Main events good news for the Whitsundays
YET again the weather gods were cruel to our main street traders, with unexpectedly bad weather reducing the number of guests disembarking from our latest cruise ship.
Thankfully there are several mainland events that will be sure to bring people into town and our region.
Events such as Paul Bowman Cup, Shepard playing at Magnums, and the Airlie Music Festival just around the corner, not to mention Schoolies Week, we should all be looking forward to a busier end of the year in retail, while those of us in development, construction and logistics continue to move our region forward.
This week, at the chamber meeting, a robust discussion was held between committee members regarding how to best serve our members as we move forward in the new financial year, particularly how to help the sectors that are not fairing as well as they would like. Retail is struggling and the chamber welcomes any thoughts and ideas that may help promote local spending.
Dates have been set for our business networking sessions, which will be communicated via our face book page and website. Our breakfast sessions will change format and we will have guest speakers but also a panel of knowledgeable market leaders that can help support you in multiple areas of your business. The events are free to members so look out for the dates and set them in your planners now.
Some of you may have seen the updated Chamber signage on the Airlie Beach hill. This sign has been extended and updated to be able to cater to your needs, with space now available to not only support promotion of local community events but also local chamber members businesses. If you would like to utilise this sign contact Mark Beale, from the committee, today to book your spot.
I look forward to seeing you all at our networking session on Thursday, October 4, with Peter Shuttleworth from WRC. He will explain the council’s procurement process and how small business can be involved. Our panel of business leaders will be there for open discussions on customer service.