Chamber AGM

2024 Committee

Committee poised to continue supporting businesses and ready for a busy year ahead.

The Chamber AGM was held on 13 March 2024. The following Committee is ready to hit the ground running! Geoff Baldwin will stay on as President and Judi Minnikin as 2IC. Anne Hardy as Secretary and newcomer Jackie Keys as Treasurer. Committee members have also had a few changes. Krystle Divertie and Theresa Poots staying on and being joined by Janice Smart and Dwayne Chanter. Welcome to our new Committee members and congratulations to those remaining in their roles taking on another year, and a special thank you to Justine Boyle, Tony Chapman, and Carol Lange departing the Committee.

The Auditor’s Report was presented by Tim Meehan of Hall and Hanneford, click here. In summary –

The priority of the new Committee will be to ensure an aligned purpose for all businesses. Noting that the key priority of the Chamber is to advocate for business success irrespective of what individual opinions may be about whether the Mountain needs business. Clearly, a significant number of residents have family and friends who primarily rely on the success of Mountain businesses for their daily survival to remain as residents on the Mountain. 

Strong Chamber representation is crucial for unity, achieved through a robust membership. The Chamber’s accomplishments, such as the response to the Christmas crisis, demonstrate its worth. This response involved a successful radio and video campaign, informing thousands that the Mountain was back in business. Such outcomes are possible due to a collective focus and effort, resulting in a synergistic effect. The Chamber promotes local business – buy local, sell local, support local.

Christmas on the Mountain

Christmas with the Chamber

What are your Christmas opening hours? Let us know ASAP and the hours will be posted on the Chamber and Visitor Information Centre websites.

Christmas Opening Hours for Businesses

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas on the Mountain! Businesses should by now have decided on their opening hours and which days they will be closed over the Christmas period. One of our brilliant volunteers from the Visitor Information Centre suggested that we keep a list of restaurants and cafes, including their trading hours, as we have already had our first enquiry about a reservation for Christmas from a visitor. Consequently, to assist all businesses over the Christmas period, business owners are invited to complete the survey below and your Christmas information will be collated at the VIC and posted on the Visit Tamborine Mountain and Chamber of Commerce websites.  This is an area of inadequate communication for visitors to the Mountain. Hopefully this initiative will go some way to improving opening hours communication for our visitors over this period.

Christmas Member Event

This year the Chamber Christmas party will be held at Cedar Creek Lodges on Thursday 14th December; tickets will be available soon.

All business owners are welcome to join the Chamber and attend this exciting event and, until the start of the new year, membership fees have been waived. Contact the secretary for more information.

Tamborine Mountain – Finalist in the Top Tourism Town 2023

Finalist in the Top Tourism Town 2023

A public vote now decides the winner! We need your help!

Congratulations Tamborine Mountain! The Queensland Tourism Industry Council has named Tamborine Mountain as one of the finalists in the Top Tourism Town Awards 2023. However, there is a second stage to the judging and the Mountain needs YOUR HELP! A public vote is now open and will close on Wednesday 24th May 2023. Scan the QR to view the entry and vote for Tamborine Mountain.

Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM) – May

The next Chamber event is for all employers with vacant roles and potential employees. An interactive speed dating evening giving candidates opportunities to meet, socialise and interact with employers. Included in the evening will be a module on business leadership. Could improvements to your leadership style reduce your employee turnover? This event will take place on Wednesday, 24th May, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Backroom of North Stores on Main St. Attendance at the event is free, contact the secretary for a ticket.