Chamber Chatter: Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday

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

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: Auroratec Business Solutions, Central Cariboo Disposal Services and Taseko Lake Lodge.

We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting.

Congratulations to the board of directors for being presented with the honourable mention recognition for Chamber of the Year award.

They have all been so focused on lobbying and advocating on behalf of our members and the community.

The Visitor Centre is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. so we encourage you all to use this service for travelling information and to bring your guests in and have a look around.

We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on June 23, from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the 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.

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.

Our guest speakers this month are Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett; Fred Thomas, Williams Lake Stampede president; and Tim McEwan, president and CEO for Initiatives Prince George Development Corporation.

With graduation ceremonies nearly done for most parents the Grade 12 students have been firming up their next steps.

We are very fortunate to have TRU in our community. There are so many advantages like the lower cost of living, having the support of family and friends nearby, a new campus with friendly accessibility and smaller class sizes. It is definitely one of the better choices especially for the first year.

“Williams Lake Willy” is back and ready to attend as many functions as he can considering his very old age.

The Chamber board commitment to have this valuable mascot refitted was a great one and he made his debut at Howdy Williams Lake Day.

The Chamber Chatter business profile is Williams Lake Employment Services:

The Williams Lake Employment Services provides friendly, quality and professional employment services to the unemployed and underemployed.

It also can help employers with a targeted wage subsidy program.

It gives participants the tools necessary to organize, promote and present themselves productively in their job search whether you are new to the work force or in need of work.

It offers a self-serve resource centre with a job board in office and on-line for job seekers and employers.

Check out www.hortonventures.com.

Available also are computers with Internet access to assist with job searches.

There are many services available and we hope you check them out.

You may also wish to take part in the many workshops being offered. If you are interested just drop in at 281-First Avenue North or call 250-398-5133 for more information.

The Williams Lake & District Credit Union

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