A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Generous Donors

The Southport Chamber of Commerce extends its sincere gratitude to the following donors for their generous contributions to the Gold Coast Business Breakfast – Artificial Intelligence held on May 23, 2024. Your support is greatly appreciated and plays a significant role in our community’s success.

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

A new City of Gold Coast organisation focused on tourism, events, arts and culture, and education outcomes for the city.

Update from Cr Patterson

For the last eight weeks, Councillors and City executives have been buried in budget discussions. There is nothing more important than respecting our rate payers’ money— delivering for the city now, and for our future. The 2024/25 City Budget was adopted by Council today, 7 June. We have honoured our commitment to keeping net rates and charges increases under inflation.

Bringing Back the Southport Community Consultative Committee

One of the first things I did when elected was introduce the Southport Community Consultative Committee (SCCC). The committee ran for many years until meetings stopped in 2022.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

It is great to be back, SCOC!

Tackling the Cost-of-Living Crisis Head-On

Families across the Gold Coast have felt the grip of the cost-of-living crisis more than ever. With every expense soaring in price far beyond what families can afford, many are falling into debt just to survive. The December Quarter Consumer Price Index paints a stark picture, revealing Queenslanders are enduring the steepest increases in essential costs compared to the rest of Australia.

Queensland Small Business Month

Join us for Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM) this May as we celebrate the 482,000 small businesses operating across our state. QSBM recognises it takes considerable dedication to run a business year-round, and the month presents a fantastic opportunity to build connections, acquire new skills, and encourage public support for our hard-working small businesses.

Your Resourcing are your recruitment specialists

0ur expertise lies in providing essential recruitment support, crucial for the seamless functioning of any organisation. Utilising state-of-the-art testing and assessment tools, we ensure efficient recruitment processes tailored to your needs, from senior placements to temporary assignments.

Introducing the New Faces of Leadership at Southport Chamber of Commerce!

We are thrilled to welcome aboard our dynamic new board members, bringing a wealth of expertise and fresh perspectives to drive the Southport business community forward. With diverse backgrounds and a shared commitment to fostering growth and innovation, our newly appointed members are poised to lead us into an exciting chapter of collaboration and success.

Meeting Rooms at the Gold Coast Business Hub

GCBizHub offers a variety of meeting rooms for you to choose from. Our meeting rooms are versatile, multi-purpose work settings that are perfect for teamwork, private meetings and creative collaboration.

Youth Justice Reform Hearing

In the shadow of escalating concerns around youth crime within our community, the upcoming Youth Justice Reform Select Committee public hearing in Southport cannot come soon enough. As members of the Southport Chamber of Commerce, deeply invested in the prosperity and safety of our community, this hearing represents an opportunity to have our voices heard.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

It is my pleasure to welcome in the new Chamber Committee led by President, Trevor Bruger. I wish you all the very best.

Support for small businesses, primary producers & not-for-profits impacted by SEQ storms

The Australian and Queensland Governments have announced further assistance for Queenslanders impacted by the SEQ storms on Christmas night.

Disaster assistance available for Gold Coast residents following SEQ storms

Severe thunderstorms have impacted communities in South-East Queensland including the Gold Coast.

Southport Chamber Boss Announces Departure

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For Immediate Release

Southport Chamber Boss calls for CBD Master Plan

For over 110 years, the Southport Chamber of Commerce have believed in the potential of Southport as a strong central business district. This belief has not waivered.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023 and Call for Nominations

All current members are hereby notified that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Southport Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held on Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 7:00am.

VALUE FOR MONEY

After-tax income for every Australian household has fallen by 5.1 percent this last financial year - making it the worst plunge among developed nations. Australian incomes are going backwards with surging mortgage rates and elevated inflation causing pay levels to drop. Australia's household debt to income ratio of 197.6 percent is also the highest in the world, after Switzerland.

GOLD COAST BUSINESS WEEK 2023

It was a pleasure to join the Mayor for his Sustainable Business Forum for Gold Coast Business Week at Southport Sharks.

September quarter Pulse Survey is now open

We need your insight to better understand business conditions in Queensland.

Next-Gen Life Sciences Centre Given Coast Go-Ahead

A new multimillion-dollar centre for science and medical excellence has the green light to move forward on the Gold Coast.

Local developer Niecon recently received development approval for its landmark Gold Coast Life Sciences Centre.

Common Ground: A Vision for a Compassionate Community

There are pivotal moments in one's career that encapsulate the purpose and passion of public service, and the progression of Common Ground on the Gold Coast is undoubtedly one of them for me.

Land Audit paves the way for 600-plus new Gold Coast homes

Published Friday, 08 September, 2023 at 10:20 AM

Gold Coast Women in Business Awards opportunity

Gold Coast Women in Business Awards 2023

AN UPDATE ON THE ENTITIES REVIEW – EXPERIENCE GOLD COAST

It was great to catch up with so many members at Carafe Wine – a fantastic venue we are lucky to have here in Southport.

Business confidence remains weak as businesses feel the impact of high interest rates

Latest results of the March Quarter Pulse Survey indicates that Queensland business confidence in the performance of the national and state economies remains weak.

Queensland Budget

Upon reviewing the recent budget, I can't help but express my disappointment. It's a missed opportunity, to say the least. What we needed were bold and substantial commitments, not superficial promises that fall short.

New CBD Civic Square Public Consultation

On the back of the recent Colliers report stating the CBD has enormous potential for growth, I am delighted to inform you of our fully funded plans to transform Woodroffe Park into a new CBD Civic Square destination.

Survey of small businesses owned by migrants

Share your views and help us build more inclusive support for small businesses.

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES), has engaged Ernst & Young (trading as EY Sweeney) to conduct a survey of small businesses owned by migrants about their experiences of running a business in Queensland.

SOUTHPORT WALKING NETWORK PLAN

A study is being undertaken of the Southport CBD to inform a Southport Walking Network Plan. The study aims to identify ways to encourage and promote walking and other active travel options for locals and visitors.

Our valued corporate members

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

Count Gold Coast Gold Coast Business Hub

Our valued gold members

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

Experience Gold Coast State Member for Southport Enterprise & Training Company Feddersen Consulting Group White Lady Funerals