Cooly Rocks On hosts business engagement forum
COOLY Rocks On organisers will host a forum to encourage local businesses to engage with the festival on Monday.
Operations manager Jayne Henry said the ten-day nostalgia fest would draw plenty of business into the region.
"Some Coolangatta business owners tell me they get 30 percent of their annual turnover during the festival, but others feel they don't benefit much at all," Ms Henry said.
"We would like to change that."
"We want to hear what local businesses think and work out how the festival can help them.
"Part of our job is to engage with all businesses.
"If we can help your business during Cooly Rocks On then we need your opinions and ideas."
Ms Henry said with all profits flowing back into the following year's events, sponsorship was crucial.
"Cooly Rocks On is administered by a committee of volunteers made up of local business people and there are only two paid staff for most of the year," Ms Henry said.
"We need to maximise the potential of the festival and ensure it can stand on its own two feet in the future."