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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.

Maleny Commerce Newsletter - July/August 2019
A message from our President
From the President 

I love reporting good news and this is great news!

We are happy to advised that the Maleny Christmas Street Festival will go ahead this year as planned. We thank the other groups that have put up their hand to take on some of the many roles involved with this festival each year so it becomes a true community Christmas Festival.  Any funds raised from the raffle sales will be going to the Maleny Hospital Auxiliary.  Our committee thanks executive Karen Shaw for running with it for another year. It's a massive job putting on a big community festival and we hope everyone gets out and supports it when the time comes.

We have two events coming up that some of our members are involved with.
The Maleny Wedding Festival is being held this weekend at the Maleny Showgrounds and they are expecting over 1000 brides to attend. That sounds like hard work!  Following is the upcoming inaugural Curated Plate being held between the 5th and 18th August. To our members that are involved with either of these programs we wish you all the best for a very successful event. If you want to know more about either of these events click on the links to visit their websites. 

Of course both of these events will bring visitors to our region. Put out your welcome mat, get them in store and spending in town and invite them to come back. Don't forget we have an excellent Information Centre you can refer them too.

This month we join the Montville Chamber breakfast and we are looking forward to having breakfast as the beautiful Clovelly Estate (see the details below). Thank you to their President Shiralee Cooper for the invite.

Kind regards

Have you taken a photo of one of our local stores and posted it to our Facebook page?
For the month of July, we have a new promotion that will require the Participant to take a photo of themselves in front of a store, or in the store and post on our Facebook Page with the hashtag #ILOVEMALENY. and #Name of business
The selected winner will receive a $500 debit card.
Be quick as entries close 31st July 2019 and the winner will be announced at our August joint Breakfast.
August joint Breakfast with Montville Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 7th August 2019
7.15am for a 7.30am sit-down..

The Speaker will be Emma Greenhatch General Manager of FAN will be our guest speaker. Broadly Emma will be speaking on Growing our Food Tourism and Embracing Future Opportunities.

Spicers Clovelly Estate -38-68 Balmoral Road, Montville

Please RSVP by email

If you would like to pay prior to the breakfast bank details as follows:-
Bank Of Queensland
Montville Chamber of Commerce
BSB 124156
Account 20187162

Please email the above email address if you have any dietary requirements.

Bookings Essential
Non-Member Ticket                                             $28.00

Member                                                               $22.00

These prices are Montville Commerce Prices., however, you cannot purchase your ticket online however you can bank deposit.

Please note: All tickets 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 venue so you will be charged. We aim to support our local restaurants. Please provide 24 hrs notice.
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Waste Solutions
Our guest speaker last month was Ros Potter,  Sustainability Project Officer Environment and Sustainability Policy from the Sunshine coast Council. We had a great around table discussion on waste and what to do with it and worked shop some solutions. Was great to see that everyone was keen to learn and give suggestions.  Ros has put together this table for us to refer to. Put it up in your business and at home.  Ros has sent us some information to forward to you all, watch out for this email in the coming days.
Non recyclable plastics  
Fats and liquids Oil (cooking ) Resource Recovery Centre
Fabric scraps Pet shelter
Clothes H & M store recycles these
Shampoo bottles Council’ s yellow lid recycling bin
Plastic wrap Soft plastics that are accepted by REDcycle bins to IGA and Woolworths
Alfoil Recycling bin – if not too contaminated with food
Corks No know organisation that accepts corks. Reuse for craft purposes, garden mulch or placed in a compost bin (not council’s green waste bin)
Aerosol cans Council’ s yellow lid recycling bin
Food waste Home compost or worm farm or investigate a commercial option
Foam packaging/ polystyrene Ecycle solutions I understand can take this product. Harvey Norman warehouse Kunda Park.
Bubble wrap REDcycle bins at IGA and Woolworths
Plastic / milk bottles Hard ridge plastic containers can be recycled in council’s yellow lid bin
Glass/ coffee jars Recycled in council’s yellow lid bin
Takeaway coffee cups Encourage reusable cups when getting a coffee
Rhee Taekwondo Maleny - Open Day
Monday 5th August at Maleny High School
Rhee TaeKwon-Do Maleny Open Day Open Day at Rhee TaeKwon-Do Maleny is the perfect opportunity to try out a traditional martial art. You are invited to attend this special class, where you will have an opportunity to learn some basic self-defence techniques and enjoy demonstrations by experienced students. ● Learn some basic self-defence techniques ● See dynamic action from senior students ● Suitable for all ages ● Ideal for families ● Beginners welcome - no experience required ● Absolutely free of charge with no obligation to join ● Bring a friend! Rhee Taekwondo teaches self-defence techniques for children and adults, as well as promoting positive values such as respect for teachers and parents, self-discipline, and perseverance. It’s great fun, and it's also great for fitness and general good health. When: 6 pm Monday 5th August 2019 Where: Maleny High School (Waroo Hall) Dress: Sporting (gym wear) Cost: FREE Questions? Contact Instructor: Nathan Arrowsmith Phone: 0419 496 160 Email:
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2019 Executive Committee
· President : Nicole Hilton, MCU
· Vice President: Spencer Shaw, Brush Turkey Enterprises
· Treasurer: Jennepher Bucher, Maleny Cheese
· Secretary: Melissa Chaddock, Remax Maleny
· Committee Member: Lea Parkes, Glasshouse Country Maleny News
· Committee Member: Karen Shaw, Forest Heart Eco-nursery
· Committee Member: Max Dunn, Smart Living
· Committee Member: Heather Andrews, The Orangery
· Committee Member: Scott Kroeger, Maleny Chaplaincy
Administration: Kay Ridge, Dash Social
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Our organisation’s operations are supported by council through a Community Partnership.

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