Chamber opens for dinner meeting
MEMBERS, potential new members and business owners who want to see what Warwick Chamber of Commerce is all about will have the chance this Friday at McNevins Gunyah Motel.
The Chamber of Commerce has organised a dinner meeting and will have Deputy Leader of the Opposition and local member Lawrence Springborg attending as guest speaker.
Mr Springborg met the Daily News this week, fresh from the LNP conference in Cairns, to tell us about the issues he’ll be addressing on Friday night.
He said he was impressed by the ever-increasing profile of the local Chamber of Commerce and he was pleased to have been asked.
Mr Springborg said he would open by giving an overview of where Queensland is economically and discuss some of the things driving government policy, including the $85 billion of debt and government “spending beyond its means.”
“It has had a profound effect on business confidence and disposable income of the community at large,” he said.
“I’m going to give a bit of background on that and then I would like to discuss where my own personal principles are.”
He said he believed government should keep its hands, as much as possible, out of business and that he would like to see a less regulatory environment for business to be able to operate.
He said he would be tackling the issue of food security, resource development and water.
As a side the controversial issue of Slade Campus will also be raised at the meeting.
Mayor Ron Bellingham will also be in attendance.
Mr Randall said the Chamber organised the dinner meeting once a year to allow members, potential members and interested parties to come along and see what the Chamber does.
He said around 45 people have already booked to attend, according to him, a higher response than normal.
“It’s our chance to show a different side of the chamber to new members.
“It’s a networking thing, so people don’t have to be members.”
Having approached Ben Cory from Agforce Randall said there would be a rural contingency of people attending.
The dinner will start from 6.30 to 7pm and the price is $35 per head.
Anyone looking to book should contact Elizabeth at the McNevins Gunyah Motel on 4661 5588.