JOBKEEPER 2.0 – What does it mean?

Posted on August 11, 2020August 12, 2020Categories NewsTags , , ,   Leave a comment on JOBKEEPER 2.0 – What does it mean?

The government has announced an extension of JobKeeper, along with changes to the current employee eligibility rules. You can find full details of the announcement here. ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES – IMPORTANT CHANGE TAKING EFFECT IMMEDIATELY The government has made a change to the rules around employee eligibility. For the JobKeeper fortnight starting on 3 August 2020, the date employees must meet the eligibility rules has changed to 1 July 2020 (previously 1 March 2020). This may now mean that employees who were not previously eligible … Continue reading “JOBKEEPER 2.0 – What does it mean?”

A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive

Posted on July 17, 2020July 17, 2020Categories Blog, NewsTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive

Unless a vaccine is found very soon, the 2020 Year of COVID-19 could well turn out to be the first of several years where COVID-19 continues to impact our lives and our businesses. If so, we will have to learn to adapt and live with this virus for some time. Multiple regions, like Victoria, and many countries are experiencing a type of second wave as they emerge from hard lockdowns which have already severely impacted jobs, businesses and the economies.  … Continue reading “A Message from the President – Survive or Thrive”

RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report

Posted on July 8, 2020Categories BlogTags , , ,   Leave a comment on RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report

Results from the fifth survey in our continuing series on the impact of COVID 19 on businesses in regional WA indicate that as we see more easing of restrictions and move towards a new way of doing business in regional WA,  confidence in regards to surviving and recovering has increased further. 92% of all respondents feel confident that their business will survive this pandemic and 63% have seen an increase in business activity since easing of restrictions commenced. We know this increased confidence is … Continue reading “RCCIWA Impact Survey Five Summary Report”

Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Posted on June 22, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!

Are You Ready for Business after Hours? With COVID restrictions easing, the Chamber is looking at facilitating a BAH from July onwards (this will change if COVID restrictions change). We are seeking Expressions of Interest from Chamber members who are interested in hosting a BAH to showcase their business. Get your business at the forefront of everyone’s minds at Broome’s Premier Networking Event!   Register Your Interest TODAY! Please call the Chamber on (08) 9193 5553 or email media@broomechamber.com.au to … Continue reading “Business after Hours – EOI For First BAH Since COVID!”

Updates on Restrictions for Tourism Businesses

Posted on May 20, 2020Categories NewsTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Updates on Restrictions for Tourism Businesses

As Phase 2 began on Monday, the State Government has released its formal Closure and Restrictions (Limit the Spread) Directions (No 3) which identifies permitted and restricted activities. The Directions can be seen here. You should review the Directions and how they apply to your individual business. 1. Permitted Tourism Services exempt from Gathering Limits and Safety Plans Under Section 12 of the Directions, many tourism services are exempt from the limits on gatherings. Neither the 20 person nor 4 … Continue reading “Updates on Restrictions for Tourism Businesses”

Staying engaged and motivated while working from home

Posted on April 30, 2020May 4, 2020Categories BlogTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Staying engaged and motivated while working from home

We are now a few weeks into the new normal of working at home. Some people may be thriving in this new environment. For others, they may be missing colleagues and a formal office space. Maybe by now the shine of being at home has worn away. Yet work continues and needs to be completed. How do you stay engaged and motivated while being away from your usual workplace routine? Here are our top 5 tips for keeping motivated and … Continue reading “Staying engaged and motivated while working from home”

VendorPanel Making Life Easier For Business

Posted on February 14, 2020February 18, 2020Categories NewsTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on VendorPanel Making Life Easier For Business

As part of the Shire of Broome’s ongoing effort to work better with local suppliers the Shire will soon manage the majority of sourcing through VendorPanel Marketplace. VendorPanel Marketplace uses geolocation to enable staff to easily identify local suppliers and invite them to quote on work. It is entirely free for suppliers and  provides you with an easy to use tool to manage your quotes. Registration is easy: Go to http://www.broome.wa.gov.au/About-Council/Tenders-Quotes/Registering-for-VendorPanel and click on the ‘Register Now’ button Search and select the best category … Continue reading “VendorPanel Making Life Easier For Business”