Innisfail Chamber of Commerce
Innisfail Chamber of Commerce

Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

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President’s Update for SEPTEMBER 2017

August was a busy month with our AHM and general dinner meetings conducted. At our dinner meeting we had informative presentation by Shane Charles from TSBE group, who was introduced by Mayor Kremastos. Shane gave us an overview of how and why their group were established, their drivers for change, and their current situation and ongoing projects.

Our AGM that followed, produced a new dynamic team with a diverse set of skills and views. This will enable us to provide the best opportunities for growth for our members. We will only achieve our vision for growth, if we all work together with a common goal, regardless of our individual views and opinions.

For both the above meetings we had solid attendances with the new executive CCRC team visiting, and they were all introduced to the meeting by our Mayor John Kremastos.

I attended various meetings over the past 4 weeks, ASIM board meeting, 2 CSIRO Mosquito Eradication program updates, Community Groups Meeting and a meeting with David Bokeyar from Australian Regional Management (owners of the Central Market Innisfail). We will have a presentation from this group in coming months.

Administrative improvements continue with Business and Car Bumper Stickers made for our members, along with the introduction of Loyalty Cards, and there has also been solid membership growth. We are now over 80 financial members for 2018 Financial Year, and this is still growing, thanks to the efforts of Moira.

The SER is now in full swing with all participating business receiving their tickets, ticket boxes and informative posters for their business windows / advertising. We will once again start the next round of radio advertising, and there has been an update in the recent Advocate. My thanks to Renee and Lisa for their hard work and dedication to this project. The business case for the project scope was aimed at 65 business, and we achieved 68, so I believe.

Now the challenge is up to us all to openly promote this program to all the community and businesses, to keep it in the forefront of everyone’s minds as we head up to Christmas. It will only be a success if we make it.

The team for 2018 now has some goals that we need to aspire to and these will be discussed during new business. The main one being to investigate and establish an income stream within 2 years.

The Team are now going through what actions are required to continue the growth of the chamber and will investigate various methods of income and new events for our members.

As always, we welcome any suggestions from our members as this is your Chamber affecting outcomes for you.

Ron Donges

Membership Renewal

The Innisfail District Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism will be sending out membership renewal and  information for the 2017/18 financial year in the coming few days.


What is the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism?

The Innisfail District Chamber unites with businesses investing in the future of our community.

Membership Services and Benefits

  • Monthly meetings, providing a forum to exchange ideas and information. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with dinner meetings.
  • Regular information emails and updates. Stay informed of what’s going on in the district.
  • Marketing and advertising opportunities. Market your business and advertise your special offers quickly and cheaply within the membership and the community.
  • Networking opportunities. Meetings, functions and events.
  • Opportunities to participate in community and business events as they arise. Festival of Innisfail, Awards Gala, Carols by Candlelight, Shop Local campaigns.

Business and Community Services

  • Active in district Economic Development to attract new industry and business.
  • Liaising with local council and providing information and advice about rates, services and business issues.
  • Promotion of tourism to the region.
  • Provides a strong voice for pro-business policies at the local, state and federal level.
  • Encourages public to shop locally.

Go to the “Join the Chamber” page to join online now!

How we are helping Business in Innisfail:

Business Networking

  • Great outlet for new business to interact and learn from established businesses
  • Learn about the unique opportunities and assets of our region
  • Build positive and proactive relationships with others
  • Establish relationships with the Council and other Government departments
  • Networking in a relaxed social environment
  • One-on-one support from the Business Community

Online Promotions

  • Have your business promoted free on our website
  • Share your good news stories and pictures
  • Get the latest promotions, programs, events, and news from the greater business communities
  • Direct connection with other Regional Chambers and the Qld Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Community Integration

  • Both vertical and hoziontal integraton with other community groups
  • Connect with local and regional Service Groups
  • Community involvement in special events
  • Funding and supporting community and charitable needs
  • Direct connection with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council through our MOU

Speaking Opportunities

  • Opportunity monthly to openly promote your business
  • Highlight your special event
  • Showcase new products or services
  • Forum for raising new ideas and addressing local concerns
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