Meet the 2020/2021 Committee

The committee meet fortnightly to further all functions of the chamber including advocacy, events, membership, community and special projects.

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Stewart Fleming

President
Coaching Life

Shailer Park Q 4128
president@loganchamber.com.au

0499 949 494

Small Business is sitting on a gold mine here in Logan.

To take advantage of this, I fill my days with motivating, educating and supporting Logan business. Through the Logan MBA (Massive Bank Account) program, I give your business access to the latest technology, funding and strategies to take advantage of our unique opportunity.

The Logan Chamber of Commerce is a key resource for any business looking to make massive profits in Logan.

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James Stokes

Vice President
Stokes Lawyers
Underwood Q 4119
jstokes@stokeslawyers.com.au

0431 162 175

I am a commercial lawyer with more than 15 years’ professional services experience.In working with some of Queensland’s largest and smallest firms, I have provided commercial advice to a range of clients across Australia and am experienced in providing estate planning, business succession and commercial solutions to business owners and private clients.

I am a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute of Australia and a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Business Law. I have presented as a speaker for both organisations as well as numerous legal education providers, national banks and community groups.

I am a director of Rivermount Education Limited and the Economics and Law Research Institute Limited. I am also the consulting General Manager of WillPoint, Australia’s leading provider of death and probate notification and will locator services.

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Pat Robards

Treasurer
Accounting with a Difference

From the time we go into business we dream of success and the results that success will produce. Sadly, 66% on average will close their doors within 3 years (ABS 2016).

My Goal is to help business owners avoid becoming one of this terrible statistic.

In order to achieve my Goal of maximising the opportunities of business owners, I am looking to meet and connect with others with a view to building a network of collaborative relationships.

Working together with my growing network, we have identified opportunities for not only my clients but my network partners clients that otherwise would not be apparent without the collaboration.

If you are interested in working with me and becoming part of my collaborative network reach out and we can meet.

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Emma Rose

Secretary
Ormeau Q 4208
secretary@loganchamber.com.au

0417 704 749

Growing up in Logan for 25 years, Emma is passionate about helping our city develop and grow.  Emma has worked in the Employment sector for 6 years.  This has allowed her to develop strong ties within the community, covering everything from government sectors, local non-for-profit organizations, small business owners to local sporting groups.

Emma has a strong focus on connecting our members to assist them to reach their business and personal goals.

You will find Emma spending time with her family of 4 if she is not working to help our Chamber members.

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Natasha Hobson

Immediate Past President
Alita Dental
Springwood Q 4127
natasha.a.hobson@gmail.com

0402 463 317

 

I am passionate about business in Logan.
In 2011 I acquired my first business in Logan – Alita Dental.

Having enjoyed the challenge of building and growing my business and team, in 2016 I launched a registered training organisation – The Australian Academy of Dental Assisting.

I am actively involved in the Logan Community with the Beacon Foundation and hold a position on the board of directors for Men’s Legal Service. I am a keen networker and love to talk politics, economics, investing and promoting growth and opportunities for Logan.

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Robert Guterres

 

Local Small BusinessChampion
Trusted Business Advisor
Springwood Q 4127
robert@trustedba.com.au

0419 881 111

I have one goal and that is your success.

With over 35 years growing businesses, I work with small to medium business owners 1:1 to achieve what they work so hard for; a better income, greater freedom and the growth they wish for.

Having lived in Logan for over 20 years, I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with my fellow community members in achieving their ideal business.

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Carolyn Ferrando

Marketing

Hawthorne Creative Digital Media
Daisy Hill Q 4127
0410 126 076
marketing@loganchamber.com.au

Carolyn Ferrrando is one of the directors of Hawthorne Social a company dedicated to small business social media management strategies. This means helping businesses move their current marketing systems online and integrated with the social media channels that are best suited for their business.

She is is super passionate about all things social media and will talk for hours about it, if you let her!

Carolyn loves nothing more than getting out for a coffee and a chat, adventures and of course hanging out with her two fur babies and hubby Chris at home!

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Annette Demosthenous

Junior Chamber Committee
Shailer Park High
Shailer Park Q 4128

0476 851 717

juniorchamber@loganchamber.com.au

Annette is the Industry Liaison Officer and Career Advisor at Shailer Park State High. She spends her days creating connections and building Future Ready Students through supporting and working with stakeholders (students, parents, industry, training organisations, the school and the community) to prepare students for the real world.

She also provides career advice, job readiness skills, connections to real world of work experiences and access to nationally recognized qualifications via various registered training organisations.

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Eric Guthrie

Engineering Indusrty Champion
Munster
Slacks Creek Q 4127

sponsorship@loganchamber.com.au

Eric is highly successful international business owner and investor in the European and Australian markets.

Eric has a unique and broad range of experience across multiple industry sectors, primarily specialising in developmental and implementation strategy.  With a strong focus on delivery and client relations.

Eric works with his clients to ensure realistic business solutions are achieved whilst providing real value across his companies.

Eric holds interests across a number of sectors including, engineering, biomedical and property.

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Alex Milosevic

Hospitality Industry Champion
Extraction Artisan Coffee
Slacks Creek Q 4127

0419 674 737

alex.extraction@gmail.com

Alex is a leader and mentor to many. He is loved for his generous spirit, fun-loving, cheeky personality and his ability to see the very best in everyone he meets. A true people person, Alex has 30 years of small business experience in steel fabrication and engineering, retail customer service and coffee roasting. Alex has lived in Logan City for 20 years and is a passionate advocate for all that Logan has to offer.

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Rhiannon Elton

Arts Industry Champion
Author

Shailer Park Q 4128
info@rhiannoneltonauthor.com

Rhiannon is the author of Logan's favourite fantasy detective series, The Wolflock Cases. From childhood she had a way with words but was told to "get a real job" as she grew up. Since growing up she realised that those successful in the arts straddled the fence between business owner and creative soul. She is resolute in her belief that all ambitious and dedicated artists, musicians, actors, writers and dancers can make their passion into a career with the right training and connections.
Logan is beautifully situated in the middle of two cities where arts thrive on the big screen and the music scene. Rhiannon believes that the heartbeat of Logan has the opportunity to send out the ripples of joy and connectedness from the rich cultural and creative community.
Jackie Thompson

Jackie Thompson

LExpo and Hospitality Industry Champion

Contemporary Cakes and Classes 
Daisy Hill Q 4127
jackie@loganbusinessexpo.com.au

 

Jackie is the owner of home-based business Contemporary Cakes and Classes.

Qualified chef and patisserie chef and makes amazing cakes, corporate goodies and teaches classes and hosts parties and events. Small business mentor and specialises in home-based businesses and the food and hospitality industry.

Emigrated from the UK and choose Logan to live in, with her family for the last 16 years.

She is our LEXPO Business Expo organiser, our yearly chamber event that holds meaning and worth to our fellow local businesses in Greater Logan.

An author of 2 cake decorating and baking books and now a collaborated business book.

Known for her British bulldog can do, suggested a collaboration business book to be written, tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience the chamber committee and members have to offer. Business 2 Business was published in late 2019 and consists of 14 chapters from our committee and members, of ways to help you in your business too. Jackie also designed the cover formatted the book and now is pushing for book 2!

Jackie loves Logan and all of its possibilities…..

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Trent Ker

Community Services Industry Champion
Access Community Services

Shailer Park Q 4128

0407 884 332
trentk@acsl.org.au

I am a motivated leader, talented at business development, social enterprise and innovative thinking. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building skills, training and presentation skills. I am Client and Customer focused and I have proven results in transforming underperforming business units and building and maintaining a network of relevant partnerships and strategic alliances.

I am an experienced Business Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit and social enterprise sector and construction management industry. My core skills and purpose is  Strategy, Positivity, Includer, Activator and Relator. I am heavily networked in the NFP and Construction industries within Logan and SE QLD.

I currently hold an QBCC Building licence, Diploma in Business and Ignite Small Business Start-up Facilitator Coach.