KINGAROY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
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                                                                 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
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
      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

         TUES - THURS                                                                                                               Annie's
                                                                                                                                    Annie’s Area                                                  2003 Christmas Carnival - a HUGE success!
                                                                                          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
                                                                                 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 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
                                "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.
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 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-
 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
                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                     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
  •       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!

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