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Lisa Messenger will be the guest speaker at the inaugural Coffs Coast Business Expo. Contributed

THE Chamber is passionate about the business community and the city of Coffs Harbour; we strive to bring new ideas and opportunities to our members and the wider business community.

Through consultation with the business community; we have decided to hold an expo called The Coffs Coast Business Expo.

A Business Expo has never been held in Coffs Harbour – the event is unique in that it will offer business to business (B2B) opportunities while at the same time raising a greater awareness to the wider community of the businesses we have in our own backyard.

It will also provide the wider community with an opportunity to learn more about our local economy and what it may look like in the future.

The Expo provides the platform for networking opportunities; the opportunity for businesses to engage local services / contracts and support local businesses to embrace ‘Shop Local / Buy Local’.

Our key note speaker is Lisa Messenger; the vibrant, game-changing founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said was either dead or dying.

Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and education – all of which serve to ignite human potential.

With fans including Sir Richard Branson, New York Times best-selling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and a loyal fan base, Lisa’s vision is to build a community of like-minded people who want to change the world.

The expo will run over Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August at Opal Cove Resort; we already have over 70% of the exhibitor sites confirmed; so be quick to secure your site today!

We will have plenary sessions running over Thursday on topics including Championing Business, Innovation & Technology, Tourism Australia, Workforce Engagement Retaining and Attracting Youth, Finance and local businesses sharing their success stories; and a panel session with the theme “Future Proof your Business”.

Check out the website: to learn more about this inaugural event and to book your site or delegate tickets!

The Chamber is also proud to bring the Sunnys Business Awards to the businesses of the Coffs Coast. We have been doing that now for 16 years.

A huge shout out and thank you to our sponsors; we couldn’t do the awards without you!.

The judging is complete and preparations are well underway for the gala night; Saturday 11 August at the C.ex Coffs.

The night is always a huge success with businesses celebrating with their team’s, family and friends.

Be sure to buy your tickets and join us for a great night of food, wine, entertainment by Funky Mustard and Emcee Comedian Jackie Loeb!

To book your tickets here !

Remember, to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Chamber follow us on Facebook , and if you would like to know more about becoming a member and how we can support your business call the chamber office on 66 514101.