Chance for busi­nesses to re­main in­formed

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

EVERY busi­ness will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn ev­ery­thing they need to know post Cy­clone Deb­bie.

The Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre will host a Cy­clone Re­cov­ery In­dus­try Fo­rum to­day, with Whit­sun­day and Proser­pine Cham­bers of Com­merce jointly co-or­di­nat­ing the event with Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil.

Busi­nesses will have ac­cess to com­plete in­for­ma­tion on mat­ters such as what grants are avail­able un­der Cat­e­gory C Cy­clone Re­cov­ery Re­lief fund­ing.

Speak­ers will in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Bendigo, Com­mon­wealth, Nab, ANZ and West­pac bank, Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil, QRAA, Tel­stra, Po­lice, Aus­tralian Tax Of­fice, Fair Work Om­buds­man, Eclipse Fi­nance, Workplace Health and Safety Queens­land and Whit­sun­day Coun­selling and Sup­port.

All busi­nesses are wel­come to at­tend the event re­gard­less of Cham­ber mem­ber­ship.

Proser­pine Cham­ber of Com­merce Sec­re­tary Karen Vloed­mans en­cour­aged as many peo­ple to come.

“We have worked to­gether to bring qual­ity speak­ers to the event so that lo­cal busi­ness own­ers can be well in­formed of what sup­port is avail­able to them and pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity to meet face to face with those rep­re­sen­ta­tives,” she said.

Whit­sun­day Coast Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Allan Milostic said it was im­por­tant to pro­mote unity.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What: Cy­clone Re­cov­ery In­dus­try Fo­rum

Where: Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre

When: April 20, 5.30pm

Cost: Free

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