CHAMBER CHATTER

Good day everyone! The Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce, in the next month will be coming around to all of the local businesses. We would like to be able to keep the bridge of communication open, and assist our businesses.

I often hear ?What has the Chamber done for me??, and in the words of a wise friend, the Chamber does not help only one business, but gives a strong voice of many businesses to our local, provincial and federal government.

As a bonus of belonging and being involved with the Chamber, you receive information on grants, upcoming events, and information that are pertinent to our businesses.

It is a great advertising opportunity, you would not believe how many calls I receive at the office, asking if we have any local businesses that meet their needs within the community. Not only do we actively promote our local businesses, in addition with the help and generosity of the Tumbler Ridge News paper, we have featured spotlights and of course the ?Chamber Chatter?.

Being a Chamber member also allows the businesses to be eligible for our Group Medical Benefits. There is strength in numbers and when we buy as a group, we do receive a much better price for things like group health insurance. We are also a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce which gives our members a discount on various services such as a better rate on interac and credit card charges.

The Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Better Business Bureau. This saves each individual business about $400.00, as we are allowed to umbrella all of our members under our Better Business Bureau banner.

So when you see one of our executive or board members come to your business, stop and take the time to talk with them!

Have a safe and fun long weekend and take care!

The Chamber of Commerce is located in the Community Center, just beside the Art Gallery on the main floor. Open from Monday through Friday and closed for lunch from 12-1. Telephone 250-242-0015 or email trcofc@pris.ca

They do have a website, and can be found on the internet at

www.tumblerridgechamber.ca