President's Update / Southport Chamber of Commerce



    Forging Ahead

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Ian Kennedy our new President since the 1st November 2018 AGM has a new role and is working on the Southport Chamber being more contemporary and responsive to our members, local issues for Southport and the Gold Coast.

    Ian will have something to report in the New Year!

    Potential Merger

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Is the Southport Chamber of Commerce Merging?

    In a nutshell, the Board have decided we can serve the Businesses in our Region better as a stand-alone Chamber and not as a "Southport Division" of another Chamber that also have Divisions of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh, Nerang, Robina etc. 

    Southport is the recognised CBD which is experiencing by far the largest growth over the next 10 plus years, with a higher per Capita Income for Employees than other Regions and we believe a purposeful Key Region approach is better than a fragmented one when championing the Gold Coast as a serious place to establish and expand a Business.

    Whilst other Regions have strengths in their chosen focus, we believe the growth of certain National and International markets are those we can more than accommodate, thus we are having serious discussions with major Stakeholders to ensure we do our best to do justice to those here now and cement the Southport major Development focus.

    Laird marshall


    20 June 2018