Ipswich mayor speaker at breakfast

LOOKING for a massive double shot of black coffee of a morning?

Then make sure you attend the third annual business breakfast run by the Warwick Chamber of Commerce and Southern Downs Regional Council

Organiser John Randall – the economic development officer for the Southern Down Regional Council in Warwick – promises the strong coffee hit with Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale as guest speaker.

“The event has always attracted first-rate guest speakers who deliver very informative and topi- cal information to the local businesses,” Mr Randall said. “This breakfast will be no different with Paul Pisasale, who has a track record that speaks for itself.”

Cr Pisasale was first elected to the Ipswich council in March 1991 before being voted in as mayor in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

“Ipswich is now number one in so many fields whereas it used to be a struggling economy and plagued by social issues,” Mr Randall said.

“Paul Pisasale is well-known for thinking outside the square, and as mayor has turned the Ipswich economy around.

“The breakfast always has a great cross-section of the region’s business, from accountants,

lawyers and medical professionals to the small family-run local business.”

Cr Pisasale has a CV as long as your arm, but among the impressive points is he was announced as Queensland’s local hero for 2010 at the Australian of the Year Awards in Canberra.

In 2006 he was the only Australian mayor to be invited to the Global City International Forum for urban decision-makers in Lyon, France.

He is passionate about working at a regional level, and after the recent floods that wreaked havoc not only in our region but also in the Ipswich region, his motto of “care for the community is vital to a growing community” has never been so true and as valuable.

The business breakfast focuses on networking and will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 7.15am to 9am.

“Arguably this is the number-one business event in town,” Mr Randall said.

To RSVP, call Rupert’s Bar and Grill on 4660 2100 or office@coachmans.com.au before Monday, March 7.

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