KINGAROY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY proudly supported by Lynnelle's Lynnelle’s Desk Notes Merry Christmas! The Chamber has had a busy year and 2004 is shaping up to be no different! Next year we hope to continue assisting with major events and pursue opportu- nities in events and conferencing. WHERE TO CONTACT US: DECE MBER Old Railway Building - O’Neill Square There is so much more that the Chamber can provide to the business community. To do PO Box 930 Kingaroy Q 4610 that we need feedback and support from local business to ensure that we hit the mark. 2003 Please take the time to complete the questions included in this newsletter, so that we know what you want! CHAMBER CHAT Lynnelle Phone: (07) 4162 8466 Richardson Fax: (07) 4162 8431 I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Thank you PROJECT for your support in 2003 and I look forward to an exciting 2004. OFFICER Email: email@example.com Website: www.kcci.southburnett.biz OFFICE HOURS: TUES - THURS Annie's Annie’s Area 2003 Christmas Carnival - a HUGE success! 8.30AM-3.30PM You can JOIN the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry via the www.kcci. The 2003 Christmas Carnival held on Thursday 11 December was a southburnett.biz website. huge success with an estimated 3000 people attending. Success was We have a selection of books, audio tapes, CDs, magazines and bro- contributed to the $2 rides, sponsored by local business, which enabled The crowd enjoyed the Don’t forget, the www.southburnett.biz business directory is maintained by the Chamber chures in our library on a variety of top- on behalf of the Kingaroy Shire Council as a free service for all South Burnett businesses. families to enjoy an affordable evening out. The committee arranged for a amusement rides at only $2 ics including customer service, market- Please take the time to check if your business details are accurate and complete. range of amusements from Old MacDonalds Farm through to the Gladia- each! ing and networking. This material is tors Challenge to cater for all ages. available for loan from the Chamber Also, we can build you a FREE “poster page” to better display your business details. Office at the Old Railway Building. Call in during office hours to peruse or bor- Anne Miller Just contact me on (07) 4163 6854 or drop into the Chamber It was pleasing to see so many people enjoying not only the rides but also row. IT OFFICER office in the Old Railway Building in O’Neill Square. the entertainment in O’Neill Square. This year the Chamber aimed to provide a broad range of entertainment. Performances by Harry Pickering (Bush Poetry), Kingaroy State School Choir, Kingaroy State High School Stage Band, St John’s Ensemble, Kingaroy String Ensemble, Kingaroy & Keith's Kapers District Brass Band and the South Burnett Choral Society entertained until 8pm. Damien Martoo from C-FM was MC for the evening and kept the The Gladiator Challenge provided opportunity to test SEASON GREETINGS entertainment rolling on through to 8pm when Willy and the Leadfree your balance opportunities for business and staff members. The next like more information. FROM THE CHAMBER twelve months will see this continue and hopefully further The new executive for the year had its first meeting in came on stage. At this time of the year, we develop. The Chamber has been responsible for running December and with a range of new members on board, often look back and wonder two great festivals - The Peanut Festival and the Christmas we are going to be able to broaden our horizons a little, where the year has gone and Festival. It is an absolute pleasure to see that feeling of as each new member has brought with them some new Thanks must go to those who assisted in carnival preparations and clean Keith Campbell what has been achieved. The goodwill and "community" being enjoyed among us. skills. We hope to allocate certain portfolio areas to each up. It is a huge event to organise and without a dedicated committee, it pace of life for many is Additional roles during 2004 include the development of executive member to spread the load and maximise on PRESIDENT "forward gear" all year and it an Events Coordination office. The Chamber has been the talents of executive members. would have been impossible to bring it all together. The generosity of simply means life seems to received project dollars from the Kingaroy Shire Council to The next twelve months will usher in the Urban Renewal businesses was overwhelming with many providing sponsorship or power pass us by so quickly when we are busy. For the Cham- set up a data base to assist businesses with the running of Study about to be released by the Kingaroy Shire Coun- to operators during the evening. A family holiday for 5 nights at the Gold St John’s Lutheran Pri- ber of Commerce, the year has been one where we can seminars and events. It does not matter what size - large cil. I would urge all businesses to take and active interest mary School Ensemble look back and say that much has been achieved. There or small -the event maybe, there are common elements in the future planning for the business community. Coast was won by the Grocoe family from Kingaroy. What a perfect is still plenty to be done, but it is happening in accord that those organising need to consider e.g. venues, data In the meantime, stop and enjoy Christmas and the New Christmas present! with our resources. Our Strategic Plan is complete and projectors, accommodation, food, marques, tourism attrac- Year. On behalf of the Executive of the Chamber of we now have an agenda to work with. During the year, tions etc. The Chamber will be able to provide a very useful Commerce may we wish you a happy, peaceful and there has been a great advance in providing training resource to assist. Please contact Lynnelle if you would restful Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Feedback is welcome from the community and the Chamber looks for- Photos courtesy of Anne Miller ward to making the 2004 carnival bigger and better than ever! KCCI 2004 Executive Management Committee Women in Business women opportunity to meet, discuss issues and network. These meetings will also assist in identifying the needs of women in business and develop appropriate strategies to ensure that these PRESIDENT Keith Campbell General Manager Bean Growers Australia 4162 1100 A new service to the business community is being investigated needs are met in the most effective way. VICE PRESIDENT Janelle Andrews Office Manager Bank of Queensland 4162 7533 by the Chamber of Commerce. A program for Women in Busi- TREASURER John Shepherd Mortimer & Co 4162 1422 ness is in the planning phase and the Chamber would love to If you are interested in being a part of the Women in Business SECRETARY Sally Charlton Joint Licensee Beaurepaires 4162 4922 hear what the needs of women in the business community are. program, please contact Lynnelle on 41628466. A meeting of The proposed program would feature lunch meetings to provide interested women is expected to be held in early 2004. EXECUTIVE MEMBERS: Rob Patch Owner/Manager The Peanut Van 4162 5486 David Chadwick Technical Manager Unimin Australia 4162 5677 Bruce Partridge General Manager South Burnett Times 4162 2277 Jenny Walters Argue & Co Real Estate 41621744 Shaun O’Gorman M anager Kingaroy Shoppingworld 41625745 Thank you to our Gold Members for their Peta Baines Manager Grunt Labour Services 41625300 ongoing support Col Forsyth Manager Bank of Queensland 41627533 Michael Mason Michael Mason Solicitor 41622088 We hope you enjoy this newsletter. Tell us what you think! Phone 4162 8466 with ANY suggestions. E 2 DECEMBER 2003 PAG DECEMBER 2003 PAG E 3 DATES TO REMEMBER WELCOME TO KCCI 2004 KCCI Executive Council calls for public MEMBERS input into Corporate Plan Dec 23 - KCCI office closes At the KCCI Annual General Meeting held on 19 November, Jan 12 - KCCI office reopens a new executive was voted in for 2004. We welcomed the Businesses who have joined following members into office: The Kingaroy Shire Council has called for input from the since our last newsletter: public into the Corporate Plan (2004 - 2008). This is an Executive Meetings: Keith Campbell (President) ideal opportunity to have your say on the future direction of • Tarong Energy Corporation Feb 5 Mar 4 Apr 1 May 6 June 3 July 1 • Endeavour Foundation Janelle Andrews (Vice President) the Kingaroy Shire. Aug 5 Sept 2 Oct 7 Nov 4 Dec 2 • Kingaroy Shoppingworld Sally Charlton (Secretary) • ANZ Bank John Shepherd (Treasurer) As a business community, this opportunity should not go by • without response. It is vitally important that the views and Meet ‘n’ Greets: Skill Centred Executive Members also include: • opinions of business are clearly expressed to Council. I en- Feb 24 Apr 6 May 18 June 29 Aug 10 Sept 21 Sew'n'Circle Peta Baines (Grunt Labour Services) courage you to respond. • Huston Ford Nov 2 Dec 13 • The Peanut Van Michael Mason (Michael Mason Solicitor) • Dundas Automotive Group Col Forsyth (Bank of Queensland) The response form was sent out with the recent Kingaroy • Jenny Walters (Argue & Co Real Estate) Shire Council newsletter and is due back to Council by Fri- TRAININN TRAINING SCHEDULE • Kingaroy Accounting & Tax Booie Range Rob Patch (The Peanut Van) Dave Chadwick (Unimin Australia) day 9 January. If you have misplaced the form, please con- tact Annie Meadows at the Council on 41626200. • Unimin Australia • Bruce Partridge (South Burnett Times) Jan - June 2004 Bean Growers / BGA Shaun O’Gorman (Kingaroy Shoppingworld) Feb 12 Manual Handling s • • Lonsdales Soul Pattinson Retravision Future of CBD Mar 16 WH&S Essentials for Owners, iscount • Congratulations to the new executive! The Chamber looks ember d ing Thorps Jewellers Managers & Supervisors M • forward to an exciting 2004. on train Ergon Energy A couple of months ago the Kingaroy Shire Council under- Apr 22 Advanced Supervision Skills • Barambah Business Services took an Urban Renewal Study on the revitalization of the • If you have an issue you want raised or a question an- May 12 Dismissals— Fair & Reasonable Kingaroy Office Equipment swered, please contact any member of the Executive or CBD. Feedback from the general community and business • sector was requested and many ideas came forward which phone the Chamber office on 41628466. Whatever your need for training within your business - are still on display in the former fantasy photography building Thanks for joining!! in Haly Street. The Chamber asked members for their ideas contact the KCCI on 41628466. The Chamber office is open: and suggestions and from this came the following: Tuesday-Thursday 8.30am to 3.30pm • Facelift for King Street Business to Business Advertising Express Yourself • Peanut Information Centre • Tables in O’Neill Square If you are looking for business to business advertising at affordable rates, then go no further! The The aim of the Chamber in 2004 is to become a vital part of • Old Railway Building in O’Neill Square could be Chamber newsletter is published bi-monthly and is distributed to over 400 businesses in Kingaroy. the business community through the provision of services, economic development and representation of the business turned into a coffee shop / internet booth / local pro- Advertising rates are only $55 per insert . Phone Lynnelle on 41628466 to arrange your advertising. community to Council and other state and federal organisa- duce tourist facility tions / departments. To do this effectively, the Chamber • Tidy up entrances to town to present a more wel- needs to identify what is most important to the business coming image Why join the Chamber? ? O'N’NLL O’NEILL SQUARE community. • Move Art Gallery & Library to Tourist Information / • What can the Chamber do for you? Museum development Benefits: Do your realise • Opportunity to network with other business • Are you happy with the current level of service from • Current library area could be developed into confer- your group can hold the Chamber? ence centre • Conduct regular meeting to discuss issues affecting a function in O’Neill business • What services or improvements can the Chamber • Tidy up Glendon Street carpark so it doesn’t look like • The chamber will represent your views to government Square FOR make that would help your business? a back entrance departments and other local, federal and state FREE?? • What areas do you think that the Chamber should be • Murals on blank walls around town organisations focusing on? • Character peanuts or red ants on rooftops to add • Members receive discounts on all functions and training For Bookings or enquiries, drop into the KCCI • Regular newsletter to keep you abreast of developments interest to CBD office in the Old Railway Building Tues - Thurs The Chamber wants to hear from members and non- • Free access to up to date business library full of books, members. Your ideas and suggestions are valuable when • Beautify Mt Wooroolin as a tourist attraction - large from 8.30am - 3.30pm and see Lynnelle magazines, CD’s, tapes, videos & business magazines identifying areas of needs and deciding how as a Chamber, statue overlooking Kingaroy Richardson • A strong business community means better business those needs can be met. Please take the time to answer the • Provide forums / opportunity for discussing economic de- questions enclosed in this newsletter and return to the Thank you to those members who responded. Each of velopment & growth Groups must have their own public liability Chamber by 31 January 2004. these suggestions have merit and will be included in a letter insurance to Council from the KCCI. JOIN NOW - BUILD A STRONG & UNITED BUSINESS COMMUNITY So book NOW for your function The Chamber will close 24 December and reopen Tuesday 13 January - We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!