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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

SCOC Waives Annual Business Membership Fees for 2022

In a city first, the Southport Chamber of Commerce have extended it's Gold Coast Business initiative for 2022 to help our Local Gold Coast businesses on their road to recovery over the next 12 months.

The initiative will see the annual Business membership fees again waived for new and existing businesses who join the Southport Chamber before December 31st 2022

Accessing this free Business membership offer is quick and easy. New members can sign up via the Chamber’s Apply Now  follow the online

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.

SOUTHPORT BUSINESSES BACK SOUTHPORT SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT (SEP)

The Southport business community are throwing their weight behind the City of Gold Coast’s proposed Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) with results from a recent Southport Chamber of Commerce member survey showing that 100% of survey respondents support the proposed SEP.

Our valued corporate members

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

Study Gold Coast Gold Coast Business Hub Southport Yacht Club Inc. The MBA Partnership

Our valued gold members

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

Key Business Network Gold Coast Tweed Sewroo ETC (Enterprise & Training Company Limited) VMA Promotional Products Small Business Expos BADGE Constructions State Member for Southport First Asset Management Gardian Feddersen Consulting Group Sonic HealthPlus Fiskl Advisory