About the Kawana Chamber of Commerce

The Kawana Chamber of Commerce is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Kawana is one of the Sunshine Coasts fastest growing communities with many exciting developments underway, blending business, industry, residential and recreational precincts, creating a dynamic environment to live, visit and to do business.

Kawana Chamber of Commerce is all about making business connections fun!

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Our Mission

Established in 1986, The Kawana Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and assist local businesses and community organisations to build the business community in the Kawana area and making business connections fun.

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Our Aim

The Kawana Chamber of Commerce’s aim is to inspire, educate and connect business people to enable them to be as successful as they can be to build the business community in the Kawana area.

Meet The Executive Team

Paul Anderson
President

Paul has lived on the Coast for 33 years and originally came to the coast as subdivisional designer with Cardno’s. Paul designed a lot of the then Kawana Estates from Warana to Wurtulla, so I have a good knowledge of the history and background of the area. We based our steel engineering business in Minyama for many years and we delivered drawings to clients across Australia and overseas from that base. Now a real estate agent along with his wife they concentrate on the central coastal strip from Minyama to Wurtulla. Paul is out there every day helping excited families move to the area and is am a strong advocate for this region and wants to continue to promote the business community and aid in the growth of this fantastic world class area. Paul has been an active member on the  KCC Executive for the past 2 years.

Ashton Wood
Vice President

Ashton is well known on the Sunshine Coast for getting involved and helping those who need it, whether it be for local business promotions through social media marketing, general campaign management or even owners of dodgy cars who have been battling with dealerships and need help with a tough conversation with the manufacturer.

Ashton has a strong belief that Chambers thrive when the businesses see the value, so would look to help build that value with the current and future members.

Ashton has previously assisted the Kawana Chamber of Commerce with promotions and support of events and has already presented twice at the Kawana Chamber breakfasts.  Ashton has been a strong supporter of the Kawana Chamber and associated activities in the area for over 2 years.

Shane Ulyatt
Secretary

Shane is a solicitor who serves the Kawana area with a local law firm based in Buddina, Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors. His areas of practice being focused on dispute resolution with particular emphasis on Litigation and Criminal Law. He has been living on the Sunshine Coast since 2009 and is committed to assisting the community with legal problems and solutions. He also volunteers with the Suncoast Community Legal Service offering free legal assistance to those in need. Shane aims to be actively involved in the community with his involvement in the Kawana Chamber of Commerce to assist in its goal of connecting businesses, providing networking opportunities and future growth in a dynamically changing environment. Skills he contributes to the Chamber includes submission writing, legal knowledge and helping with events and is keen to look at other ways he can contribute through his further involvement.

Kerry Ricketts
Treasurer

Kerry Ricketts is a local resident and business owner in Kawana. He has owned and operated his business Battery Wise and Warana Auto Electrics in Main Drive since 2002 and currently employs 6 full-time staff. He has been an active member of the Kawana Chamber since 2002 and held various positions on the Chamber Executive including President, Vice President, Treasurer, as well as being a general Executive member. He has represented the Chamber on various boards to do with the Kawana Health Precinct and Kawana State College, as well as very supportive with sponsoring of local sports clubs.   The Kawana area is in Kerry’s blood and he will continue to support, promote and assist business in the Kawana  area.

Kym Bell
Executive Member | Membership & Events

Kym has 27 Years of dedicated service within the hospitality and events industry, including running a highly successful convention centre that was awarded into the hall of fame under her management, owning her own café and more recently heading up the Food & Beverage Department of the new Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel / Wildflower Restaurant & Bar. She is passionate about the hospitality trade and dedicated to providing top-quality service to customers and is adept in all aspects of running a small business within the hospitality industry.  In addition, she is a fundraiser for Bloomhill and a Committee Member of the Sunshine Coast French Festival for 2018 and recently returned from France as a Tour Assistant.  Kym lives and works in the Kawana area and has a son that goes to Kawana State College, so she  is dedicated and passionate to see the area prosper.

Lesley Turner
Executive Member | Funding

Lesley and her husband, Peter, moved to the region in 1975 and have owned Flair Jewellery for nearly ten years. So understandably she is passionate about the area and very excited about its current development.

Lesley pursued a career in the community sector – frail aged and disability services mainly, but also supported services to the homeless population. With qualifications in community service management, she is also currently the Chairman of a state wide disability service, Parent to Parent, which offers support to people with a disability and their families.  Lesley has served on the Chamber Executive for over 8 years, with 7 years as Secretary and has been instrumental in the success of grant funding for the association.

 
 
 
 
 
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We provide events and knowledge to help businesses network, promote their business, assist in community projects and build a better business community.
As a member of the Kawana Chamber of Commerce you and your business will have access to a variety of benefits and local information for a 12 month period.

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Events – Get Networking

Monthly business biz breakfasts, workshops and networking events with guest speakers, business leaders and inspiring individuals.  Provide information on current issues, trends and relevant business matters. These events are a great chance to meet and connect with your business community.

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Local Updates – Kawana Region

The Kawana region is about to experience significant growth with the result of 6,000 people to be employed at the Kawana Public University Hospital opening in 2017, brining many business opportunities to the region. We will deliver the latest news and development updates in the Kawana.

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Our Members – Business Directory

Search the Kawana Chamber of Commerce member’s business directory by category or name. Connect with your local business community or find a supplier to help you with your own business needs. Our members cover all areas of business and are happy to work with all members and non-members.

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Surf Club revs up for another fundraiser. Read the latest update and how you can get involved in this fantastic project.

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Welcome to Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

Established 23 years ago, our mission is to promote and assist local businesses while building a better business community in the Kawana Waters area.

Kawana is one of the Sunshine Coast’s fastest growing communities and some exciting developments are happening in the area. Kawana integrates business, industry, residential and recreational precincts creating a dynamic environment to live, visit and do business.

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Sign up to our newsletter and look out for your KCCI email invites to a variety of upcoming biz events, the latest updates on the Kawana region and highlights from our members.

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