App- eal­ing in­sight

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS | BUSINESS - TONY RAGGATT busi­ness edi­tor tony. [email protected] news. com. au

MAK­ING busi­ness con­nec­tions has been made quicker and eas­ier, thanks to an app launched by lead­ing busi­ness group the Townsville Cham­ber.

The web- based app is free to down­load and fea­tures a busi­ness- re­lated event cal­en­dar, the cham­ber’s direc­tory of mem­bers and pro­mo­tions by its mem­bers.

A mo­bile wal­let al­lows users to re­deem mem­bers’ dis­counts and spe­cial of­fers on their phone.

The app also gives users ac­cess to the cham­ber’s mem­ber­ship web page and blogs which pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the cham­ber’s ac­tiv­i­ties, its ad­vo­cacy and is­sues im­por­tant to busi­nesses.

Cham­ber pres­i­dent Deb­bie Rains said they wanted to be the first port of call for any­one look­ing for busi­ness events in Townsville.

“The app is a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward for the Towns- ville Cham­ber,” Ms Rains said.

“It’s im­por­tant to re­main rel­e­vant and app tech­nol­ogy is one way for the cham­ber to demon­strate our com­mit­ment to creat­ing value for mem­bers, creat­ing com­merce and creat­ing con­nec­tions.

“There are a lot of busi­ness cal­en­dars in Townsville. None of them are com­pre­hen­sive or live. With the app, we seek to be the first port of call for any­one look­ing for busi­ness events in Townsville.

“We in­vite our mem­bers and other busi­ness net­works to let us know of their events so we can pub­lish them on the app.”

The app was launched at the cham­ber’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing yes­ter­day.

The 2018- 19 board of the Townsville Cham­ber is Pres­i­dent: De­bra Rains, from Travel As­so­ciates; Deputy Pres­i­dent: Michele Fal­conieri, from wil­son/ ryan/ grose lawyers; Trea­surer: Chris Rock­e­mer, from Men­ninger Cap­i­tal; Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent: Troy Popham, from Fin­dex Crowe Hor­wath; Sec­re­tary: Peter Cavallo, from the Carey Group; and Cap­tain of the Cham­ber Pro­jects Com­mit­tee, Kate Her­ron, from Piper Pro­mo­tions.

Board Mem­bers are: Kevin Booth, from NQ Au­dio Vis­ual, Dan Christie, from James Cook Univer­sity, David Hal­berg, from Delta Of­fice So­lu­tions, Danielle Hornsby, from Townsville Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vices, Clin­ton Huff, from Sham­rock Civil En­gi­neer­ing, Michael Ko­pit­tke, from Etrain U, Madonna Sim­mons, from GetBranded, Micheal Thorsen, from Fuji Xerox Busi­ness So­lu­tions.

TECH SAVVY: Townsville Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Deb­bie Rains shows off the new app. Pic­ture: SHAE BEPLATE

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