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PRESIDENT’S POST – June 2017

Hi members and visitors,

          Nearly budget year end already, and many of us are trying to achieve a strong finish. The Chamber has had a busy time of late, with a successful meeting in May with the Sunstruck Solar Presentation, and getting the finishing touches completed on our new Office/Meeting Room facility. This facility is in the CANEGROWERS building Innisfail in Rankin street, with our entrance off Grace street next to APM Employment. We are having our Grand Opening this Friday the 23rd June, and all members and their guests are welcome.

This new facility will also be available to our members and interested parties for conducting Training Sessions, Business Forums, and General Meetings.

We also heard in early June of the World Rafting Championships to be held in Tully in 2019. This was a great achievement in winning this bid, and it will have a huge flow-on effect to all the business community within our Cassowary Region, and I strongly encourage all businesses to keep an open mind as to how they may get involved.

We have also commenced organising our exciting 2017 Shopping Enhancement Raffle (SER) which is designed to provide an increase to the shopping throughput within our Innisfail Business community. We have engaged the professional services of Creative Events Innisfail and both Renee and Lisa will bring a dynamic approach to this event. Businesses and Advertisers can expect a visit from these two ladies in due course. We will have a CAR as the major prize, which will be available for viewing in the main street in coming months. Stayed tuned for this exciting event, as it will run up to the Christmas period.

The Chamber has recently advertised and interviewed for an Administration Officer- fulltime position, and we will be making an announcement of the successful applicant shortly. This position will enable the Chamber to offer a professional level of service to our membership and to the wider community.   

Our 2014 Chamber Business Plan was recently reviewed with Peter Faulkner from CONUS, and Pete will be making some changes and recommendations considering the changing times, and for the tasks that have been completed. It is planned for a presentation of the updated Business Plan at our July General Dinner Meeting on the 18th July.  

There is much happening within our region and many wonderful things yet to come. So, let’s stay positive and proactive towards what is arguably the greatest regional area in Qld.

 

Cheers,

Ron Donges

President

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