A diverse group of local business owners and professionals celebrated the official launch of ‘The [email protected] Capricorn Coast Business Community’ on Thursday 2nd March, 2017.  @ Real Estate at 20B James Street, Yeppoon where the hosts for the launch party.  The event was well supported with guests including; Mayor Bill Ludwig, Chris Murdoch CEO of Livingstone Shire Council, Cam Schroder from Cam Schroder Lawyers, Shane Nipperess from Centrepoint Finance, Ken Whalen and Karen Taylor from Jim's Cleaning, Karen Neale from Zest Boutique, Brooke Roberts from Meridian Accounting & Business Services, Michelle Ryan and Anna Smith from Aussie Home Loans, Pat Friskie and Moti from The Full Moti Caravan Repairs, Rachel Powell from, Linda Young from Keppel Developments and more - a great time was had by all. A special thank you to the supporters that supplied the lucky door prizes, Michelle Landry, Tanby Roses, Bella Sugo @ Coco's, and .

After some great networking, short informal speeches where made with Cam Schroder sharing a story about some of the benefits he has found from networking in the past and introduced Natalie Gesler, the proud Principal of @ Real Estate and the founder of The [email protected]  Natalie said “@ Real Estate not only offers a personalised and successful residential real estate service but also commercial sales and property management. As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community and commercial property and business owners, @ Real Estate are keen to see growth through working together."  Natalie explained “I have been involved in several networking groups over the years and found huge benefits to my business as well as personally and could share countless stories similar to Cams email story. The [email protected] is about building a business community in the form of a Facebook group.  I encourage you to post tips and questions that may benefit each other, and of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to promote your businesses within the group.“

A survey has been undertaken of members clearly showing they would like to see networking and professional developments held regularly.  The next event is currently being planned and is penciled in for the first week of April.  All local Yeppoon and Emu Park business owners and professionals are encouraged to join ‘The [email protected] Capricorn Coast Business Community’ Facebook page and attend future events.

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