A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began. ..
Two Southern Gold Coast events have entered the Queensland Tourism Awards, the state’s most prestigious awards run by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC). Good luck to Opera on the Beach and Cooly Rocks On at the QTA Awards ceremony held in Brisbane Friday 28th November at the Royal International & Convention Centre, Bowen Hills. ..
If you are wanting to expand your business through exporting, then get along to the City of Gold Coast’s Export Business Forum on Tuesday 2 September during Small Business Week. The forum is free for registered Gold Coast businesses and aims to provide local businesses with information about programs and assistance packages to help connect with businesses across the globe. ..
Southern Gold Coast businesses packed out the Currumbin RSL to hear from one of Australia’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Martin Grunstein, at a free breakfast seminar in August hosted by CSGC. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club. ..
With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting a free breakfast seminar on August 20 with leading customer service guru, Martin Grunstein. Martin is one of the most successful and sought-after motivational speakers in Australia, and is highly entertaining. Businesses will have the opportunity to hear Martin speak on how to “Enhance their Product, Rather Than Devalue it”. ..
With the Gold Coast Light Rail, the G:, launching in July, there are some notable changes to the public transport network right across the city which will affect the Southern Gold Coast. CSGC facilitated a public information session with Translink at the Tugun SLSC last month to advise of changes to our network. ..
The retro La Costa Motel at Bilinga, opposite the Gold Coast Airport, has been judged Queensland’s best budget hotel on leading travel website TripAdvisor. Owners John and Diane Cartmill also received the honour of Queensland’s most outstanding service for their tireless efforts. ..
Spotting a ‘For Sale’ sign on a run-down Bilinga property 12 years ago, John and Diane Cartmill saw a prime opportunity for redevelopment of the old La Costa Motel built in the mid-1950s. It didn’t go according to plan, but the story of their transformation of the property – and the successful business they have created – has now captured international attention. ..
Our first round of Small Business Training Workshops for Southern Gold Coast businesses wrapped up at the beginning of June. In all, around 20 businesses participated in the free 5-week course, which is a fantastic turnout for the initial program. Congratulations to all involved and we’ll be looking at running the program again soon with a fresh intake. ..
The Singing Barista at Groove Café in Tugun is serenading again throughout June and July. Upcoming dates for the 3 course dinner, accompanied by owner James Park singing all your favourite opera and theatre tunes, are Saturday 28 June, 12 July and 26 July. Don’t miss out – see the staff at Groove Café to make a booking. ..
The Currumbin RSL has started a local walking group to improve heart health and as a way to meet new friends. It’s part of the RSL’s ‘Southern Community Hub’ initiative and meets every Friday by the Creek at the Currumbin RSL from 9.15 to 10am. Bring the dog, the pram, or use it as an excuse to escape from the office for an hour every Friday morning. ..
If you were anywhere near Coolangatta for the first 10 days of June – you couldn’t have missed Cooly Rocks On. 2014 was the biggest event in the 4 years that Cooly Rocks On has been running, and the streets and hotels of Coolangatta were absolutely packed with visitors reveling in the 50s and 60s festival. ..