SUNSHINE Coast Enterprises chairman Bill MacDonald is a favourite to win a National Economic Development Australia award tomorrownight when the winners are announced in a ceremony at the Sebel in Brisbane. Bill is a finalist in the leadership category, while Gerrie Carr-Macfie, chief executive officer of the same organisation, is also a finalist in the outstanding leadership by an employee category.
Sunshine Coast Enterprises has also been recognised with a nomination for its work in the Connecting the Coast broadband project.
Noosaville-based environmental design business Clearmake is one of four Queensland firms up for a national gong when the Telstra Small Business Awards are announced at a dinner in Sydney on Friday night.
Clearmake, which designs and manufactures water harvesting, treatment and recycling equipment, made the national finals in the MYOB Small Business Category for businesses with between six and 20 employees after winning the Queensland award in September.
The Caloundra Regional Business Awards will be announced on the same evening at a ceremony at the Sunshine Coast Functions Centre. (Hopefully the embarrassing problem from Saturday night's Dancing With The Local Stars when staff were unable to open the front doors, with guests having to walk around to the Caloundra RSL and access the Function Centre through the pokie room, will be fixed by then).
SUNSUPER, Queensland's biggest home-grown industry super fund, will hold two free seminars in Maroochydore tomorrow to help investors prepare for a financially worry-free retirement.
The Better Super Strategies seminar - most suitable for those currently accumulating their retirement nest eggs - will include methods on how to assess what you'll need for a comfortable retirement; tips to boost your super in the most tax effective way, and information about how to draw down super while …