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Chamber Chat: Let’s build a stronger, more vibrant community

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A BIG week for the economy with the Federal Budget being handed down on Tuesday night – details will no doubt be debated over the next few weeks, but it should be a budget to bring some cost-of-living relief without inflation.

The concern in the business community is that the relief will be funded by small business.

Onto local activity, the chamber invites you to Join us for the Whitsundays’ economic future event during Queensland Small Business Month.

One of the goals of the chamber, this year, is to lead work on articulating a business and industry vision for the Whitsunday region.

This special event will be held on Tuesday, May 16, from 6pm at Mantra Club Croc, Cannonvale, to discuss the future economic indicators for the region.

We’ll hear from federal, state, and regional leaders including Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, Amanda Camm MP, Queensland Member for Whitsundays, and Andrew Willcox MP, Federal Member for Dawson.

They will explore the current drivers of change and how they might influence our region, in the next 25 to 40 years.

The Whitsundays region is home to nearly 4,000 small businesses that play a vital role in our local economy including providing employment for the community.

The chamber also recognises and values the vital contribution tourism and hospitality, mining, construction, and agriculture sectors make to our regional economy and sustaining our way of life.

Let’s make sure there is a clear vision and sustainable plan for growth into the future.

The event is open to everyone. Visit our website for more information about the event and to register.

We are grateful for the Queensland Government’s support for this event through a Networker Regional Grant, designed to help small businesses make connections and generate stronger networks.

During Queensland Small Business Month, we encourage everyone in the community to support local businesses during the month itself, and beyond.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and provide jobs for many people in the Whitsundays. You can help by leaving reviews, sharing on social media, or shopping locally…or simply say thank you.

Let’s work together to build a stronger, more vibrant community.  

By Allan Milostic, president Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce.

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