Two heads are better than one for Capricorn Coast's future
WORKING together for the benefit of the region, Capricorn Enterprise and Capricorn Business and Tourism are showing two heads are better than one.
The organisations have co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an agreement to share information, as well as to partner in delivering information, business events and initiatives for the communities of the Capricorn Coast.
CCBT President Brian Fisher said the move would benefit both organisations and the businesses and people they represent.
"We recognise that Capricorn Enterprise is the regional body that covers a vast area and CCBT are the grass roots local body that communicates and represents businesses and people across the Capricorn Coast," Mr Fisher said.
"Working together will allow us to be more efficient without doubling up."
Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said both organisations had business memberships and recognised the need to work together for the benefit of local businesses and to ensure there was a clear understanding of roles to avoid any duplication of effort or confusion by local government or in the broader community.
"Capricorn Enterprise is the official Regional Tourist and Economic Development Organisation for the Capricorn region, as recognised by the State Government via Tourism and Events Queensland," she said.
"Capricorn Enterprise also conducts local marketing/promotional campaigns for the Capricorn Coast and owns and operates the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre.
"CCBT is an incorporated association which represents businesses at a local level on the Capricorn Coast, predominantly in the main township of Yeppoon.
"They have a volunteer management committee.
"CCBT is not a chamber of commerce, nor is it aligned with a state group such as CCIQ.
"It is a group of local business people who meet on a monthly basis to discuss local issues affecting local trade, articulating issues when required to local government."
What it means?
Reciprocal exchange of Member information between the two organisations
Regular contact in order to share news, invitations to members networking nights and business lunches/forums.
CCBT will include Capricorn Enterprise contact on its Membership data-base which will ensure the receipt of regular Member meetings and social events.
Discounted Membership is offered to CCBT Members who wish to also join Capricorn Enterprise.
Liaise and assist in implementing events and projects where practical.