President, Bill Gissane, opened the meeting by thanking all for attending and acknowledging the traditional owners, the Kabi Kabi people whose lands and waters we now share.
He and the committee wished to convey their condolences to Mr Rob Skelton, State MP for the electorate of Nicklin, who was to attend the meeting but was unable to due to a family bereavement.
Wayne McFetridge, director of The Various Artists (VA) design agency based on the Sunshine coast, was happy to announce that the Visit Yandina website had been launched and encouraged all to go online and view it. (visityandina.com)
His team will be regularly visiting Yandina in the next year to get current content that will broadcast on social media channels. It is planned that each month will have a different focus ie dining, the arts, wellbeing etc. The social media campaign will be selecting businesses that have the most appeal and thus will drive people to our website
They will soon announce the person at VA who will be personally handing the social media interviews/content but currently all enquiries from businesses that would like to participate should go to Wayne, preferably thru Toni Eggleston, Stevens St Gallery.
In reply to a question from the floor Wayne explained that all BY members will feature on the website without cost but that campaign member’s have a bigger footprint. All businesses should view the website to see the difference between member’s of VY content as compared to the ‘minimum’ listing for BY members. At any time a business can choose to join the VY campaign and upgrade their website presence.
The scope of the VY campaign will be defined by location inside the Post Cost 4561.
Deb has been involved with Destination Marketing for 30+ years. Living on the coast she was constantly amazed at the number of small entrepreneurs/businesses that went unrepresented in the major promotion programs run by State and local government agencies. Understanding most small businesses could not afford their own marketing campaign but did wish to promote their product or service she launched first “Hello Noosa” and then, post pandemic, the wider “Hello Sunshine Magazine”
‘Hello Sunshine Magazine’ (HSM) is a printed 13,000 copies quarterly magazine distributed and replenished regularly at a number of outlets including hotels, malls, retirement villages and backed by digital marketing and an electronic weekly newsletter.
The publication would be very interested in doing a feature on Yandina highlighting its many attractions, to both tourists and Sunshine Coast locals, under their Village Vibe project. This does require a number of businesses to join the project as sponsors /advertisers at a minimum fee of $330; BY members would be offered a 10% discount.
BY exec committee will stay in discussion with Deb and her team over the next month to see if this project might be possible or in some way combined with the VY Campaign.
The contact for members who might like to approach HSM directly to discuss advertising etc is firstname.lastname@example.org
David wished to highlight 4 Council and State Governments initiatives that were being promoted throughout May.
International Volunteer Week. Volunteers can never be thanked enough; they give unselfishly of time to benefit others and the community is richer for them.
Road User Safety Week. Despite years of ongoing campaigns highlighting road safety issues including DUI, Speed, Mobile Phone usage the road toll is growing. We must all take responsibility for how we drive and hopefully help keep all road users safe.
Domestic and Family Violence Awareness. This terrible social problem kills people. Research show 29% of 15 yr old females have already experience domestic violence and this percentage increases as a women ages. We all must be aware of the ‘hidden’ nature of this abuse and take the time to listen to anyone who approaches you with even an offhand remark.
Greg Corbin, Yandina Street Fair Committee, advised the meeting that a new enthusiastic ‘fresh face’ committee is steadily working towards a successful Street Market to be held on Sunday 20 August .
Unfortunately costs to stage the event since the last Street Fair in 2019 have increased by over 40% so Greg urged all Yandina businesses to consider becoming a sponsor no matter what amount they could commit. Sponsors will be highlighted on the Street Fair facebook page plus have advertising spots on the publicity flyers for the fair that will be widely distributed.
Please contact Greg if you have a query about becoming a sponsor or if you simply have a query about this year’s event. email@example.com Mobile 0418 179 327
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