Publisher’s Note Quarter 2 | 2021

Publisher’s Note

Where on earth did the first quarter of 2021 go??

Something about this whole COVID thing is making time go at warp speed! … do you agree? Well life has been anything but boring that’s for sure! Business owners across the region are clearly exhausted and in much need of some reprieve.

Thank goodness the border restrictions and lockdowns were lifted just in time for Easter! And international travel bubbles are starting to emerge. Our tourism and retail industries certainly needed the boost after what has been a less than ideal 15 months and then the complete cessation of JobKeeper adding salt to the wound for some who were relying on it.

In this edition we wanted to really take a look at the facts instead of the negative opinions that continue to circle. We have called in the experts and asked them to not only give us their take on what they believe lies ahead for us economically speaking in the 2021-2022 period, but to show us the current local data. There are some sectors that are obviously feeling it and there is a sense of deep doom and gloom that has set in amongst those industries, but then there are many other sectors that are thriving beyond belief. Read all about it in our FNQ Economic Outlook 2021 feature story.

Global fashion icon and effervescent Camilla Franks graces our cover for the Q2 edition. A woman with a remarkable story of survival in business and in life. She shares her secrets to success and what brought her to the Far North to share her insights with local businesses and she gets real with us about her cancer battle.

We also had the pleasure of sitting down with sporting industry heavyweight, David Gallop to gleam some tips on navigating challenging times in business. Lord knows he’s had his fair share running the NRL and Australian Football Federation in recent times …

And we’re also delighted to announce the results of our Inaugural VIP Charity Dinner which raised a bucket load of money for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation when we hosted it at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas. Check out all the social pics from that event and also our two-day Annual Business Retreat which was full of learning, fun and inspiration. A BIG THANK YOU to the 150 Cairns business people who travelled to Port Douglas to spend the weekend with us for a worthy cause and to give their businesses a massive kick start for 2021!

Jac & Danae

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Veronica Sagredo
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Tokunai Hair

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas