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NATIONAL NEWS PRESENTERS ON THE PROJECT GIVE FRASER COAST MASSIVE EXPOSURE

February 21st, 2013

FRASER COAST GETS NATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE FOR TOURISM

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Channel Ten’s The Project will be featuring stories highlighting the Fraser Coast tourism industry after a reporter meets operators across the region for one-on-one interviews on Thursday and Friday.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said the publicity the region had secured this week, including Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer broadcasting from Hervey Bay and Fraser Island from Tuesday to Friday, was hugely significant.

She said it would play a key role in attracting visitors back to the region in both the short and long term.

“Businesses have been doing it tough across the region since the recent flooding – and now that the recovery efforts are well underway it is important to show that we are open for business as a region and the Fraser Coast is a fantastic destination for a holiday,” Ms Close said.

“We have been extremely fortunate to secure this publicity, and to have this level of exposure through both Sunrise and The Project in the space of two weeks is a massive coup for the region.”
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QUEENSLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY HAS REBRANDED ITSELF & UPDATED ITS WEB PRESENCE

May 25th, 2011

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New Brand and Website

Dear valued members and customers,

Recently, we have launched a new CCIQ brand and website.

In recent months, you have let us know that you – as business owners, entrepreneurs and managers – are time poor and need accurate and easy to understand information at your fingertips. Our new website is evidence that we are listening and responding.

To meet our sole goal of better serving Queensland businesses, we took a good, hard look at the way we structure our services and communicate them to you – our members and customers.

Key features of the new CCIQ website include:
  1. A direct link to search for upcoming training courses on our homepage. This is in response to your feedback that training is a highly valued service. Click here.
  2. Comprehensive information on all the services we offer to help your business, found under the services button on the top navigation bar.  These include CCIQ Advocacy, CCIQ Apprenticeships, CCIQ Consulting, CCIQ HR, CCIQ International, CCIQ Law, CCIQ Safety, CCIQ Sustainability and CCIQ Training. Click here.
  3. Map and directions to all CCIQ offices & Local Chamber of Commerce Offices found under the regions button on the top navigation bar. Click here.
  4. Information on our community programs including our School Business Community Partnership Brokers Program, Youth Invest. Click here.
  5. Information on upcoming events and webinars to keep you up-to-date on latest legislation, and to connect you with state and national leaders and decision makers. Click here.
Information you value

To make sure that we provide you with the most relevant information, we have also developed a CCIQ customer portal.

First and foremost, this will allow you to choose your areas of interests and subscriptions. You will also be able to view and update your contact details and to track online enquiries with the ‘member-only’ employer assistance line (EAL) team. More features will be added over time for your benefit. Click here to register for our portal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us on             1300 731 988      . We value your opinion, so please also take this opportunity to let us know what you think of our new website by clicking the feedback button at the bottom of the site.

This is the first of many new initiatives that you will see rolled out over the near future to improve our service and value.

We’re doing everything we can to make your experience with us better.

CCIQ team

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FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FIRST BREAKFAST MEETING FOR 2011

February 14th, 2011

Dear Members and Supporters,

FCYP Maryborough’s First Breakfast for the Year 2011


‘The Road to Recovery’

After a rocky start to 2011, Maryborough along with the rest of Queensland is ready to get back on its feet – the question is… what can you do to help?

Our first Maryborough breakfast for 2011 will focus not only on how new visitors will be brought to our region but what can we as individuals and Young Professionals do to help rebuild our local economy. Our guest speakers will be General Manager of Fraser Coast Tourism, Damien Massingham, Marketing and Media Manager Tourism Fraser Coast, Danielle Andreuzzi and Executive Manager Customer Service, Marketing & Tourism for Fraser Coast Regional Council Lisa Stephenson who will all share with us some important information on our current tourism situation and how we can help assist the rebuilding of our region practically and economically.

The smallest efforts are often the most important!

Spread the word!

RSVP HERE TODAY:  fcyp.whosattending.com/events/34

Event Details

When: Thursday 24 February 2011
Where: Maryborough RSL
Time: 6:30 am arrival for a 6:45 am start, finishing at 8:00 am
Cost: $15.00 per person (includes guest speaker, full buffet breakfast and hot / cold beverages)


Don’t miss this very special morning!

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ELECTION PROMISE BY A CONTENDER FOR THE NEXT LOCAL FRASER COAST ELECTIONS.ARE YOU A STARTER?THEN SEND US YOUR MESSAGE.

February 13th, 2011

Invest in Your Future

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Help ensure that we elect better Councillors to the Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) at the next elections.

If you desire a proactive Council that will provide us with –

Ø  A more realistic system of rates and Charges;

Ø  More transparent and responsive representation;

Ø  More accountability of where our money is spent;

Ø  More responsible use of Council money;

Ø  Opportunities for our children and grandchildren to have a better lifestyle.

Then we need your help to secure these results at the Council elections.

There are three (3) ways you can invest in the future of the Fraser Coast –

1.       Invest Your Time – Invest some of your time to talk to your friends and neighbours about what we are working to achieve. It is achievable if we all pull together. Also invest a little time to tell us about the issues that concern you and any solutions would like to see the Council implement. Help us to spread the word – there is a better way.

2.       Invest Your Energy – Through this year we need people to help deliver newsletters. If you walk for exercise or have some spare time and energy, you could be of great assistance to the cause by dropping off some newsletters along your way. The more we can deliver the wider we can spread the message that there is a better way.

3.       Invest Your Money – Just $10 to $20 each month will help us to continue to spread the word around the Fraser Coast. Think of pledging $10 – $20 each month as an investment. When we elect a new Council, the Councillors can vote to return the money paid by Wide Bay Water (WBW) to the FCRC back into the water and sewerage rates where it rightfully belongs. And this will mean a saving of at least $250 each year for you and every other user of the services.

It is a big job, there is no denying that, but with your help we can do it. Because we believe passionately that there is a better way for our Council to serve its people. We must make this potential into a reality before it is too late and we are forever condemned to be the poorest people of Queensland with too few employment opportunities, and too many expenses.

Please call Jim MacKellar on 0418732506 if you can be of assistance

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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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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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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE TO REMAIN RELEVANT

September 28th, 2010

Together we will best address the challenges for Queensland’s Chamber

movement

One of the biggest challenges for the Chamber movement is ensuring that

we remain highly relevant to today’s business community.

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is planning a forum for

all Queensland local chambers in March 2011. The purpose will be to help

participants develop relevant skills and knowledge to drive business prosperity

and enable member businesses to achieve a solid bottom line and seed for growth.

We ask that you complete our Expression of Interest form to let us know whether

you would be interested in attending a state-wide forum and what key

issues/topics you feel your chamber would benefit from learning more about.

To help us progress in our planning we ask that you complete this brief online

form

For further information please call us on 07 3842 2267 or

email policy@cciq.com.au

t: 1300 138 470 | e: contact@cciq.com.au | w: www.cciq.com.au

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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

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 MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON  20 OCTOBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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BOOK AHEAD EARLY @ THE BROLGA FOR THE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

September 22nd, 2010

New Year’s Eve event to remember @ THE FRASER COAST QLD AUSTRALIA

Make this New Year’s Eve your best ever! Gather a group of friends and come to the Masquerade Party at the Brolga Theatre Maryborough. Full entertainment program from 7.30pm to 1am including music by the Shimmer Band and magic by John Sharp. Book on-line at www.brolgatheatre.org, at the Brolga Theatre, Torquay Post Office or Hervey Bay Transit Centre Hervey Bay. Tickets $85. Early bird and group concessions available.

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MONEY ANGELS FOR YOUR BUSINESS – DO YOU QUALIFY?

September 11th, 2010

What is an Angel Investor?
Angel investors are wealthy individuals who invest in high risk, early stage ventures by reserving a portion of their total investment portfolios to provide emerging companies with seed and startup capital through direct, private investments. Their goal is to achieve higher returns than the typical public markets provide. Most angels are active investors – who contribute their time and experience, as well as offer introductions to valuable contacts essential to the company’s success – because they enjoy the thrill of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. To maximize the value added, most angels specialize in industries or technologies they understand, and invest only in companies within close geographic proximity.

What is an Angel Group?
Angel investor groups vary in structure, from formal to informal. Formal groups follow strict participation requirements that guide members’ minimum investment activity and event attendance. Some groups pool members’ capital to make investments on the group’s behalf, while others allow individual members to invest in specific deals of interest.

What do you look for in companies?
We invest in companies that offer exceptional opportunities for high returns on investment. This usually implies companies with the potential to achieve high growth, strong market position, and sustainable advantages. We generally invest in companies that we believe have the potential to grow to more than $50 million in annual revenue within five years. This should be in either a developing market or in an existing market with national scope.

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