CHAMBER CHATTER

Once again, hello everyone. Will be away for a little while, back in the office May 20th, going to see visit my Mom, so glad we will get to share Mother?s Day; she was 83 this May. I hope all you Mom?s out there had a wonderful day.

We have a Chamber luncheon coming up June 2, 2008, THIS IS A REGULAR CHAMBER MEETING please all members come if you can, we need to make changes to some of our by-laws, and we want as many people to come as possible for this. Blair Lekstrom our MLA will also be there as a guest speaker. We will be meeting at the Twilight Lodge, a nice lunch is planned for you, cost $14.00 Members and $18.00 nonmembers.

You all know about the golf tournament coming up. At hole three there will be sitting a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup. If you get a hole in one, you will drive it home, it will be yours for two years ? FREE. This is Sponsored by CAPITAL MOTORS in Dawson. We also have a two night stay in the Holiday Inn Express in Grande Prairie in a Whirlpool Suite that we will be auctioning off. This is compliments of the POMEROY GROUP. We are working on a couple of other good auction items. WE COULD USE SOME HELP WITH SOME OTHER PRIZES, or some SPONSORSHIP if you want in on the advertising and fun. Please call the Chamber office May 20th.

It has been really hectic around my office lately. We are planninig workshops, people are dropping in for information, and we are trying to share with everyone we know.

We are awaiting the Welcome Wagon rep. to come to Tumbler Ridge, so we can get it on the road. Her schedule is very busy, and it doesn?t look like she will be here until June sometime. They have a very good program, and we are pleased to be getting it set up in Tumbler Ridge. Teresa McLeod at the 7 Springs Bed & Breakfast will be our hostess, she is very anxious to get started.

Other workshops and events that I am working on are listed below, they are not all organized yet. We are trying to get information in to town that will benefit our members and the whole community.

Worksafe BC Workshop – BC Tax Changes Workshop ? July 11, 2008 They have some accounting people with them. This workshop will be from 8:00 am until noon. Good information for your businesses.

SEPTEMBER 12 & 13, 2008: WORKSHOP with Footprint Management Systems Inc.: The topic for this evening and full day workshop is: Meeting/Working Green & Business/Corporate Marketing & Responsibility. More details to follow. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

If anyone has any other ideas of things they would like to have in town, please call me or drop into the office, or talk to a Chamber of Commerce member. The Chamber is going to help with the July 1 activities, so anyone with ideas or a little extra time on their hands are welcome and encouraged to help, you can come and see me at the office, or talk to Joy at the Rec Centre office. Working together gets things done.

Please remember to: SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES – SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

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