When I moved to Beaudesert in 1979 to manage Reids Department Store, the first organization I joined was Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce, as this was the best way to establish a relationship with the local business community, and to gain an insight into the important issues affecting the town and district.
Five years later, I became General Manager of Beaudesert Times and in 1985, took on the role of Senior Vice President of the Chamber, before being President in 1986, 1987, 1991 and 1992. In other years, I was involved in a variety of sub committees.
When I retired from the Beaudesert Times, I had been involved in the Chamber for over 30 years and this had provided me with many wonderful experiences and the opportunity of forming long-lasting friendships.
I was honoured to be made a Life Member of the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Being and active member of the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce has brought me a great deal of local knowledge over the past 15 years.
The more involved I have been, the more is seem to discover and understand of activities occurring or planned in the area.
It is clear to me that the more involved you are, the greater the return for your membership
ACS Engineers has been a member of the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce for 2 years. We have been corporate sponsors for the past 12 months. We upgraded our membership with the chamber because we could see the value that it was adding to our business with the launch of the new chamber website and the increase in member numbers. Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce offers a common forum space were we can align our values with other business owners in the Beaudesert area. It offers opportunities to effectively network.
Our agenda at Queensland Country Credit Union is to create long term relationships with our communities and Members. We especially like to work closely with our Business Members and gain an understanding of their business, then provide financial solutions, to meet their needs. The Chamber is perfect for us to leverage off what we have to offer our community and Members.
Your ability to contribute with ideas, implementing new initiatives to benefit your community, liaising with government and non-government bodies to benefit your community
Participating in community events and ventures
Contributing to the economic development of Beaudesert
Networking and building knowledge of local businesses and resources available to you