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ECCI Annual General Meeting - Thursday 6 December 2018

The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 12 noon in Suite 21 Dutton Arcade.  For more information or to obtain a copy of the Executive Committee Nominee Information and / or a Nomination Form - please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Kylie Ryan at ceo@esperancecci.com.au

Instagram and Canva Marketing for Your Business - Norseman, Friday 9th November

Come along to our Instagram and marketing workshop and learn how to set up a business Instagram profile, how to post engaging content, interact with others through Instagram, make effective use of hashtags and marketing tips, setting up a Canva account and Canva basics such as templates and layouts, images, text, exporting and uploading images. Please RSVP by calling the office on 9071 5142 or emailing blocal@esperancecci.com.au  

Improving Business Communications - Norseman, Friday 16th November

This workshop will focus on improving your soft skills, both face to face and through social media, enhancing your customer relations, understanding what it means to have and use a good people memory, learning how effective business communication can help the development of your business marketing plan and identifing your marketing goals and which platforms are best to use. Please RSVP by calling the office on 9071 5142 or emailing blocal@esperancecci.com.au 
 

Support your Local Chamber of Commerce

Supporting your local Chamber of Commerce is supporting locally and regionally based businesses. The Esperance Chamber of Commerce is here to advocate for economic investment and industry development in our community and region - for the benefit of business growth and prosperity.

Please think about partnering with us as a Member or Sponsor and show your support for business in Esperance and the South East Coastal Region.

    

    

 

Social Media Marketing

We all know how effective Social Media Marketing can be, but there are some Do's and Don'ts we can follow to help us maximise our social media reach. We've included some tips below for you as well as some info about the best times to post.

If you are new to Social Media Marketing for your business, or if you would like to learn more about social media apps - why not think about coming along to our Business Local workshops. For a list of our Business Local Workshops please click here.

 

     

WA Business Confidence Hits 7 Year High

Business confidence has surged in 2018 to mid-boom levels as optimism rises about Western Australia’s economic outlook. CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham said 75 per cent of WA businesses are expecting the economy to improve or stay the same in the short term – the highest it has been in seven years. Click here for full article. 

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Fair Work Amendment
 
Are you keeping the required records? Click here to listen to the blog.

The First Step towards creating more jobs for Western Australians

The ECCI and Esperance Business Local attended the WA Industry Link – Goldfields Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) Local Content Roadshow Breakfast this morning where we heard from WA Industry Link and GEDC about the WA Jobs Initiative.  Please see the information and link included here for you about the WA Jobs Initiative to provide more jobs for Western Australians.
 
 
WA Industry Link is a WA Jobs initiative to provide local businesses, in particular small and medium sized enterprises, with more opportunity to compete for State Government Contracts.
 
WA Industry Link is the first step towards ensuring the $27 billion spent annually on State Government procurement supports local businesses and creates more jobs for Western Australians.
 
WA Industry Link comprises the development and implementation of the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy, the Industry Link Advisory Service, regionally based Local Content Advisers and a web portal.
 
To find out more visit the Industry Link website and please feel welcome to share this information with your contacts and networks.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

A group of 7 WA high school students has been working in a new ”pokemon go” style game but with a recycling twist to help educate young people about the plastic issues and inspire more reduce, reuse, recycle. They have made it into the top 10 out of 100 ideas around Australia. As part of their work they need to do some market research. Please help them by completing their online survey it takes less than a minute to do. Click here to complete the survey.

WA SuperNet Survey

You may have seen in the news recently that WA SuperNet (supported by Innovation Central Midlands Inc, CBH and Arc infrastructure) are embarking on a plan to deliver enterprise grade broadband to regional areas of Western Australia. To understand the feasibility of their solution, they are asking for help from regional business owners / operators by completing a 10-15 minute survey. This could be a great step forward in connectivity for regional areas, so please take the time to complete it if you can. All survey responses will remain confidential and will not be specifically linked to you. Click this link to start survey. 

If you would like to read about WA SuperNet in the news please click this link to the article in the West Australian.

Lunches with...

Lunches will be hosted by ECCI Business Members and will focus 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).           

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 feel welcome to share this information and the invitation.                                                                                                             

TEDxEsperanceLIVE - The Age of Amazement

Once a year, the world’s most powerful ideas are shared live on the TED conference stage in Vancouver, Canada.

TEDxEsperance is proud to bring you our favorite highlights from TED2018: The Age of Amazement. We hope that the talks you watch at TEDxEsperanceLIVE will spark an exciting conversation about our shared future. 

By coming to TEDxEsperanceLIVE you will be part of the TED global community with a shared mission of spreading ideas. The TED community welcomes people of every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. 

For Esperance, we will be accessing streamed talks-  -TEDxEsperanceLIVE 2018 in Esperance 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday 14th April. Please email TEDxEsperance@gmail.com for more information or to register to attend.