CCIQ to form Rockhampton Chamber of Commerce

Thursday 24 January, 2013

CCIQ is to work with local businesses to establish a chamber of commerce in Rockhampton, providing a much needed voice and network for the city’s business community.

CCIQ Regional Manager, Victoria Bradshaw is calling on all interested business owners, operators and managers in the Capricorn Coast, Gracemere and Rockhampton to come to a meeting at the Education Centre, Cancer Council Queensland, 43 Upper Dawson Road from 10am to noon on Friday 1 February to discuss the formation of this much needed business group.

Ms Bradshaw said, “CCIQ are committed to powering the potential of Queensland’s small and medium businesses.”

“Establishing a chamber in our region will provide the business community with a powerful voice to advocate for the interests of the business community.

“Business across the state, but particularly within our region, are facing numerous challenges and it is essential that the chamber of commerce we form becomes part of a movement to improve the regions business capability.”

A recent CCIQ forum held in Rockhampton found businesses highlighted many issues than need addressing to ensure the regions remains an economic powerhouse into the future. They included:

  • Infrastructure
  • Internet and communication speed
  • Red tape
  • Skills and training
  • Business costs
  • Resources boom pressures


Ms Bradshaw said, “Our region is one of Australia’s powerhouses. Rockhampton is Australia’s beef capital and our proximity to the mining regions positions us for growth.”

“We have a determined and committed business community and the new Rockhampton Chamber of Commerce will be at the heart of ensuring our region continues to grow and flourish.”

Businesses owners and managers interested in finding our more about the Rockhampton Chamber of Commerce and attending the meeting on 1 February can visit www.cciq.com.au/events to register their attendance.

For all other information, contact Victoria Bradshaw on 0410 220 915 or email vbradshaw@cciq.com.au.

 

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