Media Releases & News

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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Queensland State Budget Commentary

13 June 2018

Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said that while the boost in infrastructure funding in today’s Queensland state budget was good for jobs, the increase in borrowings was concerning — especially given the annual surplus was set to triple to $1.51 billion thanks to a strong injection of mining royalties.

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Media Release: The Retail Evolution

30 May 2018

Just as Uber has disrupted the taxi industry and Airbnb has impacted on the accommodation sector, retail is facing its own disruptions.

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Opinion Piece: Conference tackles how to manage the changing retail face of retail

25 May 2018

With technology and the sharing economy drastically altering the retail landscape, business owners only need to look at the decline of former retail giants like Blockbuster to recognise it’s never been more important to adapt to survive.

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Economic impact of regional universities unveiled

17 April 2018

With the Regional Universities Network recently conducting an in-depth study into the contribution regional universities make to local economies, more than 60 Sunshine Coast businesspeople will come together in Caloundra on 17 April to hear the research findings.

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