Innisfail Chamber, General Meeting

The Innisfail Chamber holds General Meetings each Month

Meetings follow an agenda, and often include a guest speaker who report to guests concerning their fields of expertise.   The idea is to have members of the Chamber get together in a positive, vibrant atmosphere where constructive input is encouraged.   Forums occur if there is interest from the members or if the committee want to encourage discussion on particular matters.

The next General meeting
Tuesday 21st June 2016

6:00pm for 6:30pm –

Roscoe’s Piazza
3 Ernest Street Innisfail

   Members: $25,     Non-Members: $30

Guest Speaker is Greg Provians.
Greg Provians is the owner/operator of Rusty Mango Design, a local business that specialises in website design, logo creation and eCommerce stores for small business. Greg recently launched the “Cassowary Coast Online” website that allows local businesses to list their details online in a searchable database for our community to support. Greg will speak about his experience working with local business sites, the Cassowary Coast Online initiative and how small business in the local area can utilise websites to go head-to-head with the “big guys” to boost their bottom line. He will also answer any questions you have about getting your business online. For more, check out Greg’s website and LinkedIn

Esteemed Host Restaurant is Roscoe’s Piazza
Roscoe’s was opened by the Cavallaro family after cyclone Winifred devastated crops in the Innisfail area in 1986. The business started off as a pizza and takeaway outlet, and demand quickly grew. In 2000 Roscoe’s moved to its current location, and now services the ever-growing Tourism operator market, as well as Roscoe’s faithful local clientele.

Please feel free to bring a friend who may be interested to know what the Chamber does.
Please RSVP to secretary@innisfailchamber.com.au

 

Agenda
.1.    Welcome to the Meeting
.2.   Dinner, Buffet Style
.3.   Guest Speaker, During Dinner
.4.  President’s Report, Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report
.5.   Ratify David Swaine as Executive Committee Member, and Michael Kateifides as Chamber Secretary.
.6.   Call for Volunteers to assist in/or direct some Chamber functions.
.7.   Feedback from the floor.
.8.   Lucky Door Prize
.9.   Close Meeting

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2016 Christmas Shopping Promotion

Expressions of Interest

The CBD Christmas Shopping Committee is seeking preliminary expressions of interest from the businesses of Innisfail to partake in this year’s Christmas raffle.

This year’s major prize will be a new car whose value will be determined by the participation of local businesses.

While a lot of details are yet to be finalised the anticipated rules are a follows:

  • Start date 1st of September
  • Draw Date 17th December (Shopping Night)
  • From the 1/09 to noon 17/12 a spend of over $50 in participating businesses will earn 1 entry
  • From Noon 17/12 to 7pm a spend of over $50 in participating businesses will earn 2 entries.

Businesses with a average spend of less than $50 are encourage to use a loyalty card system to accumulate the total spend required to earn an entry.

Each ticket will have provision for a delegate to be nominated at time of earning the entry, either the delegate or the ticket holder must be present at the draw.

The draw will be conducted 8.30pm 17/12/2016.

Business eligible to participate must be in the boundaries of the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce.

Cost to participate:

  • For existing Chamber members $250*
  • For non Chamber Members $350* which includes a chamber membership 

*Please note these amounts are preliminary and depend on the uptake buy local businesses

We envisage the vehicle being purchased around June so we would require commitment and payment prior to 31/05/2016.

Please respond to projects@innisfailchamber.com.au      

The CBD Christmas Shopping Committee is seeking preliminary expressions of interest from the businesses of Innisfail to partake in this year’s Christmas raffle.

This year’s major prize will be a new car whose value will be determined by the participation of local businesses.

While a lot of details are yet to be finalised the anticipated rules are a follows:

  • Start date 1st of September
  • Draw Date 17th December (Shopping Night)
  • From the 1/09 to noon 17/12 a spend of over $50 in participating businesses will earn 1 entry
  • From Noon 17/12 to 7pm a spend of over $50 in participating businesses will earn 2 entries.

Businesses with a average spend of less than $50 are encourage to use a loyalty card system to accumulate the total spend required to earn an entry.

Each ticket will have provision for a delegate to be nominated at time of earning the entry, either the delegate or the ticket holder must be present at the draw.

The draw will be conducted 8.30pm 17/12/2016.

Business eligible to participate must be in the boundaries of the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce.

Cost to participate:

  • For existing Chamber members $250*
  • For non Chamber Members $350* which includes a chamber membership 

*Please note these amounts are preliminary and depend on the uptake buy local businesses

We envisage the vehicle being purchased around June so we would require commitment and payment prior to 31/05/2016.

Please respond to projects@innisfailchamber.com.au   

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INNISFAIL CHAMBER: INFO

If you are a member of the Chamber, please check your entry in the directory and if it needs updating please forward the information to secretary@innisfailchamber.com.au so that changes can be implemented.

As a Chamber we are reliant on our members for their input, assistance and direction in order that our actions and projects improve the economic viability of the business community. The more members, the greater the input and potentially, the better the outcome.

To join, please complete the online form below. Annual membership is $165 due in July, lower rate if joining mid-year. Please contact the Secretary for more information.

The Innisfail Chamber unites with businesses investing in the future of our
community.

Membership Services and Benefits

• Monthly meetings, providing a forum to exchange ideas and information. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with dinner meetings.
• Regular information emails and updates. Stay informed of what’s going on in the district.
• Marketing and advertising opportunities. Market your business and advertise your special offers quickly and cheaply within the membership and the community.
• Networking opportunities. Meetings, functions and events.
• Opportunities to participate in community and business events as they arise.  Festival of Innisfail, Awards Gala, Carols by Candlelight, Shop Local campaigns.

Business and Community Services

• Active in district Economic Development to attract new industry and business.
• Liaising with local council and providing information and advice about rates, services and business issues
• Promotion of tourism to the region.
• Provides a strong voice for pro-business policies at the local, state and federal level.
• Encourages public to shop locally.

Go to the “Join the Chamber” page to join online now!