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Cairns Chamber of Commerce - COVID-19 Update: On the Road to Recovery

COVID-19 Update

This morning CCIQ CEO Stephen Tait presented CCIQ’s Recovery Plan to the first meeting of the Industry Recovery Alliance – a group established by Premier Palaszczuk to get our economy going and people into jobs. He emphasised that the Adaptive Grants Program ($10,000 cash grants) should be extended and that sole traders deserve support through a similar scheme. Thank you to all the local chambers and member businesses who have contacted us with comments and concerns, to help us put the Recovery Plan together. The Chamber has been influential in securing quicker and better support, especially for small and medium employers, since COVID first struck. Many relief measures on our plan were adopted and implemented by the State Government - from payroll tax waivers to concessional loans, rent relief and electricity rebates. We’re confident that the Government will come to the party and adopt some of the next steps on the plan within days (keep an eye on the news over the weekend).  We can’t be sure, but we’re also hopeful that the Premier will heed our advice and relax some restrictions earlier than announced. Bringing forward some re-openings before 12 June will mean a lot to businesses and get Queensland moving again. Sincerely, Stephen Tait CEO  Chamber of Commerce & Industry QueenslandPatricia O'Neill CEO  Cairns Chamber of Commerce

Getting back to business webinar series 

Looking for inspiration for innovation in our own back yard? Market strategist Linda Ginger speaks to CCIQ members in this two-part series. The webinar recordings discuss how these businesses identified an opportunity, the steps they took to quickly adapt, the highs and lows along the way, what they have learnt about themselves and their business, and what their newly adapted business means post-COVID-19.

Adapt to thrive: PART 1 

Market strategist, Linda Ginger, speaks with CCIQ Members, SkinO2 and Hansen Kitchens who, at breakneck speed, adapted their business to meet the needs of a rapidly changing COVID-19 market.

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Adapt to thrive: PART 2

Market strategist, Linda Ginger, speaks with Grape Therapy and Fingers & Forks who, at breakneck speed, adapted their business to meet the needs of a rapidly changing COVID-19 market.

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