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Free Customer Service Seminar for Business Owners

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 20 2014 at Currumbin RSL

If you attend one business seminar this year – make it this one! Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting Martin Grunstein, acclaimed business speaker, who will present a free breakfast seminar at Currumbin RSL on Wednesday August 20 on Product Enhancement – an absolute must for Southern Gold Coast businesses.  Martin will explain why discounting your product is not the way to create business. ..

Reviving La Costa Motel – John and Diane Cartmill

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

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. ..

Small Business Training Workshops Completed

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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. ..

Singing Barista

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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. ..

Gold Coast Marathon

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

If you’re fit as a fiddle, you may be entering the Gold Coast Airport Marathon on 5 and 6 July – sponsored by the Gold Coast Airport. The Gold Coast Marathon attracts thousands of international and international participants looking to secure a personal best time on the Marathon circuit. Good luck to all runners! ..

Currumbin RSL Heart Foundation Walking Group

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

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. ..

Cooly ROCKED!

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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. ..

Mayor’s Top View of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

L-R: Andrew Mills, Mayor Tom Tate, Peter Doggett and Cr Chris Robbins

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate got an eyeful of the Southern Gold Coast this month as he took to the skies for a joyflight with ABC Heli, CSGC CEO Peter Doggett, and Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins. The Mayor took in all the sights of our spectacular region, from Snapper Rocks to the Hinterland.  ..

Loren Food and Wine Begins Dinner Trade

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Café Loren at Tugun is now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Cucina Italiana features a menu of regional Italian dishes consisting of locally grown seasonal produce, paired with some perfectly selected wines for a relaxed evening of fine dining. Phone 075598 1869 for bookings ..

CSGC Welcomes New Board Members

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has welcomed two new Board members this month. Warwick Chesters Principal of Southside Legal, and Professor Elizabeth Roberts from Southern Cross University have joined the CSGC Board table.  ..

Small Business Training & Development

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

CSGC will be subsidising a 5-week Small Business Training program beginning in May. We are seeking expressions of interest from a) tourism businesses and b) small businesses to take part in a free Monday or Tuesday night workshop program which will be held at the Currumbin RSL. Connecting Southern Gold Coast will be hosting Small Business Training & Development workshops in partnership with Small Business Solutions (through the Queensland Government’s Department of Education, Training & Employment) to give our local businesses a leg up. There is absolutely no cost to your business to be involved, however your time and commitment will be sought! The workshops will run for five weeks on Monday and Tuesday nights commencing in early May through to June, 6pm to 9pm at Currumbin RSL on the following dates: ..

Allure on Currumbin Voted Best Restaurant

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Allure on Currumbin! The fine dining French restaurant has been voted the Best Restaurant on the Gold Coast by TripAdvisor – taking out the top spot of over 1,500 Gold Coast restaurants listed on the popular online review site. ..

Best Little Club in Queensland

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

We all know it, but now it’s official – Currumbin RSL really is the Best Little Club in the World! Well, in Queensland at least. Currumbin RSL received the top honours at the annual Clubs Queensland awards on 11 March, scooping up six awards in total on the night. ..

Bleach* Festival Wrap Up

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

If you missed it, you must have been living under a rock. Bleach* Festival has just rolled through town, with three fun-filled weeks of events celebrating the best of our unique arts and surfing culture on the Southern Gold Coast and across the city.  ..

Primitive Surf Postcode Challenge 2014

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Tugun Beach will be hosting the Primitive Surf annual Postcode Challenge on May 17 & 18..

Opera on the Beach – Corporate Packages Available

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Longing for more Bleach* fun already? Well, it’s just around the corner, with Opera on the Beach getting ready to serenade the shores of Greenmount Beach on May 9, 10 and 11. Corporate Packages are now available for up to 20 VIP tickets to this Australian-first event. ..

New Day Tours Through Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014
Regional day tour operator, Southern Cross Tours, has created a new luxury coach tour that will take visitors through the picturesque Currumbin Valley and Tomewin Mountain as part of a Byron Bay route commencing in January. Targeted at the international inbound market, the Byron Bay, Bangalow and Green Cauldron Tour will transport tourists in a luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes van equipped to seat 16. The route will operate on two days a week (Wednesday and Friday) initially, with a view to operating daily tours. Travelling back from a half-day of activities in Byron Bay, the route will take tourists up through Murwillumbah and the Tweed Valley sugar plantations before returning home via Tomewin Mountain and the Currumbin Valley. This will be a great boost to local visitation, while helping to spread the word about our beautiful scenic destination to key international markets.

TEQ announces new CEO

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Countdown to Opera on the Beach

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Tourism Awards Lift Regional Profile

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013
Queensland Tourism Awards ..

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