OF HERVEY BAY CHAMBERS REVAMPED WEB SITE
BURRUM CHAMBER LEADS BY EXAMPLE
Dear Members and Supporters,
The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly launches its new website www.herveybaychamber.asn.au which will keep you up to date with all the latest information and news.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask each member to have a look at their details and ensure they are up to date with information and logos. Please click here to download a website information form if you would like to change or add your member details
If you would like to provide feedback on the new site, please email Sharon Philp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Vice President
BURRUM MEMBERS ARE ALSO TO NOTE THE SAME REQUEST IS MADE OF THEM RE THEIR DETAILS IN OUR SITE HERE
Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 29th June 2009
Dear Members and Guests,
JUNE – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST
Cheryl-Anne Laird, Director, Livingstones Australia
Topic: The Fair Work Act – What employers need to know
You’ve read all about the changes in the Fair Work Act and you think you are across the big picture. Putting it into practice is a different matter. What do you need to do in your organisation to prepare for the new industrial relations environment?
At this breakfast, Ms Cheryl-Anne Laird, a Director of Livingstones Australia, will provide an overview of the most significant issues for Employers as a result of the Fair Work Act. You need to act now, as some of the changes come into effect on 1 July, 2009.
Livingstones Australia is a unique team of industrial relations, psychology and human resource specialists who deliver practical and holistic people solutions to employers. They possess an enviable track record and more than 26 years industrial advocacy and representation in all State and the Federal jurisdictions.
Cheryl-Anne Laird is regularly sought out to present papers at conferences and has a high industry profile through her tenures as the past-President of both the Queensland and Australian Industrial Relations Societies.
NEW – PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 22 June 2009.
Or Phone The Chamber Secretariat Sharon Philp on T: 0428 725 662
Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 16th June 2009
NOTE THE EARLIER ADVICES BY OUR PRESIDENT ON THE DIRECTION OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Burrum Chamber of Commerce
Po Box 59
Re:- Meeting 4th Februrary 1998
During the above mentioned meeting my name was brought forward for nomination to an executive position. My sincere thanks for that proposal, which I had to decline for the following reasons.
1…No opportunity prior to the meeting to study the constitution
2…My fear that the Chamber would develop into a community oriented group, rather than an organization promoting trade and business with the added benefits to the community.
Having now perused the constitution and rules, and listened in at the meeting. My impressions stated in  were confirmed.
My opinion is that there sufficient organizations working hard for the community and they should be supported by anyone who feels they can contribute.
The Chamber of Commerce should be first and foremost to promote trade and commerce and support other organizations where their interests are similar.
A broad based Chamber of Commerce as proposed will have to deal with often divisive issues and could well become impotent in its decision making.
[ie. The goal issue-tourist development plans-redirecting roads or traffic-creating new businesses in recycling or extraction industries etc.]
In addition, is it really in the interest of good business management, owner operated or not, to debate in open forum matters relating to wages, conditions, future directions etc?
Respectfully, I suggest the Executive look at the following articles and suggested changes/amendments..>
Delete all after “commerce and industry” and insert “registered as such with consumer affairs or other appropriate institution”.
Insert c.: The Chamber may invite members of community based organizations [Progress, P & C, etc] so nominated by their organization to selected meetings where co-operation and or consultation is desirable. Reciprocal invitations should be sought.
Sir, I thank you for your indulgence and trust that your executive will read this letter in the constructive spirit in which it was written.
As it stands. I regret I cannot become a member of the chamber and, by my discussions with other people I find I am not alone.
Time permitting, it is my intention to attend another meeting in the near future
Under all circumstances we must maintain our focus and direction as per the above 1998 outline which is as relevent then as it is now..
We are a commercially oriented group structured to maintain and promote new and current business development in the Burrum area.
Lest we forget..!!
Published by Henry Sapiecha 22nd May 2009
In the interests of Burrum Commerce