Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Business in the Community

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Business in the Community

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BUSINESS leadership within the community is a hot topic in Gladstone these days and Glenn Schumacher, general manager of the NRG Power Station, says the region's senior executives have a crucial role to play.

C[pounds sterling]I think (the need for business figures to take on community leadership) has always been present,C[yen] he said. C[pounds sterling]But there is a change (in recent years). Business people are becoming more obvious in this community. Why that is I really don't know because I've only been in Gladstone four years and don't know what was really going on before.C[yen]

Mr Schumacher will be the key speaker on July 12 at a Thought Leaders function hosted by the Australian Institute of Management at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre. The function is designed to bring together Gladstone's most senior business executives to grapple with the challenges facing the region during a time of unprecedented economic growth.

Mr Schumacher told The Observer business leaders in Gladstone have a vital role to play in some of the community's big issues. …

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