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]

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Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 18th Oct 2009

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MINUTES & AGM BURRUM CHAMBER OCT 2009 ELECTION RESULTS

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129th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 5th OCTOBER, 2009.

Meeting commenced at 7.35 PM.

Matters of interest discussed and raised in point format were:-

1…Qld chamber of Commerce affiliation fees paid and continue alliance

2…Fraser Coast Living Expo was highlighted as an important event.

3…Letter of support for an initiative by our local Kindy organization

4…The new Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce meeting here, date changed

5…Transport issues for aged etc Transcom care raised for discussion

6…Maria Creek Bridge to now go ahead states Mal Chard – our vice president

7…Andrew Brian FCRCC letter response re Howard’s needs, says nothing

8…Security cameras for Howard not to go ahead says council,

9…New township entry signs for Howard etc being currently designed by FRCC

10..Torbanlea races venue could be used for other major events as well

11..More events for the area required as well as ‘coat tailing’ events in region.

12..Update on progress of new trades & services project development.

13.. Aged accommodation complex of 55 units for Howard on the cards

14..Members and affiliates to regularly check our web postings for chamber updates

15..New FCCC meeting to be catered for by the community centre c/- Mal Chard

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd NOVEMBER, 2009

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MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY,

AGM – 5TH OCTOBER, 2009.

ELECTION RESULTS

New executives are as per below. Also note that your publicity officer Henry has been mopping up a lot of the correspondence temporarily until a new secretary has been appointed. Now that this task has been completed please forward all general correspondence to our new secretary Donna who in turn will refer it appropriately

Henry Sapiecha – Publicity officer [email protected]

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard

*Secretary – Donna Gibson *Treasurer – Helen Day

*Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

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P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

Published by Henry Sapiecha 14th October 2009

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NEW EXECUTIVE FOR BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTED

Results of our AGM elections – 5thOct 2009

Chaired by Councillor Gerard O Connell

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*RETIREMENT OF OUR SECRETARY AND TREASURER

Rhonda Davidson & Bill Brown

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*RE-ELECTION OF  PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

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*PUBLICITY OFFICER RE-ELECTED

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*NEW SECRETARY AND TREASURER APPOINTED

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Networking after the meeting

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Mal Chard speaks to our new secretary Donna Gibson

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Helen Day our new treasurer shares snacks with fellow member

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Our president Bill relaxes with members after his election-11th term

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Photos and posting by Henry Sapiecha 7th Oct 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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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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BOB CARLSON BENEFIT CONCERT – BROLGA THEATRE – MARYBOROUGH QLD

YOU ARE INVITED TO

ATTEND, SPONSOR OR

DONATE


THE BOB CARLSON

BENEFIT CONCERT

‘Help Bob in his personal fight against Motor Neurone Disease’

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Well known and well loved rock and roll, country, and jazz keyboard player Bob Carlson, who formerly worked with The Blue Heeler Band and many of Australia’s biggest music artists, needs your support to raise funds for him to undergo Stem Cell treatment.

Bob is fighting Motor Neurone Disease

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Full program of entertainers

to be anounced soon

Some of Australia’s finest national and regional artists will be performing. Entertainment packed show not to be missed!!!

Host: KERI McINERNEY

Time: 6:30PM Thursday, October 22nd

Location: The Brolga Riverside Theatre

BOOKINGS, DONATIONS OR SPONSORSHIP

Please contact

Keri McInerney
KMM MUSIC AUSTRALIA
Email:
[email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Official Website: http:www.kerimcinerney.com
Phone: (0407) 155993

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BOOKINGS ONLINE FROM SEPTEMBER 14TH 2009

http://www.brolgatheatre.org/default.asp?PageID=43&n=Purchase+Tickets

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 3rd Sept 2009

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BURRUM CHAMBER CANCELS SEPT MEETING

THE EXECUTIVES ARE DOWN BY 3 OF THE 4 FOR THE SCHEDULED MEETING of the BURRUM CHAMBER
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THE FOLLOWING IS NOW POSTED FOR MEMBERS TO NOTE
Hi everyone
Due to both Mal and myself being away and with President Bill in hospital, I am cancelling the Burrum Chamber of Commerce’s meeting due to be held on Monday, 7th September – this will now mean that the next meeting will be the AGM on 5th October – have spoken to Sue [Bill’s wife]and conveyed our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bill
Rhonda Davison
Secretary
Published by Henry Sapiecha 31st August 2009
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BURRUM CHAMBER of COMMERCE MINUTES for AUGUST MEETING

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128th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED

HELD ON MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.03pm.

Fraser Coast Councilor Gerard O’Connell in attendance


  1. Economic Benefit Strategy update – first draft gone to Council for further analysis – summary sent to Leigh Bennett – time frame 19th August – issues relevant to each area. Key members from Chambers and other groups for reference – concept is to use recourses already available.
  2. Gerard thanked Chamber for support – Bill asked why an outside consultant was appointed – Gerard replied that someone outside of council would be a better alternative as well as being familiar with the area.
  3. Regional Tourism Meeting – held in Bundaberg. Burrum Chamber reps attended.
  4. Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce – meeting has been held with executives of Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro and ourselves – will give all chambers a wider scope – next meeting to be held in Howard – will be chaired by Steven Dixon – not yet incorporated but this will be discussed at next meeting.
  5. Room Rent – Community Centre need to charge rent on the room used for meetings – cost will be $10.00 per hour – moved Bill Gosewisch, seconded Henry Sapiecha that this be accepted.
  6. Request for award nominations – we have 32 aged units in Howard and Torbanlea – Bill Gosewisch to follow up on this.
  7. Membership Fees – Henry Sapiecha moved, seconded by Scott Kelly that we increase our membership fees from $40.00 to $60.00 – no objections. The requirement for membership is that any members must have or being nominated by businesses that have an ABN.
  8. Logo – proposals for change of chamber logo to be submitted at next meeting. Samples of over 100 designs supplied by Henry Sapiecha for assessment by members.
  9. Letter of Response to discussions held with Andrew Jackson and Andrew Brien of Fraser Coast Council with a number issues addressed with more to come:
  10. Town entry, riverside development, planter boxes, walking track Maria Ck, sewerage, oval improvement, community hall extensions, bridge, road works, railway boom gates – brought up.

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.35PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD MONDAY. 7th SEPT., 2009

*ALL MEMBERS NOTE THAT YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE OVERDUE & PAYABLE – CONTACT THE SECRETARY. Ph-41290996

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*NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN

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Our yearly AGM will be held on the 5th October and all fees must be paid by then as only financial members are eligible to vote in an executive placement and participate in member’s benefits, web advertising and function invitations. Please contact the secretary for payment. …Ph-07 41290996

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*President-Bill Gosewisch * Vice President-Mal Chard

* Secretary-Rhonda Davison *Treasurer-Bill Brown

*Publicity Oficer-Henry Sapiecha [email protected]

Published by Henry Sapiecha 10th August 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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