Founder of Great Room to speak at Chamber luncheon

We extend a warm welcome to our summer staff Amy Stafford and Alex Page.

We extend a warm welcome to our summer staff Amy Stafford and Alex Page.

We have started our busy season and they would love to hear from you.  If your business has something exciting going on that we could share with the public, let us know.  We can help you plan your Cariboo holiday whether it is hiking, biking, bird watching, accommodations, fishing, geocaching, or anything else you might need to have a great holiday in our region.    Call us toll free 1-877-967-5253 or visit our website.

We invite everyone to attend our General Meeting luncheon on May 29, from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant.

Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet other businesses. 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 GOAT radio station.

Guest speakers will be Bill Van Es and Petrus Rykes who will speak on the campaign “Save the Discovery Coast Ferry.”

We are pleased to also have Gwen McVicker — Founder of Linwood House Ministries who will talk about the Great Room.

Why join the Chamber?

This is probably the question that is asked the most and the answer is the same, contacts, contacts, contacts and networking, networking, and networking!!  It is the single most important opportunity for your business.

So you say I’ve heard that before but what does it mean.  The short answer is use the opportunity as an excuse to interact with your peers, no matter if they work within your particular type of business or not.

Networking is guaranteed to increase exposure to what you do and creates a visual in a potential customer’s mind of each individual company.  Now that you have started some networking, learn from each other.  If you are a new business or have been around a long time (and some of you have) you can pick up new ideas or a different way to do something or find a common goal to perhaps work together.

At least once a month at the Chamber of Commerce, the room is buzzing with all kinds of things.   Sometimes when a member hasn’t attended for a few months they  say there are new faces here.  Of course, because things are always changing and you need to keep up with it.

When you network you come out of the isolation that occurs to you sometimes in business.

By being a member of an organization and staying involved, you become visible to your fellow members and who knows, you may be asked to become involved in the newest business venture.  Don’t forget another benefit is meeting new people just like you who are trying to succeed in this community.  They will appreciate your experience and knowledge that goes into the making of a great community like Williams Lake.

Has your business complied with the new Bullying and Harassment Legislation?  Respect in the Workplace meets the new WorkSafe BC requirement that came in to effect on Nov. 1, 2013.

This course is mandatory for all supervisors and employees.

It will help recognize the potential for bullying and harassment, respond to bullying and harassment, and follow procedures for reporting incidents.  Contact the Chamber office today to register your business.

The 88th Williams Lake Stampede Parade is being held June 28, 2014.  This year’s parade is brought to you by the number 4 and the letter H.”

To register your Parade float please go online at and download the registration form or you can pick it up at the Chamber Office at 1660 South Broadway or the Papyrus Printing  111 North Second Avenue, Williams Lake.

Entry deadline is June 20 and they are continuing with their $500 prize for Best Overall Theme float and $250 for second place.

If you have any event you would like listed, please let us know.

Papyrus Printing

Papyrus is a commercial printing company serving Northern British Columbia with production facilities in Williams Lake and Prince George.

Papyrus has been successfully doing business since 1977 and employs 12 staff between the two locations. Erik Zwiers is an owner/partner in the firm and is based in Williams Lake with his family.

Papyrus does a wide variety of imaging work including: Commercial printing (offset and digital), large format posters, cut vinyl decals, mailing and distribution services, layout and design services, and more. So to answer your question — yeah, we do print that!

We are strong community boosters … members of the Chamber of Commerce, Daybreak Rotary Club, our local Credit Union, and support many community groups. We are actively involved in the organizing and running of the annual Stampede Parade.

We are located at 111 North Second Avenue in downtown Williams Lake, and would love to chat with you on your print communications needs and projects. We will work within your budget and your timeline.

The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is The voice of business in Williams Lake and area.

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