Working together the best approach
IT’S been a big week in Caloundra, with our chamber annual general meeting on Monday night followed by the launch of the Caloundra Business Alliance on Tuesday and the Australian Event Awards on Wednesday evening.
These are all good signs that Caloundra is in good shape and transitioning to a new era.
At our AGM we elected two new committee members to join us in taking the chamber forward in a changing business landscape.
Joining us are Stockland Sunshine Coast senior environment and community development manager Mark Stephens and HeliMods at Caloundra Airport founder and managing director Will Shrapnel.
Will is the current Sunshine Coast Business Person of the Year.
It’s exciting to see the evolution of the Caloundra CBD Project, started in partnership with the council in 2013, maturing to its current stage. The chamber has been actively involved in the CBD Taskforce for more than two years and in facilitating the CBD curator position and outcomes that wrapped up on August 31.
We’re happy to see the council has absorbed CBD curator Terese into their fold and the CBD traders are more formally working together under a new banner on marketing campaigns and events to activate down-town Caloundra.
The third exciting thing about this week was the Australian Event Awards, considered the Oscars of the Australian events industry. With attendees from around Australia who organise the biggest, brightest and best events in the country, from Vivid Sydney to White Night Melbourne and everything in between, it was our time to shine – and we did.
The awards night and two-day event symposium is here on the Sunshine Coast thanks to the efforts of Visit Sunshine Coast and the council.
It’s important to maintain a collaborative approach from all stakeholders to keep momentum this strong. We’re certainly up for it.