About CB&T

Promoting Coolum business success through connection and collaboration

Do you ever ask yourself…

“How can I get more customers?”
“How can I stand out in the market?”
How can I price profitably?”
“How do I do business online?”

Well you’re in the right place!

Our members have helped one another to connect with other inspiring business owners who know the challenges of running a business on the Sunshine Coast.

Whether you feel like there is never enough time in the day, want more business connections or you are just not sure what to focus on to drive more success in your businessour members understand the roller coaster ride of running a business.

  • We specialise in helping support high performing businesses by creating connections that attract better customers, greater investment and more visitors to the Coolum region.
  • Through our exclusive Sunshine Coast tourism partnerships we collectively promote Coolum as an idyllic place to live, work and holiday.
  • We give businesses exclusive access to mentoring, training, promotional opportunities and events.
  • We have strong relationships with all levels of government and we work with them to create initiatives that help businesses thrive in Coolum.
  • Not only do you get to join our supportive community of inspiring business people. We also create opportunities that help you support the local community.

We’d love you to join our supportive and inspiring business community! Learn from each other, promote one another and help us make Coolum thrive.

office photo - Our Chamber
Our mission is to establish Coolum as amongst the most vibrant, progressive and connected places to do business in regional Queensland.

Management Committee

Mark Cameron

President

Mark has owned businesses his whole working life. Over more than 30 years Mark has successfully completed several business acquisitions, disposals and exits and raised more than $100m of debt and equity.

Ayllie White

Vice-President

Ayllie is an award-winning communications and stakeholder relations professional, with experience in transport, infrastructure and economic development. She is founder and Principal Consultant of Whitelight Communications.

Leigh Kuryj

Treasurer

Leigh has always been a numbers nerd, at 16 her school created her very own maths class & enabled her to study accounts through TAFE so that she left school with her qualifications. After a stint in accounting she realised she’s not your stereotypical beige cardigan wearing number cruncher.

Tim Baker

Treasurer

Tim has worked in various industries throughout his career, predominately in management.
Tim spent a number of years as the NSW/QLD State Manger for a forklift battery supplier.

Peter Llyod

Committee Member

Peter has owned and operated a number of Businesses during his career and now shares his knowledge and experience to help other Business Operators from Start-ups to Existing Operations to grow their Businesses so that they are profitable and sustainable into the future.

Tracey Cooblula

Committee Member

Tracey is happiest when immersed in all things marketing, problem-solving, strategy and connection. With over 18 years’ experience in marketing spanning Sydney, Bristol (UK) and the Sunshine Coast, Tracey has delivered campaigns, creative and comms for Visit Sunshine Coast, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Navitas, tcgroup (UK) and Zone RV.

Useful Resources

Economic Data

Wellbeing & Health

Economic Action Plan

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Policies

Disaster Hub

Being Prepared

Regional Development

COVID-19 Resources