President's Report - August 2019
Another wonderful Breakfast at Sunrise event this month with Dr Sarah Jane Kelly sharing her insights on the future of consumption as being driven by the habits of the upcoming generations. Dr Kelly's presentation shared with our members and guests the future trends that are shaping media consumption and what businesses operating today need to be thinking about if they want to stay relevant.
We also got an update on the hip lingo our teen kids are using (lit meant something quite different when I was at school!), so every parent in the room could go back, fully armed to unleash maximise cringe-factor when necessary!
What I'm very proud of how consistently I get feedback from our guest presenters saying what a great, welcoming community we have at the South-East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce. Whilst we do discuss serious business concepts, we also have a lot of fun and laughter too (and not always at David Farrell's expense!)
It was also wonderful to have Cr Kara Cook (Member for Morningside), Jo Culshaw (Labour candidate for Doboy) and Terri Cooper join us this month.
Coming up this month:
THE LORD MAYOR'S SMALL BUSINESS FORUM is coming to Easts Leagues Club (Diamond Room) Coorparoo. It's FREE to attend and you can discover what's available from council to support you in your business. The South-East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce will also be there and we'd love to meet you!
DI FARMER'S BULIMBA ELECTORATE ECO FORUM will focus on how we deal with waste. There will be a panel of eminent speakers, including Hon Leeanne Enoch, Minister for the Environment and John Dee, co-founder of Planet Ark and Australia’s National Tree Day. There’ll be lots of activities for kids and grown-ups – showing us in both serious and fun ways how to reduce waste in our lives; lots of information stalls, and opportunities for local schools and groups to show off what they’re doing to reduce waste in their lives. It will be a great community event.
Date: 17 August 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Michael Zeuschner Hall, Bulimba State School, 271 Oxford St, Bulimba
The Logan Small Business Expo, is on Friday August 30th, 10am - 4pm at the Mount Warren Sports Centre. The Small Business Expos continue to be collaborative marketplaces producing financial outcomes for small business owners and we encourage you to attend.
NOTICE OF AGM TO BE HELD AT OCTOBER'S BREAKFAST AT SUNRISE - 1ST OCTOBER, 2019
All positions will be open for nomination as well as general committee. Please contact email@example.com for further details, or speak to any of the committee members directly at September's Breakfast at Sunrise event.
THOUGHT FOR AUGUST: Judging a day by the weather
It seems more productive to judge tomorrow by something more relevant, useful and in our control than whether or not it’s raining, doesn’t it?
We can judge a day by how many tools we get to use, how many people are open to hearing from us, how many problems are available to be solved.
Weather, or anything else that’s not in our short-term control, can become an excuse and a distraction. If you can’t do anything about it, it might not be worth your focus and energy.
We can begin by embracing the fact that we get a whole day to make an impact. We can open doors, find new resources and create value. In spite of or because of the prevailing conditions…