Reduce absenteeism with a simple ‘return to work’ strategy

Despite widely varying opinions about the status of SARS-Cov-2 and the reticence around public health care, Australian businesses (and the economy) continue to be battered by Covid-induced absenteeism and disruption. Sick leave from fever and coughs is already five times last year’s levels, with the latest Flu Tracking data showing 2.25 per cent of people off work from sickness, compared with the five-year average of 1.5 per cent.

GCBizHub

Southport Chamber of Commerce Members Special Offer

Valid to 30 November 2022

STP Phase 2: Steps for a successful transition

Changes are on the horizon for Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2, the next stage of the STP journey.

Sonic HealthPlus

About Sonic HealthPlus

Feddersen Consulting Group

Feddersen Consulting Group (FCG) is a family-owned business, led by Andrew Feddersen, Murray Feddersen and Linda Stanton, providing a range of compliance support services to clients seeking to achieve and/or maintain certification to applicable management system standards.

BADGE

With four decades of experience delivering commercial and industrial projects across a range of sectors, our organisation employs over 300 skilled individuals working on building sites or in our offices on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

2022 Business and Jobs Expos

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Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Throughout the CBD, many infrastructure and street works are being planned and undertaken. These works will play an important part in elevating our areas, building a sense of community through communal spaces we can all be proud of.

Overseas students, Back Packers, Gap Year Students: An update from Study Gold Coast CEO

While the Gold Coast’s education sector is recovering faster than anticipated the number of international students hasn’t yet reached pre-COVID levels. We know that the Gold Coast is still a very popular global study destination, possibly even more so than it was prior to the pandemic given the relatively low rate of infection here coupled with a highly resourced and well-regarded health system.

CCIQ Pulse Report

Business performance improves in June quarter but Queensland and national economy outlook deteriorates

President's Report - July 2022

It has been a huge month for Southport with a number of events and activities taking place across the business community.

Gold Coast Business Hub

The Gold Coast Business Hub’s latest addition is GCBizHub Surfers Paradise, located just a block away from the beach at Elkhorn Centre West. There are 8 serviced offices available suitable for from 1 to 4 people per office.

Australia Fair Development Media Release

Iconic Gold Coast shopping precinct, Australia Fair, has received development approval for an exciting revamp that will see the centre’s northern end redevelopment commence today, 27th July.

A Common Ground solution to homelessness in Southport – The launch event of Common Ground Gold Coast

As local businesses will no doubt confirm, homelessness and housing stress are on the rise on the Gold Coast, as it is in many parts of Queensland.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

As people are aware, the power to address homelessness as well as anti-social behaviour on our streets is with the State Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and the Police. Council has established its own homelessness action plan and public space liaison officer program to engage and connect to resources but that only works if those State government resources are forthcoming. The issue is the Gold Coast is not getting its fair share of emergency accommodation.

President's Report - June 2022

I begin this month’s Presidents Update with a big welcome to our new Gold Members, Small Business Expo, Rob Molhoek Member for Southport and Feddersen Consulting Group. I’m delighted that we have now exceeded the opportunity for Gold Membership, with all 12 spaces now occupied by local businesses.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Since elected I have been championing for a significant event to be held in our CBD to showcase its potential. That is why I am so delighted to partner with Placemakers* Gold Coast in bringing the inaugural event, BIG CITY LIGHTS* festival to our patch.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout Thursday June 23 - Gold Coast

Southport Chamber of Commerce is proud to support Vinnies CEO Sleepout and Vice President - Membership Lorraine Lovatt who will be sleeping out at her 7th Sleepout this year. There is only just over 2 weeks to go until this year’s CEO Sleepout on Thursday 23 June when Lorraine will again be sleeping on the concrete on a piece of cardboard at CBUS Super Stadium as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® 2022.

Latest CCIQ Gold Coast Report shows improved outlook from March Quarter.

Latest results indicated that the Gold Coast businesses are confident that the future of the state and national economies will remarkedly improve. However, it is important to note that the turnaround is off a low base and actual business performance is reported to remain low.

Donation of Raffle Prize

As a member of the Southport Chamber of Commerce you have the opportunity to donate a raffle prize for the event, we are currently putting together our list of Prizes and donors and ask for kind donation.

BIG CITY LIGHTS*  |  A new arts festival for Southport's CBD.

A new arts festival is coming to Southport CBD in July!

BIG CITY LIGHTS* is an ambitious new arts festival that celebrates light, design, installation and live performance.

Rail Trail between M1 and Southport

We are seeking your feedback, on proposed construction of a rail trail following the Southport Branch of the old South Coast Rail corridor. The rail corridor extends between Parkwood and Southport and includes the heritage listed Ernest Junction tunnel.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - Small Business Expos

We welcome and thank Small Business Expos our newest Southport Chamber of Commerce GOLD Member.

Small Business Expos hosts 5 small business expo events across South East Queensland this year and 8 in 2019. Since 2014 we have successfully rolled out 6 small business expos. Each expo focusing on 8 key goals ; collaboration, generate, skills transfer, charity, promotion, inform, celebration, platform.

2022 Mayoral Mission to UK and Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Mayor Tom Tate will lead a business trade mission to the United Kingdom – with a focus around the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Business and Tourism Program (BATP

The delegation will comprise up to 40 businesses/stakeholders, and will run over two weeks from 26 July – 8 August 2022.

President's Report - March 2022

I’m pleased to start this month’s President update with the news that the Southport Chamber of Commerce now has over 300 members – a fantastic milestone that shows the strength of business within the Gold Coast CBD.

Update from Mr. Rob Molhoek, State Member for Southport

Last week, the Queensland Parliament passed the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021, which permanently establishes a Queensland Small Business Commissioner and a supporting office for the Commissioner. The permanent Commissioner will provide tailored support and advice to Queensland small businesses and provide timely and affordable access to justice through the permanent commissioner’s dispute resolution function, which relates to retail tenancy disputes and enable mediation for commercial le

Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) moves to next stage

In line with the Council endorsed Music Action Plan, the introduction of a Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) in Southport will protect and encourage opportunities for Southport to be a hub for live music. A vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists.

Gold Coast Business Hub - Corporate Member Advertorial

The Gold Coast Business Hub has recently expanded for the 4th time in as many years. Now offering 2 locations Southport and Surfers Paradise. We are happy to offer the first 5 SCOC members who make a booking with us a 10% discount off their booking. Book directly with our Corporate Concierge, Lauren or Andrea, on 07 5528 5470 or office@gcbh.com.au

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - VMA Promotional Products

VMA Promotional Products is the brainchild of Katie Bond who saw a gap in the market for quality yet low cost promotional merchandise for businesses.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - First Asset Management

At First Asset Management, we pride ouselves on being proactive. Where other property managers act reactively to problems, we make it our priority to know exactly what's happening with your property and tenants. As specialist commercial asset managers, we do far more than simply collect rent -- in fact, we possess the knowledge and expertise to help you in ways the 'average' property manager can't.

Our valued corporate members

Our corporate members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

The MBA Partnership Study Gold Coast Gold Coast Business Hub

Our valued gold members

These members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

BADGE Constructions Gardian Sewroo Feddersen Consulting Group VMA Promotional Products First Asset Management State Member for Southport Fiskl Advisory Small Business Expos Sonic HealthPlus Key Business Network Gold Coast Tweed