Vibrant community initiatives driven by Manly’s Chamber of Commerce - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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The Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce (MHVCOC) is a not-for-profit incorporated entity operated by a committee of local business and property owners interested in developing the precinct and providing opportunities for businesses to collaborate and grow. The Chamber promotes the precinct as a Queensland leisure destination and organises various events throughout the year to attract visitors.

The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are held on the first and third Saturdays of the month, and on the first Saturday of the month, there are free Movies in the Park, starting at sunset. The Manly Creative Markets are held every Sunday. All three events are held in Little Bayside Park, Manly.

The Chamber takes a holistic approach to its mission through various initiatives and recurring events in the local community. This includes hosting regular trader networking events and business breakfasts. We collaborate with local schools and businesses to host our community events.

On 16 April, we hosted the inaugural Medical and Allied Health networking evening for the Wynnum/Manly area. This initiative was planned by Jessica Nguyen of Manly Village Compounding Pharmacy.

“I planned this event to be able to meet other like-minded health professionals in our community,” explains Jessica.

“In our pharmacy, we have about 200 customers come through our door every day. As the most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists are often the first point of call for advice. In my day-to-day work as a pharmacist, the questions I get asked the most are for referrals: ‘Should I see a doctor about this? Can you recommend a physio that specialises in neck pain? Do you know a podiatrist who can visit my mum at home? Do you know a dietician that doesn’t focus on weight?’ By directing patients to the right health professionals for that person, it not only helps me as a pharmacist build rapport and trust, it improves patient care and outcomes.”

We would like to thank our generous sponsors – AFT Pharmaceuticals, Yield Advisory, Manly Village Compounding Pharmacy and The Consortium Qld – for making the evening possible.

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