KCCI president Damien Martoo

May 3, 2022

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking to implement a new income model to ensure consistent funding into the future.

Secretary Paula Greenwood, in a letter to members, said other Chambers have had great success with a scaled partnership model.

“For our region to continue to prosper, we need to execute a strategic action plan that looks beyond four-year cycles,” the letter said.

“The KCCI has lasted the test of time delivering great outcomes advocating for its members.

“More recently the KCCI has made a commitment to its members wellbeing through the development of S.M.I.L.E (Supporting Mental Health through Information – Leadership – Education) and will soon roll out a new initiative under the SMILE umbrella.

“The building of a purpose-designed Business HUB and co-working space is well under way and will deliver the connectivity all business need both locally and external to the region to grow and develop new markets for our trades and manufacturing sectors through collaboration with other business hubs in Queensland.

“This year we will deliver workshops that will give SMEs the capacity and confidence to grow, tender on big projects and inject more money back into the local economy.”

The KCCI has proposed a five-tier partnership program, ranging from Titanium ($12,500 per quarter) to Bronze ($250 per quarter).

“Our president Damien Martoo chairs the CCIQ Regional Policy Committee for the Wide Bay Burnett Region and sits on the CCIQ Policy Board,” the letter continued.

“This allows direct flow of information from the Wide Bay Burnett Region and the South Burnett to CCIQ, who then develop policy around the issues to advocate for us by meeting directly with key stakeholders and Government Ministers daily.

“Currently we are doing all this work on a very minimal budget and as with most community groups in a mostly volunteer based capacity.

“There is so much more that can be done for our region and our members are the key drivers to make this happen with consistency.

“Our members have stuck with us and showed overwhelming support with all we have been and are trying to achieve.

“To make sure your Chamber of Commerce can deliver long-term consistency in all we do so that you, your staff and their families benefit from all we in the business community work so hard for, it is time to source a regular income stream free from conditions and political motivation.

“We will continue to chase grants that suit our ongoing project needs but we want to see long-term benefits and deliver real outcomes for the future of our region’s business sector.

“Other Chambers have had great success with a scaled partnership model from the corporate and SME sector, delivering an income stream that will deliver consistency well into the future.

“Your Chamber is dedicated to progress and we can make sure we deliver on this without A political agenda, but guided by business for business to support and grow business.”

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Partnership Levels

Titanium – Your Titanium Partnership will see your logo in a prominent position at the KCCI Business HUB which is located right in the middle of the Kingaroy CBD. Your logo will be placed on our website and all social and traditional media. A monthly update of the happenings in your business will be posted on our website and weekly on social media. Our teardrop Banners will have your logo on it also which will be visible at all events we hold. You will be able to give a five-minute update at every Meet & Greet and event we hold plus 10-minute presentation at our AGM. Free access to the HUB Boardroom each quarter when available. $50k per year or $12,500 per quarter. (+GST)

Platinum – Your Platinum Partnership will see your logo at the KCCI Business HUB which is located right in the middle of the Kingaroy CBD. Your logo will be placed on our website and all social and traditional media. A bimonthly update of the happenings in your business will be posted on our website and fortnightly on social media. You will be able to give a five-minute update at every second Meet & Greet and event we hold plus five-minute presentation at our AGM. Free access to the HUB Boardroom each quarter when available. $25k per year or $6250 per quarter. (+GST)

Gold – Your Gold Partnership will see your logo at the KCCI Business HUB which is located right in the middle of the Kingaroy CBD. Your logo will be placed on our website and all social and traditional media. A quarterly update on our website and monthly on social media. A five-minute update at every third Meet & Greet. Free access to the HUB Boardroom, half-yearly when available. $10k per year or $2500 per quarter. (+GST)

Silver – Your Silver Partnership will see your logo at the KCCI Business HUB which is located right in the middle of the Kingaroy CBD. Your logo will be placed on our website and all social and traditional media. A half-yearly update on our website and bimonthly on social media. A five minute update at every fourth Meet & Greet. Free access to the HUB Boardroom, half-yearly when available. $5000 per year or $1250 per quarter. (+GST)

Bronze – Your Bronze Partnership will see your logo at the KCCI Business HUB which is located right in the middle of the Kingaroy CBD. Your logo will be placed on our website. Your business will receive a half-yearly combined promotion with other sponsorship partners on social media. $1000 per year or $250.00 per quarter. (+GST)


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