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BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

We are hearing from some of our local businesses that things are tough. The cost of doing business has increased significantly, it’s difficult to find staff and in some instances customer spend is down.

We look forward to the release of today’s State Budget to see what relief or support is on offer for small business, and we will alert you to these once they are announced.

In the meantime, it’s even more important than ever to shop local, support the local community and get involved with your Chamber of Commerce.

As always, we have lots of exciting things in store, and some excellent guest speakers lined up so keep an eye out for your event invitations!

Until next month,

Terri Cooper





Make a note of these important Chamber event dates:

networking event – 18 July 2024 ~ *Please note this is an evening event

Venue : Ballistic Brewery Salisbury

This was a very informative session celebrating Small Business Month in QLD with our guests Nerissa Mollett from Business Chamber QLD and  Michael Mollett from The Department of Employment and Small Business.  Both were talking about the range of support services available for our members, and Michael gave a schedule of grants and  tips on how to be prepared for applications.  Very helpful to have his slides too as there was so much information

We Seek Your Help

Become a Committee Member!

 We welcome Amanda Rosazza to the Memberships team !

However we could still use more in the Marketing Communications and Young Professionals teams. You could also volunteer to facilitate a workshop.  We need an event MC for July, October and November. As an event Master of Ceremonies (MC), we provide a run sheet and you have the opportunity to promote your own business too.


New Members

We would like to welcome a number of new members, Vision & Vigour Training, Elizabeth 4 Bonner, Sunny Property, Gold Clicks Media, Phantom IT and The Culture Cure. Check out their details and make contact if any of them can assist you.

The Culture Cure (Amanda Rosazza)


Phone : 0422854704


Vision & Vigour Training (Cathy Halat)


Phone: 0416095704

BSCC Website Link:

Elizabeth 4 Bonner (Elizabeth)


Phone: 0427318310

BSCC Website Link:

Sunny Property (Sunny)


Phone: 0433434824

BSCC Website Link:

Gold Clicks Media (Andrew Roache)


BSCC Website Link:

Phone: 0412 793 609

Phantom IT (Tom Walker)

Tom Walker


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Outsource2Us, a South Brisbane Marketing agency, outlines 5 ways businesses can use sales and marketing together to improve their outcomes

Across every business, the interaction between sales and marketing teams has become pivotal for ensuring the best outcomes for revenue growth. Because they often work hand in hand, adopting seamless communication between these two teams is the key to driving growth within your business.

Outsource2Us delves into five key ways that sales and marketing teams can synchronise their efforts to magnify outcomes and propel your business to new heights.

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Bank of Queensland, Mt Gravatt

When looking for a home loan from a bank, people have various expectations and criterias that they consider important.

The common factors  but not limited to) are:-

  1. Competitive interest rates
  2. Transparent fees and charges
  3. Easy Application Process
  4. Responsive Customer Service
  5. Quick Approval Process
  6. Clear Eligibility Criteria

At BOQ Mt Gravatt, we understand these factors and it is our priority to provide them.  BOQ Mt Gravatt has been owner managed by CC Chiong since 2010.

When you meet CC, you will understand why he loves being in contact with customers. He is a real relationship builder and this was why deciding to own his own branch with BOQ was a good fit.

CC has a passion for helping individual, couples and families to get into their homes or investment properties.  If you need banking and finance solutions, please reach out to CC at the BOQ Mt Gravatt.

Marsh Tincknell

Marsh Tincknell has been a cornerstone of the Southside Brisbane business community for many years. Established with a vision to provide comprehensive accounting and advisory services, Marsh Tincknell has grown to become one of the most trusted names in the industry.

Our History

Founded in 1989, Marsh Tincknell has always aimed to support local businesses with high quality accounting services. Our journey began in Mt Gravatt, where we set out to make a difference by offering personalized and professional accounting solutions.

Our Services

Marsh Tincknell offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. These services include:

  • Business Advisory: Helping businesses navigate challenges and seize business opportunities with expert advice.
  • Taxation Services: Comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to ensure your business stays ahead.
  • Bookkeeping: Save time & money by keeping your accounting and bookkeeping under the one roof, with Marsh Tincknell.
  • SMSF Assistance: Marsh Tincknell can assist you with superannuation advice to help achieve your ideal outcomes.
  • Financial Planning: Assisting with financial strategies that align with your long-term goals using our financial planning arm, MT Wealth.

Why Choose Marsh Tincknell?

As a member of the Southside Brisbane community, Marsh Tincknell stands out for our commitment to excellence and personalized service. We understand the local market and are dedicated to helping businesses thrive. Our experienced team is here to support you with tailored solutions that drive business success.

Member Profile


Reg Walls

I have been a member of Mt Gravatt Bowls Club for 33 years where I have held the voluntary position of Business Manager since 2009. The position involves mainly all aspects of club sponsorship, grant applications, newsletter preparation, oversight of club special events and staff payroll as well as other miscellaneous duties.

The club has recently installed an online booking system for Barefoot Bowls which will allow people to choose the day and time they wish to play, order their food and pay online which means fast and seamless booking. Simply go to the club website and follow the prompts.

On a personal note, as well as playing bowls, I have developed a liking for walking. In earlier times it was not the case due mainly to lack of time to train but I started with the annual Bridge to Brisbane event which I now attend annually. This was followed in 2016 when I walked the Kokoda Track in PNG. Undoubtedly the most physically demanding thing I have done, but nevertheless very rewarding. For a few years now I have undertaken the Remembrance Day walk, originally commencing and finishing at Kedron Wavell RSL, but more recently in the Enoggera Reservoir area. Known as Red Run this is run by Trek2Health, an organisation which raises funds to improve the health of Emergency Services and Veteran Communities. They also organise a Midnight to Dawn Trek which leaves from ANZAC square at midnight on ANZAC Day, along the walkway to Toowong, over Mt Cootha and finishing at The Gap in time for Dawn Service. I have taken part in the last two of these and intend to keep competing whilst I am capable of doing so.

A long time walk on my wish list was the Great Ocean Walk commencing from Apollo Bay and finishing at the Twelve Apostles. I managed to complete that in November 2023 and enjoyed every minute of it. 106 km in 6 days, quite enjoyable with a great group of people.

I still have other walks to do including the Cape to Cape walk in South West Western Australia. This is a total of 135 km completed over 8 days, with two days of the accommodation near Margaret River. There is also a 4 days, 3 Capes walk in South East Tasmania which is somewhere on the bucket list.

Somewhere in all this and the training that goes with it, is time to play bowls. I usually manage two half days a week, usually afternoons.

Anyone interested in playing the sport of lawn bowls, whether it be barefoot bowls or becoming a member should either speak with me or contact the Club.

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