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Business Gold Coast December 2011 newsletter

Step out in Southport

Be a legend in your own lunchtime 

Gold Coast City Council, supported by Australia Fair Shopping Centre and the Southport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, have commenced the exciting new program, Step Out In Southport. The program is aimed at getting business people out of their offices and into the Southport business precinct.

The summer program is now underway and will run until 16 December. It will then take a short break over the Christmas-New Year period, and recommence from 16 January till the end of February 2012.

As part of the Step out In Southport program, organisers are seeking ‘lunchtime legends’ to participate in their Lunchtime Legends Corporate Challenge.

The challenge incorporates a fun run around Southport, taking in some of the picturesque water views along the Broadwater Parklands precinct, and is open to all local business operators, their employees, colleagues, family and friends.

Whether you run for fun or to beat the boss, get a team together and register at

But if ‘fun’ and ‘run’ aren’t two words you often use together, there are plenty of other activities on offer as part of the Step out In Southport program. Activities are held between 12 noon and 2pm on most week days and participation is free.

What better reason to push your chair back, step away from the photocopier and head outdoors for a fitness session, yoga class, guest presentation, art exhibit, live music, or a game of giant checkers, scrabble, snakes and ladders or jenga. Visit the website to see the range of activities on offer:

Become involved in your Southport business community today.

Community Photography Competition

Get snapping!  Here’s a great opportunity for amateur photographers to test your skills by seeking out hidden corners and unusual views of Southport.

The Green, The Blue, The Old and The New

Get out and about in Southport and show us your interpretation of these categories:  The Green, The Blue, The Old and The New.  Each category will be judged in two age groups – over 15 years and over and 15 years and under.  You can enter only once in each category but can enter as many categories as you wish. e.g. a maximum of four entries per person.

Great prizes to win

Fifteen years and under:  an exclusive photography workshop with Steve Holland, a Gold Coast photographer with 30 years experience in the media industry. (link to

Over 15 years:  a $250 photography equipment voucher.

Winners’ exhibition

Winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition from 5 March to 30 March 2012 hosted by the Gallery on the Lane in Southport Central, corner of Scarborough and Lawson Streets.

For program updates, the weekly schedule of events and venues and details of the photography competition, visit

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