FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT CENTRE GIVES BUSINESSES A BOOST WITH GOLDMIND

FLIGHT Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) has launched a corporate coaching program sharing its trajectory to success, with fellow Brisbane-based company Domino's Pizza Enterprises (ASX:DMP) among the first to be schooled. GoldMind is a series of leadership training programs aimed at helping other businesses grow, based on the travel retai...

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SHAPE AUSTRALIA SECURES QANTAS LOUNGE PROJECT

SHAPE AUSTRALIA SECURES QANTAS LOUNGE PROJECT

FITOUT company SHAPE Australia has been awarded the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of Qantas' first class and business lounges at Brisbane International Airport. The firm will commence construction this month to create a single international premium lounge, inspired by the airline's world-class facilities in Hong Kong and Singa...

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BMW BODYSHOP DRIVES INTO NEW BRISBANE LOCATION

BMW BODYSHOP DRIVES INTO NEW BRISBANE LOCATION

THE Brisbane BMW Bodyshop has upgraded to a new facility at Hendra to drive growth. The prestige panel shop has relocated from its original site at Windsor to a 4500sqm building at Nudgee Road to improve efficiency and output. The facility is now capable of handling 250 to 300 repairs per month, representing a 40 per cent increase com...

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BRISBANE CEOS BAND TOGETHER TO RAISE $645,000 FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE CEOS BAND TOGETHER TO RAISE $645,000 FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE bosses braved temperatures as low as 12 degrees overnight and raised more than $645,000 for their efforts at the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. About 150 local business, community and government leaders slept on a sheet of cardboard beneath the Story Bridge in a bid to fight homelessness. St Vincent de Paul Society will use the...

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BRISBANE BOSSES FACE THE ELEMENTS FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE BOSSES FACE THE ELEMENTS FOR VINNIES

BRISBANE business leaders are bracing for a cold night ahead of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2016. About 150 corporate, government and community leaders will set up camp underneath the Story Bridge tonight to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. Queensland has the third highest homeless population in Australia at 19,838, with 57 pe...

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NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

THE tally of inbound seats flying into Queensland has been bumped up to 500,000 this year, after two major airlines increased services to the state. EVA Air and AirAsia X will boost trips from Taiwan and Malaysia to deliver up to 44,000 additional visitors and $66 million to the economy. Tourism Minister Kate Jones says the latest int...

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THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THE end of the financial year (EOFY) can be a taxing time for businesses, and often it takes a toll on staff. Accounts wrap up, major deals get finalised and sales begin to peak, making it vital for any team to be on top of their game. According to organisers at Corporate Challenge Events, it's a time when even the most seasoned w...

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BRISBANE WORKOUTS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

BRISBANE WORKOUTS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

NO TREADMILLS or dumbbells in sight, these Brisbane fitness entrepreneurs have created unique experiences with the high-powered professional in mind.  GET A GRIP Not getting the traction you want at the gym? Maybe you need to step it up and take on a boulder workout at one of Brisbane's Urban Climb gyms. Urban Climb'...

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FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

THE modern workplace is changing, with the regular nine-to-five week taking a back seat in favour of home offices, flexible hours and self-employment. When Brisbane-based entrepreneurs Cristina Smerdon and Debbie Phillips were in the midst of trawling through new work options for themselves, they discovered there was a significant market ...

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OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA will open its first flagship store in Brisbane in 2018.

The luxury retailer has committed to a two-level tenancy at 188 Edward Street totalling 282sqm for a five-year lease.

The October 2018 opening date coincides with Edward Street's $11 million facelift.

Sam Degn of Colliers International negotiated the lease off-market on b...

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SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE Airlines will introduce three new flights to Brisbane each week, which is expected to deliver a $46 million tourism boost to the state. The additional flights between Singapore and Brisbane are expected to commence in late May, with the aim of making the service daily from September. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Eve...

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WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

FEW businesses can legitimately lay claim to buzzwords like 'innovation' and 'disruption', but Apple is undoubtedly one of them. As one of the most recognisable and lucrative brands in the world, the $560 billion technology company has transformed the way we do business - both in management style and operation. The man...

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HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

THE executive level - whether in business or hotels - is an area many only ever dream of entering.

Being promoted to that executive level at work is a money-can't-buy reward, whereas waking up there in a hotel is a treat within reach.

Brisbane Marriott makes all feel welcome in its luxury executive suites, through the big smiles of its...

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HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

TIS the season to be jolly with employers being warned of the hidden hazards at the office Christmas party. Bennett & Philp director Mark O'Connor says employers need to remember that workplace laws still apply at functions organised by the company. "At this time of the year as businesses prepare for their annual Christma...

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RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

TOURISM in one of the world's top travel destinations is slowly recovering three weeks on since the tragedy in Paris, according to a Brisbane-based travel agency. France at Leisure has encountered a minor ripple effect following a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital on November 13. After relocating from France to A...

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CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

QUEENSLAND has become the first state in Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with China Eastern Airlines, set to deliver a $22 million tourism boost to the state. The service offers direct flights between Shanghai and Brisbane all year round, starting with three flights each week towards the end of next year. Premier Annas...

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THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

STARWOOD'S Westin hotel brand will make its debut in Queensland, with The Westin Brisbane set to open its doors in 2018. The international accommodation provider signed an agreement with Mary 111 Pty Ltd to launch the hotel as part of a mixed-use development. Mary Lane will feature a mix of retailers, restaurants and residences in the...

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

IT SEEMS healthy is the new black, with nutritious foods replacing sugary snacks in vending machines across Australia, according to QUT consumer behaviour expert Dr Gary Mortimer (pictured). "Companies like Melbourne based Füd Revolution and Brisbane's All Real Food are leading the way in providing healthy alternatives to ti...

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QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QUEENSLAND has come out on top of all mainland states in business confidence for the third month in a row, according to NAB. The Monthly Business Survey shows the sunshine state's trend business confidence is +7 points on the NAB index, three points higher than NSW and six points higher than Victoria. Treasurer Curtis Pitt says th...

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QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

THE Queensland government has announced the creation of an independent taskforce to review taxi, limousine and rideshare services like Uber across the state. The comprehensive review will consider existing regulatory framework by examining community and industry needs and expectations, public safety and disability access, and affordabilit...

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A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

TIRED of co-working spaces or conventional boardrooms and serviced offices? So were Lisa Moricz and Robin Maini, the owners of a new high-end hybrid of sorts, The Corner Office, located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD.  

The duo describe the hub as the offspring of a New York lounge bar, first-class airline lounge and high-tech b...

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WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

BRISBANE'S West End is set to receive a new apartment development inspired by the diverse community and established housing of the area. Turrisi Properties are bringing 107 brand new apartments to the sought-after Donkin Street location. Architects at ROTHELOWMAN have created a design for INK Apartments that celebrates and preserv...

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ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

THE Palaszczuk Government continues to drive its energy agenda, after partnering with Mitsubishi Motors to deliver a fleet of electric cars. The investment will see eight electric vehicles (EVs) introduced into Ergon Energy's passenger fleet this year. Minister for Energy Mark Bailey says the electricity distributor was looking fo...

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BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

FERRARI has officially roared into Newstead, with already strong sales from a local clientele that has placed Brisbane as the fastest growing market for the luxury Italian brand in Australia.

Auto baron Martin Roller is behind the wheel of Ferrari's new standalone Brisbane showroom, set across 550sqm on the corner of Breakfast Creek Road ...

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NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

AN accommodation app capitalising on increasingly on-demand consumer tastes by connecting savvy "staycationers" with empty hotel beds has arrived in Brisbane. Mobile-only platform HotelTonight allows hotels to maximise occupancy and entice guests by slashing room rates up to 50 per cent for last-minute stays or up to a week in a...

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QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

BRISBANE'S Qantas (ASX: QAN) lounge will receive a multi-million dollar refurbishment, following in the paths of its award-winning Singapore and Hong Kong lounges.

Both the domestic and international terminals will benefit from the upgrade.

As part of a domestic terminal expansion, the new lounge will increase capacity by 30 per cent w...

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BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

THE 2015 Master Builders Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards magazine, Showcase, is out now. As one of Queensland's most prestigious accolades in construction, the Awards recognise excellence and quality across the industry. Admire the outstanding craftsmanship delivered by each company, and connect with some of the best in th...

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US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

AN American fitness franchise expanding across the world is set to get hearts pumping in Brisbane. Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) consists of one-hour high intensity group exercise sessions while strapped to a heart-rate monitor to track progress and maximise output. OTF, which has 250 studios across the US, has ambitious expansion plans ...

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NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

QUEENSLANDERS have voted a Victorian company as the most attractive employer in the annual Randstad Award. Newcrest Mining was chosen as the top company to work for the second year in a row, edging out global heavyweight Nestle and Brisbane-based Virgin Australia. The gold miner claimed 53 per cent of the vote out of the 2045 workers ...

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WELLNESS INITIATIVE PEDALS INTO BRISBANE

WELLNESS INITIATIVE PEDALS INTO BRISBANE

OFFICE workers are gearing up their sedentary lifestyles and raising money for charity, as part of a wellness initiative that was launched today. Inspired by the annual cycling event, Tour de Office was launched in 2011 to encourage an active lifestyle for desk-bound employees. Stationary road bikes are set up in offices around Austra...

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