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First chamber breakfast meeting in six months

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Senator Gerard Rennick with Chamber Vice President Yale Morgan

The Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce met on Friday morning for its monthly Breakfast meeting – their first since COVID restrictions were eased.

Vice President Yale Morgan said it was great for everyone to get together again.

“Holding a public event again after six months was a great way to celebrate our businesses success and resilience,” Yale said. 

“Being able to gather as a business community to share thoughts and ideas was certainly a highlight of the morning.”

The guest speaker for the chamber breakfast meeting was Senator Gerard Rennick, LNP Senator for Queensland.

“Senator Gerard Rennick shared high level thoughts and real examples of how, as a country, we can economically recover from COVID plus protect our assets,” Yale said.

Many long term Chamber members were at the Chamber breakfast meeting at The Waves, along with some new faces, including Stephanie Ward from Match Works.

“I was excited to meet some new people and enjoyed the hospitality,” Stephanie said.

“Senator Rennick’s talk was delightfully informative and the breakfast was also delicious!

Stephanie, from disability employment service provider Matchworks, said she was looking forward to being a member of the Chamber.

“Professionally, I’m looking forward to making quality networking relationships.

“Personally, it will be great to learn more about our beautiful area and contribute to the region whilst always learning.”

Senator Rennick said it was a very worthwhile event.

“It was very worthwhile to speak to the Chamber about creating opportunities for our children, through building infrastructure that will provide jobs, essential services and wealth,” he said.

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Mayor Jack Dempsey and Senator Gerard Rennick discussing Advocacy Priorities 2020

Mayor Jack Dempsey met with Senator Rennick later in the day.

“It was great to meet with Senator Rennick after a successful meeting with the Chamber, in which members were able to advocate for opportunities for the Bundaberg Region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

After the chamber breakfast meeting proved to be a successful face-to face COVID-safe event, the Chamber of Commerce is planning more.

“Next will be a Casual Friday at Alowishus, more breakfasts plus working on the Business Excellence Awards,” Yale said.

To keep up to date with Chamber events visit their website.


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