Chamber Chatter: Hats off to ferry announcement

We invite members and guests to attend our general meeting luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Signal Point Restaurant.

Welcome to our newest member:  Eagle Bear Lodge.

We invite members and guests to attend our general meeting luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 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 visitors@telus.net.

Our guest speakers this month include:   Tanya and Jill from the physician recruitment team for the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice (CIRD).

The campaign was created to involve the residents of the region in assisting the CIRD in finding potential candidates that want to practice medicine in our region.

This one-of-a-kind recruitment campaign gives residents the opportunity to get involved and make a positive change to our current and future healthcare.

We also have Laura, Linda and Stacey representing two organizations, the Williams Lake Association for Community Living and Ready and Willing and Able/Pacific Autism Family Centre.

Our annual general meeting and election of officers will be next month, Oct. 27 and we encourage our members to get more involved with the chamber and the businesses in our community and area.

For more information give us a call or e-mail to visitors@telus.net.

We thank the BC Chamber executives for their recognition in presenting our Chamber with the 2016 Communication Award!

Jaylyn was in Parksville to accept on the Chambers behalf.

Hats off to the many supporters and advocates including our chamber board, who worked diligently on the mission to have BC Ferries return a more suitable ferry to the Discovery Coast route.

Having worked with the CCCTA and other partners many years ago to get a ferry on this route, one that worked well for our visitors then have it taken away was a terrible blow to the businesses and people along Highway 20.

We extend a huge hats off to the announcement from the provincial government regarding the decision to bring back a decent ferry slated for the 2018 season.

Make sure your contact information is up to date, visit the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce websites at www.williamslakechamber.com or tourismwilliamslake.com.

Our websites also promotes local and regional events encouraging visitors to come and play in the area and may increase their length of stay.

There is no cost to list your events on our website, give us a call at 250-392-5025; e-mail visitors@telus.net.

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

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