Chamber Chatter: Guest speakers coming to luncheon

Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce highlights upcoming guest speakers at luncheon through this month's Chamber Chatter.

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: 3Gen Cabinetry Corp., Cariboo Auto & Spring, Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Cariboo Connector, Hear Clear Fawn’s Hearing Solutions, Kiwanis Club of Williams Lake, Sinders & Ashes, and Tallheo Cannery Guest House.

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

Why join the chamber?

This is probably the question that is asked the most and the answer is the same, 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.

The Visitor Centre is open seven days a week. 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.

Call us toll free at 1-877-967-5253 or visit our website.

We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on May 31, 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 to RSVP by Wednesday by calling 250-392-5025.

The cost for lunch is $15 for members and $20 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. Guest speakers will be Byron Louie and/or Kirk Dressler from the Williams Lake Indian Band and Byng Giraud from Imperial Metals Corporation who will talk about the recent negotiations resulting in the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Mount Polley. We also welcome Lucy Dick, community development worker for Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre known as CCATEC.

Business profile for May: Wellness First Services

Wellness First Services is owned by Kalika Moody.

Her business offers very specialized services under a branch of holistic, natural stress and pain management to support children, youth and adults.

Moody provides contract services to community organizations and private practice services in her home office.

She has been in business in the Williams Lake area since 2007; however, she has been actively involved in natural healing ways since about 1982. Today, Moody has chosen to focus on particular holistic natural modalities that she has seen people to have the most beneficial results from.

Moody offers holistic natural, diverse, customized private and contract services to assist children, youth, and adults in shifting their accumulative and present stress and pain toward health and social well-being.  For those in need of a more focused service, she also offers customized cabin retreat services.

Since about 1982, Moody has received various forms of education and training in natural healing. Over the years, she has learned to customize these services to meet her client needs of all ages and needs. She facilitates an environment of creativity, education, down-to-earth comfort, and the reduction of stress and pain.

A holistic customized session may be one modality of your choosing or the blending of other modalities into the session for your health and social well-being needs.

For more information, check out her website at wellnessfirst.wordpress.com.

— Submitted by the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.