'Casual Tuesday' offering insight to the success of Mackay's local businesses!


Welcoming local business owners from the Mackay region each month, Casual Tuesday is an informal network initiated by Strategic Accountants aiming to bring businesses together.

Every month a topic is discussed by a guest panel that will answer questions from the crowd and give their advice. This month business owners Steve Dowden, Gavan Porter and Wayne James tell their insight story after they each started their own business in Mackay over 10 years ago with no more than an idea of where they would be today.

Steve has earned his stripes and seen the Dowden Group prosper and grow into four different entities, with over 220 employees serving customers locally, nationally and internationally.

The Dowdens Group consists of Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment - with branches in Mackay (Head Office), Brisbane, Rockhampton, Proserpine and Townsville, McGinns Engineering Supplies and MSS Powered Equipment - both located here in Mackay; as well as Emerald Air Starters and Equipment operating out of Emerald.

Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment this year celebrate their 40th year of operation in Mackay!

Casual Tuesday is held at The Dispensary, the recently opened venue by Adrian Connors, next door to his restaurant Burp Eat Drink in Wood Street.

Already it is proven to be a popular central place for social meetings with Casual Tuesdays being one of the monthly returning events.

The next Casual Tuesday will be held on the 19th of November, 2013. No RSVP needed!