Chamber Chatter: Election of chamber officers Oct. 29

Welcome to our newest members: Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Services, Northern Home Care, and Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

Welcome to our newest members:  Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Services, Northern Home Care, and Terra Nostra Guest Ranch

We invite members and guests to attend our AGM and election of officers Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant.   Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet other businesses.  Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025 or e-mail

The cost for lunch is $16 for members.  Members are invited to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled compliments of the Williams Lake Tribune and Cariboo Country and The Goat as well as other draws. If you are interested in serving on the board please call our office at 250-392-5025 or contact past president Jason Ryll at 250-267-7955. We would welcome all candidates. Our guest speakers will be BC Chamber of Commerce chair Brant Hasanen and Ray Sanders, executive director for Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Williams Lake.

We have two workshops coming up that members may be interested in attending.

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) will be delivering a session to help apprenticeship opportunities for employers or individuals interested in the trades. Donna Anderson, apprenticeship advisor located in Prince George will be here to give an overview and answer any questions.

This will held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 9 until 10 a.m., location to be announced and everyone is welcome to attend. No cost to attend, however, pre-registration is required by Oct. 23.

On Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. location to be announced, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will conduct a community session as part of their outreach program.  This session is to provide business with information on CRA services, and to discuss tax related issues or concerns (i.e. Underground Economy Initiative, Liaison Officer Initiative).  Who should attend? Small business owners, bookkeepers, industry accountants, and leaders from other represented groups such as newcomers to Canada; also seniors, youth/students, Aboriginals, and persons with disabilities.

Anyone who would have an interest in what the CRA is doing and may have questions on how to obtain information or services from their communication channels. There isn’t a cost to attend, however, pre-registration deadline is Oct. 27.

Thanks to Jason Ryll, Graham Smith, Scot Durward, Angela Sommer, Lyla Floberg, Walt Cobb, and many other board volunteers who helped us organize and put on the recent 2015 federal all candidates forum.  We are told that it was the only forum in our region that had all seven candidates participate.  Thank you to the BC Northern Real Estate Board for their help in co-sponsoring this event, it was so appreciated.

We still have a couple of spots available for the Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale Sat. Nov. 21, 2015 at the TDC starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., call 250-392-5025.  This is a great place to sell your product.

Chamber Business

profile for October

Debbie Aschwanden of Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group is the profile recipient for October.  Debbie has handled insurance for 13 years and absolutely loves it.

Johnston Meier Insurance offers all kinds of insurance.  Anything from auto to house to commercial insurance.  They have 40 offices around B.C. and with the head office located in Maple Ridge.

Recently they moved into a new office on the corner of Cameron at 280D North Third Avenue.  Johnston Meier Insurance has been in Williams Lake for 19 years.

Debbie tells us she really loves attending chamber meetings.  The food is awesome and she loves learning about what is going on in and around Williams Lake. For more information call them at 250-398-9033.

The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Williams Lake and area and promotes the well being of business in Williams Lake and District, and fosters a work, stay and play at home atmosphere to all residents.

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