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FRASER COAST JOB & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FUNDED BY $100,000

March 4th, 2012

Representatives from the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce Executive currently sits on the Fraser Coast Opportunities working group.
The Chamber is delighted to forward you their latest information.
CLICK HERE for more details.

$150K Injection for Fraser Coast Opportunities

Also in this issue:
Alliance Airlines to fly out of Hervey Bay
Survey results are in!
DA ExpressWay
Sports, Recreation and Events Precinct
Friendly Fraser Coast
Sponsorship opportunities for Fraser Coast events
Ergon Energy Sense Workshops
Fraser Coast major projects
Business Profile: Secretary.com.au
Current opportunities for tender
Profile your business

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FRASER COAST INCENTIVES FOR NEW BUSINESS

August 24th, 2011

Initiative to back new business

New businesses will be offered a package that includes key contacts and discounted services in an initiative to be launched by Fraser Coast Opportunities.

Existing local businesses are being encouraged to offer their services to encourage small business growth on the Fraser Coast.

The response to the small business package to date has been extremely positive and it is refreshing to see the support the Fraser Coast business community is demonstrating to fellow businesses.

Over the coming weeks the Fraser Coast Opportunities team will be preparing promotional collateral and finalising processes to ensure all eligible businesses are aware of the opportunity to take part in this initiative.

A range of services have already been put forward including accounting, legal, advertising, financial and mentoring services, as well as business and life coaching and office productivity assessments.

Thank you to those businesses who have already nominated services on offer.

More Information:
www.fctsc.com.au

To nominate services available from your business or to provide feedback on the Small Business Incentive Package, email us at: opportunities@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

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FRASER COAST BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO STREET SCAPE THEIR PREMISES SAYS TOWN MAYOR

July 7th, 2011

Great Look, Easy Access…Opportunities for Business

FRASER COAST STREETSCAPE SCHEME


Business owners are being encouraged to improve the appearance of their buildings under the Fraser Coast Streetscape Scheme introduced by Council.

“By providing grants Council aims to develop partnerships with building owners and business operators and encourage them to enhance the appearance and accessibility of their businesses,” Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

“By increasing activity in local shopping centres Council believes it can help improve business confidence and attract new business and investment to the region.”

Round 1 of the program opened on July 4 and will cover businesses in the main street of Tiaro and Howard and defined areas of the Maryborough CBD and precincts of Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan in Hervey Bay.

A copy of the Fraser Coast Streetscape Scheme, maps of the defined areas and application form is available on Council’s web-site.

www.frasercoastopportunities.com.au

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NOMINATE NOW FOR THE TELSTRA BUSINESS AWARDS 2011

March 3rd, 2011

2011 Telstra Business Awards-


Australians are urged to celebrate the nation’s best small and medium businesses by nominating them for the 2011 Telstra Business Awards.

Entries are open  for the Awards program in its 19th year of recognising excellence in business. It is bigger than ever in 2011 with the introduction of two new Awards, the Telstra Regional Business Award and the People’s Choice Award.

For the second year, entrants in the Awards can elect to receive a 70-page Business Health Check, an independent report that assesses a company’s performance against best practice and can help in identifying opportunities for growth.

For finalists and winners, the Awards offer accolades, public profile and the privilege of joining an exclusive national business alumni. Winners will share $500,000 in overall cash and prizes.

Deena Shiff, Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, said the Awards were the best way to recognise the contribution made by small and medium businesses.

“Many are built on adversity and overcome obstacles – as communities across Australia face immense challenges such as rebuilding after the recent natural disasters, small businesses are making an enormous contribution,” Ms Shiff said.

“As Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious national business Awards, they play an important part in supporting the development of this diverse sector. The Awards celebrate not just success in business but also the skills and innovation needed to breathe life into an emerging business idea.

“Nominating businesses for the Awards shines a light on the courage, persistence and sheer hard work behind their achievements as well as opening entrants to a unique evaluation process that provides a ‘health check’ of invaluable insights that can help them grow and thrive.

“Winning a Telstra Business Award often catapults a business on to bigger and better things, with previous winners expanding across the country and overseas.

“The state and territory Telstra Regional Business Award is a chance to highlight the success and importance to local economies of regional businesses while the Telstra Business Awards People’s Choice Award will allow customers and supporters to vote for their favourite businesses and recognise the service, values, innovation and other strengths that the businesses offer,” Ms Shiff said.

Mr Peter Lilley, co-founder and CEO of the 2010 Telstra Australian Business of the Year, stratsec, said winning the Award was a fantastic honour for the company that provides independent information security consulting and testing services. The win has been followed by stratsec’s acquisition by British information security company BAE Australia as well as new cyber security opportunities for stratsec in South-East Asia and the Middle East.

“The reputation boost and recognition in international markets afforded by that kind of independent Award is incredibly important,” Mr Lilley said.

The 2011 Telstra Business Awards have six Award categories:

1. Business Owner Micro-Business Award – For businesses with five employees or fewer.

2. MYOB Small Business Award – For businesses with more than five employees but less than or equal to 20 employees.

3. Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award – For businesses with more than 20 employees but less than or equal to 200  employees.

All entrants will be considered for the following two specialist Awards:

4. AMP Innovation Award – For businesses that have successfully introduced an innovation.

5. Yellow Pages Social Responsibility Award – For demonstrated leadership and contribution by a business to the environment, people, education or the community.

6. Telstra Regional Business Award – For businesses in each state and territory located outside the metropolitan areas of the capital cities.

The  People’s Choice Award is open to all submitted entrants in the Telstra Business Awards. It gives the Australian public the opportunity to vote for their favourite businesses via the Telstra Business Awards website from early April.

To nominate and enter go to telstrabusinessawards.comor call the Telstra Business Awards Team on 1800 262 323 between 9am and 7pm AEST Monday to Friday. Entries close at 5pm Eastern Standard Time on Monday 4 April 2011.

Category Awards are offered in each state and territory, and an overall state or territory winner is selected from the category winners.

Winners of state and territory categories are then eligible to take out national categories, with the overall state and territory winners eligible to win the 2011 Telstra Australian Business of the Year, which will be announced at a gala event in Melbourne on 26 August 2011.

Media contacts:
Kathryn McFarlane    0419 850 201      Telstra
Marcela Balart             0422 483 371      Lighthouse Communications Group

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BUSINESS EXPO AT THE FRASER COAST QLD IN FEB 2011

December 1st, 2010

DATE CLAIMER – 16TH FEBRUARY, 2011


VENUE: USQ HERVEY BAY


The inaugural Fraser Coast Biz Expo will be held on the 16th February 2011 at the University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay Campus.  This exciting event will provide the business people and the community of the Fraser Coast with the answers to:

  • Where the Fraser Coast is headed
  • Where to get help for your business
  • How to make your business more profitable

This event will provide the business community with valuable tools and advice to take back to their organisation. Anticipated topics include social media, marketing, banking and finance, industrial relations, tendering processes, customer service, employee skilling and retention, advertising, case studies of successful businesses and more.

The event is an initiative of the following:

  • Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Queensland Government – Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Who should attend?

  • Business people on the Fraser Coast
  • People wanting to start a business
  • Anyone interested in the future of the Fraser Coast
  • Anyone looking for new ideas to improve their future.

For more information about this event please contact, Sharon Philp, Secretary of the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce on 0404 192 600 OR e-mail
admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

RESERVE THE 16th February 2011 in YOUR DIARY NOW

More information will be available after Christmas

*errors and omissions excluded, event specifics are subject to change

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CENTRELINK EXPO FREE FOR EMPLOYERS AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

November 6th, 2010

A message from Centrelink


I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation for your company to attend an upcoming Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expo.  The event is 100% free and details about the Expo can be found below.

Centrelink is holding a series of Expos across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.  The Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expos support the ‘Keep Australia Working’ initiative, an Australia wide federal government strategy supporting Australian jobs and industry.

The Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expo is intended to provide a vehicle for employers, industry groups, recruitment and training providers, and other key stakeholders, to participate in a local community event that provides people with access to job vacancies, information about options that enhance employability, training opportunities, as well as information about other related local support services.

This will be a great opportunity for employers to promote and effectively fill job vacancies for all job types – a real ‘Jobs Marketplace’.

The event will be extensively publicised, and all local job seekers will be issued with a personal invitation to attend. Centrelink is working with the Local News to maximise public awareness of the Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos.  Sales representatives of local news may contact you to offer advertising space in a special Jobs Expo supplement which Centrelink will be supplying with editorial information about the expo. It is important to note that you are under no obligation to purchase advertising in this supplement.

To date Centrelink has coordinated 30 Expos around Australia with over 130,000 Job Seekers and well over 2000 Exhibitors attending.

The schedule for southern Queensland is:
·         Fraser Coast – Friday 19 November – Wide Bay Institute of TAFE 45 – 97 Urraween Road, Pialba
·         Gympie – Wednesday 24 November – The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie
·         Caboolture – Friday 10 December – Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, 298 Morayfield Road

As an Exhibitor you’ll be provided with free display space, including table, chairs, signage, and a light lunch.

Please CLICK HERE to download a Registration Form for the Expo to be held on the Fraser Coast on 19 November 2010.  Please complete and return the form as soon as possible.  If you are interested in attending other Expos, please indicate which one/s in your response.

You can also find additional information about the Expos at www.centrelink.gov.au Regards,

Jayne Ross,
Manager,
Hervey Bay
Centrelink
Ph:  4125 9030

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NATIONAL BANK SPEAKER @ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST. DON'T MISS THIS.

October 12th, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 20 October, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

NOTE: THIS BREAKFAST IS NEXT WEEK
(NOT THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH)

Speaker: Spiros Papadopoulos
National Australia Bank


Spiros Papadopoulos
is the Senior Markets Economist at National Australia Bank, and is based in the NAB’s dealing room in Melbourne. Spiros is involved in the analysis and forecasting of the macroeconomic outlook for the Australian and international economies.

Spiros joined National Australia Bank in 1996. In 2000 he moved to the UK, where he was the Senior Economist in the NAB’s dealing room in London. Spiros returned to Melbourne in 2001 to take up his current role.

Prior to joining National Australia Bank, Spiros worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, in various roles in their Economic Analysis Group.

Spiros is also involved with Kaplan Education, where he sits on the Taskforce Committee for the Economics subjects.
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, 18 October, 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 MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON ON  2 NOVEMBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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CONVERT SUPPLIERS TO GREEN & PROFIT FROM IT

October 12th, 2010

Greening Your Supply Chain


As part of the Enterprise Connect Program, Essential Supply Chain Optimisation (EsSCO) and Carbon House are offering this FREE series of workshops on how your business can ‘Green its Supply Chain’ to create strategic competitive advantage.

The workshops are being held between September 20-28 in Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone, Toowoomba and Brisbane. To find out more information or register to attend a workshop, download the brochure.

Re-tooling for Climate Change – Apply anytime

Applications for AusIndustry’s Re-tooling for Climate Change funding program can be submitted at any time (program closes June 2012) and are assessed on a regular basis. The program provides grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 to help small and medium sized Australian manufacturers reduce their environmental footprint, through projects that improve the energy and/or water efficiency of their production processes. Further details.

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BUSINESSES ON THE INTERNET @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

October 8th, 2010

Embracing Business Online


The Embracing Business Online Program is an Australian Government initiative funded under the Small Business Online program representing outstanding value.

  • Develop a web strategy to support your business goals
  • Grow your web presence
  • Personal mentoring
  • Online workshops
  • Unfold the power of the internet for your business

Hervey Bay Workshops commence Friday, 12 November.

Cost only $33 – Spaces are limited.
Click Here to download Flyer and registration details.

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GET KNOWN IN BUSINESS @ HERVEY BAY FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND

October 8th, 2010

BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT @ HERVEY BAY

TO BE HELD AT THE KONDARI RESORT. BE THERE & ENJOY.

Hi there,

We’re getting together for some fun and networking on Friday 15th October at the Kondari. Sponsors this month include Bendigo Bank and Fraser Coast Parasailing. Hope to see you there as usual 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Gold Coin donation. You can find out more about our sponsors by checking out the Business Hervey Bay website and clicking on their names. Please forward this email on to anyone you know who is in business and would like to network with us. Cheers.

Find out about this months Business Hervey Bay

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