FANmail December 2022

FANmail December 2022

Dear FAN Community, What an honour it was for FAN to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Awards, after winning our category three years running. Here’s a little taster from the evening. Building a start-up not-for-profit that delivers genuine impact takes collective vision and commitment, and it was wonderful to share the

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FANmail October 2022

Dear FAN Community, This month we were treated to a truly insightful and inspirational session with Barry Irvin AM, Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese. In this session Barry shared his personal and professional journey that led to the Bega Valley Circular Economy initiative. With big thanks to our panel of FAN members Matt Jancauskas – Brouhaha Brewery, Brent Deller – First Batch Coffee

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FANmail September 2022

Dear FAN Members and Supporters, Its been an action-packed start to Spring with lots of events over the past month, including Member Meet-ups, a Social Media Workshop and Agtech Demo Day. A highlight was a Member Ideation Session, where a group of members from across the value chain came together to provide ideas and potential

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FANmail August 2022

Dear FAN Members and Supporters, A highlight this month was FAN being invited to participate in a Powered by Design Challenge hosted by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Big thanks to Gourmet Garden and Montville Coffee for getting involved, and inspiring our young people about careers in food and ag.  Thanks to all who participated in the final

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FANmail July 2022

Big thanks to our 100+ members and supporters who have provided input, insights and participated in the first round of our Regional Action Plan Workshops.   This process is all about identifying local opportunities in Noosa, Moreton Bay, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, and we are grateful to Advance Queensland, Noosa Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council

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FANmail June 2022

To our FAN Community, We hope the winter school holidays are treating you well (they come around quickly!). This month we’ve commenced in earnest the roll-out of the Regional Action Groups. We are pleased to finally share that this significant undertaking has been made possible with the support of Advance Queensland. We encourage you to

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FANmail May 2022

To our FAN Community, This month we farewell our passionate, enthusiastic and energetic FAN Ambassador Martin Duncan, who is off on new adventures. A huge, heartfelt thanks to Martin for his support and service to FAN and our members over the past 7 years, and for how fabulous he made us all look on socials!  Meet the

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FANmail March 2022

To our FAN Community, How we’ve welcomed being able to hold our first in-person events for 2022 this month. Thanks to Sunshine Coast Hotels, Vanilla Vine and Noosa Beverages for being our hosts. We continue to support our members impacted by the recent floods and thank those who have offered to help. The Federal Government’s announcement of $33.4m towards

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FANMail January

Dear FAN Members, Partners & Supporters, Connecting with many of our members over recent weeks, we’re hearing the fatigue and continuing to see how hard running a business is right now. In some cases it’s become too much, like Phat Belli Farm – we’re going to miss your beautiful eggs Paul. We understand that when times are

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FANMail November

Photo credit: Sunshine Coast Foodie 2021 has been a defining year for FAN and many of our members, as we continued to respond to the challenges and new opportunities arising from the global pandemic. FIAL FundingFIAL’s funding ending on 30 June 2021 necessitated a review of FAN’s future direction and how we continue to deliver

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