Innisfail Chamber of Commerce
Innisfail Chamber of Commerce

Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

President’s Update for OCTOBER 2017

Over the past couple of months the new team has covered many topics in discussions, as we look to make improvements for the coming year. Some of these topics that will be a focus for the coming months will be 2018 Membership Packages offerings, revamping the Constitution, future Speaker program, Advertising/Promotion, Events for the year remaining, and a successful conclusion to our SER.

Now that we are nearing Christmas, we will be promoting our SER more regularly by new Radio Ads, updates in the papers, and moving the Prize Car around town to various chosen locations at specific times. All our participating businesses need to openly encourage their shoppers to enter their tickets after purchases. I have had reports of some businesses not bothering with offering their clients tickets which defeats the purpose of the shoppers going to their stores. All members need to be openly encouraging businesses that they come in contact with to get involved.

We want to add more impact to the night that we will draw the prize, so I ask all members to have their say as to what you might want to see on the night. Some ideas already have been musical/singing entertainment, kids’ rides, food stall etc. Please lodge your ideas with Moira over the next 3 weeks so we can collate and get organized.

Membership continues to grow with the dedicated drive from Moira to encourage new business to get involved in the Chamber. We now have a wide and diverse group of businesses, and the challenge now is for the Chamber to ensure we can provide meaningful offerings that will benefit all businesses involved. Once again, we encourage you all to have your say, as this is your chamber, and we want to provide an appropriate outcome to all businesses across the year. I encourage you to make contact with one of our Exec team if you have an idea, want help with an issue, looking for advice or maybe need to chat.

The team is now spilt up into portfolios based on their skillset, so this will give the chamber the best chance to grow with the talents that we collectively have, and to ensure all Executive are involved in the operation of the chamber. I have copied the team’s portfolios on the back, so please feel free to make contact when required.

Ron Donges

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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