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Shop Local Gift Card Initiative Launch

EKCCI are running an initiative encouraging local people to support local business by launching a closed loop gift card system #shoplocalEK. The gift card system is easy to activate, load and redeem via your existing EFTPOS with absolutely NO SET UP COST to your business. (Normal EFTPOS transaction fees apply) With this closed loop initiative, the gift cards can be loaded from $10- $1000 and have a 36-month expiry. EKCCI gift card system is to help create community awareness surrounding the importance of small business within a vibrant community. Supporting this initiative through the use of #shoplocalEK, the EKCCI gift card system will support local business exposure. Promoting and celebrating our unique local business community and encourage a strong relationship between the community and the local business sectors. Shoppers are encouraged to follow #shoplocalEK on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram for news, sales, and updates on everything shopping. Local business retailers are encouraged to join the #shoplocalEK on Facebook for news, updates, and tips on the easiest ways to utilise #shoplocalEK hashtag for improved online business marketing.

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FREE Digital Marketing Health Check

Does your Business need a FREE Digital Marketing Health Check??? EKCCI has 20 FREE digital assessments to grant to successful applicants thanks to an initiative from Horizon Power "Vibrant Regional Businesses" - a community-led investment program. We saw when Covid-19 hit the hardest, consumers were looking for even more information online. Zoom, Tele and Video Health, more business than ever had turned to digital marketing to help promote their business and use as a platform to advertise their services and sell their products. Simply click the link below to apply by answering an easy 5 minute questionnaire, and should you be successful EKCCI and Monday Media will be in touch.

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RCCIWA Impact Survey 5 Now Open - Closes Friday June 26th

RCCIWA COVID-19 Regional Impact Survey  is now open. They will continue conducting this survey every 3 to 4 weeks so we can gain a continuing understanding of the economic impacts of COVID 19 on our regional businesses.

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Australian Government Support

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. 

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EMDG pre-lodgement period now open

Good news! You can now access the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) application form to start completing the 2020 grant year applications.

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RDA Kimberley Supporting Communities during COVID-19

Since late March, RDA Kimberley have attended regular teleconferences with the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories to provide first-hand insights into how our local community is coping and the impact and effectiveness of Government response measures. 

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Containers for Change to launch 1 October!

It’s official: Containers for Change is launching across WA on 1 October! That’s right! You read that correctly, we are back in action! COVID-19 may have delayed us but it won’t keep us down. WA is now just 18 weeks away from having a brand-new recycling program, which gives you the chance to earn cash and make real environmental change at the same time! Containers for Change lets you cash in eligible drink containers for 10c each at any authorised Refund Point across WA. Whether you’re keen to earn a bit of extra cash, raise money for your local sports club or even donate to your favourite charity, Containers for Change provides a way!

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COSBOA Small Business Relief Fund are now open

These funds are aimed at supporting initiatives by small businesses as they adapt and innovate to emerge from this challenging period in a strong position. Such initiatives could include: re-purposing or re-modelling workspace, redesigning your business processes, new approaches to marketing, creating a new or upgraded digital presence, acquiring new software or equipment for a specialised service, or anything else that is aimed at securing or growing your business into the future.

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