The Shire of Broome has handed publication of its directory and the Love Broome digital assets over to the Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry for 2019 and beyond.
A new look book and website is being relaunched, with Broome centred editorial features, and comprehensive locally usable content. BCCI has reduced the cost of participation by up to 40% for advertising, and reduced the cost of business listings rates by over 60%.
The annually produced Shire Directory has provided residents and visitors to the region with a list of businesses, community groups, government departments, sports clubs, charities, service organisations and clubs that support the local community.
BCCI President Peter Taylor said that making the directory a locally produced resource has been a collaborative effort between the Shire of Broome and BCCI, and will ensure that it will be a relevant and comprehensive resource for the local community, and the region.
“This directory is a key resource for both households and businesses, providing a clear and accessible contact list of the diverse businesses and organisations which offer a range of vital services within the region.” he said.
“BCCI can now work with local providers to ensure that a fully functional resource is delivered much more cost effectively for advertisers, with better outcomes for the community, and using local resources.”
The new locally produced Directory will still include street maps, government and emergency information, tide charts, as well as business, community and residential listings. It will also promote what Broome has to offer to visitors and business migration prospects. All the directory information will be published on the Love Broome website, also due to be relaunched with the distribution of the new book in early February 2019.
“Businesses and community groups will have new opportunities to promote themselves to the broader community and ensure their contact details can be easily found and updated if required.”
Broome Shire President Harold Tracey said Council was pleased to accept a proposal from the BCCI to produce the Broome Directory from 2019. “The Directory will continue to be a valuable and comprehensive resource for the Broome community by promoting our Shire, assisting in business development and feeding economic benefit back into our town,” Cr Tracey said.
Advertising and listings in the 2019 Broome Business & Community Directory are now available for purchase on the Love Broome website, with the new directory publication being available in hard copy from early February 2019.
If you would like to express interest in contributing to or participating in the production of the now local Love Broome Directory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Elisabeth Lucke, Directory Project Manager at the Broome Chamber of Commerce on 0429 836 536 or visit www.lovebroome.com.au.