CHAMBER CHATTER

Hi everyone, today I am going to start right off with the Chamber Business.

JULY 11, 2008 ? FREE WORKSHOP FOR GST/PST.

Ministry of Small Business and Revenue are coming to Tumbler Ridge to explain the 2008 changes and the reporting of those changes regarding GST & PST. This workshop is for all businesses, non profit groups, bookkeepers, and anyone interested. It is from 8:00 am to 12 noon in room 4 of the Rec Centre. Please register at the Chamber Office with Marie 242-0015 or Peggy at the Rec Center Office 242-4246. PLEASE register so we know how much coffee and breakfast treats to order; but if you forgot just show up.

I really want a good turnout to this workshop, as they were not going to come to Tumbler, and I asked them specially, as I did not feel that our businesses and citizens should have to drive to Dawson or Chetwynd to get this information. So lets show them how much we care!! If we don?t get a good turnout for this, it may be the last time they will make the effort to come.

Just starting to plan a workshop for September 19th evening and all day Saturday September 20th. This is going to be fun and informative; and best of all TUMBLER RIDGE is the first to host this workshop. This workshop is being put on by Footprint Management Systems Inc. and the workshop is about ?Strengthening our Community Through Sustainable Business? Our business practices need to be good for business, good for community and good for the earth to be deemed a true success in today?s emerging business world. Organizations need to be accountable to their stakeholders, (employees, customers and suppliers) and the communities and environments in which they do business. Watch for more details to follow.

I have a lot of people coming up to me on the street, letting me know what the Chamber used to do. Thank you, I am keeping a list and bringing it to the Board. The Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement is:

?The Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a non profit organization with members encompassing business leaders, professionals, residents and other community groups, working together with integrity, to improve local business and lifestyles, build a stronger community and continuously improve and maintain the highest level of pride within our community?.

With everyone?s help we WILL get there.

Please remember to phone or drop by the office and share what you are doing with me, so I can chat about it.

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

EVER WONDER WHAT SOME OF OUR PRODUCT CODING MEANS? REDESIGNED: Previous flaws fixed ? we hope! MEETS ALL STANDARDS: Ours, not yours

Have a good week everyone.