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#bizfail4680: Lessons Learnt

Gladstone Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)

#bizfail4680: Lessons Learnt

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The Gladstone Chamber of Commerce & Industry and StartUp Gladstone are delighted to invite all of Gladstone Region's owners, entrepreneurs, startups or business ideas people to #bizfail4680!

#bizfail4680 provides the Gladstone Region’s business and start-up community with an opportunity to share and debrief previous “failed ventures” which could then improve the collective learning capacity, business resilience and transformation.

The best lessons in business are learnt from mistakes.
At #bizfail4680, we want to see more businesses succeeding and learning from one another!


Richa Joshi - Owner, Dual Nation
Richa Joshi is first and foremost a mum to 2 young kids and those 2 are her drive for everything she does. Richa is the current President of the Gladstone Multicultural Association, the Chair for Women Connecting Women. She is on the board for SAIKI Sister City Gladstone, as well as an active P&C committee member. If all this is not enough – she also is a business owner. Richa owns Dual Nation, a business that celebrates the pride and love of multinationals through well thought out designs. Designs that aim to be conversation starters, designs that aim to foster pride in a lineage that is mixed. Designs that aim for tolerance, respect, and equality – where ever anyone may be from.

Louise Dowling
From humble beginnings in Africa (Botswana), Louise Dowling shares her passion for Entrepreneurship. Louise’s journey has spaned 25 years of highs and lows in a self employed role. Affectionately known as Mungbean, Wheatgrem Girl and LSD (Louise Storme Dowling), Louise will be speaking about what resonates for you, what shapes you and how you can move forward as she herself has done.

Brent Jordinson - Owner, Betta Home Living
Brent Jordison is a Gladstone local of 19 years and is a proud advocate of our community. Brent and his wife Bronwyn have owned the Gladstone Betta store for the entirety of their Gladstone life. Brent has two children one of which now works in the business emphasizing the importance he has for his family and the local vibe. Brent's community volunteer duties include, Deputy Chair for the GAPDL, Treasurer of Yaralla, and Chairperson for Communities For Children.  He has a wealth of experience being awarded National Store of the Year in 2011 and then winning a Retail services award this year.  

Adam Balkin - Owner, Curtis Ferry Services
Adam Balkin a born and bred local, started his business AB Marine Services in 2008 just before the “GFC”. Seeking opportunities seen his business grow to employ some 30 staff and manage over 20 vessels. In 2014 he was recognised for his achievements by the GEA Forty Callis Memorial Award.   In 2013 adapting to the change in market he moved towards Tourism, with the purchase of Curtis Ferry Services. Now recognised as a Queensland Government “Young Tourism Leader”, to promote the industry to the next generation. Adam will bring insights to some his failings.

Megan Leane - Owner, Megan Leane Dietitian
Megan Leane is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Megan completed her university studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2012 and opened her practice in Gladstone in 2013. Growing up regionally Megan has always had a strong desire to deliver accessible health services to regional areas, even if that means doing it for free, having volunteered over 600 hours in the past 6 years in the local Gladstone community. Megan bas been recognised for her business presence being awarded as Yong Business Leader Under 30 years old at the Gladstone Best in Business awards for both 2016 and 2017, and her volunteer efforts have earned her the title of University of the Sunshine Coast Alumnus of the Year (Rising Star) for 2017.

Limited spots available - Book your ticket now! We look forward to seeing you there!

Have questions about #bizfail4680: Lessons Learnt? Contact Gladstone Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

When & Where

The Oaks Grand Gladstone
79 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)

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Gladstone Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

A strong voice for business in the Gladstone area.

The Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc (GCCI) is an incorporated association wholly funded through a membership base and business development activities. It works closely with the Gladstone Regional Council, Industry Groups, individual members and other organisations to maximise business opportunities and economic prosperity in the Gladstone area. Membership is open to any business in the Gladstone district.

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