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Chamber Chat: Events season in full swing

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By Allan Milostic

WITH THE events season well under way and gathering steam, our region comes alive with iconic events and festivals.

Congratulation to the Triathlon Club for a hugely successful weekend – packed with visitors and contestants.

The Whitsunday Running Club has also run (no pun intended) its Running Festival, in mid-July, with the trail festival to follow.

With the Great Barrier Reef Festival followed by Airlie Beach Race Week and Hamilton Island Race Week coming up, the visitation and exposure that these events bring to the region is incalculable.

We sincerely thank the organisers and volunteers – the entire region benefits from your efforts.

These regional events depend on local business support and financial contribution.

Our local businesses community plays a big role in investing in our community for everyone’s benefit.

As a thank you, be sure to support those businesses with a purchase, a social media shout out, online review, or refer your friends, as the businesses help make these events come to life.

Business Awards

Another way you can support local businesses is by nominating them in this year’s Whitsundays Business Awards.

The Chamber, in partnership with Tourism Whitsundays, seeks nominations for the 2023 Whitsundays Business Awards, across five award categories. 

The awards are open to members of the Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Whitsundays, and you can nominate in more than one category.

Nominating is easy – all you have to do is provide a 250-word statement about the business and share links to the website and social media accounts.

Nominations close Monday, August 21. Visit our website to learn more and good luck with your nomination. 

New membership model

This year, the Chamber has undergone extensive redevelopment and expansion, and we now invite you to be part of it. One of the major outcomes is our new membership model.

It aims to provide unmatched opportunities to drive advocacy and connectivity for small business, commerce, and industry in the Whitsunday region. Visit our website and join today! 

Next Chamber event

Our next Chamber event will be held 10am-12pm, on Wednesday, August 16, in Proserpine.

Pop Up Chamber – a new initiative – will be an informal gathering of business owners and the Chamber team.

Feel free to pop along at a time that best suits you, learn more about business in the region, get up-to-date on Chamber developments, share your view on regional business priorities, and grab a coffee.

The theme for this Pop Up Chamber is ‘Chamber membership: What’s in it for you?’ 

The event is free and open to all Chamber members and the broader Whitsundays community. Visit our website for more information. 

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