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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    Hurtling across a Soviet era skyline at the whim of mother Russia’s icy gusts a giant Mickey Mouse hot air balloon, the symbol of American Capitalism, descends over the walls of the Kremlin.   Armed with Kalashnikovs and the stereotypical fluffy round ushanka’s upon their heads, Soviet guards shouted at the incoming intruders floating towards them. “You know what they wanted?” Duncan ...read more
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    A few words from Caloundra Chamber of Commerce President, Michael Shadforth. A message that I have been pushing for quite a while now and something that I find to be incredibly empowering for business minded people everywhere is the inherent capacity of anyone and everyone to scale your idea nationally and internationally from right here on the Coast.   The Sunshine Coast last week hosted our ...read more
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    As local business is now firmly positioned in competition with global online businesses, customer service is becoming increasingly crucial. Creating a better experience for customers and looking for more effective and tailored approaches has been proven to be one of the most successful principles in retails defence against online business. First impressions count and knowing your patrons by name ...read more
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    A street back from Bulcock Beach, you will find the perfect balance of beauty and relaxation. Continually innovating their services list to match the demanding trends emerging in the beauty field, Blend Hair and Spa strive to do things differently.  With more than three decades in business under her belt, Jeanette Marshall is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to successful marketing, finding ...read more
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Whether you prefer an espresso to a piccolo, two sugars to an equal or instant to barista made - the delicate flavours within each cup of coffee hold an intriguing story.       This captivatingly rich obsession, consumed over 2.2 billion times per day, is the product of an inherently complex and dynamic process.  Purposefully blended with beans from around the world: sewn, grown, picked, dried, ...read more
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Learn how to get out of your own way and think diferently with Duncan Wardle  Disney has long been at the forefront of creativity and the exploration of bold new ideas - cementing its market worth of over $150 billion dollars. Forged by the genius of Walt Disney himself, this company has secured a culture of innovation and creativity which continues to produce internationally consumed ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Caloundra Weekly Column
    Friday, October 05, 2018
    Bolstering your Business Arsenal this SummerA few words from Michael Shadforth Whether you are strapped for time and resources working every role within your business or are comfortable with your product from years of steady growth and regular customers, the prospect of added risk is daunting. However, within this accelerated business climate that we all reside the risks associated with stagnation ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce will today announce they will be progressing with the installation of the $140,000 Federal Government funded Caloundra CCTV security system in the Caloundra business precinct.   With the project stalled at a Sunshine Coast Council meeting in March this year, the Chamber has committed to implement the security system in collaboration with the Federal and State ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Due to popular demand, the Caloundra Street Fair has launched a brand new fresh produce section to Caloundra’s Sunday favourite. As people are becoming increasingly self-aware of their environmental footprint, they are continually searching for local and sustainable lifestyle and shopping alternatives. The new fresh produce section is not only fantastic news for the Caloundra Street Fair, and ...read more
    Categories: Caloundra Weekly Column, Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    The inaugural Sunshine Coast French Festival, which graced Caloundra last weekend, was successfully brought to life through a culmination of community spirit, multiculturalism and local ambition. Organised by Caloundra locals, Lynette Croft and Ken Smalls, this dynamic team of Francophiles created a lasting impression in Caloundra and abroad. The festival was designed to enrich the event tourism ...read more
    Categories: Caloundra Weekly Column, Chamber, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Sentiments of growth and investment have been cemented into the Sunshine Coast’s psyche over the past few years through unprecedented levels of progress and development.  CALOUNDRA, in particular, has been at the forefront of this growth with the welcomed construction of the new and vibrant Aura Community, which is set to provide homes for an additional 50,000 Caloundra residents.  While the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    An application by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce for additional closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to be installed in the Caloundra CBD was today (May 17) approved by Sunshine Coast Council, subject to a range of conditions being satisfied.   The public space cameras will be in addition to the 42 that council operates and maintains on the Sunshine Coast, including 18 already in Caloundra, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    Caloundra Street Fair will come to life on International Dance Day this Sunday to celebrate the iconic Bulcock Street market’s 16th birthday. In celebration of this milestone the bustling markets will provide live dance entertainment and lessons to get everyone up and on their feet.    The Caloundra Street Fair will feature four local dance groups throughout the day, buskers, roving Latin dance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
      The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of Caloundra Tourism, is introducing a progressive professional development program to the Caloundra region this year which will vastly improve the regions service industry.  The Welcome to Caloundra Professional Development program aims to revitalise the service culture of frontline staff and build a network of trained ambassadors who are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Representatives from Google Australia will visit the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 12 April to hold a free training seminar for local business leaders. The ‘Digital Garage’ event came about as a result of a collaboration between Federal MP Andrew Wallace, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Google Australia.Mr Wallace said that he had been working hard since last year to seek out Google’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Political
    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Caloundra Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Officer Leanne Layfield has announced that she will be stepping down from the role. Ms Layfield recently advised the Chamber’s Management Committee of her decision and then staff.  She has been working with the committee, to find a replacement and to achieve a smooth transition. “This has been an incredibly difficult decision. The chamber has been my ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    On the back of a successful first year, the Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival will ‘reignite’ on November 17! The festival introduces the exciting world of chillies, herbs and spices that fuses food, music and people to downtown Caloundra, and there’s certainly a taste for the humble chilli after last year’s success. The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce will again host the event with Hot 91 coming back ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Image credit: Anita Ski Photography A stellar combination of spectacular weather, hard work and consistent effort has created exceptional trade in January for Caloundra and Kawana tourism operators. Since the 23rd December it’s been a top season for local accommodation, hospitality, activity and attraction operators according to reports flowing into Caloundra Tourism, part of the Caloundra ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release