Local marketing and messaging software platform set to go international

Scotty Thomas, 57, is the CEO and co-founder of local business success story, Epicuest Platform Pty Ltd, which he runs out of its Ocean St, Maroochydore HQ with a team of three other co-founders, including Chief Technology Officer Billy Bowyer, 39. Founded in 2015, Epicuest has gone from strength-to-strength, from humble beginnings, to servicing national […]

Committee Members, News

RDA Sunshine Coast Committee member profile: Leanne Layfield

Leanne worked in the tourism industry until 2012 when she became manager of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. She loved her six years there and developed a great respect for the contribution that local Chambers make to the vitality of their local community. Now retired, when Leanne’s not travelling, she’s volunteering and lending a hand […]


New State of the Nation Caloundra Chamber of Commerce breakfast

The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is hosting State of the Nation: Breakfast of Champions, at Dicky Beach Surf Club on Friday, 15 February from 6.30am. Featuring Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Bendigo Bank Financial Analyst David Robertson and Ray White Group Head of Research Vanessa Rader (pictured), the event will address how the economic outlook […]


Noosa Council partners with local not-for-profit Indigenous enterprise

Noosa Council’s Peregian Digital Hub is further supporting local technology talent and attracting innovators to the Shire by partnering with a local not-for-profit Indigenous enterprise. The Hub has launched new “barception” service – an on-site barista and reception service – to be operated by SevGen Indigenous Corporation as part of its Deadly Espresso initiative, in […]


Bloomhill Cancer Care faces funding crisis

Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien is calling on the State Government to send a lifeline to iconic Buderim not-for-profit wellness centre, Bloomhill Cancer Care, amid its funding crisis. Bloomhill has until February 15 to make critical decisions on reducing services and staff and limiting program admissions. Its current main funding source is 12 op […]


Businesses wanted for Coast’s first creative incubator

Calling all local creatives! The region’s first creative incubator, The Refinery, is launching in the new Maroochydore City Centre Creative Precinct in February. It is aimed at helping creatives turn their ideas into sustainable and successful businesses via mentoring, workshops and networking. A joint initiative between Sunshine Coast Council, SunCentral Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast Creative […]


Industry experts lead RDA Sunshine Coast’s first free grant event

Leading industry experts in helping businesses and community groups to prepare competitive government grant applications will be the star attraction at Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast’s first free grant event. RDA Sunshine Coast is hosting its first event in its Grants for Growth series for 2019, Top 3 Tips on How to Prepare a Competitive Cost […]