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1 FREE MAGAZINE SEPT/OCT EDITION 2012 Motolifes Chris Vermeulen set to open on Caloundra Road LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN JUNGLE FEVER Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium hosting major events Scan to find out more!

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3 INSIDE THIS ISSUE 08 16 features 13 04 From the Executive Committee Let the festivities begin with a big of Jungle Fever at 05 Music on Kings 06 Caloundra becoming a must be place for big business The prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D held in 08 Caloundra 06 09 ASV Audio Visual knows how to put on a show Caloundra business offering more than just regular 11 customer service Caloundra is set to host some major events making it a 12 hub for visitors 13 Caloundras iconic lighthouses now open to visitors 16 Local business support is all the buzz! 18 Full support for gazettal for National Park at Caloundra 20 A special event for all the women out there 12 regulars 10 New Members 14 Tourism Update 19 Chamber Networking Functions 21 At The Markets 22 Members Directory 49 Bulcock St, Caloundra 07 5491 2000 22 Upcoming Member Events email [email protected] Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. A Office 11, 51-55 Bulcock St (PO Box 177) Caloundra 4551 P 07 5492 5977 F 07 5499 7633 E [email protected] Advertising and Content Submissions To enquire or book advertising space, or to submit an article for consideration please contact the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. Graphic Design and Production by Coastal Copy and Print. Cover image: Motolife business partner Chris Vermeulen Caloundra Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our volunteer photographer, TAFE student Elliot Swanson for his assistance with a variety of images in this edition 3

4 FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE BUSINESS LEADERS ROUND TABLE As a key body for local business, While the session was focused on the Sunshine Coast as a whole, all of the ideas and proposed actions brought to the Caloundra Chamber of the table would have a major positive impact on business Commerce took a seat at the development and the economy here in Caloundra. Building Sunshine Coast Councils business confidence, focussing our investment attraction inaugural Business Leaders efforts, growing our national reputation and generating career opportunities are all necessary in growing our local tourism, Round Table held on the 18th July. retail and overall economy and that is the same all over the Organised by the Sunshine Coast Council Economic Sunshine Coast. Development branch and hosted by Mayor Mark Jamieson, The Chamber has recently seen encouraging investment the Round Table was the first step in a series of consultative activity in our area, including Crick Caloundra opening discussions for future planning for the Sunshine Coast region. and a new motorcycle dealership building premises on Over 60 representatives from a variety of business sectors Caloundra Road and the Golden Beach Taverns $6 million from across the Coast attended, unanimously agreeing that dollar renovation nearing completion. Seeing Council start identifying opportunities to stimulate and build confidence in to address some of the big issues and opportunities for our economy should be a top priority for Council. the Coast certainly adds to our optimistic outlook for the The Chambers representative on the Business Leaders Caloundra region, Mr Casey said. Round Table, President and Industrial Portfolio Chair, Will Many of the business leaders present on the 18th of July, Casey is optimistic about the Councils invigorated approach including the Caloundra Chamber will continue to provide to economic development. input in to the action plans to drive change. It was encouraging to see the Round Table happen as a first NOTE: A presentation by AEC Group Director, Michael Campbell, regarding the step in identifying the issues and risks for our area and ways state of the economy Is available to view on Councils website to move forward. Mr Casey said. CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) WHEN: Monday 17th September 2012 WHERE: CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY , adjacent to Caloundra Library (22 Omrah Avenue) TIME: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start COST: Free of charge to members, non-members $15.00 FOOD & BEVERAGE: Canapes provided. Cash bar operated by Friends of the Gallery RSVP: Explore the work of the 40 finalists hanging in the gallery as part of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Take a short tour before or after the AGM with gallery staff. Vote for your favourite piece in the peoples choice awards. 4 caloundrabuzz

5 FRINGE FESTIVAL WHATS THE BUZZ? STOCKLAND CALOUNDRA FUN WALK A walking group has been launched at Stockland Caloundra as part of The Heart Foundation. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am to enjoy LET THE a 30 to 60 minute walk inside the shopping centre before it FESTIVITIES opens to shoppers. The initiative is to engage our community BEGIN WITH in a regime to be fit and healthy. To find out more visit: A BIT OF JUNGLE FEVER AT MUSIC ON CONGRATULATIONS TO RED HOT CHILLI PEPPER KINGS Congratulations to Vicki Taylor from Red Hot Chilli Pepper for winning the Westpac Award small As one of the major Fringe Festival events, business grant in the innovation Music on Kings will be a show stopper and is category. Vicky was presented with a $1,500 cheque on July bound to get everyone into a festive mood 19th at the award announcement. with its energetic Jungle Fever theme. This is a great achievement for Red Hot Chilli Pepper and we congratulate Vicki on the win. Music on Kings has been an annual event rhythms and songs in combination with for the past five years. However, this year favourite Broadway and Disney musicals. CALOUNDRA TO HOST the event is going under the umbrella of THE NATIONAL ANGLING Event organiser, Rhonda Pattinson from the Caloundra Fringe Festival, bringing Creative Events Incorporated, said that CHAMPIONSHIPS with it a predicted higher number of she has enjoyed facilitating the event over The Caloundra Power Boat attendees. the past five years because of the joy it Clubs Fishing Club is hosting the Music on Kings Jungle Fever is a high brings to the community. National Angling Championships energy show being held at Kings Beach and Convention over 16 days in It is so rewarding to organise an Amphitheatre on Saturday night, the 22nd August 2013. This event will be event like Music on Kings that is free of September, starting at 5pm. This free an undoubted boon for Caloundra for everyone to attend, so there is no and the Sunshine Coast with community event is expecting up to 4000 segregation. Seeing the excitement on close to 300 anglers attending people to attend. everyones faces on the night makes it from across Australia and New worth the effort. The event is something Zealand. To find out more email A combination of dancers, fire artists, that Caloundra can be proud to have Barry at [email protected] drummers and stilt walkers from the in their annual event calendar, said Ms amazing Sacred Circus, together with Pattinson. African Connection, will entertain with their upbeat performance. The amazing Music on Kings is suitable for people of PELICAN WATERS DAY SPA costumes on show are sure to wow the all ages. Pelican Waters Day Spa has audience. Vocal performers, Anjali Raj and The community and visitors are recently undergone rebranding, Wade Cobram-Thomas will be performing encouraged to attend this wonderful free giving the business a facelift and songs from The Jungle Book, Tarzan and entertainment event and bring along a a fresh approach. Formerly known the ever popular Disney favourite, The blanket or chair and get comfortable. as Pelican Waters Spa & Retreat, Lion King. new manager Tracy Grant is Food stalls will be available; no alcohol excited about the direction of the Music on Kings 2011 provided a show allowed as it is a family friendly event. business, and says the rebranding that blended opera and circus. This year, For more information visit is the first step with more big Jungle Fever will focus on real African things to come for the day spa. 5

6 COMMUNITY CALOUNDRA BECOMING A MUST BE PLACE FOR BIG BUSINESS These companies are proving that there is some business being done and that we have got to a point that if you want to grow your business you have to get on and do something about it. Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Portfolio, Michael Shadforth It seems to be a common saying they had been looking at opening in Caloundra for a few years. at the moment that things are So, why did they choose now? tough in business, and as much as With six locations on the Sunshine Coast and none in the south, it made sense that our next dealership would be in Caloundra. The last we dont doubt that this has been few years have been tough on the coast, but we feel consumer and the case for many businesses, business confidence is rebounding Mr Eastham said. it isnt all doom and gloom and We have also been waiting for the right block of land to become the Sunshine Coast, in particular available and a site on Caloundra Road was our preference. Caloundra, is on the move. So, what market research led Crick Auto Group to open a Caloundra dealership? With the opening of Crick Caloundra and a new motorbike dealership We dont undergo market research in a formal sense; our market Motolife opening soon on Caloundra Road, naturally we had a few research is done by Garry Crick, Sam Bohner and I through listening questions. to customers. The feedback we were getting was that our customers We sat down with CEO of Garry Crick, John Eastham and Motolife wanted us in Caloundra Mr Eastham said. business partner Chris Vermeulen to find out more about their moves Garry has a track record of picking a site and then having others into Caloundra. follow. We were the first at Sugar Rd, and then the first at Maroochy Crick Caloundra opened their doors on the 4th of July 2012, apparently, Blvd with Mercedes Benz he said. 6 caloundrabuzz

7 The major infrastructure projects and framing residential developments in and around Caloundra are strong factors as to why it was important for us to establish Motolife now. My prediction is that in the near future things will be booming and there will be limited choice of areas for business to expand Motolife business partners Dean Kurtz and Chris Vermeulen. CHRIS Vermeulen Both of these strips have become popular locations with extensive Caloundra. With their doors set to open on Caloundra Road in early business action. Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, Economic October, Chris shared his secrets on why they are taking a leap and Development Portfolio Chair, Michael Shadforth said that these large opening the new store. He said that Caloundra posed the perfect companies are investing in our town because they are confident that position for their business, being located reasonably close to Brisbane Caloundra has a very bright future. and Gympie, and that Caloundra Road also offers great visibility. These companies are proving that there is some business being The major infrastructure projects and framing residential done and that we have got to a point that if you want to grow your developments in and around Caloundra are strong factors as to business you have to get on and do something about it. why it was important for us to establish Motolife now. My prediction It would be easy to sit back and find good reasons why your is that in the near future things will be booming and there will be business isnt growing. Rather than sitting around and doing nothing, limited choice of areas for business to expand Mr Vermeulen said. get out there and find what parts of your business are working and start working on that said Mr Shadforth. It hasnt been the easiest time for business over the past year or so, and being a part owner of Motolife on the Nicklin Way we This is exactly what Motolife is doing, branching out from the havent been immune to the effects. Things have started to look dealership on the Nicklin Way and expanding to a new dealership on more positive for the year ahead making it a great time to branch Caloundra Road that specialises in motorbikes. out. Motorbike racing extraordinaire Chris Vermeulen knows a thing or two about the Sunshine Coast having grown up in the region, If the investment in Caloundra by Motolife and Crick Caloundra racing motorbikes here then overseas. It is exciting news that Chris is anything to go by, the future of our town seems to be bright and business partner Dean Kurz have chosen to invest in Motolife indeed. 7

8 COMMUNITY THE PRESTIGIOUS SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE 2D IS BACK 2012 SCAP 2D Highly Commended winner: Kate Bergin, Mr Percival, His Mobile Phone and Other Caloundra Regional Gallery will be set with 2D works to the 7th of October Stories Too The Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) is among the Visit the exhibitions or to vote for your favourite in the Friends nations most significant regional art prizes, of the Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc., and once again the 2D section will be on display for Peoples Choice Award and you could eight weeks at Councils, Caloundra Regional Gallery. win a double pass to the 2012 Caloundra Music Festival! Now in its seventh year, SCAP 2D attracts the for SCAP 2D than the Caloundra Regional best contemporary and emerging artists that Gallery with 10 finalists in the 2D section from Australia has to offer, with the winner receiving the Sunshine Coast. The 3D finalists work will be Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2012 $15,000 plus a four-week placement valued exhibited at Noosa Regional Gallery in Tewantin finalists: at $5,000 as artist-in-residence at Arley Farm, until 7 October. SCAP 2D: Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The Councils Gallery Curator Nina Shadforth said that winning artwork will be added to the Sunshine Local artists: Rex Backhaus-Smith, Kate both awards for the SCAP exhibition attracted a Coast Council Corporate Art Collection. Bergin, Michael Cook, Stefan Dunlop, number of new artists this year, which is reflected Peter Hudson, Wayne Markwort, LM Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the art prize in the final selection. Noonan, Andy Powell, Susan Schmidt is the annual signature arts event on the Sunshine The artists are of an exceptionally high standard and Pam Walpole. Coast. and the exhibitions highlight the diversity in media Other artists: Gary Abkin, Chris Bennett, It is one of the richest regional art awards in from traditional 2D interpretations of painting and John Bodin, Ross Booker, Renata Buziak, Australia and has consistently attracted great drawing through to innovative responses in 3D Glen Clarke, Georgie Crawford, Mark interest and the highest of standards amongst the art forms incorporating sound, new media and Dean, David Disher, David Edgar, David entries received from all over the nation, he said. assemblage, she said. Fairbairn, Christian Flynn, Susan Gourley, Each year the bar is raised challenging the The SCAP 2012 2D category winner was Rohan Hutchinson, Amaya Iturri, Michael selection panel to arrive at 40 finalists for each of announced at the gala opening event on 31 Jenkins, Col Jordan, Peter Kozak, Dana the 2D and 3D categories. August 2012 and everyone should drop into Lawrie, Sharon McKenzie, Ilona Nelson, Caloundra Regional Gallery located at 22 Omrah Annabel Nowlan, Bernadette Pilli, KN Art lovers will be in for a real treat with the 2D Avenue (adjacent to Caloundra Library) to view the Rodriguez, Rebecca Ross, Alma Sarac, category finalists entries to be showcased at exquisite SCAP artwork on show until 7 October. Ben Smith, Kristin Tennyson, Steven Caloundra Regional Gallery until 7 October 2012. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am Tyerman and Tony White. There couldnt have been a more fitting venue 4pm and entry is free.

9 NEW MEMBER ASV AUDIO VISUAL KNOWS HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW As a company that is based behind the scenes The management teams repertoire includes everything from at some big venues in our area, we thought Telstra awards and road shows to the Diesel and Evermore concerts, to the Noosa Jazz Festival and the Coolum Kite it was time to bring ASV Audio Visual to the Festival. forefront and highlight the amazing work that ASV Audio Visual is currently the provider of sound this Caloundra Chamber of Commerce member reinforcement for the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons. is doing. Business Development Manager, Kerrie Alterator, said that their ASV Audio Visual is a 100% locally owned and operated company is continually taking on new and interesting projects. company that specialises in sound, lighting, staging and audio The work we do is so dynamic and versatile; ranging from visual services. Established in 1993 the company has evolved the V8 Supercars to the National Comedy Festival, Ms into the Sunshine Coasts largest supplier of professional Alterator said. sound, audio visual and lighting equipment and provides quality service for the entertainment industry. ASV has custom-designed and installed permanent With a dedicated business events team, ASV Audio Visual audiovisual systems for Nambour Hospital, Catholic Education, actively promotes our beautiful region to clients considering an Sands Tavern, Chic Boutique in Brisbane, Gatton Sports event for their company or potential organisation. ASV Audio Centre, Myer Centre and Redbank Plaza among others. Visual are the in-house technical support team for the Sunshine ASV Audio Visual are new to the Caloundra Chamber of Coast Function Centre, Kings Beach Tavern, Oaks Oasis Commerce and said that they were excited about the future Caloundra and the Caloundra Power Boat Club. in Caloundra and wanted to play an active role in the business The team at ASV Audio Visuals has had diverse experience in community with other like-minded positive people. producing events with one of the directors, Lindsay Hall, being the manager of Jon English for 20 years and also the Front of To find out more about ASV Audio Visual visit House Audio Technician for Marcia Hines. 9

10 NEW MEMBERS NEW MEMBERS OF THE CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ASV Audio Visual FTS Pty Ltd Pollock Ingram Solicitors ASV Audio Visual is one of Queenslands At FTS, we have been providing personal Pollock Ingram Lawyers have been leading sound, audio visual and lighting financial advice to our clients for over 20 years. established since 1968 in Caloundra and specialists. Our difference is we add the Our goal is to be one of the most professional is one of the oldest firms on the Sunshine human dimension to our state-of-the-art and respected providers of personal financial Coast. Our practice areas include property, equipment and service. We pride ourselves in conveyancing, wills, enduring powers of advice, and work with clients to help build, having lifelong relationships with our clients. attorney, business contracts, commercial protect, and manage their wealth. 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11 MEMBERS ON THE MOVE CALOUNDRA BUSINESS OFFERING MORE THAN JUST REGULAR SERVICE In true representation of our hard working Caloundra businesses, owner and manager of Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery, Vivianne Dawalibi comes through with shining colours. Vivanne and staff having fun at work smoking, eating better, less alcoholic fortunate enough to work with a group of drinks and more physical activities. The passionate, dedicated and friendly people Quality Improvement Cycle incorporates a who care for good health, and I see it holistic approach to medicine, comprising with great joy everyday Vivianne said. of a variety of health providers, known Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery joined as allied health providers, including the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce dieticians, chiropractors, exercise physiologist, psychologists and more, when it first opened in 2004 for the that all fall under the bulk billing service purpose of networking, being involved in the community, and getting business Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery is involved support. in Indigenous health services to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander When starting up a new business health as part of Closing the Gap and it can be a very full on process and No Durri for this Murri programs. The team working at Caloundra Bulk Billing you have to make use of any support Surgery are multi-cultural friendly. you can get, and for me, the Chamber was a perfect place to get this The motto of we care is very evident support said Vivianne. As an ambassador of hard work that in the practice, which doesnt have the pays off, Vivianne has transformed what notion of the in and out service that a Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery won used to be a pharmacy into a thriving lot of other bulk billing practices are Caloundra Chamber of Commerce medical practice on Bulcock Street. considered to have. Vivianne said that the clinic is going really well and they are Professional Business of the Year 2011 Viviannes passion for her business, and was one of five Queensland finalists consistently busy and growing. clients and staff is obvious in her in the Telstra Peoples Choice Awards Caloundra clinic in Bulcock Street that I think that because our clinic has such 2012. This highlights the amazing work is a buzz with exciting new initiatives, a big point of difference, people come to that Vivianne and her team are achieving including the governments initiatives us for a thorough overview of their health. at the clinic. I love the fact that I can own and manage on Quality Improvement Cycle of Care To find out more about this wonderful two clinics that offer people good and Lifescripts, which gives advice clinic visit or like service and we can make a difference for healthy living, focusing on quitting them on Facebook to their lives, health and wellbeing. I am 11

12 INDOOR SPORTS STADIUM CALOUNDRA IS SET TO HOST SOME MAJOR EVENTS MAKING IT A HUB FOR VISITORS Get ready to rumble Caloundra, Another two competition sports set to take place at the stadium are gymnastics and with our town hosting some volleyball. In previous years the Queensland large upcoming events ensuring that Caloundra will be sizzling Gymnastics Championships has seen around 700 competitors and 5000 spectators over the LEARN TO PLAY with visitors from as far and week they are in town. Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium manager JUNIOR LAWN wide as Las Vegas. Steve Gurr said that considering this years event has been extended to include trampoline BOWLS AT The excitement around Caloundra Music Festival is massive, and theres no doubt that and acrobatics he expects an even larger number of visitors to Caloundra. CAMP PELICAN this event is a star attraction for Caloundra. Still, there is even more to be excited about with I would say we should expect up to 10,000 the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium hosting people over the entire 10 days of the event, Lawn bowls is an increasingly popular some major sporting events from September to Mr Gurr said. sport and Pelican Waters Lawn Bowls November, including the RollerCon Down Under. Cheltenham Apartments manager and owner Club is offering an opportunity for all The Sunshine Coast Council owned and Dave Newnham knows very well the impact juniors to learn to play lawn bowls. The operated Indoor Sports Stadium in North on Caloundra when these big sporting events club is hosting regular junior training Street, has been extremely busy preparing for happen, given that Cheltenham has been camps for up to 17 year olds. There what can only be described as an onslaught of booked out over the last four years with are a lot of juniors who do not like fishnet stockings, roller skates and stack hats in gymnastics competitors and associated stays contact sport or are unable to play for after the competition is over. the fast growing sport of Roller Derby. medical reasons, so lawn bowls might RollerCon Down Under will be a major These events are great for Caloundra and its just be the perfect choice. international event right here on our doorstep. businesses, bringing money into our economy and putting the area on the map for people For more information and to Originally held in Las Vegas the organisers who otherwise may never have planned to visit register please contact coach are duplicating the event and bringing it down under to Caloundra, with 2000 here. Ken on 54925780 or email people expected to compete, plus plenty of Once exposed to our friendly, low key [email protected] spectators. approach they often revisit. Our community The Indoor Sports Stadium will also be the needs to foster these events, because it is happening place for hundreds of badminton what keeps us all going forward in a positive competitors in October. This very social sport way, Mr Newnham said. will also see plenty of badminton players Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium wants all flocking to the streets of Caloundra for dinner, businesses to be aware of these events and drinks and entertainment. ready to welcome these visitors to town . FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please phone the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium on 5499 6000 or email [email protected] 12 caloundrabuzz

13 FRIENDS OF THE CALOUNDRA LIGHTHOUSES A TREAT FOR CALOUNDRA WITH OUR ICONIC LIGHTHOUSES NOW OPEN FOR VISITORS Recently, I was fortunate enough to witness the signing over of our two iconic Caloundra Lighthouses from Sunshine Coast Council to The Friends of The Caloundra Lighthouses. Clint Irwin, Trevor Hamey, Roger Todd, Lisa Bishop, Cr Peter Cox and Cr Tim Dwyer This was a special moment not only for the volunteer group, The Friends group was established in 2007 for the purpose the Friends of The Caloundra Lighthouses, but for the whole of protecting, preserving and lobbying to open the lighthouses of Caloundra. Tourists, community groups, families and the to the public. Under the new and improved licence with like now have the opportunity to visit the Lighthouses and Council, the Friends can operate more autonomously, in check out the spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific that they no longer require permission from Council to open Ocean, the shipping lanes, the Pumicestone Passage and the the facility. Glass House Mountains. Now the Caloundra Lighthouses take the cake as the only lighthouses open to the public in Queensland. With both lighthouses offering breathtaking views, this should be the number one activity on everyones to do list when in Caloundra. A driving force behind the handover was Rodger Todd from Friends of The Caloundra Lighthouses who said that all the hard work is worth it when you get a positive outcome like this. The Friends have been working for more than a year on repair, maintenance and adaptation to ready the Signal Station for public visitation. We removed 15 kilograms of rust on the first day, Mr Todd said. We are so privileged to have all of the Friends volunteer their time. They work so hard to preserve, maintain, and stay so passionate about this precious icon in our town that holds so much history, he said. In attendance at the signing was Cr Tim Dwyer, Cr Peter Cox, Friends of The Caloundra Lighthouses, Sunshine Coast Council representatives and Graham Smith from the Tidy Towns Team. Cr Tim Dwyers passion for Caloundra shone through when he reflected on his childhood in the town and the importance of looking after Caloundras precious history. The lighthouses are symbolic to Caloundra and I commend the hard work that has been put in by the Friends of The Caloundra Lighthouses with their tireless effort in getting the handover to occur. This group understands the importance of giving the public the opportunity to enjoy such a great landmark, Cr Dwyer said. The Lighthouses are open every second Saturday 9:00am till mid-afternoon. Sept 15th, 29th, Oct 13th, 27th, Nov 10th etc. If the flag is flying then they are open. Entry is by gold coin donation. To find out about tours and opportunities to become a volunteer please visit 13

14 TOURISM UPDATE ANTHONYS UPDATE At the beginning of August, a significant event for tourism occurred when Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) took over the management of nine Sunshine Coast Council Visitor Information Centres (VICs). The decision followed an independent report into council VICs which recommended the centres be managed by the tourism industry to allow improved synergies with tourism marketing, and a better experience for tourists. VIC staff and volunteers are the frontline of our regions tourism industry and their local knowledge, guidance and friendly welcome can make all the difference. Closer ties will be created between our members and VICs, and the end result is that we will all be working collectively as one tourism team. A new advisory panel for the sub region from Caloundra to Kawana has been appointed. The panel forms a broad cross-section of tourism industry members who will work with SCDL to plan, advise and offer feedback on behalf of the industry. We welcome members Bill Darby, Pia Rule, Leanne Layfield, Kath Massey, James Boreham, Tracey Harris, Lindsay Petty and Kerry Alterator. If you would like to find out more about any of the projects we are currently working on, or you wish to join Sunshine Coast Destination as a member, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0403 854 815 or email [email protected] Anthony Johnston Bill Darby, Lindsay Petty, Tracey Harris, James Boreham, Kath Massey, Pia Rule, Leanne Layfield, Anthony Johnston Tourism Development Manager from Caloundra to Kawana Social media marketing In June 2012, Sensis released a Facebook users in Australia last month, and over 901 million active monthly users worldwide. With these critical statistics in detailed report on the social mind, the marketing team at Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd media habits of Australian (SCDL) has launched a new year-round digital campaign at a consumers and businesses. series of presentations in mid-August. There will be a range of media used, with a strong focus on digital to reach a targeted In essence the figures confirmed that many Australians use audience. The most exciting aspect is that the campaign will social media as part of their daily routine: provide data to measure the success. 84% of Australians access the internet every day 62% of Australian internet users use social networking sites, with 36% of them using social media at least once every day Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) will launch a new 97% of social network users use Facebook website shortly featuring maps, events, deals and a booking 79% large businesses have a social media presence. tool. The site will enable SCDL to track decisions, interactions and what the visitor wants, which will drive future marketing It is mind boggling, but there were more than 11 milllion campaigns and results for members. UPCOMING EVENTS Caloundra Fringe Festival A League pre-season show Caloundra Music Festival Trans-Tasman Junior 21 September -1 October 2012 down 28-30 September 2012 Outrigger Sprint Series Kings Beach Park, Caloundra 23 September 2012 Kings Beach Park, Caloundra 29 September 1 October 2012 A fantastic program of 34 events Stockland Stadium Sunshine Coast Music lovers are invited to celebrate Lake Kawana over 10 days with something for Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast the best of the Australian music The Junior Outrigger Race series everyone to enjoy. Many of the Mariners industry and international artists attracts teams from New Zealand, activities will be free, while others Tickets go on sale Monday the 3rd at the Caloundra Music Festival. the Pacific Island and Australia. might charge an entry fee. Key September from Ticketek: Starting Friday evening and There will be as many as 700 events include Festuri, Music on continuing over the weekend, the participants converging on Kawana Kings, the Monaco Bulcock Busking extensive musical program invites for the Trans-Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Festival and the Daniel Morcombe everyone to enjoy some sun, surf Wakka Ama. Foundation Family Fun Day. and soul. 14 caloundrabuzz

15 GETTING TO KNOW YOU David and Beverley Clark are the owner/managers of Fairseas Apartments which they consider to be the jewel in the golden crown of Golden Beach. We have a chat Fairseas apartments with them. How long have you lived on the Sunshine Coast? Favourite thing to do? Apart from a few years living in Victoria, Canada, we have been on Our favourite thing to do is to visit our families in Sydney and Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast since 1993. We are entering out sixth year here at as well as in the south of France. However not being able to do that all Fairseas. the time, we settle for the next best pastime, which is people watching on Pumicestone Passage, or just lying in the sun at Fraser Park. The What did you do before entering the hospitality industry? sheer joy of being able to see the full moon rising on the passage and David said he enjoyed 37 years as a professional rugby coach in Australia shining a column of light directly at us, or looking at the twinkling lights of Caloundra, reminds us of the south of France and our French family and overseas, and Beverley enjoyed many years as an interior designer. doesnt seem so far away. What do you enjoy most about the hospitality industry? What do you see as the most challenging aspect of your role? As in our previous occupations, we enjoy meeting and helping people The most challenging aspect of our role is maintaining the high standard from all walks of life and all parts of the world. we have set ourselves to deliver our clients a memorable holiday. What is your: What do you consider the most rewarding aspect of your role? Favourite place on the Sunshine Coast / Caloundra? The fond farewell of our clients, knowing we have achieved our goals and that we will see many of them back again soon. We have lived at Moffat Beach, Buddina Beach, and Golden Beach, and each has a special place in our hearts, so the sum total to that question What makes the Sunshine Coast naturally refreshing for you? is anywhere on the Sunshine Coast is our favourite place especially The opportunity for visitors to unwind from the ever demanding treadmill Caloundra. of work and to be able to choose our amazing attractions and activities that are not work related or just simply do nothing, thats refreshing. Favourite place to eat? And, without doubt, the event that makes good old Aussie pride well up Here in Caloundra we are fortunate to have a wide and varied selection in your throat is the spectacle of Australia Day on Pumicestone Passage. of restaurants, so to pick just one would do an injustice to them. Whether Hundreds of Aussie flags, thousands of people of all races, picnicking, its Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian or just good old Aussie tucker at the boating, swimming, playing with the kids, tell us that Australia is a great Caloundra Power Boat Club, we recommend them all to our guests. place to live and Caloundra is the best of all! Now thats refreshing. Melbourne Cup Day Steve Irwin Day RollerCon Down Under 6 November 2012 15 November 2012 30 November 2 December 2012 Corbould Park Australia Zoo, Beerwah Caloundra Indoor Stadium Melbourne Cup Day is Australias best known This is a ripper of a day to celebrate Steves Caloundra has been chosen to host the first ever horse racing event held on the first Tuesday love of animals, family and conservation. RollerCon Down Under, the Aussie offshoot is in November every year. Sunshine Coast Turf Everyone, everywhere can don some khaki based on the annual roller derby held in Vegas. Club will be open to the public on Melbourne for the day. At Australia Zoo there will be tons The event is likely to attract many visitors to Cup Day with live racing, roving entertainment, of activities for the whole family! our region. Tickets are on sale now and can fashions on the field and a big screen TV on the be purchased through course. downunder 15

16 LOCAL BUSINESS Business Ezy is the perfect online resource for the time-poor business owner as it is available 24-7 allowing access to this information at a time most convenient for them. Local Business Support is all the buzz! The Local Business Support team at Sunshine Coast Council haS been working feverishly to package its range of services and products in a more accessible format, to better inform and support local small businesses. The Local Business Support program focuses on three critical areas: Many Caloundra businesses have utilised this support and 1. Giving business owners the information are achieving good results. Three pillars are the focus in they need to make good business decisions; the program: marketing, accounting and customer service. Caloundra Buzz will be expanding on these pillars in coming 2. Supporting businesses through Councils editions. procurement processes, and: In addition, Council has developed Business Ezy, a free, online 3. Connecting small businesses with the right eBook resource, which delivers a wealth of information from professional assistance services starting a business to accessing grants and support and more. Checklists, calculator tools, fact sheets and links are in The program delivers relevant, timely and helpful information to abundance in one easy-to-access location. Business Ezy is business like never before in online and physical formats. the perfect online resource for the time-poor business owner as it is available 24-7 allowing access to this information at a A wide range of marketing, accounting and customer service/ time most convenient for them. Business Ezy, will be constantly sales information is available through professional, independent experts who are available to meet with business owners, free updated with the latest council regulations and useful of charge, to discuss their current situation, challenges and information to keep businesses informed. frustrations. Such discussions will enable these independent Now, thats making business on the Sunshine Coast ezy. experts to review a business current trading position and provide support and advice to inform and guide the business If you would like information on The Local Business Support owners to future growth and success. Program, Council officers are available to speak to you and These independent professionals are being provided to local independent professionals are available for free consultations. businesses, free of charge and with no ongoing obligation. Its Contact Edward Gainer or Geoff Peters on 0400 787 507 that ezy for business! today. 16 caloundrabuzz

17 MARK MCARDLE Full support Protecting our environment is essential and I will be following this matter up with This is a multi-billion dollar project and one that will benefit local residents health for gazettal my colleagues. needs for years to come. Its also going to provide a much-needed boost for local of national Job opportunities await for locals employment. park at Ive been contacted by quite a few people It may be three-and-a-half years until this hospital opens, but again, now is the time Caloundra looking for work, and one of the best pieces of advice I can give them is to look to start thinking about job opportunities and possibly up-skilling if you might want at the Ramsay Health private hospital and a new change of career. BY MARK MCARDLE MP - MEMBER FOR the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, CALOUNDRA PH 5491 2780 both at Kawana. The University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE can I recently met with the Sunshine The private hospital is currently being built and is scheduled to open late provide excellent advice through their Coast Environmental Council and career advisors, and also tips on how to Wildlife Preservation Society of next year. However, what some people may not be aware of, is that theyre best apply for future position. Queensland to discuss the gazettal asking for expressions of interest now. I understand more than 3,500 staff of a new national park at Caloundra, Opportunities await for a variety of job will work in the new hospital when it located between Golden Beach, categories, including medical practitioners opens in 2016 and about 6,000 staff Pelican Waters and the future right through to housekeeping, security, will be required by 2021. This will Caloundra South development. administration and front office staff. include doctors, nurses, and allied A dedicated website has been set up, health professionals, administrative and If successful this national park would be and I urge people to visit http://www. operational staff. critical to the future of the Pumicestone The recruitment process is being Passage, which is such an important and click on the careers tab for more developed and it is anticipated some body of water for everybody on the information. It really is best to research recruitment will occur about 18 months Sunshine Coast, and will also create a and prepare in advance rather than wait from the SCUH opening date. green lung beneficial to the environment until the last minute when it may be too and future generations that will live here. late. For more information about future job opportunities at the SCUH and to SCEC and WPSQ have been Another major project which local register your interest, email the Workforce campaigning to have this parcel of land jobseekers should start to think about is Planning Team at SCHSD-Workforce- declared a national park for more than the construction of the Sunshine Coast [email protected] a decade and want to protect this end University Hospital, which Im very proud of the Coast particularly with the future to report the Newman Government has And keep an eye on the website Caloundra South development. brought forward its opening date to 2016. 18 caloundrabuzz

18 Chamber networking functions Suzanne Maksan and Bettina Gainer Vikki Done (Pelican Waters Day Spa), (Connect Hearing) Renee King (Caloundra Weekly) Laraine Corbett (Caloundra Power Boat Club) and Mick Graham (Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia, Sunshine Coast) Leanne Layfield (Caloundra Chamber of Commerce) and Celena Ross (My Business Doctor) welcome everyone to the workshop CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOOD LUCK TO ENTRANTS IN THE SUNSHINE COAST BUSINESS AWARDS Pam Jeppesen and Carolyn Thomson from Kadoe Commercial Coatings Celena Ross from My Business Doctor presented a highly entertaining and educational seminar on how to apply for a business award. Some of the tips included remembering why you went into business, what you love about your business and to tell a story. The judges give up their time and can be faced with the equivalent of reading a few novels in a night. Make your application easy to read, succinct, use but dont overuse bullet points and add graphs or photos. If you dont have the time to do this excellent PR/marketing opportunity, outsource it to a specialist. Applying for awards is valuable in reflecting where you have been, what you have achieved and your future direction. A range of businesses attended the workshop and left motivated Vivianne Dawalibi (Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery), Rita Williams (Sunstate Jewellers), and Janelle Brown (Swimart) and ready for some awards action. CALOUNDRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) WHEN: Monday 17th September 2012 WHERE: CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY , adjacent to Caloundra Library (22 Omrah Avenue) TIME: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start COST: Free of charge to members, non-members $15.00 FOOD & BEVERAGE: Canapes provided. Cash bar operated by Friends of the Gallery RSVP: Explore the work of the 40 finalists hanging in the gallery as part of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Take a short tour before or after the AGM with gallery staff. Vote for your favourite piece in the peoples choice awards. 19

19 WOMENS EXPO A SPECIAL EVENT FOR ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE It is a little known fact that we women can get slightly The Expo encourages overwhelmed with work, family life, friends and the like. It and supports buying local is also a known fact that women do enjoy the occasional and supporting local shopping expedition. So bring on the Womens Lifestyle business, all in the name Expo to inspire and motivate us with wonderful workshops, of empowering each speakers, shopping, pampering, and prizes. other as women. Many The Womens Lifestyle Expo is an annual event that has grown Caloundra businesses from strength to strength since its creation by producer Sue take part each year and Frost. Now in its fourth year, the event has grown from a one exhibit at the event. day event, into a major expo over two days, attracting more Joybells and Bite Me than 8,000 visitors last year. This years event is on the 14th & Catering are just a couple of the Caloundra 15th September 2012 at the Lake Kawana Community Centre businesses who will be part of this years Expo. and has free entry for all attendees. With over 100 exhibitors, the Expo will also feature free Producer Sue Frost said that the Womens Lifestyle Expo workshops with keynote speakers such as Rachel Bermingham has become a destination event for the community on the on Ingredients of Success. Other workshops will be on the Sunshine Coast, as well as attendees travelling from Gympie topics of personal growth and life skills, health, family and and Brisbane, providing excellent exposure and growth to relationships, home and lifestyle. local businesses Attendees are in for a real treat with a pamper room at the It really is amazing how many people the event attracts from event, offering a place for relaxation and some well-deserved far and wide, bringing money into our economy and showing time out. Plus, for the first time this year, there will also be an off our amazing Sunshine Coast Ms Frost said. art show and sale, with the Coasts most talented visual artists The Womens Lifestyle Expo is, at its heart, about creating and photographers, plus entertainment by local musicians. a community for women, a destination for much needed For more information, visit the website at information, with learning and workshops. 20 caloundrabuzz

20 AT THE MARKETS BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MARKETS ON BULCOCK SPUN FAIRY FLOSS Light, fluffy, airy and sweet is one way to describe Spun Fairy Floss. These adjectives also describe the mastermind behind the product, Genevieve Loxley. Growing a business from the ground up is no new concept for Genevieve who successfully established a previous venture of handmade flower hair clips that ended up on sale in ten countries, with the business eventually selling for a six figure sum. However, her successes were not achieved without trials, disappointment, failures, frustration and financial hardship. Spun Fairy Floss is the newest of innovations from Genevieve and this project is fast becoming a growing success. The concept came about when Genevieve wondered why you couldnt buy natural passionfruit fairy floss. This was followed by countless hours of market research and the discovery that there is a market for natural fairy floss. I am always looking at what new venture I can start. Luckily my husband pulls my ideas into line to make sure they are realistic and achievable. One big thing I continue to learn is to keep it simple. As easy as this sounds it can be so difficult to not get carried away. However, I have been the most successful when I have kept things simple, Genevieve said. Markets on Bulcock allowed Genevieve to undertake more market research by getting customers to test her product and the different flavours of natural fairy floss she had created. Spun Fairy Floss has come a long way since its beginning, with over 100 natural flavours, new packaging, media coverage and Target ordering 15,000 small tubs for their in-store promotional give-aways during Australias Biggest Toy Sale. QUICK FACTS I really am awestruck at the rapid growth of Spun Fairy Floss, NO artificial colours or flavours, is vegan, gluten-free, especially with media attention and constant phone calls about our preservative-free, fat-free, lactose-free, kosher and comes in product. It blows me away. When we made it into Target this was my over 100 amazing flavours such as coconut, fig, hazelnut, lime, realisation that Spun Fairy Floss is going places macadamia, mango, mint, passionfruit, pomegranate, rose, violet, cranberry and more. The latest editions to the range Based in Buderim, Genevieve plans to get an international presence are mostly savoury and herb flavours such as horseradish, for Spun Fairy Floss and to be sold in some of the larger retail outlets coriander, basil and dill. across Australia. She also plans on staying at the Markets on Bulcock each Sunday from 8am 1pm as this gives her instant feedback on her product and true satisfaction for what she has created. 21

21 MEMBERS DIRECTORY Members Directory The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a membership base from a variety of business types. So many, that we just cant list them all on one page! Take advantage of our membership base and tap into the resources you need. This edition we feature members from entertainment, education, government, information technology and legal - solicitors. Our next edition of buzz will feature hospitality and HR recruitment. Entertainment Aussie World & The Ettamogah Pub (07) 5494 5444 Australia Zoo (07) 5436 2000 Big Kart Track (07) 5494 1613 Caloundra Cruise (07) 5492 8280 Laser Zone (07) 5493 6333 Perrys Sunshine Coast Event Hire 0458 520 180 Queensland Air Museum (07) 5492 5930 Seaview Art Gallery (07) 5491 4788 Skidaddle Indoor Play Centre 1300 730 565 Sunshine Coast Turf Club (07) 5491 6788 The Events Centre (07) 54914240 Education Caloundra Christian College (07) 5436 6777 Caloundra City School (07) 5437 5800 Caloundra State High School (07) 5436 8473 Currimundi Childcare & Education Centre (07) 5492 6688 Our Lady of the Rosary School (07) 5491 4522 Pacific Lutheran College (07) 5436 7300 Queensland Youth Industry Links Inc. (07) 5443 4322 Unity College (07) 5490 5777 Government Jarrod Bleijie MP (07) 5478 1189 Mark McArdle MP (07) 5491 7740 The Hon. Peter Slipper (07) 5444 4888 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY iApps Pty Ltd (07) 5437 8900 Metaweb 1300 638 293 Secure Access (07) 5443 7766 LEGAL SOLICITORS Fox Mildwaters Solicitors (07) 5491 1333 Greenhalgh Pickard (07) 5444 1022 Griffiths Parry Lawyers (07) 5491 3133 Shine Lawyers (07) 5420 7333 Taylaw Solicitors (07) 5491 9911 2012 CHAMBER MEMBER EVENTS Proposed/Confirmed Month Date Event September Monday, 17th September Annual general meeting & networking Thursday, 1st November Salvation Army Business Breakfast November Saturday, 10th November Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards December Thursday, 13th December Christmas dinner 22 caloundrabuzz

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