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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.

Maleny Commerce Christmas Newsletter - November 2019
From the President 

Our last newsletter for the year. I can not believe it! The other day I was booking airline tickets over the phone due to computer glitch and the lady on the other end said so that’s October 29th and I said: “no June 29th” she said that’s already gone … has it!!

As the year draws to a close for the Chamber we have had another big year and I feel we have achieved some great things.

Our new website #lovemaleny is under construction and will be launched at our February AGM.

We will also be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” for Division 5 in the upcoming Saturday 28th March 2020 Sunshine Council Elections after our AGM.  The event will be up on our “old” website soon so you can book.

We are not having a normal November breakfast. We decided to make it an afternoon meeting to celebrate the coming festive silly season. The same date just 5 pm at The Orangery instead of 7 am.  A little bit more respectable hour and we hope will attract those that can’t always make a 7 am breakfast. Let’s come together and share some of our strategies to benefit from the Christmas shopping season.  Guest speaker to be advised soon.

We put a call out for new executives as 3 of our current executives are moving on at our AGM. All three will stay active with the chamber though, 2 on subcommittees and one as a supporter, which we are very grateful for. We are excited to say we have had 2 community people come forward to join the executive. One has extensive small business knowledge having previously owned a business in Maple street. The other runs a business from home but is very active as a volunteer in our community.  

Next year we will introduce to you a “Maleny Gift Card” concept and we will be moving ahead with the new entrance sign into Maleny and our Heritage project. Exciting times!

Hope to see you on Tuesday 12th November at 5 pm at The Orangery for our last networking event of the year – the first drink is on us!

#lovemaleny!!  Merry Christmas - Nicole

You're Invited

Our last networking event will be a
Christmas drinks and mingle afternoon.
Tuesday 12 November at 5pm
The Orangery Maleny

Come and have a drink on us
and enjoy some beautiful finger food
and great company.

$22 Members

$27 Non-Members

(first drink on us -beer, wine, champagne or soft drink)

We will officially launch our Christmas campaign

Book November Evening
Maleny Forum -Traffic and Parking (CBD)
We have been asked to spread the word about a forum being held on Traffic and Parking in Maleny on 7 November, at the Maleny Community Centre, Veranda Room from 5.30pm - 6.45pm. (It is conveniently timed so you can also go to the monthly fun night "Club Acoustic" straight afterwards.)

This forum is part of an ongoing series of forums that will be held to discuss topics important to Maleny people. Information and ideas gathered at the forum will be forwarded to relevant authorities/groups for action.

By way of context, a group of people started the Maleny Forum concept earlier this year to provide community members with a direct say on issues important to the Maleny community. At the inaugural forum, those in attendance were asked to identify issues of critical importance. Traffic and Parking were high on the list.
The forum on 7 November will be facilitated and informed by a survey which you are asked to complete. Even if you can't make the forum, they would value your input and invite you to complete the survey. Click here<> to complete the survey, which will only take around 10 minutes to complete."

Survey Link
Maleny Christmas Festival is on
Australia Post Online Shopping eCommerce report 2019
An interesting article from Australia Post as it looks at the 2019 eCommerce industry Update.
  • For every retail dollar spent in Australia for FY19, ten and a half cents were spent online.
  • The number of credit cards issued dropped more than 1.5M, while Buy now/pay later options gained share in FY19.
  • Is your business set up to profit from online sales?   Take the opportunity to move old stock.
Is your business missing out on potential online sale profits?  Could it be an opportunity to move old stock?
There are many ways to sell online maybe it’s time to investigate possibilities.

If this is of interest to you contact the chamber and we can refer you to online specialists for some one on one training. 

Contact Kay Ridge for more information 0438 370 369

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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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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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