FANMail August

As we roll-out FAN’s new operating model with a focus on deeper engagement in our regions, we’re seeing some exciting locally-driven activities starting to take shape.  This month our members, working with FAN Member Coordinators took part in a producer showcase and markets in Moreton Bay; regional direction planning session in Gympie; and discussions around a distillers’ working group

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FANMail July

This month we started rolling out FAN’s new business model and we’re delighted to welcome our Membership Coordinators Jacki Hinchey (Moreton Bay), Tanya Arnold (Sunshine Coast) and Amy Watson (Gympie) who will closely with our members across our regions. FAN is and will always be industry-led and the appointment of our Membership Coordinators will enable us to better engage with our members

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FANMail June

As the COVID situation rapidly evolves we encourage our wider community to support our local food and beverage businesses who will be affected by the snap lock down. Head to our @localfood pages for updates and information on member offers and changed trading conditions for businesses impacted by restrictions. Stay across the latest updates and information collated

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FANMail May

May has been all about sharing insights and innovations as part of our special Queensland Small Business Month events – with thanks to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for their support. We look forward to connecting with our members at the upcoming monthly member meet ups and as we continue to shape

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FANMail April

Our Member Meet Ups across our regions are our FAN ecosystem at its best – where our members host on their farms and in their manufacturing facilities, sharing their stories and knowledge to inspire and help others. Thanks to this month’s hosts – Adele and Scott Frew (Belli Beef), Nick and Brydie Holliday (Belvedere Farm) and Mick Dan

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FANMail March

March was all about Meet the Makers and what an amazing turn out we had! 75 of our members showcasing their produce and products to over 500 buyers, industry, stakeholders, supporters and passionate foodies. It was our FAN ecosystem at its best – the vibe, the energy, the collaboration, the fun, the passion for what we do

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FANMail February

The 28 days of February have been pretty epic for team FAN – with the launch of our Domestic Market Pathway Program, the kick-off of our monthly member meet ups, and of course a whole heap of activity in the lead up to Meet the Makers. We’ve loved connecting with our FAN community, and to our 21 new

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FANMail January

We hope this note finds you well and that 2021 is off to a positive start. It promises to be a big year for FAN and our members as we continue to grow our ecosystem and facilitate new connections, collaborations and opportunities. I’d like to highlight the following upcoming FAN activities: Domestic Market Pathway Program – starting

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FANMail November

2020 has certainly tested us all. Despite the challenges, we have seen so many of our members not just survive, but transform. And we have seen the past 5 years of building connections and relationships come to the fore, with members supporting each other in many different ways. FAN has also taken a deep dive into its

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FANMail October

This month I had the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion on manufacturing opportunities for our region – where I was pleased to see that the local food industry was well represented. During this session, it was announced that the next round of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund will open soon. We encourage interested members to be

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