The Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry committee is a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to advancing local businesses.
I have lived on the top end of the Sunshine Coast (Doonan, Eumundi) for 40 years in 1987 began my real estate career, in 1989 we created Hinternoosa which we sold 2018, to allow me time to develop Noosa Forest Park Biosphere (NFPB). NFPB promotes community enterprise, nature based tourism and agribusiness. I was a founding director and I’m a shareholder of SCFS Bendigo community bank, this really brought home to me the benefit of community enterprise.
When our little bank started many years ago we set an achievable target of a $1 billion book. SCFC now has 4 branches (2 freehold) on Sunny Coast. 2019 book is over $450 million will hit $1/2 billion in 2020 halfway to our unachievable target. SCFC put over $1 million back into the community by way of direct cash grants to clubs and community organisations. The NFPB brand is designed to promote all things local, hopefully it will one-day be instantly recognisable as a conduit between the consumer and the producer for clean green produce services and more.
NFPB promotes local produce through paddock to the plate transactions, putting the consumer in touch with the local farmer. Facilitates other community enterprise, micro grid power, farm stays, ecotourism and more. Integrated into NFPB is Planet Forward a not-for-profit, as the name suggests it’s designed to make our footprint on earth a little bit lighter so our lifestyle will be sustainable and in time our environment may improve.
Prior to my current role of General Manager at Stream Financial/Advisory I was Manager Business/ Employer Services at Tasplan, the Head of Advice/ Manager of Financial Services at the Retirement Benefits Fund Board (RBF). I held a Senior Financial Planning role with Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Ltd, Financial Planner at BT Financial Group/Westpac, Investment Manager at Synergy Capital Management and was the Chief Operations Officer for Enterprise Marketing and Research Services. My experience has provided me with an outstanding customer focus, exceptional financial and risk management capabilities and a proven ability to increase revenue and performance. I have held positions on several boards achieving some amazing outcomes.
My broad business background in both the private sector and state government environment has given me strong communication and influencing skills as well as analytical, problem solving and change management abilities. I am passionate about people development, mentoring staff and creating a positive, motivating work environment.
Contact me at Stream Financial 0434 144 431
Janis has dedicated a good portion of her adult life to Human Services, which stems from raising 2 children with disabilities. Her daughter Jenni, lives in Tewantin and is supported by Wesley Care in a group home, and the quality of care in these situations is of paramount importance to Janis. She has been on the board of many charitable foundations and has also instigated support groups for individuals with disabilities. She is regularly raising funds for different charities and sees this as a fun and exciting way to be active in the community.
She has been referred to as a ‘Serial Helper” and brings this passion to the Chamber with a vision for the Noosa CCIQ to be a force to be reckoned with when representing the needs of our local businesses and community groups.
Janis lives in Eumundi with her husband Ray, her stepchildren Daniel & Jessie, and her lovable dogs Alfie & Louie.
Youth Committee Member
Current and founding CEO of EBT Music (Emma Bridget Tomlinson Music). Australian singer/songwriter as well as actor, dancer and model with Faye Rolph Agency. Musician Youth Mentor of the Youth Committee for Noosa and a board member of the Noosa Chamber of Commerce.
I currently study as a full-time university student at the University of Sunshine Coast, completing already first year of the 3 year course and am now a second year student; a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in music and minoring in drama. I have during my time at university been accepted as a general board member of the Student Guild and have become an ambassador for Autism Queensland. I am recognised as a high performance music student in the new program at USC called the High Performance Student Music Program for aspiring passionate and tenacious musicians like myself who are recognised for their abilities, passions, tenacity and dedication.
Recently I have been performing at major events around the coast such as Noosa Alive Festival, producing my own concert OPERA FUNK conducting 4 concerts including ins NOOSA Alive 2019 and have been on the front cover of Noosa Life Magazine and Artwork on the front cover IN NOOSA MAGAZINE, all in one month. As a music mentor of Noosa/sunshine coast with the buddy system that is being created, I aspire to help young women as well as men and students aspire and find their path and passion by sharing my experience and guidance into helping them focus on who they want to be and want to become.
I Professionally perform every weekend regularly at View Restaurant at Noosa Peppers resort & Villa’s, Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza bar in hasting’s Street; Noosa Heads, and the Sofitel in Noosa Heads. In regards to being a mentor, I believe successfully being different makes a difference. Successfully I have been granted the RADF grant from Noosa Shire Council and will be releasing my first EP in January/February 2020 which will be the biggest career goal I will have ever made, yet there is more to come.
Janet is from the early settlers in Noosa, from Kin Kin, Pomona and Coran. She moved to Brisbane in later years and started her own company in 1995 and returned to the Noosa precinct in 2004. Since then Janet has resided on 43 acres on the Cooroy Mountain with her daughter and horses and is dedicated to supporting the Noosa people both in town and the hinterland. She also has a home in Tewantin which her Grandparents built in 1980 and enjoys both bush and beach living. Janet is PASSIONATE about the people of Noosa and the Noosa Chamber of Commerce.