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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.


A word from our President
Hello all,

What an eventful month we have had with small business month.

I was delighted to introduce to the members firstly Lisa Bathersby from MixFM Radio Station who spoke to us about “Give me 5 for Kids” and the fact as a business community we can make a joint offer to donate. If you would be interested in joining other businesses with a collective pledge, please email me and I will explain in detail what we are going to do. This is a great way to get Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Map as the radio station will spend a morning in Maleny promoting our town if our pledge is successful, if not it is free advertising.

Jodie Nolan Qld Country Bank spoke about the banks focus on the community and business. Did you know that they offer a “Smart Budget” account? Well worth dropping into the bank to gain further information. Qld Country Bank will also be one of the major Sponsors of this Chamber alongside Maleny Supa IGA.

Our next speaker for the morning was Michael O’Brien from CCIQ who spoke about HR issues and work health and safety. Did you know that if your work is predominately working from home then you need to have an agreement laid out in regards to lunch hours and what is considered “work time” and also have your office checked to be ergonomically safe.

Following on from the breakfast was a mini-workshop, which was dismally attended. I would really appreciate your feedback in relation to what this business community wants from this chamber as it takes hours to organise these events.

Our major event for the year will be on Thursday 29th July 2021 at 6.00 pm at Tranquil Park. Tranquil Park has kindly offered sponsorship of the event alongside Maleny Supa IGA. Our Keynote Speaker will be Eric Bailey, an ex-Professional American Basketball Player that brings to the table an exciting look at the next 6 months with humour. It will be a fun night, not to be missed. As it is cold, we have selected a Christmas theme and the food of course will be in the Christmas tradition including mulled wine. We want you all to come and please bring a friend. Tickets will be available on our website. Tickets will go on our website soon and will be $45 Member $65 nonmember

Events for the rest of the year are:- Thursday 29th July 2021, 5.30 pm keynote speaker Eric Bailey. Eric Bailey is a former basketball player with the Hobart Devils, Melbourne Tigers and Gold Coast Rollers in the National Basketball League. Tickets will go on our website soon and will be $45 Member $65 nonmember September -we will join Montville Chamber (date to be advised). Our final event for the year will be Thursday, November 11th at 6 pm The Barrell for a cocktail evening of networking, no speakers just a final hurrah to 2021 and yippee 2022.

Warm regards


Join the pledge for 92.7 Mix FM to broadcast for the day In Maleny while helping raise funds for Wishlist

Wishlist is working to support young adults of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, as part of the charity’s ongoing support of the work of the Child and Youth Mental Health Service.   Funding will be directed to the establishment of Resilient Parent Support Groups and Youth Advisory Groups, that will eventually form part of the activities of Wishlist Centre, an accommodation and patient support Centre being built by Wishlist by late next year opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital,

A large focus of Give Me 5 over the years has been on supporting adolescents relying on hospital services, and now, with mental health issues escalating since the pandemic Wishlist’s focus on supporting young adults will continue to grow. 

Through the proceeds of Mix FM’s Give Me 5 Wishlist will also continue to fund medical equipment, staff education and local research projects aimed at supporting patients of areas including the Children's Ward and Emergency Departments across our region.


As a collective we have the opportunity to secure a live broadcast by Mark and Caroline Mix 92.7FM Breakfast show to Maleny.

Email with your business pledge to form a total bid. Please advised by 1 June 2021.

The first-ever Australian Made Week kicks off 24 May and shoppers are being urged to say ‘g’day’ to one extra locally made or grown product per week to help boost the country’s economy over the next 12 months.
According to recent Roy Morgan research, if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, it would inject an extra $5 billion into the economy each year and create up to 11,000 new jobs. Read more ...

Off the back of an extremely successful April event, the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Business Mentoring Program will be running another Speed Mentoring Event in June and we’d love to see you there! The Mentoring Program offers businesses of all sizes and stages the opportunity to connect with an experienced and insightful business professional to guide them on the next phase of business, overcome challenges and leverage great opportunities. To see if the Mentoring Program is a good fit for you, we run the Speed Mentoring events to give you the opportunity to speak with several of the mentors and sample what the program provides. It is obligation free and free of charge. If you then decide that you’d love to receive the incredible benefits and value-packed insights of an experienced mentor, the cost to sign up for 12 months of support and unlimited consultations, is provided for just $200 p/a with a current chamber or network membership. Register for the event or connect with our team to find out more! Paul Whinnett is on hand to answer any questions you may have prior to the event: 0447 826 602 Speed Mentoring 16th June 2021 6.00 pm 108 Stringybark Road, Buderim This is a free event, but registrations are essential
Deep dive into the 2021-22 Federal Budget
The 2021-22 Federal Budget released last week delivered initiatives that has targeted key areas of concern for small business. However, significant policy reform, including tax reform, is a missed opportunity to drive longer-term growth and certainty.

Need help breaking it down? Read our detailed analysis of the 2021-2022 Federal Budget from our Head Economic, Jack Baxter. 

New small business grants announced 
After the CCIQ Advocacy Team working tirelessly behind the scenes, the QLD Government are putting forward three new small business grants worth $25 million over two years.

The Business Growth Fund and Business Boost grants specifically deliver on CCIQ’s advocacy work, which requested support for small businesses to increase their productivity and growth by accessing new equipment and improved digital capabilities. Learn more ...

Free Policies including Working From Home

Free Policies Mental Health Support Plan and Return to Work Tool Kits 

Injury Prevention and Management program (IPaM)

Free CCIQ Employer Assistance Team 1300 731 988.  Email

Workers Compensation Information Line Ph. 1300 365 855

Maleny Cafe & Restaurant Opening Hours
We have created a list of our cafe and restaurant opening hours to assist visitors and locals to find out who is open, when they are open, what they serve and how to connect with them.
This document will be printed for Maleny Visitors Information Centres use and be provided the accommodation houses.
To view please click here

Maleny Cheese Factory
Purple Palate
The Maleny Bookshop
Maleny Food Co
Natural Fibre Maleny
On Obi Maleny

To find out more about the program such as where cards can be redeemed and card balances visit
Our organisation’s operations are supported by council through a Community Partnership

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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