City pride on show in business directory
The 2017-18 business directory from the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been unveiled and will start hitting local doorsteps in coming weeks.
Launched at KDCCI’s Business After Hours event last week, the new Business and Community Directory compiles the contact details of hundreds of local companies and community groups into one easy reference, which KDCCI chief executive John Lally said was well used by residents and visitors.
This year’s theme is centred on “loving where you live” with a front cover displaying photos of the best natural landmarks, public entertainment and festivals on offer in the City area.
“This theme is about Karratha being a great place to live, and the directory cover shows all the different things to do,” Mr Lally said.
“The main (lifestyle) points are there’s great community amenities here now — you’ve got childhood centres, the Leisureplex and next year the performing arts centre . . . there’s also festivals, cultural things with the dance schools and ballet, Anzac Day, the beach, FeNaClNG.”
“Each year, we’ve tried to focus on people because there’s too much focusing on iron ore ships and gas, and that’s an important part of our economy, but it’s not the people.”
He said the directory was available both in hard copy and online and the formats served to complement each other.
“The thing is that we talk a lot about the internet, but it’s still nice to have a directory on your desk.
“And a lot of people use it, all the tourists use it,” he said.
Copies of the directory will be delivered to all homes and businesses in the City of Karratha in coming weeks.
You can also view the online directory at karrathadirectory online.com.au/.
KDCCI chief executive John Lally with colleagues Carla Stafford and Kim Davies with the chamber's new 2017-18 Business and Community Directory.