Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce - Stanthorpe

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The Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce is the peak industry body for our business community.  Its sole purpose is to advance the interests of our members and to work towards growing our local economy.


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Becoming a valued member of the Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce is easy!  Either complete our On-Line Membership Request, or print out, complete and return our Membership Invitation.  We we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

We will forward an invoice to you and once your membership has been paid, you will be entitled to all the benefits that membership of the Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce provides.


Milestones & Goals

The Chamber has an economic development plan for our district which provides direction and keeps us focused on our goals. The plan identified what the Stanthorpe business community could look like in future, and what would need to be implemented for this to eventuate.  This involves strong partnerships with key organisations particularly the Southern Downs Regional Council, strong leadership and advocacy from the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce and the agreement by the community of what can be achieved in a unique region such as the Granite Belt.


Key milestones reached were:

  • A formal working relationship with the Southern Downs Regional Council. We are currently completing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Council which will clearly state mutual expectations and will be the basis of working meetings with Council officers.

  • A close working relationship with our State Member Lawrence Springborg.

  • A close working relationship with our Federal member David Littleproud. David has agreed that our Chamber will be a conduit for him to the businesses of our district.

  • Formation of three working committees –

               1.  Economic Development Committee

               2.  Membership, Training and Development

               3.  Events and promotions


Significant achievements have included:

  • Initiating the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Inc. event in 2016. Produced a significant economic input to our region.

  • Shop Local campaign “Stanthorpe First” and the shopping precinct Christmas Promotion. Ongoing program aimed at increasing local spend and promoting a vibrant shopping precinct.

  • The Heritage Bank 2017 Business Excellence Awards.


The Heritage Bank 2017 Business Excellence Awards

The Business Awards will be celebrated at a gala dinner on the evening of Saturday the 1st of April 2017. This will be a prestigious annual event celebrating the achievements of local businesses.

The purpose of staging the business excellence awards is to:

  • Recognise outstanding qualities and achievements

  • Strengthen the Better Business Community culture

  • Highlight the Granite Belt as a regional hub for business operators

  • Provide knowledge, education and networking opportunities for Granite Belt business owners

We are expecting around 200 to attend the awards dinner. Our MC for the night is our local state member the Hon. Lawrence Springborg.  We have planned a fantastic night of great entertainment, great food and local wines and great networking.

Promotion for the event will commence in February. The steering committee consist of the Chamber secretary, representative from our regional council, representative from the major sponsor Heritage Bank, representative from the local High School and two senior students nominated by the school. 

The award categories are:

Tourism and Hospitality(4):

  • Hospitality

  • Accommodation

  • Wineries

  • Attractions





Health & Community Services

Professional Services

Business of the Year 

A total of 11 awards.


All businesses in our area are encouraged to nominate and we will approach businesses who have not nominated but have been referred to the Chamber for nomination. Nomination forms with supporting documentation will be available on the Chamber’s website shortly. If you would like notice of when nominations are available please send a reply to this email and we will forward a link as soon as they are posted on the website.

A strong broad based membership empowers the Chamber and strengthens our ability to advocate on behalf of our members and to protect and promote the interests of businesses and the broader community of the Granite Belt. Your membership is key to these aspirations. A copy of the membership application is attached.

John Bylicki
Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce

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