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|16th September 2021 - Drinks At Dusk|
|Tuesday 5th October 2021 - Next Guest Speaker|
On Tuesday we welcomed our new President, Dominik Hartl-McWilliam.
Dominik is a dynamic, energetic, and
highly motivated Senior Executive with an extensive background in quality
strategic planning and operational management including business project
management, financial resources, human resources, sales, business development,
and leadership gained from over 15 years of employment history within various
Dominik is recognised for his strategic mindset and a combination of focused analytical skills, leadership capabilities, and interpersonal strengths. He has a deep background in project management, financial and business management, corporate structures, commercial and corporate governance, business and staff development, financial and budget planning, stakeholder engagement. We look forward to working with Dominik and the direction he will be taking South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our members for
their work over the year. In particular, I’d like to acknowledge the committee
member of the Chamber.
In this financial year we will be focusing on:
Vision & Mission
- South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce influences Brisbane’s future through promoting, encouraging and supporting local businesses thereby making a positive impact to Australia’s economy. –
• Work with local community, investors, government, and lending facilities to encourage local businesses to reach their full potential.
• Encourage, support and communicate the importance of small businesses in the community through media and advertising.
• Partnering local businesses with large corporations to encourage fairness.
• Encourage large corporations to subcontract to smaller businesses in the community.
Last Tuesday we had a thrilling time with our guest speaker, Taj Pabari, CEO of Australian School of Entrepreneurship. During the Breakfast, Taj shared the experience of exploring his interests, setting up his business, and becoming a young entrepreneur.
This month is the last month of my presidency. In the past two years, I have witnessed the growth of SEBCC and changes we have brought to our community. It was my great honour contributing to our Chamber. The next President will be Dominik Hartl-McWilliam, CEO of McWilliam & CO Management & Business Advisory. I believe Dominik will bring his expertise in modern business to help the Chamber to be greater. SEBCC, the South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, which is also Strong, Effective, Brilliant, Constructive, and Cooperative, will continue to dedicate ourselves to connect our local businesses and contribute to a better community.
Special Thanks to Des Bowler who’s worked tirelessly for the Chamber for many years and likewise Shane Cowan - both of whom have helped me immensely over this period. I have so much gratitude for commitment of our committee members, Phil Searle, Craig McCallum, Anastasia Xie and Terri Smallbon.
I’m excited to see the direction and energy incoming President Dominik and emcee Craig McCallum will bring to this great community of business leaders.
Wishing you all good luck in business.
Welcome to autumn everyone! It was a terrific turnout for Breakfast at Sunrise with our guest speaker Tom Freer from Wyntec. Tom spoke about the importance of human’s roles in cyber security. Comparing with the past decades, we receive a larger number of spam emails everyday. Some of them sneakily target at data stored in our computers, and some others are staring at the money in our accounts. These spam emails may come from a friend, supplier, client that you think you are familiar with, however dangers are just hiding behind the familiar things. During Tom’s speech, he gave us many effective ways to recognize these “bad guys” and protect your assets from becoming a target.
Our Business of the Month was Allan Hanson from Arcinvest. Though
the years Allan has been consistently working on developing a reliable
investment philosophy. He has come across many different types of investing and
has kept an open mind about them all, as he researched and studied them. After
all these years Allan has found the most reliable, consistent, and best
returning method for long term investment is Value Investing. This method is
based on buying good, solid, reliable business with a good income stream, a
durable competitive advantage and good management for a reasonable price with a
margin of safety, and holding onto them.
If you would like to showcase your business as a Business of
the Month please contact me.
Have a great month in business!
Expressions of Interest - SEBCC Board Position
The SEBCC Board would like to seek ‘Expressions Of Interest' from any current members who are interested in taking on a position on the board of directors, beginning the 2022 financial year.
Some of the benefits of being on the SEBCC board of directors includes:
If you are interested in serving the SEBCC members and would like to hold a position on the board, we request that you to write a brief synopsis outlining why you feel you could contribute as a board member and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your EOI is submitted by no later than 5.00pm, Friday 7th May 2021.
The Board will consider all expressions of interest and advise the members of the decision immediately after the June 2020 board meeting.