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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.

Maleny Commerce Newsletter - September 2019
From the President 

Cold windy weather go away!! I suppose though in a month or two I will be complaining about the heat.  Must say our winter days have been glorious and kept the visitors coming to our town. Winter is always a special time to visit the Hinterland, with open fires, great food and places of interest to visit. 

This month we had Peter and Paul from Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance attend our Executive meeting to share with us their Business Mentoring Program.  All of the Executive agreed this to be a fantastic program for small business at a price that anyone can afford. Even some Executives signed up immediately after their meeting with us.

We were so impressed we have asked them to come and speak at our September Breakfast at Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. If you are in small business or know someone that is considering a startup this is a breakfast they should not miss.

Our other guest speaker will be Nooreen Harris from MNC. Nooreen has some exciting news to share also. It's going to be a good morning!

Our breakfasts are open to members as well as non-members please bring along friends that you think could benefit from any of our breakfast meetings. 

We are currently working on a new entrance sign into Maleny. You may have noticed the old (falling down) sign has been removed from the high school grounds.  The new sign will take some time as we have all the necessary red tape to work through and funding to source.

The Maleny Music Festival is on next weekend, please be patient on the roads as it's sure to attract thousands of people.

I'll put in my apologies as I won't be at the next breakfast, taking a holiday, so our Vice President Spencer Shaw will step in and host the breakfast.  Don't forget to book your tickets, link below.

#lovemaleny!!  Have a good month - Nicole

This campaign was a fabulous success with a lot of attention being placed on the businesses in our main street.
The Lucky Winner was Laura Rignault-Barnett collecting her $500 WIN. When asked what she will spend it on she advised it would be spent locally, keeping the funds local. She said "I enjoyed this campaign and want to keep doing it, it's such a great idea to support and promote our great local businesses". We think so too! Thanks for the great feedback Laura.
Sunshine Coast Business Awards
Time is running out to enter the prestigious 2019 Sunshine Coast Business Awards,
now in its 25th anniversary year.

Read more ...
September Breakfast
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
The Maleny Neighbourhood Centre
7.00am - Tabled Buffet Breakfast
Join us for our September Breakfast Meeting at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre - 
17 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny

Nooreen Harris -  Maleny Neighbourhood Centre
Peter Lloyd & Paul Whinnett - Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Business Mentoring Program


Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements in the “Comments” section of the booking form.

Bookings Essential
Non-Member Ticket                                             $27.00

Member                                                               $22.00

If you wish to attend and have any dietary requirements please contact to ensure the venue is able to plan in advance. 

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.
Book Here for September Breakfast Meeting
Maleny Christmas Festival
Maleny's community Christmas event is on again and we're starting our planning for another wonderful family-friendly evening dancing in the street!

Well... after some anxious months looking for a small active group to make this fun community event happen... it's on!!!
More news as we progress but the Maleny Street Christmas Carnival will be on Friday 13th December.
ASBAS Digital Solutions Qld >>
Give your business a digital advantage

Delivered by RDA Brisbane (Regional Development Australia) throughout Queensland

Are you a small business with 0-19 employees? Need to improve your digital skills or expand your online presence, but don't know where to start?

Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions can help you compete in a digital world. Business Station has partnered with RDA Brisbane to deliver the ASBAS program throughout Queensland.

We offer government-subsidised one-on-one consultations with digital experts from just $22 inc GST, plus a huge range of subsidised workshops and webinars for less than $20 per session.*

Whether you are a digital novice or need advanced help, you can draw on our "brains trust" of more than 30 digital advisors, to make the most of opportunities in the digital economy and stay ahead of your competitors.

What digital areas can I get help with?

The ASBAS program offers advisory services, workshops and webinars on a huge range of digital topics. These fall into four main areas:

   Websites and selling online

   Social media and digital marketing

   Using small business software

   Online security and data privacy

Would you like some more information then please talk to Kay Ridge
Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Business Confidence Survey

Business Confidence Survey 2019

Established in 2008 and supported by Sunshine Coast Council, major business, and industry groups – the Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey tracks and provides accurate and important information about trading conditions across the region.

You can complete the survey here.

The data collected is critical in helping to shape our recommendations and actions to support Sunshine Coast businesses into the future – businesses such as yours. The survey series has an ongoing focus on general business conditions and attracts wide participation from across the Sunshine Coast business community. The 2018 survey focused on Future-Proofing the Workforce.

From 2019, the process will be managed by the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council.


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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
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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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