Christmas Cheer at The Salty Fox rooftop bar at Rydges

We farewelled the year that was and enjoyed some early Christmas Cheer at our final event for 2021 at the Salty Fox rooftop bar located on the 7th Floor at the spectacular Rydges GC Airport.

Small business recovery towards the new covid normal

A delicious breakfast was had at this stunning new hotel as we heard from The Honourable Di Farmer MP, the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.

Business Resilience by Titans CEO Steve Mitchell

A delicious breakfast in glorious Coolangatta was had, as we heard from Gold Coast Titans CEO Steve Mitchell, on lessons learned about resilience in the world of elite sport & how they translate into lessons for business in these trying times. We also heard from Anthony Mitchell Director of the Clontarf Foundation.

Photos by Annie Noon of Fotoforce.

2021 AGM Breakfast

There was a formal element to the morning as the Chamber held its annual AGM and we also had a couple of special guest speakers with insightful presentations on topics relevant to all Businesses and were joined by Karen Andrews MP.

Balter Brewing - August “Business After Hours” Event

This was a great opportunity to network and reward the team at a relaxed and informal evening in a great location, Balter Brewery, a modern industrial space located in the heart of Currumbin.

Post Budget Luncheon with Mayor Tom Tate & Cr. Gail O’Neill

Mayor Tom Tate briefed us on the City of Gold Coast budget and we also heard from Cr Gail O’Neill on the impact of the budget in Division 14 and some exciting project updates.

Road to Recovery Lunch - 4th March 2021

With special guest speakers including Patricia O’Callaghan, CEO Destination Gold Coast, Jan McCormick, CEO Major Events Gold Coast and City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

South Coast Region 2021 - The Road Ahead

Andrew Wheeler shared his valuable insights into the vision for the South Coast Region on the M1 Program, Coomera Connector and works across the region for 2021. He also took the time to share the journey that was for 2020, and how this has shaped works going forward for TMR and Industry colleagues.

Christmas Cheer at The Salty Fox rooftop bar at Rydges Gold Coast Airport

Great evening to farewell the year that was and welcome some Christmas Cheer in readiness for a great LIFT OFF to 2021 !

Photos by Annie Noon - Fotoforce

Relaxing evening at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Great evening had by all at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the Gold Coasts most iconic locations, and we helped raise $2,000 for the Wildlife Hospital.

Meet the Candidates Breakfast 2020

100 people met the candidates for Burleigh and Currumbin on 15th October 2020.

Photos by Annie Noon - Fotoforce

2020 September Breakfast / AGM, City Of Gold Coast eMarketplace and CCIQ

Insightful presentations on the new City Of Gold Coast eMarketplace vendor procurement system, initiatives from CCIQ that are helping businesses during these challenging times, followed by the AGM and welcoming the new board.

2020 February Breakfast

Having John Witheriff as our guest speaker represented an invaluable opportunity to learn more about how the G:link Light Rail is benefiting our growing city and what it means for our region as it makes its way south to Burleigh Heads.

Photos were supplied by Annie Noon from Fotoforce Photography.

SGC End of Year Christmas Drinks & Canapes at Kirra Beach Hotel

We had the BEST finger food on the GC and a great night celebrating the end of 2019. Thanks to our sponsors the Kirra Beach Hotel for amazing hospitality and shout out to Annie Noon of Fotoforce for the great photos.

2019 November Breakfast

SGC had a sold out event for November's breakfast with guest speaker's Marion & Carl who presented the new projects and developments that will shape the Gold Coast Airport over the coming years.

2019 October After Dark

SGC Members and Guests enjoyed a relaxed and informal evening at Currumbin Vikings Surf Club for our October “Business after Hours” event on Thursday 10th October 2019.

2019 September AGM

We had a great turn out for the SGC Annual General Meeting held on 19 September at Currumbin RSL. Thank you to Anne Stovin, CEO Currumbin RSL for her special presentation during the event.

2019 July Breakfast

We had a huge turn out at this month's SGC breakfast, held at Coolangatta Surf Club, to discuss the SandTunes event coming to Coolangatta Beach Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec.

2019 June After Dark

Our friends at Timezone Coolangatta provided the setting for our June After Dark event, welcoming around 75 members and guests for a night of games, drinks and food.

2019 May Breakfast

We had a fantastic turn out at this month's SGC breakfast with guest speakers Geoff Hogg from The Star Entertainment Group, and Chris Haigh from Mercury IT.

2019 March After Dark

We all had a great night at the Kirra Beach Hotel. The food they put on was excellent, we can't thank them all enough, including Greg, Julie, Drew, Peggy and the team there for helping us put together what we hope will be the first of many joint events.

2019 February Breakfast

Our first breakfast of the new year was held at John Flynn Private Hospital where Karen Andrews outlined her vision for local small business.

2018 November Gala Dinner

To celebrate the end of 2018, SGC held a Gala dinner event at Currumin RSL with music provided by local entertainers Mark Watson & Emma Lancaster.

2018 October Breakfast

We enjoyed a sumptuous buffet style breakfast prepared by the Hospitality Faculty & Students, while Chris Capra outlined his vision for how businesses and schools can work together to make a better community.

2018 September Breakfast

We were fortunate to be able to bring an update on the progress of the Coolangatta / Kirra Core Business Masterplan project by Patrick Duigan, a City Place Making Officer from the City of Gold Coast, including site analysis completed and feedback from stakeholders who have attended recent workshops, as well as having Councillor (Cr) Gail O’Neill assist in the running of the morning breakfast.

2015 August Breakfast

The Chamber was pleased to welcome Karen Andrews MP, Parliamentary Secretary and Federal Member for McPherson as our August speaker. Karen addressed the meeting and discussed the needs of small business, NBN and the recent announcement that areas of the electorate would now be getting NBN in the next scheduled roll out. She also spoke about the need to upskill our school leavers, and the place that science and innovation has in the future of the Gold Coast and Australia.

2015 July Breakfast

Our July speaker was Charles Martin, Charles joined Gold Coast Airport in April 2008 as General Manager Commercial after a 26 year career with Qantas Airways.

2015 June Breakfast

In June we welcomed two great speakers from the Qld Police. Acting Inspector Chris Adhern spoke to us about his career and his current role as Senior Sergeant, Officer in Charge of Palm Beach Police Division, where he is in command of 40 officers and responsible for the delivery of policing services to a population of 50,000 people across a 108 sq kilometre area. Then we heard from Polair with Senior Constable Robert Finlay. Robert told us how the QLD Polair arm was established.

2015 May Breakfast

On Thursday 7 May at Currumbin RSL we were able to offer a delicious breakfast and a presentation on the vital role Social Media should have in the armoury of businesses of all shapes and sizes in the 21st century. Our speaker was Chris Hogan, Founder and CEO of MeMedia. Chris was able to show us all of the very NOW parts of social media, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus, and explain how they can add value to our businesses.

2015 April Breakfast

April Networking Breakfast & RSL 100th Anzac Day presentation.

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