Maleny Commerce update

with Spencer Shaw Chamber President

Well, what a month it’s been, Covid running rampant (myself and Karen just recovering from a week of it), interest rates rising, rampant electioneering and also flooding, yet again!

If anything embodies the tenacity and resilience of small business, it’s surviving months like this; although we’ve had over two years of this so hopefully a good dose of sunshine, health, and optimism are somewhere just around the corner…

In spite of this adversity, it was very rewarding to see Maleny Commerce, Montville Chamber of Commerce and our local MP Andrew Powell put together the ‘Hinterland Healing’ program for flood-affected businesses in the Gympie region.

This came in the form of accommodation, food, drink, and entertainment, all donated by Blackall Range businesses to help provide some rest and recuperation for flood-affected businesses, thank you so much to all the local businesses who so generously donated to this project. Again, our community demonstrated why it is rated as one of Australia’s most generous.

May was Small Business Month in Queensland and to celebrate this the Maleny and Montville Chambers had a joint networking breakfast at Clouds – The Barrel, with presentations from Mandy Day and Lucy Ravenwood from Sunshine Coast Council and Wayne Parcell from the upcoming Rangebow Festival, an exciting new event coming up this August.

Our next networking breakfast event is on Tuesday, June 14 – check out our website for details. In the meanwhile keep up the good work Maleny and Live, Love and Shop Local.