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Upcoming Events

Hills Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast – Polish Your Pitch @ Arana Leagues Club
Sep 24 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am
Hills Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast - Polish Your Pitch @ Arana Leagues Club | Keperra | Queensland | Australia

Come and let Frances help you to discover how to Polish Your Pitch.

You will learn about the Magic 3″

  • Knowing your why
  • Getting into the role
  • Loving your voice

You will discover the best way to create and structure your pitch and you will also be introduced to:

  • basic voice production,
  • the physicality of presenting so you can confidently stand and
  • know what to do with your hands and body, and
  • strategies to deal with fear of speaking in public.
AusIndustry: Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) information Sessions @ Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Information session will provide businesses helpful hints to understand the program and prepare a competitive application.

About this Event

The $50 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports manufacturers to modernise, adopt new technologies, become more productive and create more jobs by co-funding capital investments and associated re-skilling.

Modernisation can include technology upgrades, efficiency upgrades, such as energy or process optimisation, or more transformative changes to your business, which will allow you to produce new products or diversify into new markets.

The program will run over 3 years and will be delivered through two streams of funding:

•an estimated $20 million for matched grants of between $50,000 to $100,000 for small scale technology and efficiency investments

•an estimated $30 million for larger grants between $100,000 to $1 million, on a three to one funding basis, to support transformative investments in technologies and processes

Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Belvedere Business Mingle @ The Belvedere Hotel
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Redcliffe Peninsular Chamber of Commerce – TBA @ Mon Komo Hotel
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Apart from our usual networking and updates come along and hear about (TBC)

Mark Ryan’s Small Business Network Coffee Catch-Up @ Centenary Lakes Sports Club & Function Centre
Oct 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Big news for our local small business community – Minister for Employment & Small Business Shannon Fentiman MP will be the special guest at my next Small Business Network Coffee Catch-Up, on Wednesday 2 October. Entry is free but booking is essential, so get in fast to secure your spot. Call my office on 5343 5100 or email to register

North Lakes Chamber of Commerce – Creating Connections @ Hideaway Cafe & Bar
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Creating Connections

Join other members and guests of the Chamber on the first Friday of each month of a social networking event at the Hideaway Restaurant, Bar & Cafe.
End the week with a relaxing afternoon for a drink, chat and catch up with other business within the North Lakes region.

 Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Cost: FREE

Venue: Hideaway Bar & Cafe – Unit 13 /14-18 Discovery Drive, North Lakes

BPW Caboolture: October Breakfast with Rachelle Panitz @ Centenary Lakes Function Centre
Oct 4 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Join BPW Caboolture this October to hear from Rachelle Panitz, Founder, and Managing Director of So Brave.

The So Brave Project began as an idea. Founder, Rachelle Panitz, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 32, having just given birth to her son 6 weeks earlier and with a 3-year-old daughter.

Breast cancer turned her family and professional life upside down and she decided that when she was better she would harness this setback and help empower other women.

As a young mother diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after the birth of her son, Rachelle wanted to create awareness that breast cancer can happen at any age, with or without a family or genetic history. More importantly, she felt very isolated, confused, and frustrated with the lack of medical support and information about the risk of breast cancer and in diagnosing young women.

This month we show our support for Breast Cancer by asking you to wear pink.

As you can see by Rachelle’s story, Breast Cancer can strike when you least expect it. We hope to see you on the 4th of October for an informative breakfast

North Lakes Chamber of Commerce – Creating Connections @ North Lakes Hotel
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join other members and guests of the Chamber on the first Friday of each month for a social networking event at the North Lakes Hotel.

End the week with a relaxing afternoon for a drink, chat and catch up with other businesses within the North Lakes region.

Please note that tickets must be purchased prior to attending this event.

Digital Business Workshop: Larger than Life WordPress Websites for Small Business @ Bribie Island RSL
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Digital Business Workshop: Larger than Life Wordpress Websites for Small Business @ Bribie Island RSL | Bongaree | Queensland | Australia


This workshop will cover a range topics that you will need to know to set up your first website, from choosing a domain name, to submitting your website to Google and telling the search engine how to categorise your website for SEO. You should attend this workshop before you get started with your website, but this is also a great session for those who have a new website and are looking to optimise it for Google. Key outcomes:

  • Understanding WordPress
  • Why is it the best platform for businesses?
  • How to pick a theme
  • Which plugins should you use?
  • How to optimise your website
  • Google Data – Get switched on!
  • Maintaining your website
  • Google Ads – Where to now?

By the end of the workshop you will have a key understanding of what platforms and digital strategies will deliver you the best results for your business.

Pine Rivers Chamber of Commerce – Another Informative Breakfast Form @ Riverstop Cafe
Oct 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Enjoy Breakfast at the Riverstop Cafe and network with like minded business owners in your region.