Mick and Jenny MacNellie and Gary Briggs
Mick and Jenny MacNellie and Gary Briggs Emily Bradfield

Bigger and better year for business ahead

LOCAL businesses shared a drink and looked to the future for the Year Ahead Series Progressive Dinner on Tuesday night.

Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Rohan May took the opportunity to highlight the big ticket items on the agenda for the year.

Liaising with other groups including Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) and the Western Downs Regional Council was high on the list, with hopes to work together on events to avoid "event fatigue” and attracting bigger and better events to the region.

"The year ahead for the chamber is doing more of what we do today, just trying to do it better and do more of it,” Mr May said.

"Our challenge on the Dalby Chamber is to make sure the things we're doing are of value and important.”

The chamber will continue to host monthly Business After Hours networking events, with hopes to reintroduce Business Before Hours breakfasts on occasion for speakers or topics of interest.

All Western Downs Regional Council councillors attended on the evening and Mayor Paul McVeigh said it was credit to the chamber's efforts in the community.

"It is about council and our chamber and our community working together and having that capacity to talk and have hard discussions but leave it on the football field,” he said. Cr McVeigh said the council was in a "great space at the moment” being debt free since March, and that they had major goals of improving liveability in the region and driving tourism in the coming year.

"We are working here for our community... we're a council that sits in our community and delivers on behalf of our community,” Cr McVeigh said.

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