Chamber Chatter: Stampede parade theme ‘Fun n Games’

We extend a huge welcome to our summer staff Amy Stafford, Alex Page, and Krista Marie Phillips.

Welcome to our newest members:  Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society, J&E Gifts & Treasures, Life Salt Jar Warehouse and Sunshine Ranch Ventures Ltd. — We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting!

We extend a huge welcome to our summer staff Amy Stafford, Alex Page, and Krista Marie Phillips.  We have started our seasonal training as counsellors and they would all love to hear from you.  If your business has something exciting going on that we could share with the public, let us know.

We have so much information on river rafting, hiking, biking, bird watching, accommodations, fishing, geocaching and everything you need to have a great holiday in our region.  We have camping information as well as passports for you to get so that you can receive a beautiful water bottle for free when you visit the Visitor Centres in our area and around B.C.  Call us toll free 1-877-967-5253 or visit our website, www.tourismwilliamslake.com.

The 87th Williams Lake Stampede Parade is being held June 29, 2013.  This year’s theme is “Fun n’ Games.”  To register your Parade float please go online at www.stampedeparade.com and download the registration form or you can pick it up at the Chamber Office at 1660 South Broadway or Papyrus Printing 111 North 2nd Ave., Williams Lake.  Entry deadline is June 22.

We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on May 30, from at 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant.  Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet other businesses.  We ask that you help us and the restaurant to RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025.  The cost for lunch is $16 for members and $25 for others.  Members are encouraged to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled compliments of the Tribune and   The Wolf/The Rush.

Our  Guest speaker is Larry Broadfoot, General Manager, Lumber & Plywood Sales Larry has been with Tolko for the past 20 years.  He has held a number of varied positions within Tolko, starting with the company in 1993 as divisional controller with the Louis Creek operation in Barriere.

Larry moved into the operations side of the business in 2000 and held a number of varied positions at both the Louis Creek and Lavington (Vernon) operation until the winter of 2007 when he moved into the sales department manager of North American Lumber Sales.

Larry is a certified general accountant.

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

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