Chamber plans fresh outlook
WITH the tough start to the year, the Warwick Chamber of Commerce is looking for some new fresh faces and ideas.
Prospective members are invited to the annual general meeting held at Alexander Motel’s Peppercorn Restaurant on Monday, March 21.
Guest Speaker for the AGM is Rohan Gosstray, general manager of the Toowoomba Chronicle.
Mr Gosstray has had broad experience with the media and the development of the internet as a new media channel.
His media career began in 1986 with Shepparton News, initially working in media sales and then management where he established one of Australia’s first media internet operations.
In 1996, he received a scholarship to tour the United States and witness first-hand the early application of the internet in 25 of America’s largest daily newspapers.
Since that time Mr Gosstray has worked with News Limited in Melbourne, Fairfax’s national internet operation in New Zealand and on a range of projects with Fairfax newspapers in Melbourne and their internet sites.
Mr Gosstray has a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University and spent time working with a leading-edge Search Engine Marketing company based in Israel.
He says he has an under-devel- oped Facebook page and has tweeted.
Despite not embracing these mediums with gusto, he acknowledges their undisputable marketing potential
As general manager of the 150-year-old Toowoomba Chronicle he is in the middle of managing through one of the biggest technological changes the industry has faced.