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Free Bankwest Event - Navigating your Business

Bankwest is holding a FREE 'Navigating your Business', event which will be held at the Pink Lake Golf Club from 2-6pm on Thursday 1 March 2018.

RSVP's are required by Friday 23 February - click here for more information or to register for the event. 

Employer Breakfast

The Chair of the State Training Board, Mr Jim Walker, will be travelling to Esperance on 8 and 9 March 2018. They will be hosting an employer breakfast on Friday 9 March 2018 for local and surrounding district businesses, industry stakeholders, apprentices and trainees to hear from you about how we can grow apprenticeships and traineeships in Western Australia. 

Employers and industry stakeholders will be asked to provide feedback on:

  • the barriers employers face when employing apprentices/trainees;

  • attracting the 'right' candidate for your business;

  • what initiatives would encourage employers to take on apprentices and trainees;

  • challenges with apprenticeships and traineeships in schools; and 

  • the services or programs you would like to see offered by your local TAFE. 

Please click here to register for this event

St Johns Ambulance Celebrates 60 Years of Service

Esperance St John Ambulance will be celebrating 60 years of service to the Esperance community this year.

St John's are planning an Interactive Open Day on the 17th March, which will be open to the Community from 10 am til 3 pm.
There will be around 15 work stations which encourage participation and learning. St John's would like to be able to give away a $60 voucher from local business as a prize for each station.
The supporting businesses will be able to promote themselves with promotional giveaways, banners and a presence on a workstation if they would like to. Spot prizes would also be welcome.
The day is lining up to be a "Not to Be Missed" event. St John Ambulance will be giving away 250 First Aid kits on the day as well. There will be people coming down from the State Operations Centre to explain the 000 callout and First Responder App. Defibrillation demonstations, Hands On CPR, mini Health Check and lots more.
If your business would like to be a part of this fabulous event please call Esperance St John Ambulance on 9071 1618 or

Lunches with...

The ECCI have reformatted the monthly 'Business After Hours' networking events to what will now be 'Lunches with...'. Lunches will be hosted by ECCI Business Members and will focuse on topics that are relevant for you and your business and will help you identify opportunities to grow your business. Both ECCI Members and Non-Members will be invited to attend Lunches with, which will be FREE for ECCI Members and offered at $20 per person for Non-ECCI Members (this must be pre-paid).

The next lunch will be hosted by Esperance Anglican School. 

Included here is the ECCI Expression of Interest for hosting a Lunch with. If you are interested in hosting one of these events during 2018 please complete and return the EOI as soon as possible as places fill fast.

If you have any questions about the Lunches, please contact kylie Ryan or Tammy Hough at the ECCI and please fell welcome to share this information and the invitation.

Business Local Blog: Workers Compensation

This is for the employers who understand what a worker is, who accept their responsibility and cover their workers for compensation. Defining what a worker is exactly is for another day but for those people who accept their obligations, there are ways that could lead to reducing the cost of workers compensation which are ethical, legal and give you peace of mind. Click here for more or here to listen to the blog.

Esperance Cruise Ship Schedule

The Esperance cruise ship season is now apon us. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote and market our beautiful town and also have an increase of revenue. At this stage the majority of ships will be docking in Esperance on a weekday, with only two ships here on the weekend. The next cruise ship will be arriving on Wednesday 21 February, 2018. Please click here for the full cruise ship calendar.