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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - Drinks at Dusk with The CHAC Foundation
Drinks at Dusk Networking Night
Tuesday, 1st May 2018 - Business at Sunrise
Rebecca Andrews, Deputy Director- General
Tuesday, 5th June 2018 - Business at Sunrise
Daniel Gillespie from the Australian Taxation Office
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - Drinks at Dusk
Drinks at Dusk Networking Night

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Rebecca Andrews, Deputy Director- General

Small Business, Brisbane

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President's Report

SEBCC President Ray Strong

Wrap up from Diversity and Business

Presidents Report
Our speaker this month was Bill Synnot on the topic of how Cultural Diversity Improves your Bottom Line.  Bill explored concepts and techniques that he has found effective when working in culturally challenging environments to improve an organisation's performance. Bill's experience supports the research finding that culturally-diverse organisations out-perform others by around 25%.  In Australia's multi cultural society this is very relevant in the workplace for many businesses.

 The Business of the month was presented by Patrick Albina the Founder & Director of Quintessential Consulting. Patrick enables his clients to unlock their hidden potential through a mindset shift, making it possible to operate effectively in the grey space of decision-making and reveal new possibilities that are otherwise unavailable in the status quo.
Trevor Russell from the Small Business Expo also spoke about the upcoming expo on May 11th at Mt Gravatt and anyone looking to participate with a trade table on the day or merely as a visitor to the event keep your eye out for further information coming out soon.

On Wednesday night 7th March we collaborated with the Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce at Queensland Newspapers Headquarters for The Pitch where 4 businesses pitched the problems there businesses are having to an expert panel of 4 - Belinda McPherson - Commercial Director Newscorp, Murray Sutherland - Zenith Marketing, Karl Schwantes - Xennox Diamonds and Don Collins - Crowe Horwath. There was a crowd of 120 in attendance with plenty of networking happening following The Pitch. 
Don't forget to lock March 22nd into your diaries for a networking night to be held at CHAC (Cannon Hill Anglican College) from 6-8 pm , you can register via our website.
Have a great month in Business.

Ray Strong

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