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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.

Maleny Commerce Newsletter 
From the President 
Three months into the 2017 already and its busy as ever for your Maleny Commerce volunteer management committee and the various events and activities we’re running with.
To kick off the year, we have engaged with our members and friends through our online Business Survey to get the information we need to produce our next Strategic Business Plan that will help guide our activities for the next 3 years. Strong issues as always include (you guessed it) parking, but also NBN, Signage, Marketing and Professional Development.
Keep up the Good Business Maleny.
Cheers, Spencer

Networking Breakfast
When: Starting 7am till 8:30am, Tuesday the 11th of April 2017.
Where: Pomodora's on Obi, 18 Lawyer Street
 Maleny QLD 4552. Click HERE for a link to a map.
Topic: Dr Sally Ernst from Australian Cyber Security Networks

Dr Sally Ernst has an MBA, Doctorate, and over 15 years specialised experience in organisational cyber innovation in a multi-national context. Sally has held several local and international Board and Advisory roles, a number of cyber and security-related technology investments and consultancies, and authored a highly rated cyber security publication for executives – Gotcha!. Sally has further variously led and collaborated on a number of global and local innovation, entrepreneurship and cyber security research initiatives and speaking engagements. Currently Sally is co-founder of the UK and Australian Cyber Security Networks (‘CSNs’), committee member ACFE Brisbane Chapter, and runs, Entinno, which has been recently localised in Australia and brings multi-stakeholder leadership teams together to take ideas to realities within organisations, regions and countries.
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Bonus speaker: John Edwards from 104.9 talking about our featured Maleny Month. 

Breakfast Menu:

Breakfast platters will be provided on each table.
Tea and coffee bought separately from the front counter. 

Please use email address provided below to confirm any special requirements.
Please contact if you wish to attend and have any dietary requirements. 
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. 

Please note: ALL breakfast meals booked must be paid for.  If you book and are unable to attend, but don’t notify the secretary/admin, the Chamber still has to pay for the meal so you will be charged. We aim to support our local restaurants. Please provide 24 hrs notice if possible.
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Upcoming Breakfasts - May
Tuesday the 9th of May, 2017
Guest Speaker: Kali from Maleny Supa IGA. 
Venue: Maleny Community Centre

Proposed breakfast options:

Something Sweet
- Toasted maple granola cup topped with coconut yoghurt and fresh fruit
- Exotic Fruit platter
- Seasonal Fruit kebabs
- Whole Fruits 
- Banana and Coconut Bread 
- Assorted house made mini Muffins - mixed berry, blueberry maple etc
Something Hot and Savoury
- Thyme infused mushrooms tossed through garlic roasted butter and fresh baby spinach
- Spiced chorizo baked beans with rich tomato sauce
- Pork, macadamia and sage sausage
- Loaded ready to go Breakfast omlette
- Savoury Muffin
Condiments and Extras
- Cold ham
- romas tomato and boconcini, basil
- avocado
- rustic breads
- Sauces, relishes, chutneys, fruit compote and butters
Quinch that thirst
- Coffee (plunger)
- Tea
- Juice
- Water at your table
Book MAY Breakfast Now
Upcoming Events
Queens Baton Relay - 15th of May

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation is calling on the community to nominate local legends to carry the Queen’s Baton as
a part of the relay.
Nominations close May 15th 2017. 

Small Business Week - 15th till the 20th of May
Find out more via the Queensland Governments website

It's your Time to Thrive.

2017 Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW) will be held from 15 to 20 May.

The week is a celebration of small business and will give owners the opportunity to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools so they can take their businesses to the next level.

More than 5,000 people are expected to participate in 2017 QSBW. The week will feature a range of activities and events throughout the state designed to help small business owners overcome challenges and seize opportunities, so their businesses thrive.

You can be involved in 2017 QSBW by:

  • hosting an event - free promotion in our events calendar and mobile app
  • attending an event - gain new ideas, connect with other businesses and be inspired to innovate and grow
Mix FM Live - 20th of May

After a massive sold out show last year, 92.7 Mix FM and Empire Touring are thrilled to announce, for the second year running, the MIX FM LIVE concert for 2017! This year you’ll once again be transported to Oz Rock heaven with a blockbuster line-up, delivering your favourite superstar acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s coming together for one night only at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday 20 May, 2017.

Featuring: Ross Wilson, Dragon, Eurogliders, Mi Sex, Rose Tattoo, Allniters, Steve Kilbey, Real Life... (with more to come…)

The Big Pineapple Music Festival - 27th of May
 Find out more via the official website here.
Visitor Information Centre Trade Show
Visitor Information Centres (VICs) are the frontline of our region's tourism industry and their importance in providing high quality visitor advice relies on up-to-date information.

This is a FREE opportunity for members to come along to the VIC Trade Show and showcase your product as well as update/meet with volunteers and staff.

Representatives from the following centres will be attending:
  • Brisbane Airport
  • Caloundra (Bulcock Street & Caloundra Road)
  • Glass House Mountains
  • Montville
  • Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Coolum
  • Cotton Tree
  • Mooloolaba
  • Noosa
  • Gympie
  • Eumundi
Volunteers and staff from Moreton Bay, Maleny, Kenilworth and Mary Valley have also been invited to attend. 

What: VIC Trade Show
When: Wednesday 26 April, 2017
Time: 7.30am bump in for 9.00am trade show start | 12.00pm show will finish with bump out from 12.30pm.
Where: The Shed, Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview
Please Note: Spaces are limited. Register by Monday 10 April at the latest.
Click here to secure your space! 

One booth per operator only. Upon completion of your registration you will receive an email confirming your place at the trade show. You will be notified of booth location prior to the event. Please ensure you notify us of any special requirements for the day.

Any collateral, prizes and giveaways are encouraged.
Register Now
Gala Dinner
In May 2017, the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance will host a Gala Dinner - Exploring Diversity in the Modern Economy in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Community Centre, Nambour Community Centre and the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland. 

The Gala Dinner will explore how businesses across Australia are taking proactive measures to diversify their workforce and create more inclusive and flexible workplaces in order to achieve better business results such as improved productivity, innovation, customer service, team work, and staff satisfaction and retention.  Diversity and inclusion in a business context is about acknowledging the diverse skills and perspectives that people bring to the workplace because of their different personal characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences. It is also about ensuring that all employees enjoy full and productive participation in the workplace by recognising the value of their individual differences and contributions, and to achieve the best possible business outcomes. 
At this event we will showcase local businesses that are embracing diversity and inclusion, in order to acknowledge their achievements and to generate discussion about how other businesses can benefit from implementing diversity and inclusion strategies.
In order to find these local showcase businesses, we want to hear from you about what your business is doing in this space, why you decided to go down this path, what benefits you are seeing, and what challenges you have faced along the way. Nominations close on Friday, 7 April.
Obi Arts Projects
Parking - Council Plans
Sunshine Coast Council wishes to advise that it has commenced a community consultation process in relation to parking and is seeking considered feedback from the community.
Our population will grow, as will the Coast’s economy, and in line with our vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative – we are planning for parking, which is an integral part of the transport system.  Through the plan we aim to keep the Coast moving, while supporting local economic and business growth.

View the plans and provide feedback:
Post:     Sunshine Coast Council, Draft Sunshine Coast Parking Management Plan,
             Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, Qld, 4560.
The consultation period runs from 27 March to 5 May 2017.

To find out more, click on the link provided below -
Welcome to new members
On behalf of the Maleny Chamber of Commerce Committee, welcome and thank you to the following businesses for joining us in creating a more connected and involved business community.
Andrew Powell MP - Website
Arts Connect - Website
Cr Jenny McKay - Website
Easton Lawers - Website
Green Harvest - Website
Hinterland Times - Website
Maleny Hotel - Website
Maleny Chemmart Pharmacy - Website
Maleny Supa IGA - Website
Maleny Street Co-op - Website
Pacific Motor Group - Website
Pomodoras - Website
Spicers Tamarind - Website
Sunshine Coast Insurance Brokers
- Website

The Garden - Website
To become a member of the Maleny Chamber of Commerce, either contact or 
Thank you to Sunshine Coast Council for their sponsorship of our Admin Officer Position. 

About Maleny Commerce

Maleny and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. is an incorporated body representing the business community since 1986. Check our website for upcoming events.

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