Media Releases & News

Julie McGlone & Bill Gissane

Business Council hosts pre-election candidates’ panel

23 March 2019

The Sunshine Coast Business Council hosted a Meet the Candidates panel on Tuesday 23 March to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s vision for the Sunshine Coast and their priorities should they represent their constituents in Canberra. The event ― hosted at Surfair Beach Hotel in Marcoola ― was attended…

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Annual Strategic Planning Workshop 2018

18 March 2019

Over 30 members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) from across industries including construction, property, tourism, education and health met at in Marcoola yesterday as part of the advocacy organisation’s annual Strategic Directions Workshop.  Presentations included those on the health of the national and regional economies by Ted O’Brien MP and Hayden Rudd respectively,…

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Our Essence

The approach to developing Sunshine Coast Region – Our Essence

06 December 2018

This powerpoint provides the explanation of the background and approach to developing the Sunshine Coast Region – Our Essence, why and how it came about and the intent of the final product. Background to Sunshine Coast Region: Our Essence The output of the research is a video clip that can be accessed at .

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Sunshine Coast Region Our Essence

Business Council reveals ‘essence of the Sunshine Coast’

06 December 2018

Members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) met in Marcoola this afternoon for the organisation’s Annual General Meeting and Christmas function, and to view a much anticipated audio-visual which aims to capture the ‘essence of the Sunshine Coast’.

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Conference to reveal the economic drive in Sunshine Coast projects

12 October 2018

The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) will host a conference where a newly created framework to categorise projects of regional significance will be presented. The conference will feature Dr Steven Boyd, Program Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Property Economics & Development, University of the Sunshine Coast, as he presents findings from research into how significant…

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DebFrecklington MP, Sandy Zubrinich, Fiona Simpson MP

Business Council looks to the future

14 September 2018

It’s been a productive week for the Sunshine Coast Business Council, with the peak business body welcoming the Leader of the Opposition Deb Frecklington MP to address more than 120 business leaders over breakfast on Wednesday morning, as well as completing its fourth think tank series with 20 key stakeholders on Tuesday. Wednesday’s breakfast —…

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Coast businesses call for people to dig deep for homelessness

07 August 2018

Fundraising for the almost 900 people experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast Business Council is calling on local businesses to put their hands in their pockets to support the Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast 2018 on Thursday, 23 August. A group of local dignitaries, business people and community members are gearing…

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Deb Frecklington MP

Breakfast with Deb Frecklington MP

07 August 2018

Hear from the Leader of the Opposition, mid-term, on the Queensland economy and her vision for Queensland and what it means for our regional economy and join the Q&A session to follow. Breakfast is on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 6:45am. For more information, view brochure.

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Taste of TAFE

Taste of TAFE Event, 16 August 2018

01 August 2018

  The TAFE Mooloolaba campus will be hosting a Taste of TAFE event at Cartwright’s Restaurant on Thursday 16 August. The event will see guests treated to a delicious four-course menu created by our amazing teachers and cookery students and served by our hospitality students, giving you, your friends and family the chance to experience…

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Coast business people to sleep on cardboard, concrete and sand

03 July 2018

Call to support fundraising for the almost 900 people experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast With homelessness affecting around 900 men, women and children on the Sunshine Coast, a group of local dignitaries, business people and community members are gearing up to sleep rough in the name of charity, participating in the Vinnies Corporate and…

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