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Member & Affiliate Partner News SEPTEMBER 2023

Join Eumundi Mo Bros: taking on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer!

“Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.”  

The Imperial Hotel has commenced getting organised for this year’s Movember, doing their part in raising money for men's health, whilst also having a great time!

To get involved and support Eumundi Mo Bros, and/or be a part of fundraising activities and events please contact Jack, Pete Zarb or Cleve Hollaway by email to 


What's Happening @ Eumundi Museum: Update from Director Joe

Staff Changes: Recently we farewelled Assistant Curator, Heather Moore who moved on in her career. We were overwhelmed with the amount of applications to fill the part-time position and will be announcing our new Assistant Curator shortly. Luckily we have a great (if small) team of volunteers to help out!

New Exhibitions opening 12th September:
Ancient Mexico features artifacts from three different ethnic groups and eras from the one site, the city of Teotihuacán, once the biggest city in the Americas. Read more… 

Eumundi Reconstituted is a heritage photographic competition involving the Museum’s extensive photographic collection and community participation to either manipulate or recreate photos into a new piece. View the online digital collection. The competition is now open. Entry is free with a total of $1,000 prize money on offer in three categories. 

Happy Birthday Eumundi Voice!

Congratulations to the team at Eumundi Voice, who recently celebrated three years of producing the local community magazine. 

A big shout out to the dedicated team of volunteer writers, proofreaders and deliverers who commit their time each and every fortnight. 

With 75 issues under their belt, the team gathered recently at the Eumundi Community Garden to commemorate this milestone. 

Eumundi Voice is an initiative of Eumundi Rotary Initiatives Ltd. For interested Chamber members, the writers group meets Friday’s fortnightly. If you can spare an hour or two, or would like to get involved, the team would love to hear from you.

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VSC: Free and Paid Marketing Opportunities - For Real!

VSC is gearing up to launch the next phase of their hero campaign ‘Sunshine Moments For Real’, and invite you to get onboard with some amazing marketing opportunities targeting SE Queensland, NSW and Victoria from now until the end of October 2023. 

  1. FREE options include quick and easy options from offering a compelling deal via ATDW; emailing newsworthy product updates, and stories about sustainability direct the PR team, or chances to be featured on VSC’s social accounts! Learn more here.

  2. PAID opportunities are offered via VSC’s cooperative marking packages here.

Innovative Solutions for a Profitable Business

Where can operational efficiencies be made in your business to reduce water, energy and waste use? The ‘Innovative Solutions for a Profitable Business’ workshop is a must for any business wanting to learn strategies and actions to capitalise on these efficiencies using tools that will help your business transition to a more sustainable and profitable operation. Learn more here… 

Delivered by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, on Tuesday September 26, 2023 at Alex Surf Club, as a FREE workshop available to all businesses. 

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Learn at your convenience with webinars designed to support your business development now and into the future. 

Current topics include Australian Industrial Relations Reforms: The Future of Work Report; Changes to Contractor Rules in Qld; Understanding Your Carbon Snapshot with ecoBiz; the value of mental health support for you and your staff and much more!

SHINE 2023: FREE for VSC Members!

This year's SHINE event on Tuesday October 10, 2023 promises to entertain and inform with expert brand and industry insights, with dynamic host Duncan Armstrong & all the VSC Team.

You'll also:

  • Learn about the Visit Sunshine Coast and Tourism & Events Queensland brands and understand the best way to leverage these in your business, and 
  • Hear about VSC's new Industry Development program, workshops and training. When you join SHINE, you get to participate in our FREE training programs.

RSVP by 3rd October 2023 to book your tickets today. 


The June quarter 2023 report is out now and shows both business operating costs and labour costs have reached record highs.

Findings also confirm that “businesses are facing the combined impact of high operating costs, high labour and insurance costs, high interest rates and reduced consumer spending which mean they’re less optimistic in the state and nation’s economic future.”  See the analysis here