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Media Release: BIEDO Keeps Connected with Burnett Inland Business

‘Social distancing and other COVID-19 restrictions have meant change for all of us in one way or another,’ BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said. ‘While there are many challenges being faced at present, we are taking every opportunity to also use this time proactively to test and trial changes to the way we do things, including the way we connect and serve our community.’ 

17 April, 2020
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Media Release: BIEDO Supports Burnett Inland Business

As we kicked off 2020 in the midst of ongoing drought it’s probably safe to say we didn’t expect to be facing a global pandemic by Easter. Rest assured though we are all in this together, and as drought recovery continues, so does finding our ‘new business as usual’ in response to the COVID-19 situation. 

6 April, 2020
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Resilient, powerful, diverse: Rural women celebrated

This is the third year BIEDO has organised a 'WAGs Day' and it was one of the biggest yet.

"It's such a lovely day to celebrate and acknowledge the work women do in our rural communities,” BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said.

October 17, 2019
Read more at The Central & North Burnett Times

How to grant yourself a wish

Next Wednesday, BIEDO will be hosting a Grant-ED 101 workshop in Biggenden, presented by Ms Everitt, to help local community groups, not-for-profits and small businesses create their "grant-ready" projects.

Ms Everitt said the workshop would focus on a "proactive approach", having your projects ready to go to seize opportunities, rather than seeing something due in a week's time and throwing something together.

July 25, 2019
Read more at The Central & North Burnett Times

Shared space opens for business in Burnett

A NEW co-working space provides a hub for Burnett businesses to gather and collaborate in.

The Platform, based in Murgon, is an initiative of the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation and CEO Kristy Frahm said it would be an asset for businesses across the region.

July 3, 2019

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BIEDO opens 'The Platform'

CEO Kristy Frahm said the new space would be a place for “business and community to connect, collaborate and grow capacity”.

“We look forward to utilising ‘The Platform’ to host BIEDO events and activities,” Kristy said. “We are so pleased to be able to offer the space for individuals, businesses and community organisations to use as well, at very affordable rates.”

June 25, 2019
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Women Share Their Strengths

It’s Queensland Women’s Week, which was a perfect excuse for BIEDO to hold another one of their popular Women in Agriculture (WAgs) days at the weekend. The WAg initiative was launched in 2017 and is part networking, part empowerment and part information sharing. On Sunday, about 60 women gathered at Durong Hall to listen to speakers and browse a range of stalls spread around the main room.

March 6, 2019
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Burnett women celebrate rural life

MORE than 50 rural women gathered to hear from Burnett speakers and celebrate Queensland Women's Week.


The event run by Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation recognised women in agriculture on March 3.

March 3, 2019

Read more at The South Burnett Times

Ag Network Meeting goes online to keep connected

'Rural property owners and small business owners in the Burnett can stay connected despite social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. BIEDO will host its first online Ag Network Meeting tomorrow at lunchtime using the Zoom platform.'

April 21, 2020
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Extreme times make rural businesses 'stronger'

'Burnett businesses are finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances throughout the coronavirus pandemic. BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said many of the changes happened overnight.'

April 22, 2020
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Media Release: Meet and Greet during Queensland Small Business Month

'May is Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM) and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than connecting with our small business community! Given the current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, we’ve taken a more creative approach to celebrating QSBM this year and are hosting a number of events online.'

May 6, 2020
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South Burnett Switches On To Zoom

'South Burnett groups have been keen to embrace video conferencing to beat COVID-19 isolation and keep their networks intact. The Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) was one of the first. The group has been hosting weekly “Breakky With BIEDO” get-togethers on Wednesdays for several weeks now, inviting specialist speakers to explain topics of interest to local businesspeople.'

May 5, 2020
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BIEDO celebrate small business month with online events

'BIEDO are the latest company to digitalise their business, turning to Zoom to conduct monthly meetings.'

May 8, 2020
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'As Queensland Small Business Month rolls on during the month of May, Team BIEDO continue to work with and celebrate our Burnett inland business community. The weekly ‘Breakky with BIEDO’ sessions, held via Zoom on Wednesday mornings, have brought both familiar and new faces to our virtual table each week and covered a range of business-related topics.' 

May 21, 2020
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Media Release: 'Breakky with BIEDO' Update

'As we come out of lockdown, Red Earth Community Foundation (RECF) and Burnett Inland Economic 

Development Organisation (BIEDO) are teaming up tohost a series of conversations to talk about  what

we’ve gained from the experience in the inland 


June 1, 2020
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Joint Media Release: Red Earth Conversation Series

'Red Earth Community Foundation (RECF) and Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) are teaming up to host a series of conversations to talk about what we’ve gained from the COVID-19 experience in the Inland Burnett'

June 1, 2020
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Red Earth, BIEDO To Host Ideas Chat