MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER COMING EVENTS

Upcoming Member Meetings
NOTE IN YOUR CALENDAR
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Members who missed the last breakfast, what can I say, you missed it. Mike O’Hagen from Mini Movers was sensational and a great help to all organisations that were there, just ask any of them. Do not miss another opportunity to have some fun and learn some tricks.
10th November..…Brekkie @The BROLGA
The Masterchef Guide To The Sharemarket
Two local finance experts, Mick Toohey and Marvin Reck, will give a “no holds barred” analysis of the sharemarket. Plus we two special guests, Gordon Gekko and Bud Fox, who will give exclusive company recommendations. Forget the disclaimers these experts are putting on the cravat and are giving some real opinions.
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8th December.……Brekkie @ The BROLGA
Why Use A Shotgun when a Pareing Knife Will Do
John Crittall, Director of Industrial Relations for Master Builders, will provide an overview of the new dismissal laws effecting small and medium size businesses. John is an exceptional speaker however it is not for the faint hearted as John’s manner is attuned to negotiationg with Building Unions. Do not miss this early Xmas present.
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9th February – Lunch @ The BROLGA
Improving Your City – How You Can Make It Happen
Paul Pasasale, Mayor of Ipswich, is electric. He has agreed to speak to chamber members about putting Maryborough back on the map. He is not only a sensational speaker, he actually has turned Ipswich into Queensland’s leading city. How did he do that? Find out in February. (The wait is going to kill me)
Regards
Shona

Soenaid Mulholland – Secretary

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www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

PO Box 282

MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650

secretary@maryboroughchamberq

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha 27th October 2009

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SPEAKER TED SORENSEN MP for HERVEY BAY@CHAMBER BREAKFAST – BOOK NOW

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Dear Members and Guests,


Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 28 October, 2009
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

OCTOBER – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST
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Speaker: Ted Sorensen, MP Member for Hervey Bay

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Ted was born and bred in Hervey Bay and served for many years on the Hervey Bay City Council. Last time he stood for Mayor he polled an outstanding 63% first preference votes. He declined nomination for the amalgamated council, choosing instead to represent the City in State Parliament.

If local knowledge accounts for anything, Ted would be one of the best representatives we could possibly get. Hear from him a first hand account of what goes on in Parliament in Brisbane.


PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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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 $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this great speaker.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 26 October 2009

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)

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Oct 2009

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INFORMATIVE SESSION WITH DEVELOPMENT IN FRASER COAST – HUGE TURNOUT

BREAKFAST MEETING GREAT SUCCESS

@ AROUND 200 ATTENDEES @ AT THE BOAT CLUB HB. QLD

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LOCAL HIGH PROFILE SPEAKERS ON FRASER COAST DEVELOPMENT PRESENT THEIR CASE FROM COUNCILS VIEWPOINT AND THE DEVELOPERS POSITION.

Further details can be obtained by request [on a need to know basis only] as to transcripted content of proceedings and contents of presentation.

Congratulations on a well organized and successful event .

We as the Burrum Chamber had an opportunity with Henry Sapiecha at the meeting to present the case of the Howard Torbanlea area as the epicentre of growth in providing major services to the entire Fraser Coast because of our strategic location here and our Highway-Electric rail-Power-Water.

The fact is also that here are vast tracts of government owned land where extensive industrial estates could be built, large land parcels for affordable housing for the workforce could be made available and a more suitable airport for conveyancing of goods, materials and people on a larger scale to that currently existing in the Fraser Coast.

This new centre of growth will be within half an hour to all points of the compass from Maryborough, Hervey Bay,Childers and beyond.

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The new amalgamated council is now the Fraser Coast which in the long term should be serviced by a more strategically located base central to all villages and towns that they have been entrusted to serve.

Mr King of FCRC has replied that they are in the process of discussing with state government the possibilities and feasabilities of such endeavours in the Burrum area with the intention of utilizing effectively the existing services that Torbanlea and Howard possess.

We at the Burrum Chamber shall keep you posted as we get updates.

The execs of the Burrum Chamber fell justifiably satisfied that our endeavours in promoting this event in conjunction with the other chambers contributed significantly to the success of this breakfast meeting attendance.

The quality of content by the speakers was exceptional and we all thank them for that.

The Burrum Chamber has distributed many hundreds of flyers on the event earlier via an email data base that has been collated over time as well as posting a version of the event in our web site.

To all involved CONGATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE

Published by Henry Sapiecha [Publicity Officer]

1st Oct 2009

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MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER BREAKFAST GUEST SPEAKER OF 'MIMI MOVER' FAME

Yep!  You’re invited Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
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DYNAMIC BREAKFAST MEETING!
@
The BROGLA THEATRE
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Tuesday October 13
6.30 for 7am start
Meeting concludes at 8am
Guest speaker:  Mike O’Hagen of MiniMovers fame!
Mike will share his own success factors in building MiniMovers
and Business Ideas & Trends……where business is heading in today’s new World.
Please see Bio below
Breakfast cost is $20 members :     $25 Non-members       ( please note: rsvp is a meal booking!)
RSVP’s must be with the Secretary by noon on FRIDAY 9th October please!

Soenaid Mulholland –       Secretary2dmobilephone0407872876

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au PO Box 282 MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650


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Bio of Mike O’Hagan

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For the first 10 years of Mikes work life he worked for 35 different employers. In his words “I’m a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for”.

This background helped to influence Mike to “do it differently” in business.

His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. 8 years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers. MiniMovers is today an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute, to an annual turnover exceeding $30 million with over 450 employees. Today, Mike Chairs the Board of Directors with an experienced CEO running the Business.
www.minimokes.com www.youbeautute.com

Mike has recently been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Australian Fair Pay Commission, charged with the responsibility of setting the minimum pay for workers in Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors, of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

To keep “on the edge” he is also attending the EO/MIT Entrepreneurs Masters Program in Boston USA. He is a sought after key note speaker who shares a variety of business and thought provoking views over a range of topics. He can answer the questions while keeping you interested, inspired and empowered.

“My education at the very best school (of hard knocks) guarantees I’ll challenge many commonly held beliefs”.

Mike is a true entrepreneur and a business innovator, and you’ll find that his down-to-earth style is both compelling and contagious.

SEE YOU THERE!

Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept

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CHAMBER BREAKFAST – GUEST SPEAKERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY @ the BOAT CLUB SEPT 30TH 2009

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Dear Members and Guests,
Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 30 September, 2009

(next week)
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

SEPTEMBER – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

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Topic: Development Industry Briefing

At the next breakfast, the Chamber focuses on the Development Industry in THE FRASER COAST

  • What is the outlook for the Development Industry?
  • What is the effect of the increased infrastructure charges?
  • What is happening at Council?

Our Guest Speakers this Month will be:

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Daniel Poacher, the President of the Fraser Coast Branch of the Urban Developers Institute of Australia, who will speak from the industry perspective

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David King, the Director of the Council’s Development Services Section, who will speak from the Council’s perspective


PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFTPOS.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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For a low Cost of of $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss these discussions on development in the region

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 28 September 2009

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)

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Sept 2009

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SES IN HOWARD NOW OPEN

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22 September 2009

Howard SES sheds – NOW OPEN

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Response from council re our posting

The State Emergency building at Howard has not been closed.

The building is ready for use and SES volunteers do not have to go to use facilities in other towns as reported on the Burrum Chamber of Commerce Website.

The council did not place a sign [above?]on the building warning people not to enter the building and that it could not be used until further notice.

Volunteers did have concerns about the safety of an electrical switchboard at the building.

Those fears were allayed after the Council employed an electrician to examine the switchboard as part of a project to rewire the building to install more lights and so it could operate on power from generators in an emergency.

The electrician told the Council that the switchboard had been added to many times and while it was cluttered and messy, it was not dangerous.

The Council resolved to install a new switchboard rather than add more wiring to the circuitry.

A contractor has been appointed to install the new switchboard and, while they have been delayed, the contractor will start as soon installing the new switchboard as they can.

In the meantime the SES can continue to use the building.

ENDS

Kevin Corcoran
Principal Officer Corporate Communications
Corporate Marketing and Communications
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Telephone: (07) 4197 4500
Mobile: 0409 724 803
Fax: (07) 4197 4455

Our initial posting was as a result of a visit from the recent leader of the SES and an inspection and photos taken of the closure notice and the buildings generally as posted into our site.

No opinion was formed nor any statements made by myself or the chamber outside of the fact that the premises were closed and the members were to go to other locations for meetings etc as stated by the recent SES leader now retired.

Great to see it back on track. WELL DONE.

Saw the lights on again there with some of the lads last night

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Sept 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT ON SEPT 2009 MEETING

SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER

MINUTES REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING

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The date was set for the last meeting of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce for Sept 2009 but was cancelled as there were health issues with our president Bill and he was out of action.

He is now well on the way to recovery and we are glad of that.

Our secretary Rhonda and vice president were also not available because of pre commitments on that date. All is now back on track for our annual AGM on Oct 5th 2009.

WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT SOME POINTS ABOUT THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1…The Burrum Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first meeting of the newly formed Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce @ a date fixed in October to replace the Wide Bay Chamber of Commerce. This new entity represents all of the 4 existing local chambers of commerce, Tiaro-Hervey Bay-Maryborough-Burrum District and is only open to executives attending from each of the chambers. Each of the chambers will co-exist in their own right in addition to having a united voice for regional development.

A stronger business representation for the entire Fraser Coast Region is the outcome.

2…The Burrum Chamber was represented @ the latest meeting of the Fraser Coast GREET tourism and job creation programme by publicity officer Henry Sapiecha due to the absence of our president due to his ill health

3…New members are encouraged to join the chamber

@ $60 per annum.

The benefits are great, with free advertising and promotions for each of the members as well as networking with other chambers, councilors, newspapers, fellow members and community leaders and citizens. Come to a meeting as our invited guest @ no charge.

4…Mail outs via emails are regular as are web site postings of events, notices, announcements, meeting minutes, interesting business & community articles and invitations etc from our chamber and affiliates. View here www.burrumcc.org.au

5…Existing members are reminded that yearly subscription fees are now due

WE WISH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY of the FRASER COAST GREAT SUCCESS & PROFITS IN THEIR COMMITTMENT IN OFFERING THE LOCAL REGION THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Sept 2009

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ROBYN MOORE SPEAKS @ USQ LECTURE THEATRE HERVEY BAY QLD. SEPT 17TH – $5

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Dear Members & Supporters,

Robyn Moore – One Night Only

The Fraser Coast Anglican College and USQ Fraser Coast would like to invite you to spend an “Evening with Robyn Moore” .

When:   Thursday September 17
Where:  USQ’s B Block Lecture Theatre
Time:     7.00pm.

If you are thinking, WHO is Robyn Moore, then please take a few minutes to read the attached flyer – click here to download.

Tickets:   Students $2.00 Adults $5.00

Available from:

  • Dilly Bag Retail Centre, Fraser Coast Anglican College
  • The Hervey Bay Independent Torquay Road or
  • At the door
  • Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Sept 2009
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OFFER DISCOUNTS TO CARD HOLDERS AND GET MORE BUSINESS – FCCC

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Dear Member,
The Fraser Coast Regional Council would like to invite Chamber of
Commerce members to become part of Staycations.
Staycations is an exciting ‘locals program’ initiated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council as part of its contribution to developing tourism and supporting local business operators.
Through a multi-tiered marketing campaign, locals are educated about the Fraser Coast’s wealth of attractions and natural attributes and encouraged, with the help of incentives, to become tourists in their own region.

The two main objectives are:
1. To stimulate the business and investment climate on the Fraser Coast by encouraging residents to “holiday at home” and spend money locally.
2. To encourage residents to become passionate and informed tourism ambassadors for the Fraser Coast and to proactively accompany their visiting friends and relatives to local attractions and experiences.
Staycations works by promoting the following incentives to  residents:
1. “Locals” discounts to all residents of the region with a Staycations Card

and/ or

2. Discounts for locals who bring a visitor from outside the area to a local attraction or tourism operator.

As at end of June 2009, there are over 1000 Fraser Coast residents who are Staycations card holders, and over 50 tourism and business members.
More details on the scheme, including the marketing benefits for your business can be viewed on request

If you would like to be part of this exciting marketing initiative, please contact Vanida Petts at Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre on 4125 9858 or Kelli Sauer, at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre on 4190 5742.

Kind regards,
Cr Anne Nioa,
Marketing and Tourism Portfolio Chair

red-dial-phone 1300 79 49 29       F (07) 4197 4455

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No fees!All bookings/purchases direct to you!

Direct link to your website!

Direct link to your email address

What will it cost?

A discount or special offer of your choice to cardholders Membership Benefits Membership in scheme is at no cost to operators, yet has a value of up to $1000 in market exposure and other benefits including:•

Live Life Happy website – inclusion and promotion of Staycations scheme and members on Council’s new Live Life Happy website www.livelifehappy.com.au•

Our Fraser Coast Magazine 2010 – listing in this annual publication which is distributed through Visitor Information Centres, and over 150 distribution points, Council administration centres, regional libraries, trade and travel displays.

The images and text of the magazine is designed to capture people taking a Vacation or Staycation.• Window Sticker to display business is a member of Staycations scheme•

Collaborative marketing – between the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Fraser CoastTourism Board to promote the Staycations scheme.

The key aims are to increase the number of cardholders and participating members and increase the uptake of Staycations bookings.

• Buy-in opportunities – the chance to be part of special Chronicle Staycations features and the opportunity to promote your business and Staycations offer at discounted rates.

Residents are directed to book directly with operators and pay all money to operators. A disclaimer on the card and brochures advise that operators are not obliged to apply the discount to bookings made through a third party or agent.

Check out our website to see how it works:

Please return this completed section. This information will be used in the Participating Operators List Brochure.
Business Name :__________________________________________________
Street Address :__________________________________________________
Phone : ________________________ Fax : ________________
Website :__________________________________________________

Please include my special offer to Staycations Card holders in your brochure/ website. I will update these details should my offer change or expires.
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I/we offer discounts of:
_______% or $_______ for locals who hold a current Staycations Card.
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes No
_______% or $_______ for locals who bring a bonafide visitor
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes
ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS ONLY
We offer discounts to locals of ________% or $_______, or
Please contact us to find out current season specials
Contact us on ______________________________
OTHER OFFER
List other offer or conditions eg.

Free glass of house wine with every main meal;

or

Offer does not apply during Christmas, Easter and School holidays.
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Please tick as many boxes as applicable to your establishment. A disclaimer will be included to the effect of only one discount applies at any one time and terms and conditions may apply.

Please contact operator directly’
• I/We agree to keep the Fraser Coast Regional Council informed at all times of changes in conditionsand discounts or any other factor which may affect my offering.
• I/We agree to honour the advertised discount of our product as supplied in this agreement or I have provided an amendment to update these details.
• I/We understand that should card holders breach their direct booking agreement, I/we may only collect the difference on the day
• I/We agree to further media/web promotions as per this agreement
• I/We agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Staycations Agreement.

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Signed:__________________________________Date:_________

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha  3rd Sept 2009

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MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER AGM BREAKFAST SEPT 8TH

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Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
AGM Breakfast

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Tuesday 8th September 6.30am for 7.00am start


Click on the link below for meeting notice.

Maryborough Chamber Meeting Notice

Warm Regards

Ken Kitson
HBCC Secretary
secretary@herveybaychamber.asn.au
0419 123 009

Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th August 2009

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