E-News 22.02.2018

Sent on: Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 2:07:54 PM

Business Time with KDCCI CEO Kylah Morrison

It was great to see so many of you at our first BAH last night hosted by Signs West.

Congratulations again to Signs West for 21 years in Pilbara and the epic achievements you’ve made in that time. We love seeing our locals shine in the national spotlight.

And… we love welcoming new members to our community! All up 22 new members since last year (top effort Kim and Carla). KBSS have also moved up to Diamond sponsorship – wahoo!

Third week into the role and it’s fair to say I’m buzzing.

Across the board the groundwork John Lally and the staff have put in over the past 18 months is certainly starting to bear fruits.

Speaking with representatives from Yara, Woodside, Rio Tinto, Chevron and BBI Group, I can tell you the majors are all actively working on ways to better engage local suppliers.

CME are leading the Pilbara Collaboration Charter to assist with local procurement in addition to other priority focus areas:

1.     Employment, education & training

2.     Community development – health

3.     Procurement and supply chain

4.     Joint project initiatives

So how can small to medium sized business influence this initiative?

Have your say, get in touch.

Tell us what is working and what is not when it comes to local procurement for you as a business operating within the City of Karratha. We will be your collective voice.

The regional coworking community across WA is also starting to flourish.

I visited Make Place in Mandurah earlier this month, and yesterday the construction site for PHCCI’s business. 

Exciting discussions with Spacecubed are taking place about programs we’re looking at rolling out this year through the KDCCI Coworking Space in Karratha Village.

According to this article by Entrepreneur.com, large corporations are partnering with coworking spaces to support innovation and idea exchanges.

Big corporations moving into coworking spaces, “now have better access to innovators, innovations, talent, and reduced real estate costs.”

What are your thoughts?   Email me on ceo@kdcci.asn.au


LAST CHANCE - 2018 / 2019 Business & Community Directory Bookings CLOSING SOON!

BOOKINGS CLOSE 28th February 2018 - Don't miss out!

Do you know the benefits of advertising within the Business & Community Directory?

For example if someone is looking for catering, where do they start?

They will probably pick up the Directory and look under "Catering".  If you're advertised within this section, they will call you!

Remember - not everyone knows your business name, and by advertising within the Business & Community Directory you will be easily found.

Most residents have a copy of the Directory in the car; at home and in the office. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Click here to view the Rate Card for Advertising

Click here to view the Business & Community Directory Online

Are your details correct?  Email any Online amendments to  membership@kdcci.asn.au


First KDCCI Business After Hours Wednesday 21st February 2018 - host by Signswest.  Celebrating 21 years in the Pilbara!

Great number of guests attended the very first Business After Hours for 2018 at Signswest last night!  Celebrating 21 years in the Pilbara!

If you were unable to attend, click on the following video to see what you missed!

If you are yet to attend a Business After Hours, you MUST check out the video!

KDCCI monthly Business After Hours are a great way of networking, and making your business known to other businesses!  Also great way to meet people if you are new to the region.

Click here to watch the video

Thank you to Nick Parton, Sales Manager GWN7 for providing this great video to share.  Nick can arrange all you advertising needs on GWN7.

Email: nick.parton@gwn7.com.au or Phone: 0409678769


Rio Tinto's Individual Placement & Support Programme

Are you looking to increase your organisation's cultural diversity?

Rio Tinto's individual Placement & Support Programme can help.

They provide a tailored approach to recruitment, linking local businesses with Indigenous candidates.

Click here to view the flyer and further information



GWN7 AFL Advertising Package

Great advertising packages available during the AFL Season, 22nd March - 29th September 2018, and during Sunrise - Australia's No. 1 Breakfast TV Show

Click here to view the AFL packages

Click here to view the Sunrise packages

Contact Nick Parton, Sales Manager GWN7 for further details.

Email: nick.parton@gwn7.com.au or Phone: 0409678769


Free Marketing Session presented by RED FM, Spirit Radio & Pilbara News

Have you ever wondered…

….what people actually think of your business??

Don’t miss the REDFM, Spirit Karratha and Pilbara News FREE marketing seminar 6th, 7th and 8th of March.

Learn the tools to market your business the way YOU want in this free marketing session.

There will even be $5000 holiday up for grabs!

When : 6th, 7th & 8th March

Venue: Karratha Leisureplex

Time : various session times available

Click here to  reserve your seats


Spirit Radio



Karratha Young Professionals TGIF Networking Sundowner

Karratha Young Professionals are holding their first event for 2018

TGIF Casual Networking Sundowner, $10 per ticket including canapes, private bar access and door prizes.

When : Friday 2nd March 2018

Where : Tambrey Decking Area

Time : 5.30pm to 8pm

Click here for tickets 


Unleash your Inner CEO

Presented by The Inspired Mark 

The Inspired Year is a four-part program designed to give you the clarity, direction and inspiration you need to unleash your inner CEO and make 2018 your best biz-year yet. 

Session Times & Dates:

Group 1: 9:30am - 12:30pm Friday 9th, 16th & 23rd March, 9.30am-2.30pm 6 April

Group 2: 2pm - 5pm Saturday 10th, 17th & 24th March, 12pm - 5pm 7 April

Click here to register or contact hello@theinspiredmark.com for more information


Inspired Mark 


 Save the dates!

  • Tuesday 13th March: City of Karratha & KDCCI Business Briefing Breakfast.  Karratha Leisureplex, Main Function Room.   Tickets available next week - watch this space for further details!
  • Wednesday 21st March : Business After Hours Hosted by Horizon Power. Venue to be advised shortly!
  • Thursday 3rd May - Careers Expo 2018



KDCCI Advertised Advertising

Do you want to Advertise within E News?


Click here for Advertising Form and Pricing information

Contact Kim or Carla with any queries.  Phone:  9144 1999

(Display order of adverts will be rotated weekly)


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