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After the Smoke Clears

When an arsonist burned Anna Ravizza’s beauty salon to the ground in January, she realised there were a lot of things she needed to learn to move forward in her business and personal life. Housed in a quaint Queenslander on Boundary Street, Anna’s Skin and Beauty had a loyal clientele and Anna was working six […]

Queensland the Analog State

Queensland has long been wildly successful at producing and exporting primary resources to the world. But when it comes to technology, consumption far outweighs production. The technology sector has become the backbone of every other business segment and is absorbing revenue and jobs from traditional industries at an exponential rate. Queensland farms and mines are […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

THE 9-5 CORPORATE FACTORY ISN’T EVERYONE’S IDEA OF FULFILLMENT. The allure of being the alpha and omega of your own destiny is certainly enticing and it’s easy to see why more people are chasing the freedom and fulfilment of the entrepreneurial dream. At the heart of every successful startup is optimism. Forging together passion and aspirations, […]

Industry 4.0

Most of us would agree, with the proposition that technology has and will continue to have a transformational impact on society. While many of the effects of technology today are overwhelming positive and have improved our quality of life and have economic stability, there is growing concern about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. Developments […]

BDAmbassadors

THESE LEADERS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THEIR FIELD. STRIVING TO IMPROVE NOT ONLY THEIR OWN BUSINESS, BUT OUR CITY’S PROSPERITY AS A WHOLE. OUR BDAMBASSADORS WILL BRING YOU REGULAR UPDATES ON THE LATEST NEWS, ADVANCES AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THEIR INDUSTRIES. THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK WITH TOURISM AMBASSADOR CHRIS BRIGGS […]

Pacific Lens

Established in 1998 by Mick and Carol Finn, Pacific Islands International (PII) is a locally owned business operating on a global-scale, employing over 26 people across four countries within the Finn Pacific Group, with staff offices based in Townsville and China. PII is a wholesale materials supply company servicing the Pacific Islands, moving large volumes […]

Not gone, not forgotten

A multi-million-dollar revamp of the a local RSL club is breathing life into a flailing business and its proximate community as a whole. With mounting debts in excess of $130,000, the future wasn’t too bright for the Thuringowa RSL Sub Branch. But thanks to a timely takeover from the Townsville RSL, the Thuringowa Sub Branch […]

Diversification and innovation keys to business endurance

The downturn in Townsville’s building industry could have been catastrophic for local kitchen and cabinet manufacturer Moduline, however the company’s culture of trust and proactive approach to identifying new markets has enabled them to maintain their workforce ensuring they are poised for growth when the market returns. The fourth-generation family business is part of Ingham […]

Stephen Phillips: Engineered For Success

Rolling Stone magazine, not the place you’d expect to find the story of a software engineer who grew up on a horse stud outside Charters Towers, and yet this is exactly where Stephen Phillips found himself. This begs the question – how did this software engineer from regional North Queensland get his story in one […]

DEVeloping Networks

As we dart into the technological age at breakneck speed, the number of career and casual tech-savvy people increases – so it only makes sense that these dexterous individuals are creating their own networking communities, including one right here in North Queensland. DevNQ is a community of software developers, programmers, designers, project managers and other […]