Cassowary Coast Business Women's Network

Past Events

The Cassowary Coast Business Women’s Network meet on the last Tuesday of each month (excluding June and December) at various venues across the region.  Events are organised by our Executive Committee.

What happens at our Events?

CCBWN Update Information

Members and Guests will be informed about events, information and issues associated with our Network and business in our region.

Guest Speaker

Guest speakers are invited to inform, motivate  and entertain on subjects relevant to Business

Networking Opportunities

  • Every person attending an event has the opportunity to market their own business to Network members and guests.
  • Meet and mingle with the business women in our region.
  • Share your experience and business best practices.
  • Help others with concerns/questions/issues they are having within their businesses.[/column]

Previous CCBWN Events:



LiveLife Pharmacy, Mission Beach


Breakfast Event:  Councillor Ben Heath – a talk on economic activity and an update on the region.  28th January in Innisfail


Xmas event at Castaways 26th November


Event hosted by Bendigo Bank, Mission Beach branch.  29th October at Mission Beach Surf Club.


Speed Networking held at Tigers League Club in Tully


Andrea Jackson from The Maraway talked about techniques of making your business a success – held at the Innisfail Library in Innisfail


World Cafe style event for members to discuss future events for CCBWN, held at El Arish Tavern in El Arish


Annual General Meeting held at Shanti Cafe, Mission Beach


Tara Diversi from the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) and Dr Tyson E Franklin, Helping Business Owners Think Differently – Talking about Podcasting at Sapore di Italia in Innisfail .


Cassowary Coast Regional Council representative and Tully Chamber of Commerce – provided an update about the International Rafting Event ‘Tame the Tully’ being staged at the Tully River in May 2019 (Tully)


Jasmine Porteous, General Manager of Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach – her personal business and leadership journey, tourism in the Cassowary Coast and an update on planned upgrades to the Castaways Resort (Mission Beach)


Cassowary Coast Regional Council – Update by Mayor John Kremastos – Proposal for Division Changes, Tame the Tully Event – May 2019 and Red Bull Event – Sept 2019 – (Innisfail)



Celebrating Christmas – at the Waterfront Restaurant, Cardwell Marina


Are you Prepared for the Cyclone Season – Karen Hardy from ACME Insurance, Tully presented with professional advice and shared her experience about planning to protect both business and personal assets. (Tully)


Let’s Get Creative – ‘A Play with Watercolour’ – Members and guests had the opportunity to have Sally Moroney share her expertise and guidance in the use of watercolour techniques. Artists (that’s us!) each took home our own artwork on a A4 watercolour card. (Mission Beach)


Networking Event – Presentations from 5 members – 5 slides/5 minutes – Members and guests gaining confidence in marketing their businesses and gaining a better understanding of the diversity of businesses in our Network (Innisfail)


Dii Dunlop – Cassowary Coast Life website – Marketing Cassowary Coast and the value of cross promotion (Tully)


Annual General Meeting – Our CCBWN Story (Mission Beach)


Deb Johnstone – Transformational Pathways Aust (Cairns) – How to Create More Time and  Have an Even Greater Business.  Understanding your Mindsets (Innisfail). 


Toastmasters International (Innisfail) – Pathways Learning Experience (Kurrimine Beach)


Ryan Moody Fishing Charters – Karen Rudkin-Moody – Business Change (Cardwell)


Rusty Mango Designs – Sales Funnelling (Innisfail)




Celebrating a Cassowary Coast Castaways Christmas – Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach. Celebrating the success of our business year 2017. (Mission Beach)


Sally Mlikota, President of the Cairns Business Women’s Club and Director of CBC Staff Selection (Cairns) – Learn to Network.  More way to network the more benefits you will see in your small business. (Kurrimine Beach)


Mission Arts – The Art of Business Success – Understanding the business side of the Arts  world and private viewing of Mission Arts Exhibition titled ‘Migration’. (Mission Beach)


Councillor Ben Heath – Cassowary Coast Regional Council – What’s being planned to ignite economic development in the region and a range of initiatives in progress from the CCRC. (Innisfail)


Nicky Jurd, Precedence – Cairns Based Web Design Company – Online Business Reputation.  Branding awareness and digital communication and marketing tools. (Tully)


AGM & Mayor John Kremastos – Cassowary Coast Regional Council – update of achievements of his team since election and forward planning.  Opportunity for members to ask questions specific to their business interests. (Innisfail)


Mission Beach Community Bank – Bendigo Bank (CCBWN Gold Member) Hosted Meeting – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise (Peta Nicholson – Body & Health therapies, Loren Brandle – ‘A Man is not a Plan’ – Superannuation planning, Jen Downs – Founding President of CCBWN and Former Director & Chair of MB Community Bankshares her wisdom & business advice) (Mission Beach)


Angelique Dibella – Jella Bella Designs – Inspiring Local Business Women (Tully)


CCBWN Exec Members – Kerry Clow/Delina Connell – Time Management – Behaviours and Systems to improve effectiveness (Kurrimine Beach)


Pete Faulkner – Cassowary Coast Economic Development (Inc) CCED Update(Innisfail)


Nov          Christmas Networking Function – sharing of food, drink, gifts & Christmas cheer! (El Arish)

Oct           Danielle Carey – Dept of Education and Training – Projects in the Cassowary Coast (Tully)

Oct           Peters Bosel Lawyers (Cairns) – Employment Fundamentals (Tully)

Sept         Speed Networking – Marketing your Business to CCBWN members (Kurrimine Beach)

Aug          Kylie Gabutto – Online Business Stylist (Cairns) – Sales Myths (Innisfail)

July          Cairns Kick Start Toastmasters – Mind Mapping and Elevator Pitch (Mission Beach)


“Being a part of an experienced network of business women can provide access to a knowledgeable and valuable support structure for my business.”
“CCBWN membership provides a unique networking opportunity with the benefit of learnings that can be implemented in my business"
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