In 2016, the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KDCCI) has re-doubled its efforts to help local Karratha businesses thrive in challenging times.
Events held this year have included a Lead and Adapt Workshop, the Woodside supported KDCCI Business Excellence Awards, and the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project supported Pilbara Business Bootcamp.
At the KDCCI's Pilbara Business Bootcamp, drill instructors including some of Western Australia's leading business specialists, provided advice at an intensive one-day training opportunity.
Keynote speaker Brad Smith, Director and founder of Braaap Motorcycles, talked about his success which began after travelling to China in 2005, at the age of 17, to find factories which would produce motorbikes to his desired specifications.
The KDCCI also held its annual Business Excellence Awards and Woodside was again sponsor of the Best Indigenous Business Award.
Award winner Impact Media has since progressed to the Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards.
The North West Shelf Project was also a supporter of Careers Central '16, an event organised by Empowering People in Communities. The aim of the event was to bring together industry representatives, education providers, community members and young people from throughout the Pilbara to assist in developing career pathways based on the changes and trends of our local economy.