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Be My Guest Program to Commence

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

The joint State Government and City of Gold Coast ‘Be My Guest’ initiative will commence on the Southern Gold Coast shortly, with the aim of building pride in the city in the lead up to, and including, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Local small and medium businesses will be encouraged to attend a free, 7 hour presentation and get into the spirit of the Games. ..

March into Business Success

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

CSGC’s Business Success Program gets underway in March, offering a series of weekly workshops culminating in the attendee gaining a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.  

Each 3 hour workshop is normally priced at $195, however the discounted price for Southern Gold Coast businesses is just $49 (incl GST) to complete the full qualification, representing great value for small business owners. ..

Forum to Meet the Division 14 Candidates

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with Southern Cross University at Bilinga to host a free forum on Thursday March 10 to ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Division 14 in the upcoming local government election. The forum will allow each candidate to discuss their priorities for the region. Registrations are essential. ..

Opportunities for Business Promotion at Beach Handball Championships

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The 2016 Australian and Oceanic Beach Handball Championships will be hosted at Coolangatta Beach from 25 – 28 February. The event organisers are looking for local businesses to get behind the event by supplying any equipment they have to gain exposure for their business in return for providing a great event atmosphere down on the beach.  ..

Engaging the China Market

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gold Coast Tourism is inviting its members on the Southern Gold Coast to express interest in participating in their “Gold Coast Engaging the China Market Program” in 2016. ..

Project Southern Sparkle Launches to Enhance Visitor Experiences

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A new training program has been launched this month to enhance visitor experiences across the Southern Gold Coast. Project ‘Southern Sparkle’ is a joint initiative of Registered Training Organisation One Step Further, Connecting Southern Gold Coast, and the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce. ..

Accommodation Providers Needed for GC 2018

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) presents enormous opportunity for the Gold Coast accommodation industry to cement its reputation for quality on the world stage. ..

Futures Forum Returns to Southern Cross University

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The second annual Southern Gold Coast ‘Futures Forum’ will be held at Southern Cross University on Thursday 12 November, 2015. The inaugural Forum last year was well attended, and topics and presenters will again be looking at the future impacts on our region of the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

SGC Welcomes Chinese Arrivals from Wuhan

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

Non-stop flights from Wuhan in China have begun to arrive on the Gold Coast from September 30 on Jetstar. Several Southern Gold Coast properties are involved in packages with the new Chinese scheduled charter flights, which will see an influx of mainland Chinese visitors into the region for the next 7 weeks. ..

Small Business Workshops Back in 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is again hosting subsidised small business training workshops in 2015. The workshops were extremely well-received by the businesses that participated last year, run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions program. ..

Currumbin Tops State as Most Popular Coastal Suburb

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Currumbin is the number 1 coastal suburb searched in Queensland on property listing site, realestate.com.au, with an influx of young families snapping up properties in the suburb. Property prices in Currumbin rose more than 32% in the 12 months to August to a record $735,000, according to CoreLogic RP Data. ..

Martin Grunstein Returns

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Back by popular demand, business guru Martin Grunstein is returning to the Southern Gold Coast to host his entertaining customer service seminar at the Currumbin RSL on Wednesday February 18, 2015. ..

Petition Closing on Stage 2 Light Rail Push

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A petition to State Parliament calling for Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network to be developed in time for the Commonwealth Games is closing tomorrow, October 31st.  ..

Buskers by the Creek

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over 10,000 people flocked to Winders Park on the weekend of 18-19 October, to watch more than 140 performers showcase their talents along Currumbin’s creek scape for the inaugural Buskers by the Creek event.   ..

Coolangatta’s Sanbano Complete

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Coolangatta’s newest luxury residential tower, Sanbano, has reached completion, with the finishing touches now made to the exclusive resident's club lounge. ..

Bleach* Festival Transitioning to City in 2016

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

The overwhelming success of CSGC’s Bleach* Festival has paved the way for the festival to become the whole-of-city cultural event, with Bleach* transitioning to the City of Gold Coast after June 2015. ..

Opera on the Beach Wins Best New Event

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

Opera on the Beach, the largest cultural event ever staged on the Gold Coast, has won Best New Event for Queensland in the Australian Event Awards held earlier in September. A great achievement for all the team from CSGC and Opera Australia who worked tirelessly to put on such a spectacular performance.   ..

Coolangatta’s Opera on the Beach

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

The most spectacular event to be staged on the Gold Coast this year is rapidly approaching. Now just days away from the performances on 9, 10 and 11 May, the excitement surrounding Opera on the Beach is building to an almighty crescendo! Read more… ..

Go2SouthernGoldCoast Smart Phone App

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Create Revenue, awareness; reach out to the local community to improve awareness of your business and your bottom line. ..

From the Hon Jann Stuckey MP

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013
QUEENSLAND SMALL BUSINESS WEEK ..

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