At the November Business at Sunrise we were fortunate to hear Shane Webcke telling the ups and downs of his personal businesses and just how the lessons learned playing professional football have assisted him.
At the September Business at Sunrise we held our second Toolbox for the year. At our Toolbox sessions we ask speakers to talk from different aspects on a given topic. This time we looked at the SEBCC initiative linking the Chamber with our member High Schools, with the topic ‘The benefits of a good relationship between schools and business’. Our speakers, Edwin Crisp, Terry O’Hanlon-Rose, Michael Piper and Gerowyn Lacaze spoke of the benefits to both business and students of school based traineeships and work experience from the view of the trainer, the placement, the employer and the school. A number of business people in attendance showed interest in participating with the SEBCC and Partnership Brokers in our initiative to place students in work experience with member businesses.
Thanks to Penny Cutting, South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce President, for providing us with her July President’s Report.
The Premier provided good reasons why Queensland can expect strong economic growth in this new financial year. Genuine information that we don’t seem to get in the press or the TV news.
Did you know, for example, that our desalination plant, which some critics label a multi-billion dollar white elephant, provided drinking water for Brisbane for four weeks when the standard system could not cope with polluted floodwaters? I didn’t. Things you learn at the Chamber!
The Premier gave examples of how small business will benefit from the economic growth generated by the resurgence of mineral extraction industries.