The B2B 6.00pm October 24th
Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre.
We welcome all Business owners and advocates to our Chamber meetings. Membership secures your concerns are noted and shared with stakeholders if applicable. We will table the Roadworks for major discussions and provided some key points for how to mitigate disruption. Your customers will need to know important things like access and operating changes.
The Chamber is grateful for the support of Mr Garry Connell in the role of Treasurer 2018-2019 and for the first Quarter 2019-2020. Garry has resigned his position to concentrate on other important matters. The Chamber Treasurer role is not arduous, it simply provides for accountability over expenditure and membership tracking. Please consider supporting your Chamber by becoming a member and taking on this key role.
The Kilcoy Business Community has a high concentration of Family Businesses. The organisation Family Business Australia focuses on supporting family run businesses. In November we will host Mr Lloyd Russell who is a family business specialist. Starting out as a jackaroo on a Sheep Station in outback NSW, Lloyd comes to us to impart some of his wisdom and knowledge regarding family business enterprises. Many in the Region would benefit from his professional tips.
Our goals for 2020 are as follows:
- To secure Community FM 101.5 Moreton Bays Own Radio into Kilcoy and District. Mr Craig Hewlett and his team will come again to present the case for Kilcoy benefiting from enjoying a radio signal.
- To secure a Somerset Region focus of Chamber membership through advocacy and promotions. To encourage Somerset business interaction and membership.
- Meeting format, times and venues to ensure we create a friendly and safe environment for robust business discussion.
The 2019 Year in Summary
The Chamber has gained wonderful exposure for the Region’s businesses in the form of Committee participation on the Trade and investment QLD, CCIQ Regional Business Policy Panel and Regional Development Authority Ipswich West Moreton. The Chamber also has a seat on the Councils Tourism advisory committee and the Economic Development Committee.
The President participated in the 2019 QLD Govt Small Business Panel highlighting the Somerset Region, its business activities, difficulties and successes. Noting that transport infrastructure, lack of skills training facilities and accomodation are barriers to economic growth and development.
Kilcoy and Somerset has had wonderful exposure to the tourism market the past year through Chamber efforts via media attention from Domain.com.au , Gatton Media, ABC TV (to be aired 14th September 7 pm), Explore the Sunshine Coast and our always supportive local news outlets. Somerset benefits from this and all the media exposure in support of the dollars spent by our Council Tourism Team.
The Chamber is also exploring positive ways of promoting local businesses through various means like Why leave Town Gift Cards, Regional Business Classifieds, Veterans Gift Cards, supported web sites for online presence Google Business, Brisbane Times etc.
The resources page has been developed to include matters of interest for small business.
The Chamber receives inquiries related to recruitment end employment. An employer seeking good staff, or someone seeking employment, the Ipswich & West Moreton Jobs Database now connects with local employers and accesses exclusive job opportunities. Follow the links to see how this new initiative can help you. IPSWICHWEST-MORETON-JOBS-FLYERS-NOBLEED-UPDATED
Single Touch Payroll is upon small and micro business. No entity is exempt. It took effect from July 1st, 2019
The membership continues to grow with new members from Woodford, Esk and Fernvale. Our President will make the effort to visit each locality in Somerset Region to advocate for a strong business voice. Read more in the August Minutes in Brief and the latest Newsletter.
The Chamber will continue its focus on developing the Constitution for greater inclusion of the Region and the local businesses.
Discussion Topics and Minutes in Brief are available for download. Follow the link(s) below.
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