Chamber seeks fresh ideas

Guest speaker Katrina Wright with Stephen Craven (Vice President), Hannah Larsen (Secretary), David Kassulke (President) and Samantha Wilson (Treasurer).
Stephen Craven (Vice President), Hannah Larsen (Secretary), David Kassulke (President) and Samantha Wilson (Treasurer).

All executive positions are open for nominations ahead of the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce 2023 AGM.

The Chamber will meet for its AGM at 6.30pm 15 February at The Club on William Street.

President David Kassulke, who will not seek re-election after five years in the position, said it was a valuable opportunity for people to get involved.

“People are welcome to attend and see whether the Chamber is something they would participate in. People new to the area, or with a message for the community are welcome to present to our Chamber meetings,” he said.

“Beaudesert is going through rapid expansion and whilst this does provide opportunities it comes with the challenge of how best to manage development and the character of the town for residents and business operators.”

He thanked everyone for their support during his leadership.

“In my time as President, I was greatly assisted and benefited by excellent executive members – Mike Townsend, Noela Lee, Tom Plunkett, Toni Earsmann, Samantha Newsham, Stephen Craven, Hannah Larsen, Lesley Turton and Vanessa Skinner, a talented team to help with tasks,” he said.

“In recent times the options available to assist youth and community development led to formation of Youth & Community Centre Beaudesert to be incorporated. This is a first step in the process to provide activities for youth that the planned large population increase makes all the more urgent and compelling.

“Launch of the Emergency Services Cadet Group in 2022 has demonstrated what is possible and more progress in this space will benefit all our community.”

He encouraged people to engage with their local Chamber.

“It provides a regular opportunity to meet local business operators and owners, Scenic Rim Regional Council and State regulatory bodies informally and hear about the local issues and what programs exist to help further your business development ideas,” he sai.

“You may be surprised what you learn from two hours invested each month having a meal with your fellow businesspeople.”

Nominations for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are being taken ahead of time or on the night. To express interest in nominating, email

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