By Abbey Cannan
Noosa Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that along with our partners Tourism Noosa, Zinc Fm, Beyond Blue, 91.1 Hot Fm and Noosa Council that we will be holding The Great Aussie BBQ on Sunday 21 February at Noosaville Lions Park at the River Stage from 1pm to 4pm.
It will be a celebration event for business owners, staff and their families and friends to come and have a snag together and talk about their experiences over the past 12 months.
This came about as earlier last year the Noosa Chamber of Commerce identified the serious health concerns for those business owners and employees that had suffered due to Covid-19.
Many employees had found that their hours were cut back or found they had no work at all as the Tourism, Hospitality and Retail sectors fell into decline under lockdown.
Noosa Chamber of Commerce set about calling all 700 past and present members with the help of Sunshine Coast University intern Ms Lucia Neely. After the analysis of those phone calls and further discussion with local health professionals we identified that the most important role the Chamber of Commerce could play was to provide support, not only on the phone, and by networking events but by intervention where needed.
The Noosa Chamber of Commerce then reported its concerns from the findings to new Noosa Council Mayor Clare Stewart who then only in her first month embraced the concept of the Chamber of Commerce BBQ, that would be held with all Noosa Business and employees to celebrate getting through this unforeseen pandemic.
We have a gangbuster afternoon of activities planned including live music, entertainment for the kids, free snags, and rallying speeches from our Mayor and business leaders. Also with the help of our terrific sponsors we are giving away a Business Support Package valued at $5000 to one lucky business, but you have to be there on the day to win.
This is a ticketed event and only 499 people can attend, so please head over to the Noosa Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and hit up the Eventbrite link to get your free ticket.