COUNCILLOR GERARD O'CONNEL CHAIRS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP GATHERING

MEETING OF THE MINDS FORM A REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP

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Fraser Coast – Cooloola Coast – Bundaberg – Sunshine Coast

regions were represented. Project ‘GREET’

Burrum Chamber of Commerce president Mr Bill Goeswisch and the chambers publicity officer Henry Sapiecha were invited and attended a meeting called for a gathering of profiled members of the community who could best contribute to promoting a mindset of working together as a team to attract business, industry and tourism to this region generally with a regional job creation outcome.

The meeting was held at the TAFE Maryborough campus today 29th May 2009 from 10:30AM TO 12:30PM

Pauline Rees and Councillor O’Connel both had steered the discussions to relevant issues and maintained a focus on the agenda set prior to the meeting.

The subjects generally were revolving around:-

1…Job training and opportunities.

2…Tourism to the region.

3…Encouraging business to the areas we represent.

4…Cohesive & stimulating approach to promoting our region.

5…Application for a grant to promote the region.

A number of attendees spoke on areas of their expertise to the gathering and it was moved that a steering committee be formed as well as a project management committee to oversee the application of the principles so formulaated in these meetings of the minds.

Job Creation and opportunities as well as training options can be viewed and discussed at length at some upcoming events..

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A…22nd July -Careers Expo – Maryborough

B…24th August- Hervey Bay Vacancies

C…9th Sept – Maryborough

Details of the minutes are available for the attendees and for those who need to know by contacting the organizers representative Dan Sanderson of the TAFE Maryborough

Your Burrum Chamber of Commerce member [yours truly] has been tentatively been appointed to the management committee [with other appointees ]and his credentials can be viewed by those who need to know.

Executive profiles of the executives can be viewed on the Burrum Chamber of Commerce web site at > www.burrumcc.org.au

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WELL DONE ALL- IN UNITY WE HAVE STRENGTH

Attended and published by Henry Sapiecha 29th May 2009

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