Firstly, with our AGM this month, I would like to thank our members for being a part of a great business community. The Redlands is the perfect place to live, work and play and our mantra is buy local, employ local.
If each of us embrace our local area as a customer, service provider, employer or employee, friend, alliance or competitor and strive for the same thing - a stronger and more vibrant Redlands we will create a stronger and more vibrant Redlands.
2017 was an exciting period for the Chamber. We welcomed many new members and have had steady growth. We have invested in new software and business solutions to improve efficiencies within the Chamber and where possible try to lead by example. Innovation is the buzz word for 2018 and we have built on our Strategy Teams throw the support of members to participate in areas that they are passionate about.
Our 2018 program is aimed at new ways of thinking.
* Leading with Redlands Women in Business – Forum series hosted by Dr Lyn Bishop.
* The Business Breakfast having a mix of commerce and Innovation Forums as part of our ARIP commitment.
* Participation in Redfest to show case as many Redlands Businesses across all sectors to our local village communities.
* November’s proposed Redlands – Asia “Business Mission”
On a personal note, I want to thank our devoted executive members:
Tony Curl - Vice President
Eric Olsen - Treasurer
Eugene McAuley – Secretary
We are all busy in our businesses and the contribution from these people to serve on the committee for the benefit of the Redland economy is exceptional.
The Chamber’s mission is simple: to make Redlands the best place in Queensland to do business.
Finally, and importantly, we thank our Chamber sponsors for without their support and faith we could not operate.
Yours in business