More than 100 businesspeople at USQ for networking event

USQ Fraser Coast welcomed more than 100 businesspeople to its executive suite on Friday for Hervey Bay's monthly networking event.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell introduced Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear to the group.

Campus executive manager Brett Langabeer said the event attracted about 30 more people than the same event in October.

"These social events offer valuable networking opportunities for USQ management and staff to engage with the local business community," Mr Langabeer said.

Fraser Coast Opportunities is a partnership between the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Urban Development Institute of Australia (Fraser Coast), the Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development and Enterprise Collaboration Unit of the University of Southern Queensland.

"This partnership establishes a strong collective marketing umbrella for doing business on the Fraser Coast," Cr O'Connell said.

"It works to promote our unique, enviable lifestyle and the region's extensive business, employment and learning opportunities."

Mr Langabeer said USQ was a proud partner of Business Hervey Bay and valued the opportunity to open its doors to businesses. 

"USQ enjoys hosting events in partnership with business and others in the region," he said. 

"This is also an opportunity to showcase our people and facilities and to provide an insight into what terrific resources are available to people wanting to study at USQ Fraser Coast.

"We look forward to many more special events here on the campus."

Business Hervey Bay gives business people a chance to mix and mingle, make friends and catch up in a friendly, social atmosphere. This month's event was sponsored by USQ and Fraser Coast Opportunities.

Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear talks about the region's future at USQ Fraser Coast on Friday, July 19, with campus executive manager Brett Langabeer in the background.
Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear talks about the region's future at USQ Fraser Coast on Friday, July 19, with campus executive manager Brett Langabeer in the background. Jocelyn Watts


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