CHAMBER CHATTER

Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a good summer.

To start with I want to thank all of you who came to the GST/PST workshop, it was a good turnout, and Small Business & Revenue was impressed. They said they had the best turnout for community size and the best reception on the whole trip. If you know of more workshops that you would like I hope you will let me know. We are here to help our businesses and our communitity, but I don?t know it all, I can use a nudge now and again. Thanks again for the support.

Remember the GRIZFEST PARADE coming up August 2nd. Let?s have a good turn out. A lot of people will be in town, what a good way to get your business name out there for all to see. I have been on the phone trying to get some Vintage cars and stilt walkers to come. Also will need some volunteers to be clowns, blockade watchers, and parade helpers, etc. Please contact me if you have a couple of hours the morning of August 2, your help will really be appreciated. MAKE SURE TO GET IN YOUR FLOAT OR ENTRY, IF YOU DID NOT GET AN ENTRY FORM, PLEASE STOP BY THE CHAMBER OFFICE AND GET ONE. REMEMBER THERE IS A TROPHY FOR THE BEST OVERAL FLOAT!!!

GRIZFEST DANCE: Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. August 1, 2008, 9:00 to midnight. Band is SHADY JUNCTION. This is a family dance we are calling TEEN TO SEEN (Seniors). Under 12 is free, must be accompanied by an adult, everyone else $5.00. There is no alcohol. This will be a lot of fun, make sure and come to check it out!!! Pay at the door.

Just thought I would let you all know some of the work that our Chambers do for us. At our local level, we come up with resolutions to try and make things better, they get presented to the Provincial Chamber. Some of the resolutions go to the Provincial Goverenment and, some go to the Canadian Chamber, and those resolutions go to the Federal Government. The Canadian Chamber reported this to me in my office, so I thought I would share it with you. ?On June 26, the Competition Policy Review Panel, constituted by the federal government last summer to review Canada?s investment and competition laws and international competitiveness generally, issued its final report. The Canadian Chamber has been working closely with the Review Panel throughout its process and we were very glad to see that the Canadian Chamber is one of only a handful of organizations directly quoted in the document and that the panel endorsed our February 2008 border report (done in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber) – the only such endorsement found in the Review Panel?s recommendations. Overall, the Chamber was very pleased with the report and the fact that most of our recommendations found favour with the Review Panel. An initial assessment of the report can be found at: http://www.chamber.ca/cmslib/general/FinalReportCCCSummary.pdf.

The Canadian Chamber believes the work of the Competition Policy Review Panel is very important to Canada?s competitiveness. As a result, we will continue to monitor the federal government?s implementation of the Review Panel?s recommendations. In addition, we are leading a coalition of business groups that is following the federal government?s progress on this file and will be issuing a report card on progress in one year?s time.?

Please remember to:

SHOP LOCAL

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

A man said to his friend: ?At my house I always say the last word?

His friend: ?What is the word??

The man: ?I am sorry. Forgive me.?