Media Release: Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Horizon Power - 15/7/2020





Keeping the Esperance Business Community Connected


14 July 2020

The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to benefit from a new initiative launched by Horizon Power.


Vibrant Regional Businesses is a community-led investment program developed by Horizon Power in consultation with eight regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry groups. The program is aimed at supporting the post COVID-19 economic recovery of small businesses throughout regional Western Australia.


Donna Gibson, Goldfields Esperance Retail and Community Manager for Horizon Power said the Vibrant Regional Businesses program was all about meeting the needs of the community’s local small businesses in ways which will best support them in their post COVID-19 business recovery.


“The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken a leadership role throughout COVID-19, providing essential advice and valuable support to our local business community,” Donna said.


“Through this new initiative, Horizon Power can support the ongoing and important work the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry.”


Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry will receive $30,000 which will support the organisation in delivering a 12-month calendar of business events.


Bronwyn McLeod, Executive Officer of Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that as a result of the Vibrant Regional Businesses program the Chamber could continue to provide the business community with quality networking and learning events.


“During this period, when many business owners and operators are feeling isolated, we have continued to offer our events program digitally, and we have also made these available to entire community,” Bronwyn said.


“Thanks to Horizon Power we will be able to continue to deliver engaging and topical events to support our local businesses through this challenging time of change.”

To learn more about the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s calendar of events, services and support available to businesses, visit them at esperancecci.com.au

-ENDS-


Media contact: Donna House 0436 635 827

Email: donna.house@horizonpower.com.au

About Horizon Power

Horizon Power is the West Australian Government’s regional and remote power provider. We are passionate about what we do, and strive to ensure our customers receive safe and reliable power to their homes, businesses and communities.

Spanning some 2.3 million square kilometres, this makes us responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider.

We operate 38 power systems delivering power to more than 110,000 homes, communities and businesses. This includes 34 microgrids tailored to meet the unique needs of some of the most isolated and remote communities in the world.

Horizon Power is making significant investments in developing its renewable energy capability and expertise. It currently has a number of initiatives underway exploring new and innovative ways of providing our customers with more sustainable, affordable power.

For more information visit www.horizonpower.com.au.



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