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President's Report

Breakfast at Sunrise

President's Report

As I write this report, there are currently an unprecedented 80 fires burning across our state.  
Our thoughts are with the communities affected by these fires and the 'Herculean efforts' of the firefighters.

Learnings from September's Breakfast at Sunrise
This month, Dr Marcus Smith presented us with an outlook for the Queensland economy. To be frank, it wasn't the prettiest of pictures. Business sentiment is far from positive, and there is stagnation at the top of the economy's food chain.

As business owners, it's important that we see with eyes wide open at what's happening in the broader economy, AND that we also remember that opportunity and challenge exist simultaneously. How we frame our challenges is critical to whether or not we'll even see a possible solution or innovation we can take advantage of. Remember the old adage of 'whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right'? I encourage you to embrace that idea and potentially reframe what's possible for you in your business over the next 12 months.

Supporting Our Local Community by Supporting Local Business 
The South-East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce is proud to support community initiatives which support our local businesses and our local community. Last month we were invited by the Office of Economic Development to support the Lord Mayor’s Small Business Forum in Coorparoo. Overall feedback I've received was that it was a great event. I’d like to thank committee members Jennifer Glisson (JKG Consulting) and Craig McCallum (Noble Pest Services) for representing the Chamber at the event. 

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 info@sebcc.net.au for further details. The next year is going to be an exciting year for this Chamber as we grow our community. I strongly encourage you to consider joining us in our mission to build a strong, interconnected local business community. 

President's Report