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Business Woman of the year awards

CBWC HQ has been buzzing for the past few months in the lead up to our biggest event of the year, the 2019 CBWC Business Women of the Year awards.

Chamber Talk – Small Business is a Big Deal

Small businesses make up 97 per cent of all businesses in Cairns, and we employ more workers than government or large businesses. It’s small business that gives hundreds of thousands of young Australians their first job.

Changing the face of Retail

The face of retail shopping is continually evolving due to online shopping, click and collect and Afterpay, leaving shopping centres and retail overall needing to be on the forefront of reinventing the way they do things.

Cycling for the Beat

Each September, three hundred cyclists, 100 volunteers and 100 supporters make their slow and winding way to Cooktown - 333kms north of Cairns, and this year will be no different.

Empowering Future Leaders

It is essential for the future of Cairns to work with and listen to the next generation of young professionals and business leaders, which is why the Cairns Young Chamber (CYC) is a vital part of our city’s growth.

Give me 5 for Kids

Give Me 5 for Kids (GM5FK) is Southern Cross Austereo’s national fundraiser which has been supporting and raising funds for local children’s hospital wards across regional Aus-tralia for the last 25 years.

Mayors Message

With the Queensland Government in the midst of cementing the 2019-20 Budget (to be handed down in June), it is time we exert real pressure upon our state politicians to deliver Cairns its fair share of funding. For too long, Cairns has been short-changed in funding for community infrastructure, and we are now calling the Government out on this matter.

New Business Opportunities

Business opportunities between Cairns, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific have been given a huge boost with the recent opening of the Exchange Innovation and Information Centre (EiiC) on Mulgrave Road, in Cairns.

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