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Donation of Raffle Prize

Both Gold and Corporate Members of the Southport Chamber of Commerce are given the opportunity to donate a raffle prize for the events of the chamber. We are currently putting together our list of Prizes and donors and ask for kind donation.

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.

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.

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.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - Key Business Network

Key Business Network is a professional business networking organisation, committed to helping small to medium businesses expand. In our professional network, members meet regularly in localised business networks to develop relationships, support each other and to share and record referral business.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - SonicHealthPlus

Sonic HealthPlus is Australia’s leading provider of occupational healthcare and general medical services. Backed by Sonic Healthcare, Sonic HealthPlus is a truly national company with wholly owned clinics operating in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the country.

Southport Chamber of Commerce Business Survey: SEQ Floods - Feb/March 2022

Good morning,

The Southport Chamber of Commerce have put a call out to collect information on how local business have been directly impacted by the current weather events in SEQ.

President's Report - February 2022

It’s been a difficult start to the year for business owners, including our 280 Southport Chamber members, with modelling showing the constraints on Queensland businesses over January impacted the state’s economy an estimated $180 million per day in lost economic activity.

SEQ Floods – Access Support from the Government

What wild weather we are having! I hope you and your family are staying safe (and dry) as South-east Queensland gets bombarded by all this rain. I thought I would touch base with you with some tips on staying safe, how to get help if you need it, and how to help out if you’re in a position to do so.

Kickstart Graduate Program - Applications Closing 11 March 2022

Do you have newly graduated employees in your team? Or team members who are due to finish their studies in the next 6 months? If so, you might like to consider Study Gold Coast’s Kickstart Graduate Program.

Division 6 update – Cr Brooke Patterson

The year of the Tiger is off to a cracking pace. Just in the last week council has:

• carved out our 2032 strategy

• reviewed, with Queensland Treasury, our budget and the City’s financial health (we are looking mighty fine by the way), and

• determined a plan of attack on the HOTA masterplan.

Border re-opening economic potential not realised in the long-term for Gold Coast businesses

Gold Coast businesses made the most of the frontline of state border re-opening, recording an increase in sales and revenue and general businesses conditions in the December quarter, despite low confidence in future conditions.

Queensland business is everyone's business!

Now is the time for Queensland consumers and businesses to be depending on their own communities and local supply chains for goods, services, stock and resources.

We're advocating to government for three commitments to Queensland businesses

Constraints on Queensland businesses are costing the state’s economy an estimated $180 million a day in lost economic activity, new CCIQ modelling shows.

Southport business Send Payments raises $5 million in Series A funding

Gold Coast fintech, Send Payments, has raised a total of $5 million through an oversubscribed placement, with some exceptional additions to the share register to help accelerate growth into 2022. As part of the raise the company is looking to expand their embedded finance product offerings, as well as hiring additional staff and laying the foundations for its imminent overseas expansion.

Business constraints costing Queensland economy $1.2b a week

Constraints on Queensland businesses are costing the state’s economy an estimated $180 million a day in lost economic activity, new modelling from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) shows.

Managing COVID-19 in workplaces

As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our community, people who have COVID-19 will visit businesses and workplaces. Guidance for managing COVID-19 in workplaces is available.

Our valued corporate members

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

Gold Coast Business Hub The MBA Partnership City of Gold Coast

Our valued gold members

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

Feddersen Consulting Group VMA Promotional Products White Lady Funerals BADGE Constructions State Member for Southport