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Election of Director 2018-19

Board Election After undertaking a nomination process, the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) has received four (4) nominations for the one (1) available Member Elected Director position. The names of the Nominees are listed below. FAN has adopted an electronic voting system for the election of Elected Directors. Accordingly, members eligible to vote will receive …

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***MEDIA RELEASE*** 14 FAN Members Listed As Finalists in Sunshine Coast Business Awards

When the top 120 finalists were named for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards on Monday, 14 members of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) were named across various categories. As a local not-for-profit, industry-led cluster FAN itself was delighted to make it through to the finals in the Social Enterprise category. Emma Greenhatch, Managing …

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**** MEDIA RELEASE **** Life is Sweet for Hum Honey as they take out more National Awards

Following hot on the heels of their recent win at Fine Food Australia for “Best New Product for the Australian Made Category, 2018”, Hum Honey has just been named Regional Food Champion Other Product Category at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. In the lead up to taking out the place of Champion, Hum Honey …

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*** MEDIA RELEASE *** Smashed Avocado in a Pouch – Just One of the Sunshine Coast Flavours to be Showcased in Melbourne

Helping local food and agribusiness operators to do business on the world stage is one of the goals of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), a local not-for-profit, industry-led cluster. And next week, FAN, in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council will be taking eleven delegates to Melbourne for the annual Fine Food Australia exhibition in …

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FAN Launches New Business Development Program

**Expressions of Interest in FAN’s new business development program close on 29 June** Do you need help to grow your sales? FAN has identified the need for tailored support for our industry members to help them to sustainably develop their businesses in local and national markets. We will be employing a National Relationship Manager to assist FAN members …

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Revenue Growth Strategies

Many small businesses get caught up in the day-to-day management of operational and production issues and lose track of their sales activities. At least one person should have sales growth as their primary job description. Here is a range of revenue growth strategies to increase sales in your business. Identify customer segments that you are …

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New Initiatives for FAN Members

FAN’s vision is to actively contribute to the doubling of the region’s food and agribusiness industry by 2030. A key enabler for this is facilitate new opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration both across our membership base and with the broader industry. To help support this vision we have 2 exciting new initiatives that we’ll …

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The Sweetest Job Project

FAN is seeking your support to deliver a workforce project in 2018. This project follows on from the Sweetest Job project operated by Regional Development Moreton Bay and delivery partners Stones Throw Group in 2017/18, which has been highly successful in matching trained and skilled staff to jobs in the food and agribusiness industry in the …

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Wasted Admin Hours are Going Down

Wasted admin hours are on their way down for Sunshine Coast Food Suppliers. Customers win and business red tape slashed on thanks to 100,000 Hours project. Sunshine Coast Food businesses will be able to spend more time hiring staff and helping customers and less time dealing with boring back office paperwork thanks to a Queensland …

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The Sunshine Coast Loses an Icon

The Sunshine Coast has lost an icon with the passing of Helen Brierty, a ‘spirited business woman’ and the inspiring co-founder of Spirit House in Yandina. Helen passed away after a short, aggressive battle with cancer, which she sadly lost. She was always positive about life, death, business and valued her business relationships. Her energy …

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