MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER BREAKFAST GUEST SPEAKER OF ‘MIMI MOVER’ FAME

Yep!  You’re invited Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
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DYNAMIC BREAKFAST MEETING!
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The BROGLA THEATRE
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Tuesday October 13
6.30 for 7am start
Meeting concludes at 8am
Guest speaker:  Mike O’Hagen of MiniMovers fame!
Mike will share his own success factors in building MiniMovers
and Business Ideas & Trends……where business is heading in today’s new World.
Please see Bio below
Breakfast cost is $20 members :     $25 Non-members       ( please note: rsvp is a meal booking!)
RSVP’s must be with the Secretary by noon on FRIDAY 9th October please!

Soenaid Mulholland –       Secretary2dmobilephone0407872876

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au PO Box 282 MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650


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Bio of Mike O’Hagan

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For the first 10 years of Mikes work life he worked for 35 different employers. In his words “I’m a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for”.

This background helped to influence Mike to “do it differently” in business.

His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. 8 years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers. MiniMovers is today an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute, to an annual turnover exceeding $30 million with over 450 employees. Today, Mike Chairs the Board of Directors with an experienced CEO running the Business.
www.minimokes.com www.youbeautute.com

Mike has recently been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Australian Fair Pay Commission, charged with the responsibility of setting the minimum pay for workers in Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors, of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

To keep “on the edge” he is also attending the EO/MIT Entrepreneurs Masters Program in Boston USA. He is a sought after key note speaker who shares a variety of business and thought provoking views over a range of topics. He can answer the questions while keeping you interested, inspired and empowered.

“My education at the very best school (of hard knocks) guarantees I’ll challenge many commonly held beliefs”.

Mike is a true entrepreneur and a business innovator, and you’ll find that his down-to-earth style is both compelling and contagious.

SEE YOU THERE!

Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FORUM ON A WORKING COUNTRY – INVITATION TO COMMUNITY LEADERS.13TH OCT. 2009

BUSINESS GROUPS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
INVITATION TO ATTEND
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You are invited to participate in a Keep Australia Working forum, being hosted by the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, the Hon Jason Clare MP and Business Leader Mr Lindsay Fox.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
9:30am for a 10am start – concluding 12:30pm
Hervey Bay Boat Club
Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Queensland
The purpose of Keep Australia Working forums is to bring together key local business and community leaders to discuss how to:

  • maximise the impact of the stimulus package
  • support existing jobs and industry
  • promote new opportunities, new industry and new skills

  • identify what new skills need to be developed.
The forums are playing a major role in helping to activate local communities, with key stakeholders working together to create and maintain jobs and maximise opportunities created by the Government’s economic stimulus measures.
By attending the forum you will be playing a major role in identifying solutions to local employment problems. You will also have the opportunity to contribute directly to the development of the Regional Employment Plan for the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay priority employment area being written by the Local Employment Coordinator.
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The forum also provides you with the unique opportunity to share your experiences and ideas with the Parliamentary Secretary and Mr Fox.
If you would like to attend, please register via email or phone by close of business on Tuesday 6 October 2009 to:
Ms Leeha Debnam– [email protected] or phone (07) 4930 8114
Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept 2009
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QLD RAIL DOES WORK ON LINE THROUGH HOWARD

TILT TRAIN DERAILMENT PROMPTS ACTION BY QR

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On the 20th Sept 2009 [Sunday] Queensland Rail had operated equipment along the rail line through Howard where the electric tilt train runs from Brisbane to Nth Qld.

In the past derailment possibilities have caused gief to patrons and to the  Queensland Government.

The equipment used on the rail line was there to make sure that the existing rail line was at the correct camber and that it was solidly positioned into its sleepers and that subsidence has not created a non-level set of tracks , that if alligned incorrectly  could comprimise the integrity of the trains running at their optimum safe standard.

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It was interesting to watch as they inserted large metal teeth into the ground adjacent the track and consolidated any errors and realigned the tracks to be at their preferred safe level.

Another machine followed and carried out further works to finish off.

Here is hoping that all will be well with the tilt train and its ability to travel at higher speeds safely.

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We all here know how important this train is to Queensland and the Towns it stops at along the way. Howard especially.

Photographed and published by Henry Sapiecha 24th Sept 2009

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CHAMBER BREAKFAST – GUEST SPEAKERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY @ the BOAT CLUB SEPT 30TH 2009

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Dear Members and Guests,
Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 30 September, 2009

(next week)
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

SEPTEMBER – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

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Topic: Development Industry Briefing

At the next breakfast, the Chamber focuses on the Development Industry in THE FRASER COAST

  • What is the outlook for the Development Industry?
  • What is the effect of the increased infrastructure charges?
  • What is happening at Council?

Our Guest Speakers this Month will be:

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Daniel Poacher, the President of the Fraser Coast Branch of the Urban Developers Institute of Australia, who will speak from the industry perspective

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David King, the Director of the Council’s Development Services Section, who will speak from the Council’s perspective


PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFTPOS.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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For a low Cost of of $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss these discussions on development in the region

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 28 September 2009

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Sept 2009

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SES IN HOWARD NOW OPEN

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22 September 2009

Howard SES sheds – NOW OPEN

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Response from council re our posting

The State Emergency building at Howard has not been closed.

The building is ready for use and SES volunteers do not have to go to use facilities in other towns as reported on the Burrum Chamber of Commerce Website.

The council did not place a sign [above?]on the building warning people not to enter the building and that it could not be used until further notice.

Volunteers did have concerns about the safety of an electrical switchboard at the building.

Those fears were allayed after the Council employed an electrician to examine the switchboard as part of a project to rewire the building to install more lights and so it could operate on power from generators in an emergency.

The electrician told the Council that the switchboard had been added to many times and while it was cluttered and messy, it was not dangerous.

The Council resolved to install a new switchboard rather than add more wiring to the circuitry.

A contractor has been appointed to install the new switchboard and, while they have been delayed, the contractor will start as soon installing the new switchboard as they can.

In the meantime the SES can continue to use the building.

ENDS

Kevin Corcoran
Principal Officer Corporate Communications
Corporate Marketing and Communications
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Telephone: (07) 4197 4500
Mobile: 0409 724 803
Fax: (07) 4197 4455

Our initial posting was as a result of a visit from the recent leader of the SES and an inspection and photos taken of the closure notice and the buildings generally as posted into our site.

No opinion was formed nor any statements made by myself or the chamber outside of the fact that the premises were closed and the members were to go to other locations for meetings etc as stated by the recent SES leader now retired.

Great to see it back on track. WELL DONE.

Saw the lights on again there with some of the lads last night

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Sept 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT ON SEPT 2009 MEETING

SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER

MINUTES REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING

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The date was set for the last meeting of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce for Sept 2009 but was cancelled as there were health issues with our president Bill and he was out of action.

He is now well on the way to recovery and we are glad of that.

Our secretary Rhonda and vice president were also not available because of pre commitments on that date. All is now back on track for our annual AGM on Oct 5th 2009.

WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT SOME POINTS ABOUT THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1…The Burrum Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first meeting of the newly formed Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce @ a date fixed in October to replace the Wide Bay Chamber of Commerce. This new entity represents all of the 4 existing local chambers of commerce, Tiaro-Hervey Bay-Maryborough-Burrum District and is only open to executives attending from each of the chambers. Each of the chambers will co-exist in their own right in addition to having a united voice for regional development.

A stronger business representation for the entire Fraser Coast Region is the outcome.

2…The Burrum Chamber was represented @ the latest meeting of the Fraser Coast GREET tourism and job creation programme by publicity officer Henry Sapiecha due to the absence of our president due to his ill health

3…New members are encouraged to join the chamber

@ $60 per annum.

The benefits are great, with free advertising and promotions for each of the members as well as networking with other chambers, councilors, newspapers, fellow members and community leaders and citizens. Come to a meeting as our invited guest @ no charge.

4…Mail outs via emails are regular as are web site postings of events, notices, announcements, meeting minutes, interesting business & community articles and invitations etc from our chamber and affiliates. View here www.burrumcc.org.au

5…Existing members are reminded that yearly subscription fees are now due

WE WISH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY of the FRASER COAST GREAT SUCCESS & PROFITS IN THEIR COMMITTMENT IN OFFERING THE LOCAL REGION THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Sept 2009

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ROBYN MOORE SPEAKS @ USQ LECTURE THEATRE HERVEY BAY QLD. SEPT 17TH – $5

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Dear Members & Supporters,

Robyn Moore – One Night Only

The Fraser Coast Anglican College and USQ Fraser Coast would like to invite you to spend an “Evening with Robyn Moore” .

When:   Thursday September 17
Where:  USQ’s B Block Lecture Theatre
Time:     7.00pm.

If you are thinking, WHO is Robyn Moore, then please take a few minutes to read the attached flyer – click here to download.

Tickets:   Students $2.00 Adults $5.00

Available from:

  • Dilly Bag Retail Centre, Fraser Coast Anglican College
  • The Hervey Bay Independent Torquay Road or
  • At the door
  • Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Sept 2009
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STATE EMERGENCY BUILDING CLOSED @ HOWARD

WHY IS THE SES BUILDING CLOSED – SAFETY REASONS?

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Our local ex SES leader Arthur Thompson has made some comments on the reasons. Talk to him @ 41294826.

Refer catergory people herein on Arthur Thompson

The local SES team now has to go and do it’s stuff in other towns.

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Is there an issue with the local council?

Any issues with same should be resolved forthwith to avoid us looking like village idiots here at Howard

Story published by Henry Sapiecha 7th Sept 2009

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FUN RIDE – MEALS ON WHEELS FUND RAISER – HERVEY BAY QLD

Wheels 4 Meals is a fun ride to raise funds for the Hervey Bay Qld Meals for wheels

31st October 2009

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With over 65,000 meals prepared and delivered in the Hervey Bay area each year, this group of dedicated staff and volunteers has out grown their current kitchen premises and requests your support in building their new kitchen centre.

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The Wheels for Meals Fun Ride is open to all ages and runs from Point Vernon to Dayman Park over an easy 1hr course (12km) along the picturesque Charlton Esplanade Hervey Bay. Download course map

At the finish line there will be a BBQ lunch with stalls and Family style entertainment. Singles, Families and corporate groups are welcome and imagination in their wheeled, non motorised transport is encouraged.

Money raised from this event will aid Meals on Wheels Hervey Bay in funding a larger meals preparation site, to cope with an increasing demand for the support of the frail aged, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, in our community, to assist them to continue living in their own homes.

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Register now to start fundraising using our online donation and tracking system. You can register as an individual, family, or corporate team

If you would like to help out but a bike ride is not your thing, you can donate or volunteer.

Notified by HB Chamber

and posted by Henry Sapiecha 7th Sept 2009

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