The Best of the Maranoa

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The Best of the Maranoa

The Best of the Maranoa

The current COVID-19 crisis is having a heavy impact on many of our businesses in the Maranoa. However, as the Maranoa is underpinned by essential industries such as agriculture, mining, forestry and all levels of government, it stands well positioned to come out of the COVID-19 crisis strongly.

It is forecast that most people won’t be travelling internationally for a while, and that domestic tourism stands to benefit greatly as Australia continues to manage the pandemic well.

So……the time for promoting our region to the rest of Australia is now! Lets encourage them to come and Make Tracks in the Maranoa!

The best way to promote our region is to harness the local knowledge of our community and highlight all the Maranoa has to offer, from events to places, attractions to special spots.

Let’s encourage people to visit or even move to the region once the COVID-19 crisis has faded.

The most powerful and far reaching advertising campaign is not one that sees huge amounts of money spent, but rather a grass roots social media campaign powered by the people.

A series of sort video slides of photos that really depict the Maranoa, its people and all it has to offer, will be produced for everyone to share amongst their friends and families over social media.

Would you like to contribute and be a part of the campaign? I would love to see your photos of spots, events, attractions and places and hear your ideas.
Sherrill Stavano


Send in your photos and ideas to at Sprout Strategic Solutions Facebook Page or via email to info@sproutstrategic.com.au and stay tuned.
 

Please note photos will remain the property of the submitter and will be used for the clips solely with the written permission of the submitter/owner.

 


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210617: Roma Commerce and Tourism – Launch and Networking Function – New date Thursday 17th June

Roma Commerce and Tourism

RCAT 17 June
DATE CHANGE: Thursday 17th June
RCAT Launch
Due to family illness, our guest speaker could not make it to Roma this week…. HOWEVER we did not want you to miss out on hearing Tom Potter – so we have postponed our launch until the 17th June.
Tom Potter, founder of Eagle Boys has “been there and done that”. He founded the Australian-owned Eagle Boys Pizza and successfully built it up over 20 years from a single store to become Australia and New Zealand’s largest privately owned pizza franchise.
Tom sold the business in 2007, passing on his proven business formula. He expected Eagle Boys to go from strength to strength. Instead he watched its demise from afar until the company finally went into voluntary administration in July 2016.
Don’t miss this opportunity – Book now https://queenslandtickets.com.au/event/13456
We really don’t want you to miss out!!!

 

We are pleased to announce that Visit Roma and Commerce Roma have amalgamated to become Roma Commerce and Tourism (RCAT).
Purpose: Foster connection, confidence and knowledge; to support opportunities for businesses and the promotion of Roma; to enhance a sustainable local economy.

All membership fees 2021/22 financial year, will fall due on 1st July 2021 and the membership rate will be $150 annually.

Goals:
a. Roma is a great place to live, work, play, visit and do business.
b. Roma has a collaborative and empowered business community.
c. Businesses can embrace opportunities and change.
d. Businesses can access information and resources and development support.
e. The business community can share and feel connection, encouragement, and support.

Objects:
The objects of the association are—
(a) To demonstrate leadership on matters that affect commerce and industry of Roma, and collaborate with stakeholders, to progress beneficial outcomes.
(b) To advocate for the general interests, and foster development and opportunities, for commerce and industry of Roma.
(c) To support the development of individual and shared interests in commerce and industry.
(d) To support the awareness, development and promotion of Roma as an excellent tourist destination and commercial centre that fosters community pride.

As a priority, the committee is working on the development of our Strategic Plan which will also include an action plan to guide us over the next five years.  We have received a grant for this project and have engaged Liz Otto from cornerstone-sustainability to deliver the project.

The new organisation will still deliver on Visit Roma’s and Commerce Roma’s major ongoing commitments, including:

Visit Roma
• Visit Roma Inc provides volunteers for the Big Rig Visitor Information Centre (seven days per week), the Roma Express miniature train ride drivers and tour guides for Roma Sale Yards Tours.  A big thank you to our fantastic volunteers

• We also produce and supply the Roma Visitors guides (10,000 to 12,000 copies pa) at a cost of approximately $8,000 pa.

Please note a new Visitors Guide is currently being developed and will be launched in the new year

• Development of a Welcome to Roma/Maranoa tourism knowledge/customer service program

Commerce Roma
• Maranoa Business Awards

• Shop Local Program – currently over $7,000 of gift cards will be released in the lead up to Christmas.

• BEP program in partnership with the Maranoa Regional Council, Santos and the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation.

Executive Committee:
President: Charlie Eames
Vice President: Ray Howson
Vice President: Cyril Peet
Treasurer: Paul Schutt
Secretary: Camille Johnson
Committee Members: Meryl Eddie and Armando de la Flor Olavide

Roma Commerce and Tourism (RCAT)
ask@visitroma.com.au or info@commerceroma.com.au

Mail:  PO Box 1109  Roma  Qld 4455

Previous Website: 

Commerce Roma

Previous Facebook Pages:

Commerce Roma

Visit Roma


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