STARS SIGN ON TO CELEBRATE DECADE OF YOUNGCARE

STARS SIGN ON TO CELEBRATE DECADE OF YOUNGCARE

YOUNGCARE has enlisted some big names to perform at its annual Benefit Concert to raise money for young Australians with high care needs. Bernard Fanning, #1 Dads and Mosman Adler have donated their time to celebrate the charity's 10th anniversary at Brisbane City Hall in October. Fanning says he is looking forward to the event, a...

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BRISBANE MAKES ROOM FOR TWO MORE STARS

BRISBANE MAKES ROOM FOR TWO MORE STARS

THE state has thrown its support behind plans to increase the number of concerts held at Suncorp Stadium from four to six a year. Following an eight-week public consultation process, the community voted in favour of hosting more events to boost the local economy. About 4300 people completed the online survey, with more than 83 per cen...

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KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

AUSTRALIANS have a lot to learn about 'fun runs' according to this Asian superbrand, who this weekend will be showing Brisbane residents just what they have been missing. Infinitus Productions, known for the Illumi Run brand in Malaysia, China and Singapore, has set up base in Australia, choosing Brisbane as its national head offi...

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STEVE BAXTER AT BRISBANE CITY HALL

STEVE BAXTER AT BRISBANE CITY HALL

STEVE Baxter will take a bite out of Brisbane City Hall on July 3, where he will address a Brisbane Business News' Breakfast Series audience.

The Shark Tank judge and serial startup entrepreneur will front the audience for a fireside chat, addressing the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship in the no-frills manner he is best known for.
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"MOST SIGNIFICANT" GAMES PROJECT UNDERWAY

"MOST SIGNIFICANT" GAMES PROJECT UNDERWAY

GOLD Coast mayor Tom Tate has described the $122 million Carrara Sports Precinct as "the most significant venue infrastructure project" for the Commonwealth Games, as construction begins today. Tate says the Precinct will be "the centrepiece for the Commonwealth Games" when they begin in 2018. "While Carrara h...

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'HOW TO' RUN THE WORLD

'HOW TO' RUN THE WORLD

FIRST stop, Brisbane. Next step, Running The World.

The League of Extraordinary Women is converging on Brisbane this May for its annual Run The World convention, an event dedicated to profiling female entrepreneurs who are making waves in the business community.

The first speaker announcement includes Renegade Collective founder ...

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FILM AWARDS PUT BRISBANE ON THE BIG SCREEN

FILM AWARDS PUT BRISBANE ON THE BIG SCREEN

LORD Mayor Graham Quirk says Brisbane is forging ahead as a leading destination in the Asia Pacific region, following success at the recent Asia Pacific Screen Awards. More than 1000 people attended the Brisbane event which recognises and promotes cinematic excellence in one of the fastest-growing film regions. Quirk says Brisbane Cit...

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CHILL AND GIVE BACK

CHILL AND GIVE BACK

WHAT do you think of when you hear sitting with your family and friends on lush green lawns overlooking Lake Lugano, sipping on cocktails, listening to the most fabulous bands whilst your kids play in a carefree, fun environment? Bliss you say? Close, this is Links Hope Islands signature event, Chill at Links. Links Hope Island is excited...

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WORLD CHAMPIONS TO CONTEST BRISBANE

WORLD CHAMPIONS TO CONTEST BRISBANE

BRISBANE International has secured a record eight Grand Slam champions for this summer’s tournament, the highest number in the event’s six-year history.

Five of the world’s top 11 men will battle it out for the 2015 title, presented by Suncorp, as well as eight of the world’s top 20 women. 

Grand Slam champions...

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BACK IN FULL SWING

BACK IN FULL SWING

THE BRISBANE International will be in full swing again this January with a stellar line-up of global superstars.

Tournament director and CEO of Tennis Queensland, Cameron Pearson, says the tournament has gone from strength to strength over the years thanks to a draw of big names and great sporting atmosphere at the Pat Rafter Arena.

A vari...

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SUCCESS 'ALWAYS LEAVES A GAP TO FILL'

SUCCESS 'ALWAYS LEAVES A GAP TO FILL'

NO MATTER how successful, lucrative or innovative a business might be, there is always an identifiable gap to fill, says corporate strategist Daniel Want. “The most powerful things in the world are usually the most simple,” says Want, whose talent lies in finding modern solutions for age-old business problems including exit st...

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NEW OWNERS BOOST LINKS HOPE ISLAND

NEW OWNERS BOOST LINKS HOPE ISLAND

LINKS Hope Island, the Gold Coast’s premier golf course, continues to blossom under its new owners. The acquisition was made by Golden Horse Nine Dragon Lake Holdings Limited the owner and developer of the 45 hole Dragon Lake Golf Resort in Guangzhou, China, host of the prestigious PGA event, The Royal Trophy, an Asia vs Europe vers...

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QHA NAMES BEST FOOD AND BEVERAGE EMPLOYEE

QHA NAMES BEST FOOD AND BEVERAGE EMPLOYEE

MON KOMO Hotel’s functions and events manager has landed an award for Best Food and Beverage Employee at the 2014 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence. Amanda Melville (pictured left) was honoured to be named as best in the category in Queensland. “A team is only as strong as its leader and I hope to encoura...

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ROYAL PINES SWEEPS AWARDS

ROYAL PINES SWEEPS AWARDS

RACV Royal Pines Resort has taken home a swag of awards at the Queensland Hotel Association Awards for Excellence in Brisbane last week. The tourism operator was awarded best redeveloped accommodation, best functions/operations facility, best environmental practice and best restaurant for Videre. The 2014 awards received more than 300 ...

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MARRIOTT RESTAURANT RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENCE

MARRIOTT RESTAURANT RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENCE

Marriott Hotel’s signature restaurant Critique has been awarded Best Informal Seafood Restaurant in South East Queensland. More than 230 eateries and caterers were judged in various categories at the prestigious Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2014. Marriott Australia’s multi prope...

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HOTEL DUO FOR BRISBANE AIRPORT

HOTEL DUO FOR BRISBANE AIRPORT

A BIG brand hotelier has announced two big-ticket projects for the Brisbane Airport precinct as part of a job-boosting $150 million development.

Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, will develop a new Pullman and ibis hotel in the Domestic Terminal Precinct at Brisbane Airport.

Pullman will operate as a 5-star hotel and ibis ho...

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EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

THE SUCCESS Women’s Network launched in Brisbane on Wednesday night, to inspire, motivate and celebrate the success of women in Queensland. The launch is intended to help connect strong local business and career driven women to improve business operations, generate leads, inform, educate and have fun, all of which are imperative aspect...

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NEW RESTAURANT FLAGGED FOR SOUTHPORT

NEW RESTAURANT FLAGGED FOR SOUTHPORT

COUNCIL is accepting tenders for a fresh and unconventional restaurant idea, for a site overlooking the Broadwater Parklands. Acting Mayor Donna Gates says they are looking for an experienced restaurateur to deliver high quality dining at the Southport location. “We want something that pops and piques the city’s imagination, bec...

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CONVENTION CENTRE GRABS BEST VENUE GONG

CONVENTION CENTRE GRABS BEST VENUE GONG

THE Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has been awarded Best Meeting Venue in Australia at the Meetings and Events Australia National awards. FY12 was the centre’s most successful year since opening in 2004, contributing to a strong $284 million injection in to the Queensland economy. Boosting the Gold Coast’s leisur...

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CELEBRATE AT THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT

CELEBRATE AT THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT

IT IS the chance to meet the new generation of business achievers at one of the city’s trendiest locations. The 2012 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards gala luncheon will be held on Friday, November 9 at the spectacular Cloudland ‘urban oasis’ (pictured) in Fortitude Valley. The venue is set among 5000 different plants with a r...

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