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April Customer Service Award Winner

Esperance Gas Distribution employee Joanna Loffler has become the latest recipient of the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s monthly customer service award.
Ms Loffler received two separate nominations during the month of April, congratualtions Jo. 
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

National Volunteer Week

Volunteers are invited for morning tea to celebrate national volunteer week. Come along to Esperance Public Library, Tuesday 22nd May from 10 - 11:30am. 


Volunteers are also invited for burgers and mocktails to end national volunteer week with a bang! Come along to Emergency Services Co-Location Facility, Friday 25th May from 6 - 8pm. 


Rotary Clubs of Esperance Bay Event - Mental Health Forum

The Rotary Clubs of Esperance Bay are hosting a free Mental Health Forum on the 25 May 2018 at the Anglican Parish Hall. The focus is Mental Health ‘First Aid’ and Suicide Prevention. We are targeting Business, Employers, Employees and mates. We think this is a great opportunity to empower our community to be better able to look out for each other when times are tough. 



Single Touch Tax (Payroll)

The ECCI has had a few enquiries about the Single Touch Tax (Payroll) so we have been in touch with the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA (RCCIWA) and also the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) to find out more information so we could share this with our members. 
Single Touch Payroll will streamline payroll reporting for businesses – when employers pay their employees, reporting of wages and super will automatically go to the ATO. Resources are available on the ATO website. Please click here for more. 

Certificate III in Tourism at South Regional TAFE

Certificate III in Tourism is available through South Regional TAFE in Esperance. If you would like more information about the course please contact Natalie Montgomerie or click here

Ombudsman calls for small businesses in trouble with ATO to “contact us”

Further to a story on the 7.30 Report last week regarding claims against the ATO in regards to how they treat small businesses, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprises Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has released this statement.
Small business owners are advised to urgently contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprises Ombudsman (ASBFEO) if they have experienced heavy handed tactics by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Click here for the full media statement. 


10th Annual Business and Industry Forum 'Over the Horizon'


The 10th Annual Business and Industry Forum ‘Over the Horizon’ was held on Tuesday 10th April 2018 with attendees listening to speakers covering a wide range of topics on what is ‘Over the Horizon’ for Esperance’s economy. 


Over the Horizon is the only event of its calibre held within the Esperance region and the ECCI look forward to delivering another high quality, informative and relevant event in 2018.


The forum included presentations from the most influential industries and organisations to our Region’s economy.

  • The 10th Annual Business and Industry Forum
  • Updates on New and Innovative Businesses and Industries
  • Business and Industry Information and Display Booths
  • Networking Luncheon and Sundowner Included
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea Provided
  • Door Prizes


A HUGE THANK YOU to all who sponsored, spoke at, attended and supported the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) in delivering a very successful 10th Annual Business and Industry Forum 'Over the Horizon'.



OVER THE HORIZON - Collated Feedback 2018 - Click Here

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 Telstra on Thursday 24 May, 2018.
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.

Economic and Industry Standing Committee - Regional Airfares Inquiry

The Economics and Industry Standing Committee have tabled a Report in Parliament following their Regional Airfares Inquiry.

To access the Report please click here.

Healthier Workplace WA

Healthier Workplace WA (HWWA) offer free support and advice to regional workplaces to set up workplace health programs
Emily and Natalie from Healthier Workplace WA are keen to continue engaging more with regional businesses. Emily Davey is the manager of HWWA which is a State Government funded program that offers free services to all workplaces across Western Australia to help them support and encourage their workers to make positive lifestyle changes that benefit everyone.
Research shows that healthy workers are more productive, take less sick days, and are more engaged at work. Emily can provide resources kit, including a USB of HWWA tools and resources and can work with interested businesses to put a workplace health program together. Emily’s contact details are included here for you and you can also visit their website.
Emily Davey 
Manager Healthier Workplace WA
Heart Foundation, 334 Rokeby Road Subiaco WA 6008
Tel: (08) 9382 5943 Fax: (08) 9388 3383


Annual General Meeting

The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday 1 November 2017.  For copies of the minutes from the 2016 AGM, please click here
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Executive Committee, a copy of the Executive Committee Induction Pack can be found here, a copy of the Executive Nomination Form can be found here, a copy of the Ex Officio Nomination Form can be found here, and Notice of the Meeting can be found here.

Please RSVP to the ECCI office for catering purposes.

Annual General Meeting
From 12 noon, Wednesday 1 November 2017
Goldfields Esperance Development Commission, Suite 26C Dutton Arcade
Esperance WA 6450

For more information on nominating for the Executive Committee please call Kylie Ryan, Chief Executive Officer on 08 9071 5142 or email

Please RSVP to attend the AGM to the ECCI Office for catering purposes to Tammy Maloney by Phone: 9071 5142 or Email