Maleny Chamber of Commerce April update

with Spencer Shaw

ANOTHER big month for your Maleny Chamber of Commerce, with a win for our hospitality businesses due to the ending of COVID-19 restrictions on April 14. Maleny Commerce actively represented our hospitality businesses by requesting and pursuing an end to the mandate that unfairly targeted our hospitality sector, which is a major driver of our local economy. Congratulations to our hospitality businesses for surviving two years of varying restrictions, with good management by the business owners and great support from our local community.

Scam alert. Beware scammers, who are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get you, your business’ or your organisations money. For example, Maleny Commerce has been regularly targeted of late, by scammers pretending to be other committee members and requesting payment for invoices or to pay for gift cards whilst impersonating committee members. Tricky one, because like many organisations much of the information needed to impersonate someone is readily available online, such as your organisations web page. The important thing to always check is that the email addresses are the legitimate contact you usually deal with, and if still uncertain confirm with a phone call or text. Be careful online and keep your money in your accounts!

While on the subject of small business, May is Small Business Month in Queensland and to celebrate this, the Maleny and Montville Chambers are having a joint networking breakfast at Clouds – The Barrel. For more information and to book visit our website. Why celebrate small business? Well as discussed above, surviving trying times is one thing to celebrate; but also, Maleny is a small business town and community with these same small businesses at the heart of what makes Maleny a special place to live and work. Live, Love and Shop Local.