the draw for a weekend away at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Your gala event will take place on June 16 at Brolga Theatre, contact Amanda Houston on (07) 4120 1002 for further information.

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha


BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE FIRST MEETING OF 2011.

February 8th, 2011

FRASER COAST BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAD THEIR FIRST MEETING OF 2011 WITH TWO LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS IN ATTENDANCE.

Also in attendace were representatives from the ‘friends of the burrum’ group who sought our support for a government grant to increase their web presence

Various items were discussed and the details will be supplied in due course by the secretary in the minutes that will be published & sent out to members.

In the meantime here are some pics of the evening.

Tiaro ex councillor Jim & his partner Bec attended & were invited by Henry Sapiecha.

Photos & Published by Henry Sapiecha

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM WITH COUNCILLORS & LOCAL MEMBERS ATTENDING

September 6th, 2010

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD ITS’ AGM 6TH SEPT 2010

New elections were held for the executive with some small changes which will be outlined in the minutes when they become available soon. A good crew selected.

Our honoured president Bill Gosewisch retained his presidency to everyones delight with the re-election of our secretary Donna Gibson.

A number of issues were discussed in the presence of our honoured guests.viz…

1..MP Chris Fowley

2…Clr.Debbie Hawes PH-0458100224

3…Clr. Belinda Mc Neven PH-041777206

Fellow chamber members to be outlined in the minutes later.

Covered, Pics & published by Henry Sapiecha

DO A BUSINESS SURVEY AND WIN A PRIZE

July 7th, 2010

Business Representation

Pulse Survey of Business Conditions

The Commonwealth Bank and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland Pulse Survey of Business Conditions is the only survey Australia wide which provides your region with significant regional economic data such as employment levels, business profitability and turnover.

It is a good way for you to gauge your business’ performance both in your region and in Queensland, and it provides vital information for better investment decisions and strategic business planning.

March Quarter

December Quarter

Archive

Pulse prize winner

Every Pulse respondent goes in the draw win a quarterly prize. This quarter the winner is Mr Kel McNamara from Glasshouse Mountains who wins at $400 Coles Group & Myer gift voucher.

Complete the June Quarter Pulse Survey of Business Conditions now

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Text Supplied by Burrum Chamber of commerce

Published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST COUNCIL HAS COMMUNITY MEETING AT HOWARD QLD

July 7th, 2010

Hi All,

Just a reminder about the Community meeting at the Community centre on Thursday Night @ 7pm 8th July
I have not received any correspondence about this and only know the details that Councillor David Dalgleish passed on out at out chamber meeting last Monday night.
All members of the public are welcome.

FC Council Community Meeting

The meeting is to discuss with local communities the Councils ‘Creating a Vision 2031’ Have your say project.
There will be refreshments there.
Tiaro had 20 people at their meeting the other night and we want to at least improve on their figures so please let friends and neighbours know about the meeting. We would like to have a preety good turn out to show the Burrum District Community have an active interest in our district.

Regards

Donna Gibson
Secretary
Burrum Chamber of Commerce
www.burrumcc.org.au

Published by Henry Sapiecha

READ TO KIDS VOLUNTEERS WANTED ONCE A WEEK

June 25th, 2010

The Pyjama foundation is asking you to think of the kids for one hour a week.Read on…

Good Evening

My name is Cressida Toorenburg and I am the Regional Coordinator for The Pyjama Foundation.

The Pyjama Foundation recruits, screens, trains and supports Pyjama Angels – volunteer members of the community who work with foster children and support our true heroes – Australia’s foster families. Pyjama Angels deliver The Pyjama Foundation Love of Learning Program™, a literacy-based mentoring program which addresses statistics around children in care:

  • 92% of children in care are below the average reading level at age seven
  • 75% of these children do not complete schooling
  • 50% of the homeless come from a care background
  • 35% enter the juvenile justice system at some point (82% of Australian prisoners have below grade 4 level of functional literacy)
  • 28% of care-leavers are parents within 12 months of leaving care

I am currently looking for members of the Fraser Coast community over 18 years of age to be trained as Pyjama Angels. Angels visit a child in foster care once a week for one hour to read and engage them in literacy activities. The range and professional qualifications of our Pyjama Angels is diverse and they are made up of business and academic professionals, students, retirees and generally people who have a love of reading.

In an attempt to notify as many people and get the message out about this great not for profit organisation I would appreciate it if you could forward this email onto your networks please.

I have attached a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions and an application form should you or someone you know be interested in volunteering one hour a week. You may also like to visit the website  www.thepyjamafoundation.com where you can find further information including collection centres in the area for our annual pyjama drive.

pyjama foundation Frequently Asked Questions

Pyjama Angel Application _

If you have any questions or would like me to visit to discuss further fundraising ideas to support the role of Pyjama Angels in the community please feel free to contact me –

Cressida Toorenburg on 0417761593.

Warm Regards

Cressida

Received from the Burrum Chamber & published by Henry Sapiecha


FRASER COAST BUSINESS SURVEY – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT NOW HERE

June 22nd, 2010

USQ Fraser Coast Business Barometer Survey

The following USQ Fraser Coast Business Barometer survey is the result of collaboration between USQ, Fraser Coast Council, and local Chambers of Commerce.  The goal is to try and gauge the level of business confidence in this region, and the issues most concerning local businesses.  It is the chance for you to have your voice heard amongst the various communities that support and regulate businesses.

We would greatly appreciate your time in giving us your insight into the most pressing business issues facing you right now.  With the Federal election on the horizon, it is also a great opportunity for you to provide feed back through the survey your thoughts regarding the issues the political parties should be tackling.

This is the first USQ Fraser Coast Business Barometer survey to be issued, and follow up surveys are planned to be released every six months.  Your assistance with completing it is very much appreciated, but is completely voluntary.  It is intended to be completed by senior business managers/owners within the Fraser Coast region.  The survey should take between five and ten minutes of your time to complete, and is completely anonymous.  Further instructions and information are contained within the survey itself.  If you have already answered this survey, then please ignore and delete this message.

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
http://usqbusiness.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine?Q_SS=6nIbkq95TDi9jCc_1za0J7lnMl9lpn6&_=1

For any questions regarding this survey, please contact Graham Young at the University of Southern Queensland, email address Graham.Young@usq.edu.au, or telephone 4194.3170.

Thank-you for you assistance.

Graham

Graham Young
Lecturer and Campus Coordinator
Faculty of Business
Fraser Coast Campus
University of Southern Queensland

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha

TELL THE PRE ELECTION GOVERNMENT WHAT WE WANT. DO THIS SURVEY

June 17th, 2010

Business Representation

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland’s Business Representation team is responsible for developing policies and submissions, representing members and undertaking research, with a goal of positively influencing government policies, programs and legislation.

Have your say on the 2010 State Budget - click to complete our  Snap Poll

March Quarter Pulse Survey of Business Conditions - click to view  the results

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Contact us

For further information or to have your say on any business issue, contact Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland’s Business Representation team by calling 07 3842 2267 or email // <![CDATA[
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Keeping Queensland Working

Queensland businesses recognise their responsibilities to the environment. However it is of crucial importance that in moving to a greener future we do not disadvantage Queensland businesses who are the providers of jobs and the way of life that we all love within our state.

For this reason an emission trading scheme such as the Federal Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme must only occur once global agreement is reached. By moving in unison with our global competitors we will not disadvantage our import competing businesses and exporters. Through this simple principle we can keep Queenslanders working.

In recognising the importance of this issue to the Queensland business community Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland would like to hear from you to promote awareness of our state’s business perspective on this and other issues. Please email your comments and suggestions to   policy@cciq.com.au

Received from the Burrum Chamber & published by Henry Sapiecha

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING @ HOWARD – PARTY INVITE

May 18th, 2010

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 18th May 2010

BUSINESS HERVEY BAY INFO NETWORKING NIGHT

May 5th, 2010

NETWORKING BUSINESS IN THE FRASER COAST

Friday 7th May 2010

Fraser Coast Anglican College

Doolong South Road, Wondunna

5.30 to 7.30 pm.

Gold coin donation

So come along on the night and network with your friends in business.   If you are new to Hervey Bay or have not logged on before just take a moment to register your email details so we can email out the meeting notice to you each month.

You can register and change your details on-line.

Tell your business friends about us

http://businessherveybay.com

www.fctsc.com.au

Published by Henry Sapiecha 6th May 2010

This month we’re meeting at Fraser Coast Anglican College (FCAC).

Last Month’s sponsors are sorry that the event had to be cancelled due to events beyond their control and are looking at the possibility of sponsoring another event in the future. Look forward to that one. It is going to be an interesting year. Our calendar is filling so if you are interested in becoming an event sponsor or co-sponsor or venue sponsor please let us know as soon as possible so we can secure your event.Our events are as popular as ever with strong numbers attending each event. However, if you have an idea on how we can improve the evenings please feel free to let us know – either by email from the homepage or let us now on the night.

You can also help to spread the word about Business Hervey Bay and what we do: pass on the alerts to people in your address book – especially new businesses in the Bay.

I am constantly and pleasantly surprised by the number of new businesses that I announce at each event.

Fostering a strong sense of community, while providing a social atmosphere for business people to mix and mingle is the primary aim of Business Hervey Bay