The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an Incorporated, Non-Government Organisation, working as the voice of private enterprise in Esperance. Our mission is to help cultivate an environment in the Esperance region where businesses, new or existing, can thrive.
As the peak representative body of the Esperance business community, we lobby on behalf of our members to ensure that the business community in Esperance has a strong and respected voice. The ECCI works collaboratively with organisations, aiming to advance the need of the business community in Esperance.
The ECCI is associated with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia and is an active member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia.
In July 2015 we started delivering Business Local - free advice and guidance for your small business. The Small Business Development Corporation commissioned an independent review of their Small Business Centres, which revealed significant opportunities to enhance the offering for small business, through a remodelling of service delivery.
From here, the SBDC developed Business Local, which will deliver consistent, high quality business advice and guidance services in your local community. The Department of Finance ran a rigorous open tender process to select the providers of Business Local, and the ECCI tendered in conjunction with lead-agent Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Delivering Business Local compliments the services we already offer, and supports our mission - to help cultivate an environment in the Esperance region where businesses, new or existing, can thrive. Anyone can access the Business Local services, they are not exclusive to ECCI members. For more information on Business Local, click here.
Working as the voice of private enterprise in Esperance, the ECCI hosts a number of events throughout the year.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The annual Business Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates business excellence in the Esperance community. The evening allows the Esperance business community to acknowledge the quality, diversity, resilience and ingenuity of Esperance and the South East region’s finest businesses. This event acknowledges organisations and individuals that have played a massive role in the community.
OVER THE HORIZON
Held in conjunction with the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, Over The Horizon is the ECCI’s annual business and industry forum. Over The Horizon provides a full insight on what’s happening today and what’s to come ahead in the future for the Esperance Goldfields region.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
This is a members-only, monthly networking event that’s extremely popular, and provide a friendly and relaxed environment that creates new, and extend, business relationships. Business After Hours events are hosted by different businesses each month and these functions are great opportunities to showcase your business.
The ECCI hosts a number of addition events in order to bring businesses to Esperance and stimulate the region’s economy. These events have included the 2013 WA Coastal Conference, the 2012 Town Centre Revitalisation Conference and the 2014 and 2016 Home and Lifestyle Expos.
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
The ECCI is proud to produce the annual Esperance Business and Community Directory in-house. The Business and Community Directory is known to be the most comprehensive reference guide for the Esperance and the South East region.
REGULAR NEWS UPDATES
The ECCI provides informative and up to date news on local issues, regional opportunities and activities, events, networking and training opportunities through its weekly updates and twice-yearly newsletters for all members.
The ECCI knows and understands the importance of continual up-skilling, and partners with others that provide training to offer practical and relevant high quality workshops and training sessions. The ECCI places a high value on investing in the future leaders of Esperance, and ran a Future Leaders Program in 2013. The programme developed the skills of 10 future leaders, and was very well received.
ECCI CCIWA PARTNERSHIP
The ECCI has signed a membership service agreement with CCIWA, meaning that CCIWA’s membership services will be made available to ECCI members. ECCI members that have less than 30 employees will receive these services for free, members that have over 30 employees will be able to utilise these services at a 50 per cent discount.