Chamber Chatter: register your parade float

Welcome to our newest members: Chap’s Auto Body, Comer Station Pub/Beer & Wine Store, James Tanis, Sir Pegasus Investment Inc., SPH Consultancy Inc. and Two Dog Ranch. We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting!

Welcome to our newest members:  Chap’s Auto Body, Comer Station Pub/Beer & Wine Store, James Tanis, Sir Pegasus Investment Inc., SPH Consultancy Inc. and Two Dog Ranch. We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting!

We extend a huge welcome to our summer staff: Lexie Redl, Kyla Barnes, Kyleigh Williams and Tamara Sommer. We have started our seasonal training as counsellors and they would all love to hear from you.

If your business has something exciting going on that we could share with the public, let us know.

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 1-877-967-5253 or visit our website.

With the important decision British Columbians have to make this summer regarding the HST, there is an information campaign encouraging people to get the information they need to make the most informed decision they can.

This part of the Talking Taxes public engagement process builds on the current HST tele-town hall series, the up-coming public dialogues and the comprehensive voter’s guide, which will be mailed to every household in the province before the referendum.

The information campaign will run from mid-May to early July 2011; it is available at: www.HSTinBC.ca; the cost of the HST information campaign will not exceed $5 million and all ballots must be received by Elections BC or Service BC by July 22, 2011.

For more information about the HST information campaign, go to www.HSTinBC.ca or follow them on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/hstinbc.

We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on May 26, from at 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 and RSVP by Tuesday to 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 Ross MacLean, general mine manager at Gibraltar Mines.

The 85th Williams Lake Stampede Parade is being held July 2.

This year’s theme is “Round Up 2011.”

To register your parade float visit www.stampedeparade.com and download the registration form, or you can pick it up at the Chamber office at 1660 South Broadway Ave. or the Central Interior Community Services CO-OP, 51 South Fourth Ave.

Entry deadline is June 17 and they are continuing with its $500 prize for best overall theme float. If you have any event you would like listed, please let us know.

Submitted by the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.