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Preparing Your Business For COVID-19

Preparing Your Business For COVID-19

At the moment it feels like the business world is standing on the edge of cliff. But this time, the metaphorical cliff has been caused by a virus and there is little any of us can do to mitigate its affects. Honestly, did you ever contemplate a situation where grown...

Statement Being Quoted Around Town

“There is nothing to do in this town……..” Do you still hear this statement being quoted around town? I know I do; and what a total load of bull it is. I was speaking with Tony from ‘What’s on in Gympie’ on Friday, funnily enough, about what was on in Gympie for the...

Choice Between Negativity and Positivity

When presented with a choice between negativity and positivity, why do some people choose to go over to the dark side? Our recent Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting was our most successful and productive to date. My main take away from the meeting was that Gympie...

The Importance of being flexible

The board of the Chamber of Commerce is flexible. When we posted the line-up for the first breakfast of the year, a week or so ago, it took about half an hour for the phone to ring. We were receiving feedback that we could possibly find a different line-up up for the...

Is Gympie a Resilient Community?

Is Gympie a resilient community? This is an interesting question that has been posed by our next breakfast speaker, Professor John Cole OAM. How would you answer the question? Do you think Gympie is resilient? Personally, I think it we are. Gympie has many diverse...

The Children, Won’t Somebody Think of The Children

“What is wrong with this Generation”? “This Generation won’t get off their backsides”? These are just a couple of statements that you may have heard over and over or maybe you have even said it yourself. So, are these statements reasonable? Are the even true, perhaps....

2020 Major Retailers Dropping Reports

Well here we are in the first weeks of 2020 and we are seeing reports of major retailers dropping like flies. Nine News reported the closure of up to 170 stores across the country in the first two weeks of 2020. Add to this the fact that, for several us, the...

Gympie Saturday Night

In the words of Frankie Valli; Oh, what a night! Saturday night’s Gympie Chamber of Commerce Awards went off like a frog in a sock. Sometimes the chance to dress up, let your hair down and come together with likeminded positive businesspeople is just what the doctor...

Gympie, The Land of Opportunity

Last week a wonderous thing happened, and Gympie delivered, yet again. My work colleague Jemma bought her first house. Jemma’s story is somewhat reminiscent of my own, however, at just 22 she beat me to the housing market by two years. In a world where the real estate...

Could there be a better quote for the future of Gympie right now?

…one will say: “I was a fighter pilot”, another will say: “I was in the Submarine Service”, another “I marched with the Eighth Army”, a fourth will say: “None of you could have lived without the convoys and the Merchant seamen”, and you, in your turn, will say, with...