REDLAND City is in both an exciting and challenging position.
The election cycle has passed and it is time for a change in direction and in attitude in Redlands.
Redland City Council's recent rate freeze on commercial properties is such a change and is welcomed by the Chamber.
It sends a positive message.
A vigorous, confident economy is a vital ingredient for a healthy, vibrant community.
Such a community can be achieved while preserving our safe, relaxed, village lifestyle.
In fact, the village atmosphere and bayside location are the very ingredients on which we should capitalise.
Redlands needs more people who shop and spend their money, who work and who visit from outside the city.
We need to encourage high quality urban environments which attract knowledge based business and expenditure.
The Live and Local Expo at the Cleveland showgrounds on Friday and Saturday is a chance to experience what Redlands business has to offer.
We have many exciting businesses in Redlands, which we should celebrate and patronise.
The Chamber is also proud to be hosting the Redlands Retail Awards, where we acknowledge the contributions from our Redland retailers.
The gala awards presentation will be held at a dinner at the Sheldon College Event Centre on Saturday, August 4.