Eggs and economics for small business

Local small businesses will get a taste of economic development over breakfast next week with the return of popular Small Business Breakfast Briefings.

Hosted by the City of Karratha, in partnership with the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry the first of these briefings will outline significant projects the City of Karratha is planning to progress in the year ahead.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Small Business Breakfast Briefings were held quarterly to keep local businesses informed of latest economic initiatives in the region.

“These popular briefings are designed to keep our small business community abreast of developments in the region and provide opportunities to work with the City of Karratha,” Cr Long said.

“They provide updates on current projects and proposals that could affect local small business and ensure the communication channels between Council and small business in our community are always open,” he said.

“The briefings also serve as a networking opportunity where people can come together and discuss, challenges and ideas while working to grow small business in the region.”

The Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO, John Lally said the Chamber is pleased to continue facilitating these small business breakfast briefings on behalf of the City.

“These breakfast briefings provide tangible benefits to the business community in an engaging and effective manner. We are proud to continue bringing them to local businesses in 2016,” Mr Lally said.

The first briefing will be held on February 17, from 7.30am to 9amat the Karratha Leisureplex with City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long as keynote speaker.

Guest speakers will include Matt Read, Landcorp who will provide an update on Landcorp’s Karratha projects and Angela Johnson, BBI Group who will present on the status of Balla Balla JV, a proposed iron ore mine, rail and port joint venture near Whim Creek.

For more information contact the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 9144 1999.