The Chamber has had another busy month with several events and the launch of our new website. The new website provides an engaging and user-friendly experience featuring an events calendar, member directory, and news section to keep you updated on the latest happenings.
Early in March, we hosted an extremely successful International Women’s Day breakfast event. Plans are already underway for next year’s celebration, along with a special event for International Men’s Day in November. On March 22nd, we held another breakfast event with Guest Speaker, Kelly Brown from Business Tasmania. Kelly shared valuable insights into how Business Tasmania provides support to the business community, including tailored guidance and assistance in accessing funding programs and resources. Today’s breakfast event attracted a large crowd interested in learning about the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and language models. The event highlighted how businesses are utilising ChatGPT to improve their operations and increase profitability.
Again, thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at our future events.
Devonport Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Our New Website is Live
We are excited to announce the release of our new website that has been designed to offer an engaging and user-friendly experience. The website features an events calendar, and a news section to keep our community up-to-date with the latest happenings.
By highlighting the benefits of becoming a member of the DCCI and showcasing the various services and programs we offer, our website serves as a valuable resource for businesses looking to grow and thrive.
Our team is currently developing the Member Directory, which will feature a comprehensive list of our members, including their logos, an overview of their business, and contact information. By being listed on this directory, not only will it be easier for people to find you, but it will also help to boost your website’s SEO and Google ranking. To update this information, please email email@example.com
With a contemporary design that reflects our dynamic and vibrant organisation, we are proud to have reached this milestone and look forward to serving our members with this valuable tool.
Tasmanian Tourism Awards
The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) awards are an annual event that recognises the achievements of tourism businesses and individuals in Tasmania. The awards are open to a wide range of businesses, including accommodation providers, tour operators, attractions, and restaurants, among others. There are various categories, including best new business, best cultural tourism experience, and best tourism restaurant, among others. The awards also recognise individuals, such as tourism industry employees, who have made significant contributions to the industry.
Nominations open in April. To be eligible for the TICT awards, businesses must demonstrate excellence in areas such as customer service, sustainability, and innovation. The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluate each entry based on a set of criteria specific to the category. Winners of the TICT awards are announced at a gala event, where finalists and winners are celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the tourism industry in Tasmania. Read more
8th March 2023 – International Women’s Day
Our inaugural International Women’s Day event held at the paranaple convention centrewas a huge success. The Torquay room, which offers a stunning view of the Mersey River, provided the perfect backdrop for the breakfast. Our President, Dave Race, our event sponsor Stacey Sheehan from One Agency Collins Real Estate, and Mayor Alison Jarman, our guest speaker, all delivered powerful speeches that left the 85 attendees feeling motivated and inspired.
We are thrilled with the positive feedback we have received and are excited to announce that plans are already underway for next year’s IWD breakfast as well as a special event for International Men’s Day in November.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible. Our thanks go out to Stacey Sheehan from One Agency Collins Real Estate, Sylvia from SeaFM, Pete and Trudi from Peppermint Parties for the amazing decorations, Ian from Ian Macleod Photography who captured the mood with his skilled photography, and Felicity, Faye, Matt, and the kitchen staff from the paranaple convention centre.
We would also like to thank the Chamber’s Claire Smith for serving as our wonderful MC, and the inspiring businesswomen who donated prizes for our raffle: Stacey Sheehan, Carla from Face Bar, Michelle from Matthews Showcase Jewellers, Karen from Just For You Homewares, Prue from The White Wardrobe and Anne from Devonport Bookshop. The winners were delighted with their prizes, and we are very grateful for your support.
Overall, it was a fantastic morning, and we would like to extend our congratulations to everyone who was involved in making it a success.
For all photos of the breakfast visit Ian’s Gallery
22nd March 2023 – Breakfast with Business Tasmania
At our breakfast meeting on March 22nd, Kelly Brown, Manager of Business Tasmania, served as our Guest Speaker. Kelly shared valuable insights into how Business Tasmania provides support to the business community, including strategies for accessing business advice, digital coaching, and funding programs. With a dedicated focus on helping Tasmanians start, run, and grow their businesses, Business Tasmania provides personalised and consultative assistance for first-contact resolution. Their services also include tailored guidance, access to resources, and assistance in connecting with various funding programs and services offered by the Department of State Growth and other government agencies.
If you have any questions or issues in your business, feel free to contact the team at Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 | firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure that you don’t miss out on important information or funding opportunities, we recommend subscribing to the Business Tasmania Newsletter.
5th April 2023 – The Power of ChatGPT
At today’s breakfast meeting, Joel Badcock, an expert on the new conversational AI tool, ChatGPT, shared his knowledge and experience on how businesses can use ChatGPT to enhance their operations and boost their bottom line. He discussed how ChatGPT can be utilised for systems, marketing, scripts, training, market research, and more.
Joel also touched on more advanced uses of ChatGPT for attendees who were already familiar with the technology. He emphasised the importance of harnessing the power of AI to create amazing content and position their businesses to reap the benefits.
The event was attended by local business owners who were interested in the latest AI advancements, and they learned a lot from Joel’s presentation. Overall, it was a successful event that provided attendees with valuable insights on how to utilise ChatGPT for their businesses.
We are delighted to welcome our newest member to the Chamber – Devonport Tenpin Bowl
Owned and operated by Kerryn Duncan and Mark Vernon, Devonport Tenpin Bowl is an exciting venue for entertainment in our community.
Kerryn and Mark took over ownership of the Tenpin Bowl in 2022 and are already making waves with their enthusiasm and dedication to providing a fun and engaging experience for their customers. They are passionate about what they do and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
Be sure to check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/devonporttenpinbowl/) to stay up to date on their latest news and events.
We look forward to working with them and supporting their continued success.