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The Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business, businesses working together towards economic and social well being to make our community a better place to live.

  • Jan. 25, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business, businesses working together towards economic and social well being to make our community a better place to live.

We promote and foster a work, shop and play-at-home atmosphere.

Meet our newest members: Chaparell Mini Storage, Focus Writing & Consulting, Happy Eater Restaurant, Lakecity Appliance Repair Ltd., Northern Trailer, a division of Horizon North Camp & Catering Partnership, and Welcome to Williams Lake.ca.

Nomination forms for the 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards are ready. Do you know of an individual or business that deserves recognition for a great job?

Let everyone know you appreciate what they are doing to make our community a better place to work, shop and play. Forms are available at Community Futures, Save-On Foods, the Wolf, and the Rush, the Williams Lake Tribune and www.williamslakechamber.com or the office.

Forms must meet all the criteria, must be completed, signed, and dropped off or faxed to our office by Feb 11. The awards will be held March 12 at the Elks Hall. This year’s theme of “A Taste of the Islands” includes a fabulous dinner, presentation of eight awards, and entertainment by Todd Butler. Our auctions have many unbelievable items including tourism packages.

We offer a very unique group insurance plan through Engage Financial Services. We have very low rates for Visa, MasterCard and Interac. For more info on these and any other benefits for Chamber members call 250-392-5025.

We invite everyone to attend our general meeting on Jan. 27, which starts at 11:45 a.m. at Signal Point Restaurant. Our Guest Speakers this month are Ryan Oliver from Tolko Industries with an update on its recent trip to China, and Marten Lettinga, chemistry/physics professor at TRU, who will give a presentation on Science World.

Our Chamber meetings offer members an incredible opportunity to meet other businesses and discuss ideas and issues that you have in your workplace.

Members are encouraged to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled in the next Chamber Chatter compliments of the Williams Lake Tribune, The Wolf and The Rush. Seats are limited. RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 26 to reserve your seat.

Business Card Profile Winner: Hub International Barton Insurance — Wade Beaulieu

Wade has worked at Hub International since February 2002. He started in the auto plan department and worked his way up into the commercial lines sales department. Working in the commercial lines sales means you have to be a generalist, meaning you have to be able to insure all types of businesses from the very small to the very large. It is a complex risk which keeps the job fresh and exciting. Wade is very proud to work at Hub International Barton Insurance because of the community events they hold like the Barton Family Christmas and the Senior Dinner along with the numerous office fundraisers they conduct.

Wade works in the Hub International Barton Insurance located at Unit 1-11 South Second Ave.