City Heart Task Force - Reimagine 2.0

As a City Heart Taskforce member, The Southport Chamber of Commerce was pleased to attend the City Heart Task Force Reimagine 2.0 Breakfast and Forum with the Honourable Ms Angie Bell MP and many other city leaders.

QLD Premier - Treasurer Joint Media Release

Queensland businesses on New South Wales border to benefit from multi-million-dollar funding injection

109 YEARS, THE JOB HASN’T CHANGED

AS the oldest and longest standing chamber on the Gold Coast, the Southport Chamber of Commerce has been a voice for local businesses since founded on April 23, 1912, by inaugural president Edward Fass.

President's Update for August 2021

This past month has seen the Chamber working behind the scenes with CCIQ and Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce to try to find a solution to the devastating impact on Gold Coast businesses from the hard border closure.

CBD Sundown comes to Southport!

Immerse yourself at Regent Lane this Spring at the City’s first CBD Sundown event on Friday, 24 September 6pm – 9pm. Entry is free.

Border restrictions are here to stay - Will you survive until November?

If your businesses is one of the many that is feeling the impact of no staff, no customers or not being able to trade, then now is the time to start to plan how to mitigate the impacts. The Greater Southern GC Chamber has been lobbying for the QLD Government to recognise the very localised impacts being felt by almost every small business in the border area one way or another, and to get some very targeted support for those businesses.

Get Involved: $3 Million Buy Local, Play Local Program

The City of Gold Coast (CoGC) is investing $3 million into a ‘Play Money Rewards' program to support the city’s tourism, dining, retail, and arts and culture industries. The program will be facilitated by Destination Gold Coast (DGC).

Presidents Update forJuly 2021

The businesses represented by the Southport Chamber are grateful for the $600 million business and tourism support package announced by the Federal Treasurer which includes support for tourism businesses further to the existing State Government grants package.

CCIQ Pulse Survey: Gold Coast business confidence the lowest in Queensland

Deteriorating business confidence on the Gold Coast is the lowest in the state, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s June quarter Pulse Survey shows.

Support for local businesses - 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant

Applications open mid-August for a $5000 grant to SMEs operating within the 11 LGAs affected by the latest lockdown.

Casual 'double-dipping' overturned by High Court ruling

A High Court today ruled casual workers are not entitled paid leave benefits in line with permanent employment contracts.

Presidents update for May 2021

We are in a business events season. An intimate group of our members were privileged to attend a special presentation and tour of Griffith University’s Institute of Glycomics on 27 May 2021 following by networking. Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics is a flagship biomedical research institute based right here on the Gold Coast

Cr Brooke Patterson Division 6 -May update Report

The Council Pop-Up activation on the corner of Nerang and Scarborough streets has been well received by residents and business owners. For this first week of June, Council set up with Police to engage on issues. Our first priority was simply to reclaim that space. Second, to engage with CBD locals on what is important to them. People clearly appreciated the opportunity.

Rob Molhoek MP - Keeping our Community Safe - May Update Report

Our personal safety, and the safety of our community, is important to all of us. I have had contact from many locals recently concerned about escalating crime in our local area, and right across the Gold Coast for that matter. We need your help, as the business community of Southport, to convince the Palaszczuk Labor Government to listen to and act on our community’s concerns.

Southport Yacht Club to host new superyacht berthing simulations

The next generation of superyachts of up to 130 metres will be one step closer to berthing at the Southport Yacht Club thanks to advanced simulation technology

onPlatinum Charity Golf Day

onPlatinum Charity Golf Day in support of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to be held on the 11th June 2021 The Club @ Parkwood Village Registration: 10:30am | Tee Off: 12:00pm with Presentations and food to follow.

Presidents update for April 2021

Following on from recent advocacy from your Chamber the Council of the City of Gold Coast announced a significant proposal for the Courts Precinct in Southport which will be a key driver of the Southport CBD.

Cr Brooke Patterson Division 6 - April update Report

Please know the Mayor and I are working together to realise the transformation of the CBD. Mayor Tate last week pledged to fight for a Supreme Court – and Federal Court – for the city, given huge delays being reported in the justice system.

Rob Molhoek MP - 2032 ‘Queensland’ bid - April Update Report

There has been a lot of conjecture recently about the Queensland bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. First, let me start by saying I am a supporter of the bid. It makes sense! The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will give all Queenslanders something to look forward to in an otherwise challenging climate amid this pandemic. Just as importantly, it provides a platform to supercharge our infrastructure programs, reaffirms our place on the International Stage, brings all us Aussie

Major announcement for Southport CBD

Following on from recent advocacy from your Chamber the Council of the City of Gold Coast is announcing a significant proposal for the Courts Precinct in Southport which will be a key driver of the Southport CBD.

Southport Business Alliance Corporate Breakfast Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Study Gold Coast are proud to have partnered with Southport State High School and Southport Sharks to support disadvantaged students on the Gold Coast. This event will be fun, engaging and interactive and attendees will have an opportunity to win some amazing prizes.

All profits from your tickets will support disadvantaged students so they can access support, buy essentials and play sport.

2021 Gold Coast Business and Jobs Expo – 24 June 2021

The one stop shop for business networking, selling, buying products and services, business workshops - the biggest local business event for the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. This is the 7th business expo on the Gold Coast and we look forward to seeing you there:

Ask about our FREE EXPO STANDS so you can be more visible and sell your products and services. Grab an exhibitor pack to find out how. www.smallbusinessexpos.com.au

Presidents update for March 2021

It is hard to believe that it is nearly a year since the Gold Coast faced any direct Covid restrictions other than the impacts of domestic and international border closures. At the time of writing we have been on the periphery of the Greater Brisbane lockdown with some restrictions including mask wearing.

Rob Molhoek MP - We need to get serious about Housing - March Update Report

Recently I gave my Address in Reply speech in the QLD Parliament. The Address in Reply is the formal acknowledgement by the House to the Governor-General for the speech given at the opening of Parliament. It was only appropriate for me to thank those who supported me at the 2020 state election and outline my plans for this term of Parliament. This is an abridged version of that speech and the items covered.

Cr Brooke Patterson Division 6 - March update Report

I welcome new City of Gold Coast (Council) Chief Executive Officer David Edwards. Previously a senior bureaucrat in the Queensland Government, David brings to the role considerable experience in managing major projects – business know-how that will prove instrumental in helping to transform the Southport CBD back to its former yesteryear glory.

2021 Gold Coast Business and Jobs Expo – 24 June 2021

Southport Chamber of Commerce - A Proud Sponsor for the 2021 Gold Coast Expo - Do you need more local customers – this year we are opening the expo up to businesses as well as consumers.

Ask about our FREE EXPO STANDS so you can be more visible and sell your products and services. Grab an exhibitor pack to find out how. www.smallbusinessexpos.com.au

Document Solutions Celebrate 20 Years of Service

It is refreshing to experience meaningful service and be able to trust as a client that you will be taken care of in every situation. This is Document Solutions’ secret to success – and we’re celebrating 20 years of it!

2021 Gold Coast Careers Festival

Study Gold Coast are excited to announce that the 2021 Gold Coast Careers Festival is being held on Thursday to Saturday, 6-8 May 2021 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach. The Gold Coast Careers Festival will attract over 10,000 high school students, job seekers, parents and career changers.

Small Business Financial Counselling Program

The primary role of the Small Business Financial Counselling Program is to provide assistance to Small Businesses who are experiencing hardship associated with the impacts of COVID-19, and have no alternative source of impartial support. The Australian and Queensland Governments provide funding to deliver the program throughout Southern Queensland.

Presidents update for February 2021

A delicious breakfast was enjoyed by our members at Catalinas on the beautiful Southport Broadwater on 9 February. Former Queensland Law Society President, and long term Southport Law practice owner, Bill Potts, gave an entertaining and informative speech about the need for a more complete Courts Complex in Southport, befitting of a city the size of the Gold Coast.

Our valued corporate members

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

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Our valued gold members

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

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