At our next event you are going to be hearing about the amazing achievements of our local high schools, that compete on the global stage and are leading the charge of innovation.
Firstly, Grace College is proud to be a partner with FIRST® Australia and Macquarie University in offering world class Robotics facilities, training and tournaments to students of the College and the wider community.
Each year the College hosts FIRST® LEGO League for Northern Brisbane which sees over 1000 students and parents from teams all over Australia converge on our Rothwell campus for the tournament day in November. The College is also home to the prestigious FIRST® Tech Challenge for the entire state of Queensland.
Secondly, Redcliffe State High School is part of The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.
Each year the program engages more than 40,000 high school students in Australia and delivers industry-standard technology into schools which is made available to a further 300,000 students outside the program.
Students as young as 10 are designing, testing and making miniature F1™ cars capable of 80km/h. But it is not about fast cars. F1 in Schools™ is a holistic action learning program which focuses on developing long term employability skills. Students learn leadership, team building, project management, business planning, public speaking, marketing, collaboration, writing and presentation skills.
We will also be holding our AGM.
Monthly Chamber Breakfast and networking meeting
Samford Chamber AGM
- Traditionally our November meeting is also our AGM: So come and join us for a discussion on how the chamber can help local business to grow!
How a google my business listing can boost your traffic
The Samford & Districts Chamber of Commerce meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The venue for the breakfast is The Flying Nun Café in Station Street Samford. In addition to a guest speaker, the breakfast offers a “wake-up” complimentary coffee at 6.45am, followed at 7.00am by a legendary cooked breakfast and a selection of fruit and pastries for just $27.50 per head for members, and $30 per head for guests and visitors. The meeting concludes at 8.30am.
Members ,Guests and Visitors are always welcome.
Planning for Business Growth
- 4 key ways to grow your business
- Identifying and evaluating common barriers to growth
- Identifying Funding opportunities
This practical session will be presented by Dianne Brown, Business Advisor with SRJ Walker Wayland on behalf of RDA Moreton Bay
Dianne is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years public practice experience in the small to medium sized enterprise (SME) market. Dianne’s career has been fuelled by her intellectual curiosity and her desire to know how businesses work, what drives the business and its owners and how we can do things better to achieve both our business and life goals.
Dianne’s special skill is her ability to communicate complex tax and accounting information in easy to understand language tailored to various audiences including business owners, managers, non-accountants and accountants.
WHO CAN COME?
Local business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, or those who simply want to connect with like-minded thinkers and tinkers.
It’s a family-friendly environment, and the Kids Club (North Lakes Sport Club) will be open for members.
Food and beverages are available for purchase at the venue.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
What are the benefits to coming along to the Innovate Moreton Bay Social Catch-Up? Well, there’s plenty!
This is your opportunity to share your story and experience with others. Collaboration is innovation – and you never know who you might meet. Keep up-to-date with relevant topics and events within the Regional Innovation Ecosystem, and connect with others who may be able to assist in getting your idea to the next level. Grow your personal network regionally, nationally and even internationally
To get the most out of this collaborative network, we recommend you think about:
What’s your WHY?
How can you help others?
How can others help you?
FIND OUT MORE:
Get in touch with the Moreton Bay Regional Innovation Coordinator Steve Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412 911 546.
Do you get overwhelmed with the administrative tasks you have to do in your business?
Do you feel you are always doing the jobs you don’t want to be doing rather than the jobs you actually went into business for?
Do you waste time procrastinating about admin tasks you don’t want to do and wish someone would do them for you?
Well wish no more, come along on Thursday November 21 to BPW North Lakes and find out how you can run the business you want while getting the help you need without having to go through the hassle of employing someone to assist.
Paula Burgess is a mum of a wonderful young boy who changed her career path in a way she never imagined. Paula was a fully qualified financial planner when her son was born and had no intention of giving up her role in the high-flying finance industry. However, after her son had problems in daycare she knew her days in her financial planning role were numbered. She sought out an alternative career to do at home to support her son when he went to school. It was then her role as a Virtual Assistant began. With over 25 years of administration experience Paula knew that the work of Virtual Assistance was her answer to having flexibility around her son’s needs. Paula now has a 100% Australian Based Virtual Assistance firm based in Deception Bay and helps many businesses grow and organise their offices virtually.
BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!
Celebrate 2019 & Embrace 2020. Last Breakfast for the year.
For our November meeting we will have presentations from each of our Chamber Committees. They will be speaking about their 2019 successes and their plans for 2020. Come and celebrate our success and become excited about all the great activities planned for 2020.
Do you want to maximise you chances of winning work?
Join us for the Departments popular Tendering for Business Workshop as we show you the art of developing and submitting conforming and effective tenders, including:
- The principles of government procurement policies and processes;
- How to interpret and effectively respond to offer and tender documents;
- Where to look for current and upcoming tendering opportunities;
- How to interpret terms and conditions
- How to identify purchasing requirements for products and services.
This is an interactive 4 hour workshop. Pre-payment is required. A tax invoice will be issued as confirmation of booking.
Included: Tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, handouts and a USB memory stick containing useful links and information.
Register now for the next tendering workshop
Contact Tim McGrath by email Tim.McGrath@dsdmip.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5352 9703.
DSDMIP collects registration information, including personal details, related to attendance at business seminars run by the department. The information will not be disclosed to any third parties, unless authorised or required by law. Workshops may be cancelled if registration levels are not met. You will be notified of alternatives available to you.