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BusinessNovember 2018

Small business entrepreneur grants now open

The latest round of the Queensland Government’s Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open, with matched funding of up to $5,000 on offer. Under the program, eligible businesses c...

BusinessNovember 2018

Businesses vie for top title at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

From stand-out marketing campaigns and sustainable workplace practices to innovative school projects and top customer service, more than 200 entries were received for the 2018 Moreton Bay Regio...

BusinessNovember 2018

Graduate keen to use gaming for good

One of the first students to graduate from USC’s Bachelor of Serious Games says he’s found his calling – and his community. Philip Lyon, 22 from Burpengary, says gaming has a huge network on the Su...

BusinessNovember 2018

Baggy greens to the boardroom: Michael Clarke talks leadership in Moreton Bay

Everyone has the ability to be a leader. They may not captain the Australian cricket team or claim an international victory on the pitch, but that doesn’t mean they can’t champion a winning busi...

BusinessOctober 2018

Female digital pioneer steps up at Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur

Internationally acclaimed Queensland businesswoman Leanne Kemp has been appointed the state’s new Chief Entrepreneur. Ms Kemp’s ground breaking blockchain start-up was listed as one of the Wor...

InnovationOctober 2018

Seaweed - The superfood that could help save the planet

Seaweed has long been a staple ingredient in cuisines around the world, and is increasingly popular among Australian food lovers. But few people know that large-scale seaweed productio...

BusinessOctober 2018

From USC graduate to environmental innovator

Environmental Science graduate Mathew Davis's career has included launching two companies, creating life-changing charity projects, winning an innovation award — and being invited to Ri...

BusinessOctober 2018

Starting a business? Three key things you need to consider before you start

Article by Tracy Johnson, SRJ Walker Wayland Accountants and Advisors Small Business Administration statistics suggest about 20 percent of business start-ups fail within the first year of operat...

BusinessOctober 2018

Open day for BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

After many requests from the local community, BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort is excited to announce a public viewing day on Sunday, 21 October. Officially opening for business on 1 Novemb...

BusinessOctober 2018

Businesses invited to help spread the Christmas cheer

Local businesses and organisations are invited to come on board as a table sponsor for this year’s Community Christmas Lunch, and help spread the festive cheer to those less fortunate....

UniversityOctober 2018

USC Moreton Bay starts to take shape

The impressive foundation building of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new campus at Petrie is starting to take shape. National private commercial builder Hansen Yuncken began piling works ...

BusinessOctober 2018

$5k grand prize for bright ideas

  Are you a business or sole trader who has launched an innovative new product, process or service? This is your chance to share in a total $30,000 prize money as part of the 2018 M...

BusinessOctober 2018

Nominate a local hero for Moreton Bay’s Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Moreton Bay Australia Day Awards and council is calling on locals to nominate someone they think is deserving of recognition for their community, sportin...

EventsSeptember 2018

Win a share in $30k prize money at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

  Do you own or manage an exceptional business? Have you launched an innovative product or service, or ran a successful marketing campaign? You are invited to nominate for the 2018 ...

TourismSeptember 2018

Redcliffe rolls out red carpet for Gold Coast attraction

Redcliffe will be the place to be this summer, with a massive new inflatable waterpark under construction and en route for the Peninsula. Moreton Bay Regional Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was s...

TourismSeptember 2018

$3m boost for rapidly-growing Qld tourism industry

The rapidly-growing Queensland tourism industry has just received a $3 million boost from the Queensland Government. The new industry-focussed Business Capability Program will give all ope...

BusinessSeptember 2018

New holiday resort drives local job opportunities

Opening in late 2018, BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort is set to be one of a kind with world class facilities and accommodation options, which will soon need a dedicated team to operate. Th...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Call out for young agricultural innovators

Australia's young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant fund...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Queensland’s top trainers take to the stage

Brendale business Spencer Constructions has been crowned Small Employer of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards after taking out the regional title earlier this year. Queensland Pr...

DigitalSeptember 2018

$10k digital funding grants up for grabs

Queensland small businesses wanting to boost their business and increase their digital and online presence can now apply for funding under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants. ...

EventsSeptember 2018

Yo-get-it goes mobile

Foodies will now be able to create their own frozen yoghurt masterpieces all over Australia, with Yo-get-it announcing it has an exciting new mobile food truck. The food truck will be launche...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Local students win major award at international robotics competition

Five students from two local secondary schools, including Moreton Bay Region’s Grace Lutheran College, have represented Australia at international robotics competition, the FIRST Global Challenge (...

BusinessAugust 2018

Regional Development Australia: Have your say

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay is undergoing some changes. It has a new contract with the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; an expanded M...

BusinessAugust 2018

Queensland mechanical firm looks to break into Chinese market

An innovative Clontarf mechanical firm is changing the way transport industries test wheel brakes with its wireless system that’s already being used throughout Australia and may soon make its...

BusinessAugust 2018

Let your business shine at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards, helping to celebrate the rising stars of the local business community. Presented by ...

BusinessAugust 2018

Get on board! You’re invited to become a 2018/19 MBRIT Member

We would like to thank all Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) Members for their support over the last 12 months, as we worked together to encourage growth and prosperity for th...

BusinessAugust 2018

Innovation in the Bay – what’s up next for the Business Conference Series

It was a sold-out event at the Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series with Shark Tank Australia’s Steve Baxter on Friday, 10 August at Redcliffe Leagues Club. More than 350 local busin...

BusinessAugust 2018

North Lakes Sports Club’s summer sports grants now open

North Lakes Sports Club has announced that applications are now open for its 2018-19 Summer Sporting Sponsorship Funding. Sporting clubs and associations that are registered with Queensland Fair...

BusinessAugust 2018

Brendale business named among best trainers

Brendale-based Spencer Constructions is among 11 metropolitan winners heading to the state finals of the Queensland Training Awards next month. Brisbane’s best trainers, trainees and apprentices we...

BusinessAugust 2018

Business by the bay: Sebel’s new offering takes meetings to the next level

Looking for the perfect waterfront venue to hold your next business meeting or conference? Newly opened The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach offers corporate function packages to suit all tastes and ...

EventsJuly 2018

Escape the office at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Beat the boardroom blues and treat your staff and clients to some top-quality food and drinks at this year’s highly-anticipated Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. New to the culinary scene, the Mo...

TourismJuly 2018

Bookings open for Sandstone Point’s new holiday hot spot

Bookings are now open for the much-anticipated BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, with the first wave of guests welcomed from November this year.  The newly-appointed General Manager o...

Major ProjectsJuly 2018

New projects support business owners, employees

Local business owners joined Treasurer and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad at Caboolture’s Revolution Espresso Lounge for Mark Ryan’s latest small business network coffee catch-up on Thursday, 19 Ju...

InnovationJuly 2018

Govt ramps up support for regional tech startups

Tech entrepreneurs in regional Queensland will be given a leg-up as part of a new Palaszczuk Government program announced by Innovation Minister Kate Jones. Advance Queensland is funding the Startu...

UniversityJuly 2018

Work officially underway at USC Moreton Bay

Work is officially underway to create the University of the Sunshine Coast’s newest campus at Petrie, USC Moreton Bay. Slated for opening from Semester 1, 2020, students will have access to almos...

BusinessJuly 2018

More than $70k in council community grants for Bribie, Caboolture and surrounds

Local community groups across Bribie Island, Caboolture and surrounds will share in more than $70,000 in the second round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/1...

BusinessJuly 2018

Samford and Hills District community groups get grant boost

Community groups from the Hills District and Samford will share in more than $66,000 in the second round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/18. Councillor for...

InnovationJune 2018

Innovation leading the way

The extension of the Australian-first Hot DesQ program, additional funding for artificial intelligence and robotics, and continued support for the Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP)...

BusinessJune 2018

Don’t get caught short planning this year’s Christmas party

We know what you’re thinking – it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas. Right? Wrong! According to Margate-based restaurant, The Golden Ox, the key to planning a successful Christmas party...

FinanceJune 2018

EOFY tax tips for your business

It’s that time of year again – the end of the financial year is just around the corner. Here’s some top tax tips for your business leading up to 30 June from SRJ Walker Wayland Accountants ...

SportJune 2018

Bumper crowds set for Dolphin Stadium

Stage two of Dolphin Stadium’s expansion will open on 1 July, creating further opportunities for the venue which played host to the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championships earlier this yea...

BusinessJune 2018

Kindred tackle Kokoda, now jumping into Jetty2Jetty

Thirteen employees of Kindred Property Group have completed a gruelling seven-day, 96km trek of the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea this month. Driven to pay respect to Australian troops and...

BusinessJune 2018

Community groups score in latest round of grants

Community groups, sports clubs and artists from across the peninsula are among those who will share in more than $313,000 in the latest round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s community grant...

Economic DevelopmentJune 2018

What the Qld 2018-19 Budget means for Moreton Bay

It’s a Budget that promises to build infrastructure and skill workers into Queensland’s future – so, what’s in store for the Moreton Bay Region? According to local members, the 2018-19 Budget han...

BusinessJune 2018

Export opportunities ripe for the picking

An Elimbah-based strawberry farm is among a group of businesses from the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions eyeing export opportunities into Asia. E & A Coco and Sons Pty Ltd participated i...

Economic DevelopmentJune 2018

Lifestyle Budget kicking goals for locals

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s record $622 million Budget for 2018/19 delivers all the hallmarks of a Moreton Bay Budget - disciplined fiscal settings, continuing finance for catalytic infrastr...

Major ProjectsJune 2018

Mill koala monitoring program turns new leaf

The industry-leading koala monitoring program at ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’ has been extended. Moreton Bay Regional Council Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Denise Sims has announced Th...

Major ProjectsJune 2018

First smart tech announced for The Mill

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced one of the first smart technologies to be delivered at The Mill at Moreton Bay: a smart lighting and city network system. Council this week awarded ...

BusinessJune 2018

Kindred opens Deception Bay & Burpengary office

Kindred is proud to announce the opening of its third office in the Moreton Bay Region, with additional offices earmarked for opening over the next 12 months. The announcement of the Deceptio...

BusinessJune 2018

Join your RDA

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is calling for leaders to drive regional economic development in the Moreton Bay Region. Applications are now open for position of Deputy Chair as well as Commi...

BusinessJune 2018

New entrepreneur’s guide available online

What is it about Australia, and its subsequent startup support mechanisms, that make it such a great launching pad for business? And how can entrepreneurs take advantage of this? This mont...

EventsJune 2018

Talent shines at BPW North Lakes’ Awards Night

BPW North Lakes held its inaugural Awards Night on Friday, 25 May at North Lakes Hotel to recognise outstanding women in the Moreton Bay Region. The winners were chosen in each of the five ...

BusinessJune 2018

The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach celebrates grand opening

With its enviable rooftop terrace setting overlooking Moreton Bay at Margate Beach, The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach held its grand opening on Tuesday, 29 May. Representing a $15 million investme...

TourismMay 2018

Billion-dollar tourism industry for the Moreton Bay Region thanks to wave of new visitors

Moreton Bay Region is proving itself as one of Queensland’s must-visit destinations thanks to the diversity of attractions, tourism operators and vibrant annual calendar of events. An independe...

BusinessMay 2018

Balancing business demands: The Hon. Julia Gillard AC speaks at conference event

When it comes to business, and life in general, you should be ruthless about your priorities and have some clarity around your sense of purpose. That’s according to former Australian Prime Minist...

BusinessMay 2018

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 kicks off

The inspiring stories behind Queensland small businesses were in the spotlight on Monday (28 May) at the launch of Queensland Small Business Week 2018. Minister for Employment and Small Business Sh...

Economic DevelopmentMay 2018

Big news for Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Sandstone Point Holiday Resort has announced it is joining forces with holiday park heavyweight BIG4, and will be known as ‘BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort’ when it opens later this year.&n...

BusinessMay 2018

Local brewery awarded for top drop

North Lakes-based White Brick Brewing has been recognised at the Australian International Beer Awards for its range of craft beers. The brewery won awards for three of its four beers submitted for ...

BusinessMay 2018

Council banking on new service in Dayboro

The call has been put out for a new bank to set-up shop in Dayboro following the announcement the Queensland Country Credit Union (QCCU) would close its Dayboro branch later this year. Moreton ...

BusinessMay 2018

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications, with matched funding of $5,000 on offer to help small businesses engage a consultant, advisor or business coach. ...

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