BURRUM COMMERCE COMMUNITY NOW THE NEW NAME FOR THIS SITE

A new name for a new direction for businesses in the Burrum District to reflect an independant view of what the businesses of the area want, not just partaking in talkfests about the same stuff over and over again with very few results

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This site is not about power plays or political BS.

This is about real needs and real issues with real results.

Send us your views on any business matters in the Burrum district and we will publish it for you here in the site.

If you have a pet project or event worthy of promotion,send that as well.

As things unfold there will be interesting developments in this site and associated sites.

Our new newsletter will shortly be available. Will keep you posted.

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WATCH THIS SPACE

A ll association with the current structure of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce will be erased from this site as it does not adequately support the needs of the local business community but merely panders to the views of a ‘presidents club’ mindset  and  a misconception of their importance in the local business community.

Published by Henry Sapiecha 12th Nov 2009

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REBATES FROM GOVERNMENT FEATURE – LAST WEEK TO BOOK YOUR SPACE

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT REBATES TO POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. BE QUICK.

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Good Morning,

Do you know of a rebate, funding initiative or cash rebate opportunity the population of the Fraser Coast needs to know about?

Whether it’s a Federal Government, State Government, Local Government, or even a private enterprise special rebate offer we want to let readers of Fraser Coast Chronicle have opportunity to find out what they can gain! With focus on creating better futures, with sustainability and everything that goes with it, it’s important we include everything possible.

This will rely on your help, there are funding opportunities out there which many still don’t know about. Fraser Coast Chronicle is creating a special supplement, and there is no limit to what is included.

I have attached a file for you showing the government rebates information in simple terms, we aim to extend At last Rebates & Funding Made Easy to include ANYTHING our readers should know about!

You may offer rebates on product purchases, or install products attracting rebates.

You may offer:-

1..training and employment incentives,

2..membership incentives,

3..home buyers grants,

4..energy efficient products,

or just want to remind readers your goods are included in government rebates. Until December 31 the 50% tax rebate for eligible business purchases includes more opportunity to renew or replace equipment than ever, and this special supplement

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provides opportunity to get your message direct to your target market.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to include your offer, with great rates for participation, and opportunity to have your rebate or funding offer explained in simple language! Should you have any query please feel free to contact me at your earliest opportunity.

We will need to know what rebates and incentive programs are to feature in this supplement by next Friday 23 October, in time to publish on Wednesday 11 November. It’s easy to reserve your space, just email reply or fill out the booking form and fax back to

(07)41 22 4734.

Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity,

Cheers for now,

Edith Rutherford

Phone 41200414 or

Mobile 0409 609 971

Fax (07)4122 4734

Email: [email protected]

Special Projects APN

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 18th Oct 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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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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OFFER DISCOUNTS TO CARD HOLDERS AND GET MORE BUSINESS – FCCC

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Dear Member,
The Fraser Coast Regional Council would like to invite Chamber of
Commerce members to become part of Staycations.
Staycations is an exciting ‘locals program’ initiated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council as part of its contribution to developing tourism and supporting local business operators.
Through a multi-tiered marketing campaign, locals are educated about the Fraser Coast’s wealth of attractions and natural attributes and encouraged, with the help of incentives, to become tourists in their own region.

The two main objectives are:
1. To stimulate the business and investment climate on the Fraser Coast by encouraging residents to “holiday at home” and spend money locally.
2. To encourage residents to become passionate and informed tourism ambassadors for the Fraser Coast and to proactively accompany their visiting friends and relatives to local attractions and experiences.
Staycations works by promoting the following incentives to  residents:
1. “Locals” discounts to all residents of the region with a Staycations Card

and/ or

2. Discounts for locals who bring a visitor from outside the area to a local attraction or tourism operator.

As at end of June 2009, there are over 1000 Fraser Coast residents who are Staycations card holders, and over 50 tourism and business members.
More details on the scheme, including the marketing benefits for your business can be viewed on request

If you would like to be part of this exciting marketing initiative, please contact Vanida Petts at Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre on 4125 9858 or Kelli Sauer, at the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre on 4190 5742.

Kind regards,
Cr Anne Nioa,
Marketing and Tourism Portfolio Chair

red-dial-phone 1300 79 49 29       F (07) 4197 4455

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No fees!All bookings/purchases direct to you!

Direct link to your website!

Direct link to your email address

What will it cost?

A discount or special offer of your choice to cardholders Membership Benefits Membership in scheme is at no cost to operators, yet has a value of up to $1000 in market exposure and other benefits including:•

Live Life Happy website – inclusion and promotion of Staycations scheme and members on Council’s new Live Life Happy website www.livelifehappy.com.au•

Our Fraser Coast Magazine 2010 – listing in this annual publication which is distributed through Visitor Information Centres, and over 150 distribution points, Council administration centres, regional libraries, trade and travel displays.

The images and text of the magazine is designed to capture people taking a Vacation or Staycation.• Window Sticker to display business is a member of Staycations scheme•

Collaborative marketing – between the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Fraser CoastTourism Board to promote the Staycations scheme.

The key aims are to increase the number of cardholders and participating members and increase the uptake of Staycations bookings.

• Buy-in opportunities – the chance to be part of special Chronicle Staycations features and the opportunity to promote your business and Staycations offer at discounted rates.

Residents are directed to book directly with operators and pay all money to operators. A disclaimer on the card and brochures advise that operators are not obliged to apply the discount to bookings made through a third party or agent.

Check out our website to see how it works:

Please return this completed section. This information will be used in the Participating Operators List Brochure.
Business Name :__________________________________________________
Street Address :__________________________________________________
Phone : ________________________ Fax : ________________
Website :__________________________________________________

Please include my special offer to Staycations Card holders in your brochure/ website. I will update these details should my offer change or expires.
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I/we offer discounts of:
_______% or $_______ for locals who hold a current Staycations Card.
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes No
_______% or $_______ for locals who bring a bonafide visitor
This discount applies to family rates: Yes No
This discount applies to student rates: Yes No
This discount applies to pension concession rates: Yes
ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS ONLY
We offer discounts to locals of ________% or $_______, or
Please contact us to find out current season specials
Contact us on ______________________________
OTHER OFFER
List other offer or conditions eg.

Free glass of house wine with every main meal;

or

Offer does not apply during Christmas, Easter and School holidays.
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Please tick as many boxes as applicable to your establishment. A disclaimer will be included to the effect of only one discount applies at any one time and terms and conditions may apply.

Please contact operator directly’
• I/We agree to keep the Fraser Coast Regional Council informed at all times of changes in conditionsand discounts or any other factor which may affect my offering.
• I/We agree to honour the advertised discount of our product as supplied in this agreement or I have provided an amendment to update these details.
• I/We understand that should card holders breach their direct booking agreement, I/we may only collect the difference on the day
• I/We agree to further media/web promotions as per this agreement
• I/We agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Staycations Agreement.

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Signed:__________________________________Date:_________

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha  3rd Sept 2009

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WINE JAZZ NIGHT – FREE PICKUP – $5

MUSIC EVENT WITH WINE AND ATMOSPHERE $5

ab3703_bponsardin-champagne-postersHave posted information regarding our next “Rhythm & Reds” on FATHER’S DAY Sunday 6th September featuring “MOJO” (Inky Jon Vea-Vea & BobCampbell).

These guys make an “awesome” team so come along and have some fun.
BUS PICK UPS
For anyone from Maryorough, Hervey Bay, Torbanlea & Howard,
please let me know ASAP if you would like to catch a bus.
If I can get 30 people thecost will be $15 each or if we can
get 40 or more the cost will reduce to $10 each.
ACCOMODATION
Here’s a great deal from the Palace Motel in Childers for
Brierley Wine’s customers only.
 Guest House available with own kitchen, lounge etc.
and 6 bedrooms which will sleep up to 18 guests for $200
per night.   This is an incredible $11 per person if you fill it.
If not, it’s still a great deal for even 6 couples at $33 per couple.
DON’T FORGET FREE CAMPING is available for self-sufficient
customers!

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Looking forward to seeing you all!
Cheers
Tony & Sue Brierley
Ph:  41261297
Mob.  0409579051
Email:  [email protected]
Published by Henry Sapiecha 5th August 2009
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LIVING EXPO EVENT – SEAFRONT OVAL HERVEY BAY 5th & 6th SEPT 2009

Fraser Coast City Council Australia Day

Community Event of the Year 2007

Award Winner’

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September 5th & 6th 2009

Seafront Oval –

Hervey Bay

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Over 200 Trade Exhibits

Speakers Marquee

Craft & Hobby Displays & Workshops

Children’s Amusements

2 days packed full of entertainment

on 2 stages & fashion parade

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Over $25,000 of Prizes & Raffles to be won

Johnno’s Camper Trailer, Bali Pavilion

& Garden Design,

$1000 fuel voucher, Domestic Treatment  Plant

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Guest Presenters

Competitions

Celebrity Guests

Food & Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!!

Published by henry sapiecha 3rd july 2009

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LIVING EXPO EVENT – SEAFRONT OVAL HERVEY BAY 5th & 6th SEPT 2009

Fraser Coast City Council Australia Day

Community Event of the Year 2007

Award Winner’

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September 5th & 6th 2009

Seafront Oval –

Hervey Bay

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Over 200 Trade Exhibits

Speakers Marquee

Craft & Hobby Displays & Workshops

Children’s Amusements

2 days packed full of entertainment

on 2 stages & fashion parade

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Over $25,000 of Prizes & Raffles to be won

Johnno’s Camper Trailer, Bali Pavilion

& Garden Design,

$1000 fuel voucher, Domestic Treatment  Plant

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Guest Presenters

Competitions

Celebrity Guests

Food & Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!!

Published by henry sapiecha 3rd july 2009

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FULL POSTAL SERVICES FOR BURRUM HEADS-SIGN PETITION

BURRUM HEADS

NEEDS A POSTAL SERVICE

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We have had a new resident to the Burrum district comment on the wonderful services available here, which we always like to hear….VERY NICE. But……

There is a flip side though. This person thought this idyllic seaside area of Burrum Heads would be the perfect place to wind down after a long day in the office, perhaps flick through a newspaper, or even read the mail delivered that day. Burrum Heads has come of age and now has a wealthier, affluent stable population

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THE LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCIL AND THE AUSTRALIAN POSTAL SERVICE MUST CORRECT & UPGRADE THIS LONG OVERDUE SERVICE NOW.

Imagine the shock, when you have built a beaut home, with a grand and matching letterbox, only to discover there is NO mail delivery to the suburb at all. It appears there won’t even be mail delivery until someone starts a petition. If you think the simple solution is to get a post office box, it’s not!

There is a waiting list for them already…

Thankfully the post office is operated by the general store, so if you are lucky and leave work early you might still make it in time to get the mail once a week or so.

Unfortunately the new resident really needs to be in touch with the world, and even in this society technology has not removed the need to receive mail from time to time.

So join the list to have the right to get the mail delivered.

THE DAYS OF THE PIDGEON CARRIER ARE OVER

IN THE BURRUM – IF YOU AGREE, THEN………..

SIGN THE PETITION BY DOWNLOADING IT FROM OUR WEB SITE HERE OR ASK THE SECRETARY FOR A COPY.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO EITHER EMAIL ME TO EMAIL YOU BACK A COPY AS AN ATTACHMENT FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT.

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GET EVERYBODY TO SIGN IT

Send each page to>

The Secretary. Burrum Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 174 Howard Q4659. Ph 07 41290995

Please contact Burrum Chamber of Commerce via email also

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[email protected]

Henry Sapiecha – Publicity Officer


We have a long overdue need for postal services to the residences and businesses at

Burrum Heads Qld.

This form handed in

by………………………….Ph………………


THE SIGNED PETITION BELOW REFLECTS OUR REQUEST TO PROVIDE A FULL POSTAL SERVICE TO THE AREA

THIS IS SHEET #…………..


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