Business events and latest news for the Sunshine Coast region
Congratulations and the best of luck to all of our Sunshine Coast Business Awards Finalists!
Judging is now complete, and on Tuesday 11 October the finalists in the 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Awards gathered for a media masterclass and cocktail party that brought together sponsors, judges and the Awards Management Committee.
As proud Platinum Sponsors of the Awards, Deputy Mayor Cr Rick Baberowski and Council staff were in attendance to meet the business owners behind the outstanding businesses, hear their stories and connect them to opportunity. It was fantastic to see so many new businesses entering, and be reminded of all the promotional opportunities that open up for those who enter.
We look forward to celebrating with and congratulating all the winners and finalists at the 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 12 November at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre. Be sure to check out the finalist lists and connect to and support all your local business champions.
Accessible Tourism in Queensland: Training Session
Tourism businesses are invited to attend a free face-to-face training session in Marcoola on October 27, delivered by Get Skilled Access on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport as part of the Accessible Tourism in Queensland project.
The session includes a 90-minute presentation for Queensland tourism businesses that will cover all aspects of disability inclusion and accessibility for frontline tourism staff and provide the skills to welcome guests with disability at your service, attraction or business. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about how to be disability inclusive and ask any questions you may have in a fun and safe space.
Accessible tourism is also an important part of the preparation for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will contribute to Queensland becoming a truly accessible tourism destination ready for this global event.
Help us understand more about you and your business on the Sunshine Coast
Queensland is a diverse state economically, geographically and socially and it's critical business insights from every region are heard in government. It's why we're looking to your business to contribute to Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's (CCIQ) September quarter Pulse Survey.
This is your chance to have your business voice heard and help us advocate to government on behalf of businesses, including yours on the Sunshine Coast. CCIQ's quarterly Pulse Survey is Queensland's most established, comprehensive and trusted survey of business sentiment. Results are used in advocacy efforts to shape state and federal policies on behalf of businesses across the state.
Bells Creek based business Eniquest, really showcases the local industry’s ability to bring international manufacturing to the Sunshine Coast. Eniquest will build 1350 diesel generators after recently securing a $47.4 million contract with the Australian Defence Force.
Eager to bring power equipment manufacturing onto Australian shores, this led the business to design, develop and build their generators. Eniquest became the only Australian business to build commercial DC alternators as they endeavoured to make generators from local components.
Eniquest has been named one of the Local Business Champions in this year’s Sunshine Coast Council series which highlights Sunshine Coast businesses and their contribution to local industry and community. FULL STORY
Food Trucks / Vendors wanted for new CBD
The MET in the new Maroochydore City Centre has just announced an EOI for Food trucks/vendors to provide lunch time options to workers in the CBD area starting late Jan/Early Feb 2023. Full details are available on the MET website.
Expand your understanding of the ASPIRE Marketplace
Sunshine Coast Council brings you a FREE Masterclass Webinar to become an ASPIRE expert.
ASPIRE helps 1000+ Australian businesses save $500,000+ in waste disposal costs and helps businesses uncover their carbon emission savings.
So let’s make sure your business knows how to use the platform effectively.
This webinar will provide a full demonstration of how to complete an exchange on the ASPIRE platform from start to finish.
The roadshow rolls into Caloundra on Thursday, November 24, hosted by Queensland Government, Department of Energy and Public Works.
Who should attend?
Whether you are a government buyer, supplier or looking to become a supplier to the government, this is your opportunity to learn more about procurement.
Drop-in to sessions and hear from speakers covering a range of topics and have your individual questions answered by government officers at the engagement stations. Hear from local suppliers on their journey to become a government supplier and find out about growing your business.
First Nations suppliers blazing new trails in business
They were the first inventors, first scientists, first builders, first agriculturalists, first navigators and first healers – and Australia’s First Nations people are blazing new trails in business.
A craft beer made with all-Australian ingredients, a tourism experience to inspire deeper connections to First Nations culture and a driving education school for First Nations youth were just some of the local products and services on show at the recent First Nations Supplier Day at Nambour Showgrounds. READ MORE
In this VIDEO, First Nations businesses highlighted what they love about being a First Nations business on the Sunshine Coast and the partnerships and collaborations they’ve been involved in.
Mooloolaba is really on the go!
🚗 First the ParknGo Mooloolaba Central opened – with $5 all day undercover parking
🚶♀️👨🦽 The new Boardwalk with its expansive ocean views popped up
🌲Recently the green and grassy Northern Parkland came to life, including a new adventure playground
🏆 Mooloolaba’s Northern Parkland was crowned as the Project of the Year and winner of Projects $10 million to $20 million at IPWEAQ 2022 Excellence Awards!
🎉 Celebrate all things Mooloolaba at the free family-friendly community event on Saturday 5 November 👉 https://fb.me/e/3NaBnUF3e