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Business After Hours Recommencing

The ECCI will be recommencing Business After Hours Events in 2019 with the first Business After Hours scheduled for Thursday 31January 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm.

This event will be co-hosted by Businesses located in Windich House - more information available soon. Please pencil this event into your diaries and stay tuned for more details. 

Esperance Women's Leadership Network

The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry are calling for Expressions of Interest from Women in Business who would like to host an Esperance Women’s Leadership Network Event in 2019.
 
The Esperance Women’s Leadership Network (EWLN) aims to develop and nurture the leadership skills of women in our community with a view to increasing the number of women in workplaces and businesses. The EWLN also aims to connect women in business with each other and key stakeholders who can assist in overcoming barriers for women in the workplace.
 
Please see the Expression of Interest Flyer for more information.
 
                                                      
 

11th Annual Esperance ‘Over the Horizon’ Business and Industry Forum 2019

In 2018 the 10th Over the Horizon Conference was very well received, with attendees listening to presenters cover a wide range of topics on what is ‘Over the Horizon’ for Esperance’s economy. This year the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) will be hosting Over the Horizon on Friday 5th April 2019. 
 
Over the Horizon is the only event of its calibre held within the Esperance region and we look forward to delivering another high quality, informative and relevant event in 2019. The ECCI is very pleased to announce that the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, the Hon Darren West MLC, and the Hon Simone McGurk MLA will be attending and speaking at this event.
 
Please Save the Date in your Calendars and Diaries and stay tuned for more updates.

                                           

November Customer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Tom and Isabel, from Trophy Kings who have won Customer Service of the Month Award for November. Tom and Isabel were nominated for their courteous manner, patience and outstanding service! 

The happy customer who nominated Trophy Kings said, "The sign above their local business of many years displays the motto 'Where Every Customer Comes First' and this certainly was my experience. On entering the store their dog sounds the alarm that you have arrived and Isabel greets you with a most welcome smile. Despite my enquiry being for a very small job which involved several visits, her advice, guidance, courteous manner and patience was most impressive and appreciated. Although I did not deal with Tom directly he is the other half of this amazing team who have for so long provided our town with this outstanding service. What would we do without them!" 

                                                               

The Esperance Chamber of Commerce would also like to recognise; 

Nicole Anderson from Activ Industries Esperance
Jennifer Obourne from the Office of Rick Wilson MP and
Michael Warren from National Australia Bank who were nominated for their outstanding customer service.
 

                                       Thank you to Smith Shearer, our sponsor of November's Customer Service Award.

 
                                                                        

If you would like to nominate someone for their great customer service please call the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry on (08) 9071 5142 or email us admin@esperancecci.com.au  

Expression of Interest -  1 Day Defensive Driver Course

Business Local is requesting EOI for the following Defensive Driver Training to be provided in Esperance by Performance Driving Australia (PDA)

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. 

Business Local Blog

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.