Guest speaker … Gympie CoC president Tony Goodman (Photo: Gympie CoC)

October 22, 2020

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting a special business breakfast on Thursday, November 5, at Kingaroy Town Hall.

Doors will open at 6:30am for a 7:00am start – but bookings are a must!

“Be sure to grab your ticket early, this one will sell out fast,” KCCI president Damien Martoo said.

“The Saucy Fork chef Roberta Schablon will be creating breakfast from a selection of locavore ingredients from the South Burnett and neighbouring regions.

“Roberta has been working with producers with a passion and vision to bring the Farm to Fork locavore movement into reality in the South Burnett.’

Mr Martoo said the breakfast aimed “to bring the strength of the South Burnett’s business community together to think about the change our region would like to see and be a part of into the future”.

Guest speaker will be Gympie Chamber of Commerce president Tony Goodman who will share how he has led the business community, advocating with all levels of government, to pursue the goals and aspirations of Gympie’s business community.

“The Gympie Chamber is fiercely independent, and we look forward to learning more about the change they’ve influenced, and their continued advocacy with council and their State and Federal members,”  Mr Martoo said.

“This is the start of many conversations KCCI are planning into the new year about shaping our future together and taking advantage of the tree change opportunities brought by the COVID pandemic.”

The breakfast will be compered by Cr Kirstie Schumacher.

“We all work, live and play in an amazing region, and I believe there are many incredible opportunities on our doorstep, ready for the taking,” Cr Schumacher said.

“For me, this breakfast is about unity, standing together as a region and daring to think big and starting a new conversation, collectively recognising our potential not for tomorrow, but for today.

“The world is shifting and I applaud the KCCI for bringing everyone together with a view to grow the pie, not just the slice.”

Mr Goodman operates Bella Casa Gympie, a large furniture, homewares and gifts store.

He has instigated late-night shopping events and four major street festivals in Mary Street, Gympie, that attract crowds of up to 5000.

“Tony is currently working with the Gympie business community to re-design Gympie’s approach to its economic development strategy and I welcome the opportunity to learn from the experiences of our neighbouring region,” Cr Schumacher said.

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Tickets for the business breakfast are $35 each.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, bookings are limited to 100 guests.

RSVP by November 3 to KCCI Secretary Paula Greenwood by email

Payment is required prior to the event by direct deposit to the KCCI at BSB: 638-070, a/c 10551158. Include your business name as a reference and email confirmation of payment to the KCCI.

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