Chamber Chatter: luncheon Sept. 29

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 and district, and foster a work, stay and play at home atmosphere to all residents.

  • Sep. 22, 2011 6:00 a.m.

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  and district, and foster a work, stay and play at home atmosphere to all residents.

Welcome to our newest members:   Charlemagne’s Spa Boutique, Crantara Office Assistance, and Juniper Trails B & B.   We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting.

There is still time to reserve your seat at the Community Futures   Successful Transitions workshops Sept. 26-27 held in the evenings, which is co-hosted by the Chamber.  Call 250-392-3626 for more info.

A new program recently launched for the Canadian Forces supports men and women returning from missions abroad with significant buying power for attractive products and businesses.

Through a website portal, the CF Appreciation Program allows CF members to access discounts on goods and services across Canada, as well as access to 3,500 properties in 80 countries around the world.  For more information visit its website. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to offer our members an exclusive opportunity with the Premier & Cabinet Luncheon on Oct. 14 in Vancouver.  Discuss issues of importance to your business and community with the premier and members of her cabinet.

Sit with the minister or parliamentary secretary of your choice.

You must be a Chamber of Commerce member to attend this event. For more information, call 250-392-5025.

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting with John Les, parliamentary secretary. It was a good turnout. Les was gathering information for the job creation program and input provided should help to identify the needs in our community.

The executive made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in September.  The budget consultations provided a good opportunity for us to express our views regarding next year’s provincial budget.

Our Visitor Centre numbers increased in July and August 2011 from 2010 by 1,250 visitors.  We are still open seven days and expect a busy fall.

We encourage all residents to use this facility for information when they are planning a trip around the province.  We are holding the annual Made in the Cariboo Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 and space is almost sold out.  If you are wanting to book space at the TDC call 250-392-5025.  We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on Sept. 29, from 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:  RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025.  Cost for lunch is $15 for members and $20 for non members.  Members are encouraged to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled compliments of the Tribune and The Wolf/The Rush.

We are pleased to advise that our guest speaker this month is Ray Sanders from Thompson Rivers University.

Our AGM and board elections will be held Oct. 27 at our luncheon meeting.

If you are interested in working with us in this capacity, please give us a call.

The Chamber Chatter business profile is johndell.ca.

Johndell.ca Event Videographer provides video services for individuals, business, and the community.

It handles building and mastering originals, duplicating video copies, or transferring between formats. It builds training videos for industry, informational and service video for government, commercials, and infomercials for business, footage for TV news rooms, and life highlights for individuals such as weddings and anniversaries.

It studio shoots or films on-site, edits and provides graphics. It designs the script, shooting schedule, edits, and FX and then packages the product.

Film making is about storytelling. Through the production process it collaborates with its clients to build an effective message, and deliver that message to the chosen audience through audio visual media.

John Dell is a long-time resident of Williams Lake and has been in business for many years.

This was a hobby for the past 12 years and he has held his business licence for three years. Dell can be reached at johndell.ca or call 250-392-0527.

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