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  • Last updated:
  • 11 Jul 2019

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Get a seat at the table with The Curated Plate foodie buzz

With an influx of visitors, and a spotlight on our delicious culinary experiences for The Curated Plate food festival next month, now is the time to plan how to take advantage of this buzz. Local producers share their insight in this month’s video.


Hear more about what food and agribusinesses are doing to create their niche.

Customers roll in with ferris wheel

The Caloundra Cafe owner David Cassar recommends other businesses take advantage of local events to boost sales. "We’ve seen an increase in average spend and patronage," he says. "The increased traffic from planned and published events allows us to plan ahead and employ additional staff to cater for demand and reinvest. "Planned events allow us to cater our offers and marketing to those visitors and we are getting better with our targeting for each event." The SkyLine Ferris Wheel will be at the Bulcock Beach car park until Saturday 21 July. Email the development team to arrange package deals.

Business podcast

Episode 2 - Bound for Success Business Podcast - Now Available 
This month on our Bound For Success podcast we feature medical cannabis business MediFarm. Listen now to find out more about the industry and related opportunities on the Sunshine Coast. If you missed last month's episode with Jetts Australia CEO Elaine Jobson, take a listen to Episode 1 with as she shares her journey to CEO of Jetts Australia! Find out how they started their business, achieved success and what opportunities are available for the next generation. A new episode is released each month so be sure to subscribe. 

Helping you become more water wise

The Sunshine Coast's agribusinesses came together in June for the Water Wise Connect Expo and learnt how to protect precious water resources and get more out of their businesses. See some of the solutions in our video below and contact our team to find out how your business can benefit 


Facebook business workshop 

Facebook Community Boost will run more than 30 workshops on starting and growing a Facebook and Instagram business, how to connect with customers using Messenger and Instagram stories and how non-profits can use Facebook to fundraise. Register here

Using technology to improve business efficiencies

Caloundra business Ambrose Building has automated systems and used technology to increase efficiencies. Watch the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce video about the innovations below.


 Get ready to export

Expert in your field? 

Attention local experts! If you're interested in sharing your industry knowledge with large audiences in our community please contact Sunshine Coast Libraries ASAP. Host workshops, industry sessions, write on your topics and connect with other like-minded Sunshine Coast industry members at your local Library branch today! For more information email

Secure a health accelerator spot

Make sure you get your applications in for the 12-week program before the cut-off on 15 July. The selection process will then begin before Bootcamp kicks off on14 August. Read more here.

IAgeWell - Over 50 Lifestyle Expo needs exhibitors 

The IAgeWell Over 50 Lifestyle Expo will be held at Venue 114 on 21 August as part of National Seniors Week. If you are looking to showcase your brand or service, which supports seniors, then why not consider an exhibitor spot. Read more here

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