Chamber Chatter: Explore China as Chamber member

Welcome to our newest members: Central Chiropractic, go2HR and Whispering Willows Campsite.

Welcome to our newest members: Central Chiropractic, go2HR and Whispering Willows Campsite.

Did you know Chamber members have access to some special benefits? Fuel discounts? Dental and health options?   Pride of involvement through an annual bursary for a graduating son/daughter of a Chamber member? Sponsorship for one of the Chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards?

Our well-known luncheon meetings with great guest speakers and networking with other member businesses, just to name a few.

The Chamber board has assisted many organizations and businesses who have concerns in the community and need help sometimes in the form of letters of support.

These concerns can be an advocacy issue that the board will take on. From this simple step, the issues end up on the floor of the BC Chamber AGM in the form of a resolution.

Thanks to the board members who are up for the challenge and want what is best for our community and area.  Good luck as they attend the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM this month to deliberate many resolutions that affect us all.

We invite members to attend our general meeting luncheon Thursday, May 26 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant. Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet and share ideas with others in a relaxed atmosphere. Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025.  Our guest speaker will be Krista Dunleavey, the Cariboo Fire Centre Manager for the BC Wildfire Service.  Krista started working at the Cariboo Fire Centre in July of 2014 as the Deputy Fire Centre Manager.

She has had a well-established career in the natural resources industry, including wildfire protection, scaling, compliance and enforcement and First Nations relations.

Rick Gilbert and Anne Burill will also be here to provide information about the Williams Lake Indian Band Multicultural Gathering which takes place June 11-12. The Shriners will also be on hand to answer any questions on their activities which start on May 26.

Members can enter one of our draws for the Chamber Chatter sponsored by the Williams Lake Tribune and Cariboo Country and the Goat.  Members are welcome  to donate to the draws and if you are interested in sponsoring a Chamber luncheon call or e-mail us at

The Williams Lake and District Chamber and All-Ways Travel are offering an incredible trip called Discover China! As an exclusive benefit for the Chamber we are partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide an 11-day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai for a low member rate of $2,299 per person which departs from Vancouver on Oct. 14, 2016.  Citslinc works exclusively with more than 800 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the U.S. Members must be in good standing with the chamber to quality.

This fully escorted trip is an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce, and daily life of such an exciting country.

The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience.

There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China.

Your trip includes airfare, 4 and 5 star accommodation, fully guided tours (extra optional tours are available) all meals and much more.  Deadline for full payment and registration is July 15, 2016.

For more information call or e-mail the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce.

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

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