Busy Month For Chamber

Welcome to our June edition of GCCI news.

Yet again it has been a busy month for the chamber with plenty of events and member opportunities on show.

Sharing Insights
If the name didn’t get your attention, the speakers surely did at our first Fvck Up night in collaboration with STUG and CQU.  These events are part of a global movement that share stories of professional failure in business.  While we don’t propane there is failure in business, the idea of the night was to facilitate local speakers sharing their stories and how they overcame each individual challenge so listeners can apply to their own situation.

Boom & Bust
This month we were also excited to launch our Boom Bust Recharge survey results.  With partner APLNG, we have been able to deliver this project over the last 6 years with some very interesting results.  This is the third iteration of the Boom Bust series and it has become a critical tool in gathering data to allow business trend analysis.  This survey follows previous surveys conducted in 2014 and 2016 during and post LNG construction.  To download your copy, click here. If you would like to discuss any of the survey findings, you can contact Ashlee at mail@gcci.com.au.

Buy Local Video & Networking
Members enjoyed an evening of canapes at our launch of the Buy Local video.  This has been a continual project of the GCCI and we are pleased to bring our local members and businesses to the small screen to showcase our region and the importance of Buy Local.  Be sure to keep an eye out on Channel 7. To view the Buy Local video, click here.

Our June Networking Meeting was held at Quest Apartments with guest speaker Gary Larsen.  Gary shared his insights on men’s health and his football career and how to apply this in business.  We are looking forward to our next network meeting at GTC Finance in July.  Grab your tickets via Eventbrite, details below.

Training & Development
Yesterday we held our first customer training session of the year. We are pleased to have delivered another successful customer service training session for the Gladstone Region.  By developing customer service within local businesses we hope to raise the overall standard and experience for customers in our region.  If you are interested in learning more or you have staff looking to build on their existing skill level, please see details below about our next training session to be held in August.  Register your interest via Eventbrite, details below.

July 17 will also see the GCCI deliver the third breakfast series meeting for the year on Finance with sponsors Zone Planning Group and guest speakers Tina, Steve and Joe from Sothertons Gladstone.  Small business finance doesn’t need to be a tricky subject and at the breakfast we hope to give you several easy to implement tips you can utilise straight away to add value in your organisation.

Website
It won’t be long now until the GCCI will have a fresh, new look online.  The team has been working diligently behind the scenes to create an easy to use platform with member profiles and business directory, as well as a forum for information sharing and business to business deals.  Ensuring that the GCCI has a sustainable digital marketing footprint is critical in maintaining a cost-effective strategy for it’s members to maintain value and profile in the community.  Watch this space with further details to come shortly including an email with instructions on populating your online profile.

From all of us on the committee, we look forward to working with you to help your business have a voice in our community.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Alicia Williams
Secretary
GCCI

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