Small Business Month Breakfast to celebrate resilience

The Sunshine Coast business community will gather to celebrate Small Business Month will a special breakfast celebrating resilience and focusing on how to

The Sunshine Coast Small Business Month Breakfast in 2019 – photo by Eyes Wide Open Images

Bounce Back Better.

The annual event on Thursday 20th May 2021, hosted by the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, is the perfect forum to join fellow small business professionals in sharing stories of success, strategies for growth and to reflect on learnings from the past 12 months of business resilience.

Peter Kuruvita – Chef

The breakfast will also mark the launch of the 2021 Sunshine Coast Business Awards, powered by LPE, with entries officially opening

Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Vice Chair, and Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said the 250 tickets available for the event were selling fast.

“The Breakfast is also an opportunity to learn from a panel of past Sunshine Coast Business Awards winners, who will be interviewed by Sunshine Coast Council Head of Economic Development Andrew Eves-Brown.

“On the panel are Australian chef, restaurateur & media personality Peter Kuruvita, Nicki Farrell from Wildlings Forest School, Naomi Elliot from Concept Labs and Brigid Woolnough from Kokopod.

“The event will also provide the opportunity to hear of the initiatives of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council in supporting our business community,” Mrs Swaine said.

Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast CEO Paul Fisher will MC the event and welcome Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Chair Wallis Westbrook, Damien Glanville, CEO of LPE, the first naming sponsor in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards’ 26-year history and Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine.

Mrs Swaine said with many businesses still dealing with the challenges created by the pandemic, the Breakfast would also provide information to assist the small business community to continue to “bounce back”, in line with the national theme for Small Business Month.

Brigid Woolnough – Kokopod

“The opening of entries to the Sunshine Coast Business Awards will also celebrate the successes businesses have had, whether it be responding and adapting as a result of the pandemic, or simply maintaining and growing

their business in one of the most challenging business and economic environments in living memory,” Mrs Swaine said.

Tickets for the breakfast are expected to sell out early so book now to avoid disappointment at

To find out more about the Awards or nominate a business visit

Naomi Elliott – Concept Labs

Nicki Farrell – Wildings Forest School



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