About Mid West CCI

Representing

We not only sit at the table, we create our own tables to take important action!

  • We represent our members as a united voice when engaging with local, state and federal governments.
  • Representation through the state wide body of the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA which comprises of 36 regional Chambers and collectively approx. 6500 regional businesses.
  • CEO represents the business interests at the Mid West Strategic Infrastructure Group, Mid West Workforce Development Alliance, City of Greater Geraldton Sister City Committee and similar forums.
  • We advocate on behalf of the business community in discussions with local shires on issues that affect businesses.
  • Joint collaboration and representation with other regional chambers, as a member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce WA (RCCIWA), on issues of common interest.
  • Provides an avenue for Government to come to, to consult on issues, plans and strategies that could impact on the Mid West  business community.

Lobbying

We correlate community issues that impact businesses, then do the hard yards to get results!

  • The MWCCI is recognised within, Local, State & Federal Government as a legitimate lobby group for business within our region and again state wide though RCCIWA.
  • Lobby’s Government on important infrastructure, services government programs required to enable the region to grow and prosper e.g. the need to keep Royalties for Regions in its current form helping our local communities (many examples of projects funded by R4R in Geraldton, Carnarvon, Yalgoo).
  • Lobbying and collaboration with local government and key stakeholders to promote support of industry and business growth and to achieve policy and regulations that support business e.g. retail trading regulation, rates and taxes, reducing red tape.

Networking

We know the key to business success is collaboration!

  • We encourage inclusiveness and participation in the business community of the Mid West
  • We foster an environment for our members to build mutually beneficial and lasting business relationships through varied events including: annual Mid West Economic and Resources Summit, annual Business Excellence Awards, business Workshops & Forums throughout the year and below examples:
  • Perth International Mining Forum,
  • Mid West CCI Business After Hours (BAH) events to network in Geraldton,
  • hosted events to network with other businesses in our region (Perenjori, Mingenew, Morawa),
  • and dual membership option with OBN provides networking opportunities across boarders.

Informing

We are the source of truth in an ever changing business environment!

  • Through various channels the Mid West CCI keeps members abreast of what is happening in the region.
  • Keeps a focus on the Government activities that are occurring and how they could affect our region, and informing the business community of these activities when there is a potential threat or opportunity.
  • Provides briefings on projects and assists connection with major projects in the region.
  •  Fortnightly member newsletters and emails containing relevant information pertinent to all business and the sectors within.
  •  Mid West CCI Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn provides timely information for the business community.
  • Providing information about upcoming events & training available.
  • Providing information on the economic activity of the region, which impacts on members and their clients.
  • Provides a point of contact for new businesses wanting to come into our region.

Promoting

We are your biggest cheerleaders!

  • Our arrangements with GWN7, 96.5 and 98.1, and the Business directory provide discounted promotional opportunities.
  • Our events can be sponsored by local businesses giving direct exposure to your business community (local market.)
  • Provides a single point of contact if the community want to contact businesses.
  • Advertising within our member newsletters, and now other social media opportunities, provide cost effective market exposure.
  • Mid West CCI promotes the region to visitors, which encourages investment in our region, which helps us all.
  • We also promote and facilitate the use of local business services to large corporates that come into our region for projects.

Supporting

We support your business goals and a vision for the Mid West business community!

  • We provide training opportunities at a shared cost with other members to make it more affordable.
  • Seeks out training opportunities for small business to meet our requirements as they arise.
  • Dual membership arrangement with CCIWA membership provides support services in HR, IR, OHS- MWCCI Members with 100 or less employees receive FREE CCIWA Membership.
  • Businesses having over 100 employees are offered a 50% discount on full CCIWA Membership.
  • Our network offers significant savings for members including accommodation, Chamber Directory feature, Who’s Who in the Mid West Business Publication and savings on attendance costs to industry events such as the Economic Summit and Mid West International Mining Forum, Business Excellence Awards. Preferential Member pricing for our main events save you approximately $250 annually.
  • Supports the Buy Local philosophy and reminds the business community to invest in their pond.
  • Provides an avenue for businesses to come and discuss their business issues and get some direction of where to go to, to get help to solve problems. We are here fore you!