Even if you’re closed.. you still need customers

In the last few weeks many local businesses have either closed, reduced trading or facing hard decisions over the next few months. Whatever the scenario is, you need to ensure you maintain your relationship with existing and potential customers. Post COVID19 will be more difficult and put you at a disadvantage to your opposition if you […]

Jobkeeper payments

WA businesses will receive an unprecedented wage lifeline from the Federal Government to help pay staff and protect jobs. $1,500 per fortnight, per worker For the next six months, each worker in hard-hit businesses will be eligible to be paid a wage of $1,500 a fortnight. If your small-medium business (under $1bn turnover) has suffered a revenue […]

Northam Women in Business Raffle Results

    As a condition of the permit awarded by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, following are the results of the Northam Women in Business Mothers Day High Tea Raffle Drawn on Sunday 5th May. The winner  was Ms Natalie Snooke  who was presented with the $500 Crown voucher by Ms Christine Dunkerton […]

Survey results populate Wall of Ideas


The Wall of Ideas (aka Wall of Crazy) is the bright idea of Northam Chamber of Commerce (NCC) President and Deputy Shire President, Michael Ryan. It’s a means of  ensuring those great ideas that are suggested and pop up from time to time are recorded on the Wall of Ideas and can be explored further when […]

Snowflakes? No, but I think you all deserve an award.

So the Avon Valley awards is over for another year and it was a corker!! We had a significant increase in the number of applicants and I for one under estimated the time it takes to put the whole show together. Sleep – whats that? Our amazing judges scored more than 75 different businesses many […]


Prior to moving to Northam I’d heard the stories – lots of crime, can’t walk the streets, unfriendly town. Nothing to see or do, just a country town in decline. Well thanks a lot Northam – you’ve shattered that dream or nightmare of mine. I’ve lived in a lot of towns all over the world […]

Winter Coats for a Cure

The offspring of the Northam Chamber of Commerce and Northam Women in Business is a relatively young phenomenon known as the Northam Farmers Market. Only a mere 18mths old it has started to attract attention as a small baby would for community and charity drives in Northam. The latest deserving charity at the markets is […]

Give a Little, Change a Lot

Thank you from the Northam Chamber of Commerce A shout out to all of the volunteers that attended the “Thankyou to Volunteers” event hosted by the Northam Chamber of Commerce at the newly refurbished PCYC on Wellington St, Northam last week. Thank you for attending, thank you for all the fantastic work you do in […]

Avon Valley Business Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations for the AVBEA18 are now open ! Following are the 2018 Award categories available for nominations: Best Business with 0-4 Employees Best Business with 5-10 Employees Best Business with 11+ Employees Best Home-Based Business Best New (Start-Up) Business Best Not for Profit Business Ray Head Community Award Community Engagement Business People’s Choice Aboriginal and […]

NCC Monthly Newsletter

The latest NCC newsletter has been released with lots of great information about upcoming training and events for members and the wider community in Northam. https://mailchi.mp/cbea15499ede/ncc-newsletter-may

Free Small Business Locator Launched – Small Business Matters

Small Business Matters is launching its first ever Small Business Locator and a consumer competition to encourage shoppers to Think Small First. Our aim is to dramatically change people’s mindsets about the value of our small businesses to our community. To do this we wanted to provide an avenue for small businesses to promote themselves […]

Northam Customer Service Challenge

Received GREAT Customer Service? Why not pay it forward and nominate the employee for the Northam Customer Service Challenge. [download id=”776″] Open to all employees of businesses within the Shire of Northam. Each month a winner will be chosen from those nominated during the month. Monthly nominees will attend the monthly Business Networking Sessions where […]


The Northam Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Northam Women in Business have been working together to bring the Northam Farmers’ Markets to Northam. These markets are held on a fortnightly basis – every second and fourth Saturday of the month at the “Village Green” – the old Fitzgeralds Hotel site. The markets focus on […]


The Wheatbelt Business Directory comprises a listing of businesses within the Wheatbelt and you are able to access business’s details or search for a particular industry or trade to source a local business. The database is accessible through the Northam Chamber of Commerce website, as well as Heartlands WA and the Wheatbelt Business Network. To […]