As always, the
Airlie Beach Running Festival on the weekend was a huge success and brought
many to town for the day. It is events such as this that add character to the
town and give people “another reason to visit”, even if they aren’t
participating in the event itself. Our congratulations to all involved
And as the
Events season gathers momentum, we have the Great Barrier Reef Festival and
Airlie Beach Race Week coming up, in August, combining to create more interest
in the region and another welcome boost for the local economy.
Judging by the great
turnout at the Public Forum held last week by the chamber, local residents and
business people are passionate about improving their town and enhancing the
experience for visitors and locals alike.
ideas and practical suggestions came out of the forum and we also covered off
all the usual topics including car parking, traffic flow and pedestrian
crossings, as well as marketing. It is all about simple things we can do to
A simple survey
will now be sent out to members and stakeholders asking for feedback on which
ideas they want to follow up, so we can prioritise projects.
feed into the Main Street Strategy the Chamber is drafting setting out initial
ideas, aims and expectations and suggesting a way forward for enhancing the
Main Street and the town’s appeal.
The Chamber’s AGM
is due to be held on Thursday, August 22 (location TBA) so please submit your
name, business name, email address and phone number to me before the end of
July, if you’d like to stand for the committee – all positions are available
(the current committee stands down and a new committee is re-elected).
Members have to
be financial to vote at the AGM, so make sure you have paid your invoice before
then (they were due by July 19).
If you are not
already a member, please check out our website where you can sign up
just $199 a year and you will be joining almost 100 other businesses, all
helping to unite, support, connect and represent the Whitsundays business
We have strong
relationships with both Whitsunday Regional Council and Tourism Whitsundays,
and we liaise with State Government on issues impacting our region.
enjoy regular free networking, speakers and events.
Airlie Beach Running Festival on July 21 was a huge success