Red Earth Community Foundation chair Georgie Somerset

June 1, 2020

Red Earth Community Foundation (RECF) and Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) are teaming up to host a series of conversations to talk about what we’ve gained from the COVID-19 experience in the Inland Burnett.

“While COVID‐19 has been difficult for many businesses, others have experienced growth and new opportunities that they will build upon. Unplanned change is often the catalyst for a better future,” RECF chair Georgie Somerset said.

“To build upon the great work BIEDO has been doing during Queensland Small Business Month, and the momentum that is building for a stronger Inland Burnett, we are hosting conversations with local, State and national leaders, to talk about these opportunities and how we can work together to gain the most for the Inland Burnett.

“Our first conversation will be with Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and CEO of Everledger, Leanne Kemp, alongside local business owners Stephanie Whitaker (Burnett Livestock & Realty) and Todd Fiedler (Fiedler Brothers Plumbing).

“These virtual sessions are being hosted via Zoom, and all are welcome to attend and join the conversation.

“We know the greatest resource we have in our communities is our people. The stories of growth and purposeful change in many of our lives started with kitchen table or campfire conversations.

“We must keep having these conversations as a community, and our speakers will help us see through their eyes and experiences the opportunity to work together as we emerge from COVID‐19.”

The first session will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 5:00pm for a 5:15pm start, through until 6:30pm.

Mrs Somerset said everyone was welcome to join the session, or simply listen in.

Register online at to receive access details.

The session will also be recorded and will be available afterwards (contact BIEDO for details).


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