Maleny Commerce update

with Spencer Shaw - Chamber President

CONGRATULATIONS to Maleny Lions for another successful ‘Meet and Greet’ for new Maleny residents that was held on October 8 at Tranquil Park; such a warm and welcoming way to greet new residents to Maleny.

Classic Blackall Range weather, with showers and light rain in the morning, clearing in the afternoon just in time to reveal the beautiful view of the Glass House Mountains which added to the magic of the event.

Christmas will be here before we know it (where did the year go!) This year, as always, the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) provides a great opportunity for all of Maleny to come together through their Community Christmas Breakfast. Another great initiative is the ‘Christmas Emergency Relief Gift Bags’ for local families doing it tough. You can help support this by buying Maleny Gift Cards for $50 to $100 and then presenting them to MNC to add to the gift bags. Maleny Gift Cards can be purchased from Season IGA Maleny, Maleny Food Co. Newsagency, Purple Palate and Maleny Natural Fibre. Please get any cards for this program to the MNC by mid-November. We thank you for your generosity. Maleny Gift Cards are always a great idea, any time of year, but particularly for the festive season, helping to keep your gift giving, in Maleny, and buying local.

Spencer and Fiona from Maleny Commerce met with Matt Thornton, Telstra’s SE QLD Regional Engagement Manager in early October to discuss how best to keep our businesses connected in the online environment and an ever growing reliance on digital networks to do business. Key take home points include our need for multiple connectivity options that include NBN, Mobile Networks and Satellite Networks. Business feedback on your connectivity, as always, is sought after so that we can best represent and advocate on your behalf.

Finally, we’d like to pay our respects to Gail Denver, a tireless community leader who has given and achieved so much for Maleny in the decades that she has called this little town home. Our condolences to her family and many friends, she will be sorely missed.  Vale Gail Denver.